Portfolio CIO and Emerging Technologies Consultant
Noel is an expert in technology for business, built from a long career in ‘Big Consulting’ deploying technology in businesses in a range of industry sectors. His award-winning work started out implementing applications in manufacturing and supply chain, from MRPII, ERP, Factory Automation and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, to Warehousing, Collaborative Planning and Advanced Planning & Scheduling, and latterly CRM, E-Commerce, and Digital Marketing.
Long periods of his career have covered large-scale Bespoke Systems Development, Business Re-engineering and Information Systems Strategy, and Strategic Alliances covering many aspects of the Software and Technology Industry, applying knowledge of the latest trends and developments that are now accepted standards.
Technology for Business
Technology continues to develop its role in the business world. Anything is possible; exploiting it commercially and making business sense often comes down to a consistent core in terms of adding real value to a business and deploying it such that your people embrace it and deliver on the promise in a sustainable way.
Where is the business case? Where will you drive value for your business?
Do you have the technology architecture to adapt quickly and exploit the capability?
What is the impact on your business processes?
Do your people have the skills you require?
How do you keep it all going?
To exploit the ‘Internet of Things’ well requires a solid understanding of its impact on all aspects of the business – connecting devices, automating operations, gathering and understanding ‘Big Data’, assessing the role of machine intelligence and its impact on your people and business, deploying strategies to change the products and services you offer to your clients, changing your supply chain and your marketing for the better. It’s more of a journey than a destination.
As a part-time, or ‘fractional’ CIO, Noel provides an experienced hand on the tiller to navigate the ‘choppy waters’ of technology-based business innovation. He also undertakes consulting projects in and around Emerging Technologies, e.g. Internet of Things, Industry 4.0, Big Data Analytics and Cognitive Software, supported by a software development capability through a variety of strategic partnerships.