I am open minded about any technology that makes the lives of people easier and frees them to do what they do best! My focus is on building knowledge communities, efficient and effective information lifecycle management, and the sustained adoption of the Office 365 suite of products. I believe in configuration over development.
Currently I am the architect of an Office 365 ecosystem at Mott MacDonald who are a global engineering, management, and development consultancy. In my role I am passionate about maximising the value gained from Office 365 by staff through adoption and continuous improvement. Whilst heavily immersed in the Microsoft stack I remain vendor agnostic.
I have only recently made the transition into IT – my journey started in 2014. In this short time frame I have been awarded Microsoft MVP status for 3-years in a row in the Office Apps and Services category. I received my first award in 2016. Prior to my move into IT I was a practising Civil Engineer. It may seem on the face of it that there are few similarities between the two, but I firmly believe that the mind-set needed for both disciplines – creativity, precision, an eye for detail and needing to be able to understand your client’s needs – means that the two are more alike than you think.