I joined Digital Pathways in 2016 bringing 29 years’ experience in Information Technology, in various roles and organisations including Government, finance, retail, telcos, training, hardware and software service delivery, providing solutions and services to varying levels in an organisation up to board level in an ever-evolving industry.
Working on mainframes/mini’s through to cloud computing, covering the complete spectrum of technologies deployed as technology has developed. Operating in support, maintenance, management and delivery of solutions in most sectors over my career and currently a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH); gained through experience in my roles.
As the world wide web has evolved I have worked hand in hand with major providers offering solutions as both customer and service delivery using a Public Private Key Infrastructure (PKI), web-based solutions; all best of breed.
I started out working for Crown Agents in various environments such as The Lord Chancellors Department, Crown Investments, through to overseas development. After progressing within the organisation I moved on to provide new solutions and support to a market leader in industrial laundries, reporting to the group finance director in all IT matters. My next venture was within the retail cash management sector. This involved building a new team and mentoring new staff in all areas delivering support to a business 24 x 7 and 365 days.
Following a successful corporate career, I decided to venture into consultancy and began providing services to a large housing organisation with a brief direct from the finance director covering all services and infrastructure deployed in the organisation.
After being headhunted to provide pre and post support working with large telcos around EMEA and N.America, which involved extensive travelling within these regions in a pre and post sales capacity, I then took a change in direction into writing and delivering training to small organisations.
After this, I joined a venture capitalist company who were delivering solutions to large organisations using the Internet of Things (IOT) in a research, development (R&D) and rollout capacity using the internet and services as the solution. I designed and applied a PKI infrastructure to the organisation, integrating with external parties and deploying all the associated requirements and technologies in areas such as encryption, security, risk analysis and remediation.
I joined Digital Pathways to head up the delivery and support for encryption services to existing and new customers in, for want of a better word “the cyber environment”. Digital Pathways provides longevity of experience with the proven ability to be flexible and able to deliver solutions to organisations. With the onset of GDPR, I think we are well placed and have the experience to provide help and advice to organisations of any size in any sector.
I enjoy sport but being from Wales; rugby is the game I frequently play and due to the nature of the sport, enjoy the social side, which has taken me to see a lot of the UK and Ireland playing the fantastic game, alas not being paid for it!
Little known fact, I was once set alight in a pub in Croydon, as I was the only Welsh man in a pub after Scott Gibbs scored under the post to beat England... not a good idea to be wearing a red top! But I survived… just.