Ki Performance :: Chief Technical Officer for StartUp

I was appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Ki Performance, a leading health and wellbeing provider to primarily manage their technical relationships with third parties, spec and develop white-labelled health and diet portals and create affiliate technologies that could increase sales opportunities. It was a very hands on role with considerable time was spent using Open Source, namely WordPress and Magento. Whilst there i was also designed and built a rich media campaign to increase armband sales and even planned and deployed the placements of these ads on Google’s Ad Network. Additionally I had to maintain and develop their ASP-based ecommerce site, their Word Press-based blog, their YouTube channel and other online press and PR. Internally, I was involved with the day to day running of the business, acting as a catalyst to working smarter at every opportunity. Areas included creating a content archive, introducing cloud-based collaboration including the externalising of all communications and creating an in house support ticketing system utilising trellis desk. Substantial time was also spent investigating the migration of their current .ASP eCommerce store to an open source Magento-based system.

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) :: Lead CBT Consultant

Steria, the leading IT services provider in Europe, employed me primarily as the lead CBT consultant on their clients, the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) new Diploma aggregation service that was to be used by schools to manage all UK-based students’ qualifications. I had to attend high level discussions with the client and decide on the best approach to take to roll out the CBT in stages. It was then my responsibility to design and build the web-based and CD-Rom CBT packages for the four different levels of users by utilizing Flash, Xml & Captivate. It was also my responsibility to setup Subversion-based source control running Trac for errors and tasks. At the project I had over 9 people working for me writing tutorials, developing, capturing content and QA.

Orange :: Website Update & eLearning Tools

I was recruited via Sapient to amend and update Orange’s business services flash site to include a new range of services that they were offering. I was solely responsible for all the work and organisation of the project including liaising directly with Orange Business Services Manager, both on site and at Oranges HQ. The majority of the work was Flash-based and I also had to capture and create numerous Captivate Tutorials to accompany the site.

Cable & Wireless :: eLearning Tutorial Viewer

I was recruited by Cable & Wireless to finish off an online tutorial viewer and Cd-rom that was part of the Secure Email service that they were building for the Criminal Justice System. It was my responsibility to add a range of additional features to the existing viewer that they had built and also to enable the application to work efficiently both online and offline as a CD-Rom. The code was AS2 and tutorials were captured via Macromedia’s Captivate.