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.

Thomas Cook :: Technical Direction for broadband/ video travel site

thomas-cook-inspires-3 It was my responsibility to manage, plan, develop and implement a ‘revolutionary’ video-based travel website, specifically for broadband, for their client, Thomas Cook. The site featured detailed holiday searches that provided video-based content for all countries, resorts and hotels on their database. Another feature was the ability to send any of these videos directly to your mobile, you PC, Mac or even iPod. Developed in Flash, with a JavaScript powered Windows Media overlay for the video content, I also oversaw the development of the Java backend and its’ bespoke CMS that provide the site with XML based API’s, liaising daily with the third party providers on all areas like, video streaming, mobile delivery, tracking as well as attending numerous project and planning meetings with the Thomas Cook management.

BBC Jam :: Planning & implementation of a BBC Jam project

It was my responsibility to help Illumina Digital, a top digital content provider, plan and implement a Digital Curriculum Project for the BBC’s Jam site. The cutting-edge commission involved users collaborating on a series of missions through which they could learn or test themselves on all aspects of the science curriculum. The project featured interactive video feeds with real-time updates and all content was localised for English, Welsh, Scottish and Gaelic speakers. I was also responsible, after my work at Microsoft, for writing the web service classes that the project was built on.

RailSelect.com :: Amending Flash UI for .Net Holiday Site

I was recruited to amend a Flash UI on a .Net-based holiday reservation site that ran web services. The main amendments were to add the ability for subscribers to amend their holidays’ itinerary and fix a variety of outstanding bugs that had been left by the two previous Flash Developers.

Pelagon :: Flash UI for .NET Print Annotation Software

Responsible for redeveloping the Flash front-end, ironing out any existing bugs and adding additional functionality. The finished product had the ability for users to annotate, edit and preview their print jobs remotely, create different levels of users, follow amendment histories and collaborate in real-time.