Ian founded Working Theory to offer independent and creative advisory services that exceed what is conventionally possible.
Ian has a degree in Engineering (Electronics) from Curtin University and has studied widely in computer science, organisational psychology and management theory.
He has been working with information technology for over forty years and is known for finding innovative, knowledge driven solutions to business challenges.
Ian's strengths are:
- innovative business strategy
- risk management
- establishing new teams and processes, and
- management of complex projects.
Our focus is on people and purpose - i.e. There is no such thing as an 'IT project'.
The product is not the solution, and a catalogue is not a design methodology.
If we cannot explain how value is produced, we do not touch the system.
- Cloud Migration Strategy
- Determine context, drivers, funding model and strategy.
Specify clustering of workloads and prioritisation.
- Tenders and Contract for ICT Support
- Prepare RFT, contract and industry briefing. Evaluate and select, contract negotiation and supervise transition-in.
- Business Continuity Plan
- Revise and restructure to AIDR, EMA guidelines. Introduce dynamic incident management protocols and software tools.
Ian is available for analysis, advisory and leadership roles.
Please contact us for the latest availability dates, fees and engagement terms.
Projects are limited to three months duration, with a limit of 20 hours per week. Sequential projects can be arranged subject to other commitments.
|2004 – 2019||NOPSA, later NOPSEMA||Information Officer,
Snr Information Officer,
Manager ICT Systems
|Plan, design and implement information systems,
Manage service contracts,
Analyse business information needs and risks, and design solutions,
Research and apply emerging technologies and systems of management
|2001 – 2004||Reynolds Technology||Manager, Internet Systems||Manage a software development team and client services,
Design and construct bespoke database systems for operation on the internet
|1999 – 2001||Edith Cowan University||Manager, Flexible Learning Unit||Develop electronic systems, processes and expert advisory services, Manage the business unit, marketing and consultancy|
|1995 – 1998||Edith Cowan University||Systems Manager||Construct and maintain networks and computer systems, Manage technical support team|
|1991 – 1994||Dept for Community Development, WA Government||Systems Administrator||Construct and maintain networks and computer systems, Provide support and assistance to users|
|1988 – 1990||Fremantle Port Authority||Systems Administrator||Construct and maintain networks and computer systems, Provide support and assistance to users|
|1986 – 1987||Jeans West||Systems Administrator||Construct and maintain networks and computer systems, Provide support and assistance to users|
|1984 – 1986||Geoscan||Electronic Engineer||Design and manufacture remote sensing equipment for mineral exploration|
|1983||Computer Power||Analyst / Programmer||Development of electronic records management systems|
|1982||G P Elliott / Woodside Offshore Petroleum||Electronic Engineer||Build and commission multi-processor fault tolerant control system for fire control on North Rankin platform.|