Tech Consultancy, Photography, and Ski Marketing in Brecon, United Kingdom
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Chief Digital Bod and Social Business Architect working with startups and providing services to medium and large corporates ...
An IT & Comms specialist with a 40+ year computing career. It's actually 53 years this year since I first became embroiled in the computing circus - as a very young user.
Latterly a start-up midwife with extensive experience in tech channels to market. Well seasoned troubleshooter for IT Vendors. I make businesses grow.
For 20 years from 1988 onwards I was on the board of UniforumUK and InterForum - 3 times as chair. In that capacity I was a prolific mediator in SME IT projects and management of channels to market.
And today, I'm right in the guts of Social Business - making it happen.
In social computing terms, my history is quite long. I was in the first 115,000 of users on LinkedIn with a current following of circa 12500.
My main Twitter account has circa 56K high quality followers and I operate some quieter channels too. I architect social business process flow & curate and help to curate and moderate some large groups on LinkedIn.
Through network inter-connects I now have added first level reach to more than 1.5 million people in LinkedIn.
My ski-related activity is now 36 seasons long. I've collaborated with ski gurus and teachers/coaches, downhill racers, chalet companies, inventors, film makers, musicians and transport specialists. I love mountains the world over.
In December 2011, I was honoured to receive the Top Business-to-Business Golden Twitter Award at Wembley Conference Centre, London, UK.
In January 2016 I was nominated as one of the top 20 people to connect with, globally, on #BigData.
If you need help in the Social Galaxy - I can probably contribute. If you're a start-up looking for ways forward - I'm an advanced bootstrapper.
Network power is often better than cash. I don't work for nothing, though I can use my imagination on fee structures for startups!
If you're in business and want your "Social Stuff" sorted - I'm the one to come to.
Now I'm based in The Brecon Beacons, South Wales in the summer and Meribel-les-Allues in the French Alps in the winter.