Paul brings experience from 37 years working for IBM on the design of complex IT solutions and enterprise architectures for national and global organisations in Telecoms, Utilities, Defence and Insurance industries. He co-authored IBM’s Design Authority Handbook for many years, and applied this expertise on technical governance when he led a global team of architects across 8 countries supporting 2000 systems for a major telecoms client for 7 years. He worked with the most senior technical professionals to develop IBM’s End-to-End Infrastructure Design Method, used it many times with client solutions and integrated it into later methods. He has deep understanding of what’s important at each stage of an IT solution design, whatever method you’ve adopted.
Paul excels at mentoring and skills transfer to develop your internal architect team; he trained well over 500 architects in more than 20 countries on Infrastructure Design, Technical Governance, Architectural Thinking and Technical Leadership Masterclasses.
He was promoted to IBM Distinguished Engineer, an IBM Executive level, because of his technical strengths in the leadership of a top client and development of architect skills in others.
Paul is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of the British Computer Society and holds a Joint Honours degree in Engineering Science and Economics from the University of Oxford.