I’m currently the Architecture and Planning Manager for the IS team in Atkins, a large consultancy group. What interests me is how technology can make a difference to people, whether that be by making their lives easier, more fun or more productive.
My background is in solution design and architecture, more on the infrastructure side than app development. Although I started off specialising in large desktop deployment and management projects, this lead onto Active Directory work, SharePoint infrastructure design, Live Communications Server projects and other general infrastructure initiatives.
My current day job is architecture focused and sees me leading a team that works with business and IS management to plan the IT architecture for the company over the next couple of years. It’s interesting work, and just what I want to be doing. Though I do miss the instant satisfaction of getting a script working!
Outside the office I spend far too much time thinking about cars, and get my petrolhead fixes with my much loved Lotus Elise.
I work in Leatherhead just outside outside London in the UK, and live in West Sussex by the coast.