Mark

Name

Mark

Position

Board Advisor

Location

Nottinghamshire

Big Business Experience

Severn Trent Water

Network Rail

Small Business Experience

SEAMS Ltd

Summary

IT Evangelist, Software engineer, Technology director and founder with 20+ years expertise in establishing and implementing corporate technical vision, championing all aspects of technological development to grow business and increase revenue. Specialist in product development, innovation and defining strategic initiatives to deliver effective results.

Engaging, collaborative, and trusted partner to C-level leadership, relied upon to identify and capitalise on opportunities for major savings and process improvements.

Founded AI/ML & Digital Twin business in Sheffield early 2000’s to provide Investment planning solutions to utilities with successful trade sale to billion-dollar multinational in 2018.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Computing Science – Staffordshire University – 1994
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng)
  • Fellow of the British Computer Society (FBCS)
  • Chartered IT Professional (CITP)

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Business & Technical analysis
  • Solutions Architecture
  • Technical solution definition/Product Development
  • Business process improvement
  • Strategic & tactical planning
  • Data analytics, AI/ML implementation
  • Business Development
  • Bid evaluation, analysis & response writing
  • Investment evaluation/Innovation evaluation
  • Technology Director/Development team management
  • Mentoring & Coaching

Experience

Product Development

20+ years’ experience defining and developing cutting edge software solutions with emerging technologies. Led Asset Data Management solutions development for petrochemical industry pre-digital twins. Led teams developing Video-on-Demand services for hotels before the existence of broadband.

Moved to Sheffield University spin-out as founding Architect and Technology Director. Hands-on developing innovative decision support software creating new technologies now recognised as Machine Learning.

Project Delivery

Bid, won, and delivered several £multi-million projects for blue-chip clients e.g., Severn Trent Water, London Underground. Technical/senior director lead, including managing multiple stakeholders and suppliers to deliver complex solutions.

Mentoring/Coaching

Created several successful teams for project delivery/product development, coached adoption of Agile delivery methodologies. Mentored individuals from diverse backgrounds including UK, US, India, Chile, Netherlands, to support their growth.

Startup-coaching/advising

Advised several startups to formulate their technical and business strategies. Assisted in exploration of technical solution for wider applicability or alignment/integration to other solutions.

Innovation/Investment evaluation

Created formal investment evaluation process and pipeline for large multi-national. Managed process with team distributed across globe. Evaluated Innovation/investment opportunities for market fit and business opportunity.