Chris has over 20 years experience of leading large scale outsourcing partnerships, transformation/change programmes in the Public and Private Sector. Working for organisations including Capita, Cap Gemini, Land Securities, British Gas, Fujitsu, Oaklands College and BT GS.
Chris worked with Local Authority clients including Birmingham City Council, Sheffield City Council and Westminster City Council. Working with government, he led Constructionline, the accreditation service for the construction industry.
Specialisms include joint venture and partnership directorship, stakeholder management, business transformation/change, programme management, ICT, contact centre, back office, property services delivery and commercial management.
Caroline Logan is a specialist in Business Coordination and has 10 years’ experience of project support involving high-profile client liaison, corporate branding, design of original marketing materials and client event organisation.
Caroline began her career in 1998 for Dames & Moore/URS and more recently worked with global environmental & social management consultancy, Citrus Partners. Her key responsibilities encompassed all aspects of branding, document formatting and report production and the development and implementation of new material formats and presentational styles. She also coordinated Citrus’ marketing infrastructure, in addition to project management support, company communications and event management.
Dr Ian Millard is a technology specialist with over 12 years’ experience in academia and industry. A computer scientist by training, Ian is an experienced systems architect and software developer. He has successfully designed and implemented a number of back-end systems, data processing tools, and end-user applications, to deliver solutions focussed on data integration, analysis and visualisation. Throughout his career Ian has been working with Semantic Web technologies, both in academic research and applying these tools techniques through consultancy and commercial activities. He is an expert in Linked Data and Open Data systems, with a particular emphasis on combining disparate data from multiple sources.
Penny is a consultant film maker specialising in social media and branding. She is also an experienced facilitator and designer of learning and development programmes. Penny began her career with BBC World Service working in senior production/ resources role as well as training and News and Current Affairs marketing. Since launching her own consultancy in 1998, Penny has worked with companies and public organisations as diverse as government task forces, global retailers, start ups, recruitment agencies and international shipping companies. Penny’s consultancy offers swift understanding of an organisation's culture and challenges, marketing and branding in order to design, deliver innovative films and engaging learning programmes.
Gary has 20 years of software and database development experience in business sectors, ranging from banking to military. He has run a number of software development companies in the past, but prefers to spend his time involved in the coding and design of big data and reporting systems. In addition to his day job, Gary likes to get involved with a number of start-ups each year. With a degree in Architecture from the Welsh School of Architecture, Gary has a particular interest in the built environment and a keen focus on using data to solve complex challenges
Paul Wilkinson has been involved in collaborative working initiatives since the 1990s and is an expert on construction collaboration technology (he wrote the industry’s definitive guide in 2005). He is an independent technology consultant, researcher and writer, active in Constructing Excellence (a CE collaborative working champion), in Construction Opportunities for Mobile IT, and deputy chair of the Institution of Civil Engineers’ Information Systems Panel. He has extensive industry and academic connections, lecturing at postgraduate level and talking to industry groups on construction collaboration technology, BIM, Big Data, mobile, social media and related subjects. Paul has also provided website inputs to an update of the Strategic Forum for Construction’s integration toolkit (part of an ongoing Innovate UK-funded project focused on Integrated Project Insurance, IPI).
Colin has worked over the last 20 years in the field of regeneration and economic development for several local authorities across London, including Greenwich, Hackney, Camden, Harrow and Tower Hamlets, and has worked on cross-borough regeneration partnerships around central and east London. Prior to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, he worked for the London Development Agency (LDA) as Senior Olympic Development Officer and Construction Sector lead, working with London boroughs to maximise employment and training benefits, and gaining a unique insight into the employment and training demands of the construction industry in London, and the role that local authorities can play in obtaining maximising opportunities for their residents. Colin has also helped establish and manage several London job brokerage initiatives, including the LDA mechanisms which enabled Londoners to benefit from the construction of the Olympic Park. His experience also includes nine years with the forerunner of the Department of Work and Pensions, working closely with claimants to ensure access to benefits and job opportunities.