I am a creative problem solver, critical thinker and technologist. I live near Melbourne, Australia.
What I do
A label for what I currently do, particularly in an enterprise context, would be Technical Business Analyst, or perhaps Technical Product Owner.
I am a technologist: I understand technology, how it works and its potential. I communicate equally well with technical and non-technical people and help them to a common understanding.
I get excited by content management and design, data structures and APIs.
I like scripting languages and databases and spreadsheets and the written word.
I enjoy getting my hands dirty with things like:
- content migration
- data transformation
- impact analysis
I am also a proponent of true Digital transformation.
What I used to do
Before that, and for over 20 years, I was a data warehouse and database application developer, expert in Oracle SQL and PL/SQL. In that time, I learned businesses as diverse as retail banking, insurance, supply management and transport.
I live near Melbourne, Australia with my wife and children and their large collections of pets, plants and car parts.
I work part time—and with ridiculously flexible hours thanks to my employer—so that I can be a hands-on Dad. I’ve been working this way for over a decade now, and even when the youngest child is grown up soon, I doubt I’ll want to return to full time work in an office. I have seen the sky and I don’t want to wait until I retire to see it again.
I am deeply interested in the intersection of technology and design across a range of fields: sustainability, residential building and architecture, mobile computing, aerospace, automotive and more. I think the world is not on but past the cusp of change perhaps as great as the Industrial Revolution. This fascinates me.