With a difference
I'll use plain English rather than geek speak to communicate with you. I can also talk tech with the geeks when needed.
Large IT projects are risky. I like to keep projects on-time and within budget by breaking them down into small, lower-risk components focusing first on the biggest gains for the least effort.
I'll listen carefully to your requirements, analyse your processes, and won't be afraid to suggest a low or no tech solution if that would work best.
Some of the projects I've been working on recently.
Event Economics is a set of tools for evaluating the social and economic impacts of events. It provides event impact models that are comprehensive, transparent and can be applied across a diverse range of events and regions. Webspeed developed this service to specifications from the client, Fresh Info.
EFTPlus is New Zealand's leading SME loyalty system and the first cardless system using eftpos transactions for points accrual. The platform has processed over $1.5 billion in payments and hosts almost 250 thousand current members. EFTPlus was conceived, designed and developed at Webspeed.
I've used machine learning to develop an algorithm that uses text description from online auctions to predict whether the listing will sell with 85% accuracy. The neural network uses a long short-term memory architecture which is good for analysing text and can be used for other tasks such as deciding if email is spam or not.
Form.ac lets you take any paper or pdf form and fill it electronically. Companies can use their paper forms to create hybrid digital versions with no re-design. It also acts as a superior documentation system for on-site workers that can also include paper documents.
Some of the feedback I've received
“Thanks for all your help with Event Economics so far. It looks great and is easy to use, so we’re very pleased. Really appreciate your flexibility and advice during the development process, both of which contributed greatly to the final outcome”
“Wow this stuff is really awesome – WELL DONE!.”
“On behalf of Steel and Tube, thank you for all your patience, professionalism and assistance over the years – we have certainly made great use of your product over that time.”
Winner: Innovator of the Year Marketintg/Communications
Finalist: Supreme Award
Winner: Excellence in the Use of IT in a Small to Medium Enterprise
Finalist: Use of IT for a Mobile Workforce
Winner: Mobile Internet Award
Some of the organisations I've worked with.
You can also check out my profile on Linked In.
I've been chairperson for Cystic Fibrosis Otago since 2013. With the help of Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand, CF Otago is responsible for supporting people with cystic fibrosis and their families throughout the region.
When I'm not working or hanging out with the family, my favourite passtime is mountain biking. I like to get out at lunchtime where you'll find me getting muddy usually on Signal Hill in Dunedin.
As a trustee for the Naseby Development Trust I've designed and created over 200 trail signs and installed 160 of them to date. I've also been active in maintaining the trail netwok over the last 12 years.
Inspired by this stunning video and bubbles being a symbol for CF, I decided to try making giant bubbles which turned into a bit of a hobby. Generally I organise a bubbles event or two each year to raise money for CF.