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> Solutions Architect educated to degree level with extensive experience in developing high-value, multi-vendor solutions in large financial, petroleum, government, local government and retail environments.

> Skilled strategist who transforms strategic business plans into workable solutions and benchmarks performance against key operational targets/goals.

> Great problem-solver with keen ability to rapidly assess diverse situations, develop action plans, and lead teams to meet or exceed targeted goals.

> Effective communicator and relationship-builder with superior detail orientation who gathers and imparts information effectively across all management, department, and discipline levels and engenders collaborative spirit, consistently resulting in extraordinary outcomes.

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Work History

Sep 2015Present


Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Account Architect at LPS:

> During this period the account went through a transformation programme from its current mode of operation .The transformation included PSN (Public Services Network) Compliant digital footprint, which included the deployment of HP ConvergedSystems, HP 3PAR Storage and a virtualisation platform on Hyper-v, to facilitate mission critical systems, such as on-premises Skype for Business, Altigen Call Centre, hybrid Office 365, ADFS, RDS (Remote desktop Services) and Disaster Recovery / Business Continuity provision. In this role I was responsible for overall product direction and technology strategy for the group.

> Responsibilities included managing definition of platform/product roadmap, providing oversight and governance of project deliveries and managing core product infrastructure and delivery teams, along with functional management of project architecture and business analysis teams.

May 2010Sep 2015


Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Architect on the DWP Transformation Programme.

> Worked as a member of the Architecture community on various projects to facilitate the sharing of ideas and to undertake the development of Architecture standards, principles and policy. Engaged as an active member of the Architecture community by reviewing papers/proposals and contributing to output.

> Principle Architect on various large scale projects working within a multi-vendor, multi-platform solution stacks.

> Designed the virtualisation hosting platform for Cambridge University Hospitals Health Trust to meet challenges of large workloads.

> Extensive work undertaken using virtualisation technologies, cross-platforms (Microsoft / Linux / Solaris), middle-ware architectures and integration of those disparate systems using message or file transfer technologies.

Jan 2006May 2010

Functional Lead, Infrastructure

EDS Group

> Spearheaded Windows Servers and Virtualisation function.

> Five year roadmap planning with a deep focus on energy efficiencies, agility and cost reductions;
exploiting server consolidation, virtulisation, VDI, BladeSystems, MS SCCM, MS APP-V, and offsite disaster recovery planning.

> Deployed HP BladeSystems (C7000), introduced 10gig (flex-10) networking connectivity; designed and deployed vSphere clusters on blades.

> Achieved healthy cost reduction by virtualising 50% of server base, refreshed server hardware and consolidating applications to fewer servers.

Apr 2004Jan 2006

Microsoft Specialist

Suncor Energy

> Oil & Gas.

> Responsible for architecture design, project implementation and operational support of IT infrastructure solutions across the international boundaries.

> Directed teams to design and develop a Common Operating Environment (COE); deployed to central hubs (London, Aberdeen, Germany and The Hague) followed by field sites and operational platforms, ensuring the environments were stable, scalable and consistent with corporate processes

> Focal point for enterprise alignment, governance, problem escalation and Change approval for Windows Server function.

> Successfully built up the environment by deploying Windows Server 2000/2003, MS Exchange (clustered),

> Enterprise Vault, HP SIM, RSA SecureID, Citrix Farm, Documentum and Windows XP.

Apr 1997Mar 2004

Senior Technical Architect

DPR Consulting Ltd

Microsoft Gold Partner providing software solutions and IT consultancy services to large financial and large retail organisations.

> Interfaced with clients to understand business drivers, make recommendations, persuade stakeholders with vision and scope and manage the end-to-end infrastructure delivery of complex customer engagements.

> Transformation of a large retail environment to Windows Server Platform; as a senior architect,
designed and deployed a common operating environment (COE) to office workers (1,000+).

> Designed the architecture to transform the retail environment, 800 stores (average 20 devices per store) resulting in a large, complex setup built on Microsoft platform; messaging (MS Exchange), systems management (MS SMS), EPoS applications and data warehouses.

> Directory and MS Exchange to 300 retail stores; migrating from an expensive mainframe messaging solution.

> Supported sales activities by responding to RFP/RFI's, analysing customer’s business requirements, preparing and delivering an end-to-end solutions

> Developed data warehouse and OLAP cubes using MS SQL Server; helping clients to analyse, focus and drive up revenue.

> Specialist health checks and infrastructure optimisation; spent 3-5 days with various customers, reviewing environments and proposing best practice recommendations

Jun 1996Apr 1997

IT Consultant

Serverware Group plc

Software development, consultancy and pre-sales, 

Dec 1989Jun 1996

Development Manager

Development Manager Developed various database systems using ingres & Pick.
Aug 1988Dec 1989

Analyst Programmer

Analyst Programmer Developed database systems using PICK/Universe



BSc Degree

University of Greenwich

BSc Hons, Maths & Computing, Upper Second