Consultant, Writer, and Software Engineer in Reading, United Kingdom
My background has been in data visualisation, ever since as a building architect in the 80s I struggled to produce lists of equipment from CAD models. I transitioned into building and infrastructure asset management in the late 80s using Unix systems, and gradually moved into Windows-based systems throughout the 90s. I became a European Business partner of Visio Corporation in 1996, and presented the database-linked Visio solutions that I was providing to the merchant banks in London and New York at several international conferences. I started bVisual in 1998, and have been providing Visio solutions to various industries since then, and became a Microsoft Partner with Silver level competencies. I have been a Microsoft MVP (Visio) since 2005, and assist Microsoft Corp, UK and Western Europe by providing Visio solutions, training, web-site content and presentations. I was one of the authors of the Microsoft Visio developer exam, and have had 4 books on Visio published. I have been presenting Visio/SharePoint integration courses for many years for Microsoft Western Europe from Oslo in the north down to Lisbon in the south. bVisual is a registered Microsoft vendor in UK, Denmark and Ireland.