About

Thanks for visiting my site

I built this site with two main goals in mind:

  1. To give back to the technical community and share what I have learned and what’s new
  2. To connect with people who love technology

I like to believe it is achieving these two goals, with the site reaching many visitors a month and hopefully helping solve technical challenges each day! I hope this site enables people to accelerate their careers and build fantastic products.

I also speak at events, tweet, create videos and blog as much as is possible in a 24 hour day. If you would like to connect, please reach out via LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube or by email.

About Myself

I am a Microsoft developer with 20 years of experience helping businesses become better.

My focus has been with Dynamics 365, Power BI, Azure and PowerApps, and over the years I have built applications using several other Microsoft technologies. I have also been lucky to work on some of the largest implementations in the world, which has been really exciting. I have worked for Microsoft Gold Partners located in New York City, London and Sydney.

I currently work for a New York City-based consultancy developing enterprise solutions in the USA, and my experience includes working with clients in several industries, including banking, government, telecommunications, energy and not-for-profits.

My certifications include:

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MSCE) – Business Applications
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) – Dynamics 365
  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

In my spare time, I love to take photographs, assemble amateur videos, and spend time in the kitchen perfecting a new recipe.

WHAT I DO

I usually work in a lead technical role, being involved throughout the majority of the technical process, including:

  • pre-sales meetings and presentations
  • estimating time and budgeting
  • business analysis of the proposed solution
  • the actual development of the solution, coding, unit testing
  • user acceptance testing
  • deployment and go-live

MY TIMELINE

  • 1981: Wrote my first line of code
  • 1993: Built my first HTML website
  • 1996: Worked on an industry project in-house at Microsoft Research as part of my bachelor degree
  • 1996: Completed my Bachelor of Technology degree majoring in Information and Communication Systems
  • 1997: Built my first social website described by LookSmart as “impressive”
  • 1998: Built a packaged eCommerce shopping platform that integrated to accounting software “out of the box”
  • 2000: Worked as a Technical Architect during the “dot com boom” for a premier design agency in London
  • 2002: Won the Microsoft Global Solutions Challenge
  • 2002: Keynote presenter in front of 700 developers at “Tech 2002”, Microsoft’s worldwide tech conference
  • 2003: Runner Up with a solution in the European Retail Application Developer Awards awarded in Paris
  • 2005: Managed tech projects in the City of London’s reinsurance industry, for UK and US clients
  • 2006 to Present : Building complex solutions for enterprises in and around New York City and the USA
  • 2017: ERP Writers Awards Best Independent Blog Shortlist
  • Today: Working on the next big thing

All opinions and content in this website are my own and not the views of my employer.