Qualifications and Certifications. BSc Computer Science from UCE, PGCert Organisation Analysis from Stanford; DSDM Practitioner, Scrum Product Owner, Prince 2 Practitioner, PMP, Zachman Practitioner.

Technology experience. Not limited to: Programming; C, C#, VB4/5/6, VBA, ASP, HTML, JavaScript, basic PHP, Python, CSS, XML, JSON, REST, SOAP, COM(+).Building, designing and documenting APIs, Information Architecture.

Systems experience. Office development, Web development, CMS development, NLP, Search engine design and development, Single Sign On, ML, Excel Custom development, Data analysis projects, Data Integration programmes, CRM and ERP rollouts and integration, Workforce scheduling and planning, Education systems, academic publishing, Ontology and Taxonomy build and integration, Automated Marketing systems, Mautic, Mailchimp.

General Knowledge and experience. Deep understanding of web development, CMS, SEO and managing content at the biggest and most complex levels including using ML/NLP to understand it, make it searchable and so forth. Good grasp of Data Analysis pipelines and AI with some hands-on experience of Python tools for this purpose. Expert in Excel development and customising any Microsoft tools. Fundamentally. Ed has been at the heart of modern technology development right from the start with the very earliest web pages through to the launch of chatGPT and understands where they come from, their shortcomings and the possibilities in a way that no journalist possibly can. His product experience is also quite extensive and as a result he can carry out research to produce MRD and PRD documents and write any kind of documentation or messaging you require to help with anything from raising capital to launching the product. Clientele. BBC, Pearson, Sony, Planning Portal, BECTA, COI, LSC, Carnival Cruise Lines, GE, Johnson & Johnson, Npower, ICSA, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, BMG Research, many smaller firms.

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Edward Taaffe

Ed is a technical consultant and writer in the areas of Digital and Products. He writes here on random subjects that catch the eye.