James is a highly experienced technology executive with twenty-five years’ experience implementing technology to further business goals. He has an in-depth knowledge of international program delivery and all stages of project lifecycle, overseeing highly technical initiatives both for clients and organizations. He is adept at streamlining business practices, processes and strategy as well as both line management and team management. He is experienced in client facing and sales roles, understanding cost, delivery and market pressures, effective sales strategies, business growth and able to communicate with stakeholders at all levels.
16 years of experience in precision engineering, design and prototyping of small batch machining mainly for the film industry. 20 Years of experience in railway communications systems - design, configuration, installation, and commissioning of Passenger Help Point Systems on London Underground and National Rail and integration of third-party systems in control centres including Digital Voice Announcement, CCTV live streaming and recording. Skills include: System Design documentation, Schematic drawing Production, Equipment rack building, System Configuration, System Integration, Acceptance Testing, Customer/client relations, Problem solving and fault finding.
I began my career in 1977 working for Seismograph Services in Keston; working up from Trainee Computer Operator to Operations Supervisor. Then followed a move to Marley PLC as Technical Support Manager before progressing to IT Manager for Marley Floors & Waterproofing at Lenham being involved in a major technical project to improve the stock management for the flooring. Next was a move to car leasing company Dial Contracts as Technical Support Manager which involved, among other things, managing the testing for potential problems with Year 2000. In 2002 I became self employed as a PC problem solver. From 2010 to 2017 I was involved with Star Lesson integrating lesson observation systems into school networks before returning to PC problem solving.
A multi-skilled ITIL V3, Business Analysis and PRINCE 2 qualified Service Delivery Manager with a solid technical background. Expert in providing network security design and delivery of various cyber security projects. Involved in pre- and post-sales activities, supporting the definition, scope and estimation of OT/IT projects.
I have been working in the Communications and Security systems industry for 8 years and I have had multi-disciplinary experience in PAVA, CIS, communications systems, security and industrial networking. Project management and commissioning work feature highly in my day to day activities.