"I've had the pleasure of working with Iain in two separate organisations whilst he has been responsible for steering Mobile architecture, and it's integration with legacy, enterprise back-ends.
Iain is a rare commodity, he has developed a thorough understanding of mobile (architecture, benefits, platforms, lifecycle etc.,) whilst seamlessly integrating the 'old' with the 'new'. He is capable of seeing the big picture whilst sweating the details to get the delivery over the line – in short a very safe pair of hands and a pleasure to work with"
In a very short period of time Iain has made a theoretical idea into a reality.
His vision, talent and personal commitment have been instrumental in transforming our system and data capability. His pragmatic, creative and considered approach has added measurable value and he has taken us to a place where we are set up for the future, w ith a platform for making level crossings safer and making a real difference to people's lives
Working with Iain was a pleasure. He is attentive to his customer’s needs – paying close attention to defining the problem in order to deliver the best solution possible – and then coordinating his, and other’s, efforts to good effect.
His knowledge of the environment was superb, identifying more efficient and effective solutions, saving my programme time and money. Communication plays a key part in Iain’s delivery. He speaks in Plain English enabling non-technical customer’s to better understand opportunities and threats relating to project delivery. He also manages project delivery related communications well, across all levels, providing updated information with consistent regularity. Should the opportunity arise again to engage Iain in delivery I would not give this a second thought!
I really enjoy working with Iain. It is not often that I meet a technical architect who has the ability to explain complex technical issues to us simple minded business people who need to understand the issue and have the confidence that it is being addressed.
I have worked with Iain on several projects where this has been needed and he never fails to deliver. He also has the ability to head off issues before they appear. In short - "he gets it" - in particular in the fast moving mobile arena that we work in, Iain is able to advise and link the world of "legacy" with the world of "fast moving mobile technologies"…. and there are not many people around who can do that!
Iain is exactly the type of subject matter expert and professional that I like and want to work with.
Someone who not only provides his clients with solutions and options but is kind enough to distil the technical detail into something that is easy to understand and make an informed decision about. Iain will question and challenge on your behalf and his conscientious antipathy to layers of sub optimal quick fixes and his honest passion for finding you the right balance between budget, time and sustainable solution is a breath of fresh air and testament to his integrity and professionalism.
Iain helps me worry less about the things I worry about!
I've had the pleasure of working with Iain for many years and in every occasion Iain has delivered an unmatched service in terms of quality, integrity and professionalism. Iain's uncompromising approach to delivery of high quality service as a technician, manager, adviser and a technical reference has made him the world-class professional that he is.
Iain is without doubt a luminary in his field, he has a level of instinctive diligence that makes any involvement with him informative, insightful and precise, a rare commodity within and best of breed technocrat.
Iain's clear and precise presentations and commercial perspectives offer empowerment instead of bewilderedness. In summary Iain makes my life easier.
"Iain is one of those rare people who combines in-depth technical knowledge with strategic vision and customer focus. Working collaboratively on the transformation of Careers Wales digital services, Iain analysed key business capabilities required by the organisation and technically designed a microservices architecture that will enable the business to leverage enterprise cloud solutions both now and in the future. Iain also defined a migration strategy from the existing monolithic architecture, addressing issues such as vendor lock-in, technical debt and security concerns.
As an experienced Enterprise Architect, Iain has lifted Careers Wales from the constraints of its current architecture and provided a best in class cloud native solution for the business. Defining a security architecture that utilises industry-leading technologies, Iain has not only ensured compliance with GDPR, but also considered cost optimisation to ensure value is delivered through the solution.