Oliver is an experienced and well respected innovator in the online world, working with technologies and concepts that range from Enterprise Content Management and Service Oriented Architecture through to Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0 and Social Media. Having come from a development background, Oliver has learned all things web related through having worked with some of the largest companies in the world. Oliver has over ten years experience within these companies covering numerous projects involving design, development, consultation and integration of information based solutions. Oliver is a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual who enjoys learning and understanding online methods and problems in order to become an expert. He also possess strong analytical and facilitation skills, this combined with his motivation and enthusiasm for the web makes him a great asset and has given him successful track record in providing imaginative solutions to meet both project and business objectives.
Oct 2008 - Present
Revamp the role of the internal web function for the largest conference and exhibitions company in the Middle East.The revamp involves the following key areas:Team size and structureProcess driven deliveryEnhanced Content Management SystemSocial MediaNew revenue streamsKey achievementsRe-organised the department into three functional areas (Design, Development and BAU)Grew the web team from seven to sixteen members of staffIntroduction of epiServer CMS with heavily negotiated licensing costs.Social Media Initiatives via existing third party platforms (blogs, social networking and discussion forums).Cost reductionsNegotiated a 75% discount on domain name renewals across IIRReplaced an existing email marketing service with an improved product with a 50% reduction in costs saving on average $50,000 a year.
Mar 2008 - Oct 2008
Digital Development Manager
Digital Development Manager for the Digital Media Department with Haymarket, Member of the Digital Media Operations Board. Managing a team of 9 developers that work across Motoring and Leisure brands such as WhatCar.com, whathifi.com and stuff.tvIntroduction of epiServer CMSSocial Media InitiativesOrganising Team/Department structure
Mar 2002 - Mar 2008
Development Team Leader
Development Team Leader the Hair and Travel Groups for Reed Business Information which are currently undergoing web 2.0 initiatives. These initiatives involve building the next generation applications and services within an SOA environmentPreviously one of the technical team leaders for the core platform development team which is responsible for design and implementation of Reed Business Information’s SOA architecture and implementer of web based solutions across multiple business units. Lead member of 70 man team that designs develops implements and analyses new technology and applications that guide the individual business unit’s present and future development.The design, development and implementation of business critical systems. Complex and dynamic bespoke solutions for internal business demand.Currently involved designing SOA based applications to enable the delivery of a set of information based services based on Microsoft .Net 3.0 and SQL 2005.