I am a business development and strategy consultant specialising in the application of emerging tech in business, particularly blockchain and distributed ledger technology.
I have held senior technical and financial roles in businesses across multiple sectors including utilities, manufacturing, leisure and software, leading several enterprises through their start-up and growth phases. My first job was with an IBM business partner in Denver, back when the AS/400 was a really cool piece of hardware and the World Wide Web didn’t exist, and I have enjoyed the journey to today’s awe-inspiring technical landscape. I'm COO of City Web Consultants, a full-stack digital consultancy building and maintaining enterprise-level and innovative web-systems for clients from start-up to blue chip multinationals in the UK, Europe and further afield. Based in the North East of England, CWC specialises in innovation outsourcing, creating novel prototypes and MVPs using appropriate emerging technologies, and delivering the final enterprise solution.
My writing includes plenty of serious work for the likes of Center for Digital Ethics and Policy, Business Expert Press and others, and also sci-fi thrillers Bitcoin Hurricane and Hacked Future (I'd love to meet any dramatic rights agents or producers looking for a great relevant story with strong diverse characters and a female lead!). I am a 2nd Dan black belt in karate and have two children to keep me busy.
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