Speaking


I used to be a frequent speaker at a variety of events, but for the last few years I’ve been working in companies with heavy confidentiality requirements which limit publication. If you’d like to invite me to speak on mobile apps, internet, services, usability, convergence, Java, media, gaming or anything else, please drop me a note.
Thrive for Business Panel Member, 18th May 2010
TechCrunch Europe in Edinburgh, 12th May 2010
Ad:Tech London 2009, 22nd September 2009
Presenting our Ad2Txt product to digitial marketers. Turning the short session into an interactive, stand-up style routine really drove audience engagement.
Young Company Finance “Surviving and Succeeding” conference, 17th September 2009
Presented A Question of Focus on business planning.
Mobile Content Awards 2009,10th September 2009
I found myself handing out prizes - must have been the kilt!
Mobile in Retailing, 3rd June 2009
Presented Maximal Mobile Reach on valuing diversity in mobile. You can see the presentation here.
Internet World, 28th May 2009
Panel session on mobile advertising.
IAB Innovators Award, 21st May 2009
Presenting our Ad2Txt technology in a TV-show style format.
Entrepreneurial Panel, Informatics Ventures, 30th April 2009
Talking to students and alumni about what it means to be an entrepreneur.
Engage for Mobile, 29th November 2007
IAB event, delivered Mobile Advertising: A World of Possibilities.
IIR Location Based Services, Amsterdam, 15th May 2007
Panel session with Russell Buckley of AdMob on mobile advertising approaches.
AlwaysOn OnMedia NYC, 29th-31st January 2007
CEO Showcase Presentation.
Mobile Social Networking, Hillington Innovation Centre, 23rd November 2007.
Presented on how to build a community of interest around mobile betting.
Mobile Advertising 2006, 29-30th November 2006,
Talking on New Billing and Advertising Platforms, the only people with live demos.
 IIR Location Based Services 2006, 20-23rd November 2006
 Talking on Using mCommunities to drive mobile advertising.
Teleco 2.0 - Alternative Monetisation, September 2006
The only people showing an actual example of mobile advertising and how it could work.
Mobility Summit, June 2006
Joint presentation on Betfair Mobile with Martyn Holman of Betfair.
The Mobile Gambling Forum, April 2005.
Panelist on issues and problems in Mobile Gambling.
World Telemedia, Lisbon, 2004.
Panelist on Threats and Opportunities in Remote Gambling.
Betting Show 2004
Panelist discussing The Interactive Market at the Betting Show.
Enterprise Architect Summit 2004
I was a panelist talking about the architectural impact of outsourcing. Read a review of the session here.
INCOSE 2004
I presented SpecRight at INCOSE 2004: 14th Annual International Symposium in Toulouse, France.
Enterprise Architect Summit 2003
You can see me talking with John Fowler, CTO of Sun Microsystems at the following link - over an hour of video! Grids, Web Services, and Management
VSLive! 1998-2001
I was heavily involved in the Visual Studio Live! conference series over a number of years until the conference business took a dive. I was a regular presenter on Project Management topics at these events that were mainly aimed at developers. I covered everything from Requirements Management to Testing, as well as running the Vendor Sessions for a while. My last event was in Orlando, October 2001. A sombre, low-scale occasion where I obtained products from the exhibiting vendors for an auction for the benefit of the New York Fire Fighters.
Previous Events
I’ve been speaking at various conferences since 1986 when I presented several papers about my PhD Thesis on the high-synthesis of integrated circuits.