Visiva Ltd, London, UK
Technology Consultant – Present
Working with clients to implement web and mobile based solutions. Some key projects include:
Zeedna, Dubai, UAE
Co-Founder and CTO May 2009 - Nov 2013
Zeedna offered a suite of hosted publishing and e-commerce tools that allowed anyone to easily publish content to their sites and social networks as well as create a social network around their brand, organisation, group or interest.
Baraka Ventures, Dubai, UAE
Co-Founder & General Manager Sep 2005 - May 2009
Management Consultancy working with businesses and government institutes in the Middle East.
I worked with clients on restructuring their product and business development efforts to help them use technology to increase revenue and raise funds. Examples:
• Jumeirah Group: Implemented the organisational and operational structure for a place-based education program for high schoolers that taught marine science and environmental conservation through scuba diving, reef surveys and social media engagement.
• Amlaki Real Estate: Managed the rebuilding of the Software-as-a-Service platform for Dubai's leading online real-estate and facilities management software company, including organisational restructuring of a development team in 3 locations (UAE, India & Australia).
• EastNets: Market research and revenue modelling for planned mobile payments platform.
EastNets, Dubai, UAE
A software solutions company in Dubai where I established the product development division for the management of a portfolio of 300+ products.
Infoscience Ltd, London, UK
Founder & MD Dec 1993 - Mar 2004
Founded and ran a software development and IT infrastructure services company.
Open Water Scuba Instructor May 2009 - Jun 2013
I worked part-time (evenings and weekends) as a PADI scuba diving instructor. A hobby thatturned into a serious passion for a while!
Inmarsat, London, UK
Systems Verification Engineer Oct 1991 - Oct 1993
Worked on the world’s first satellite mobile phone system (Inmarsat-M)
Copyright Law (Standalone course in copyright law, not part of a degree course) 2015 - 2015