I've been in the technology industry for 30 years. I began my career writing code to emulate IBM cluster controllers in the twilight of mainframes. In the early 2000s, I designed provisioning software for British Telecom's national MPLS network, before moving into IP network design. In the last ten years my outlook has become more commercial. My academic training started with a. first in Computer Science, and I received my MBA from Durham. I'm a keen runner and play piano.