John is known as a Thought Leader, Consultant, Mentor and Writer in the worlds of Strategic Requirements, Business and Data Modelling, Data Quality and Master Data Management.
He has built an international reputation as a highly innovative specialist in these areas and has worked in and led multi-million dollar projects in a wide range of industries across the UK, Ireland, Europe and New Zealand.
He has a gift for identifying the underlying simplicity in any business, even when shrouded in complexity, and bringing it to the surface.
John is renowned for his ability to train, coach and mentor both technical and non-technical people in all of the areas of Business and Data Modelling and turn them into highly competent analysts.
His methods and insights remove the mystique from these subjects and get people up to a high level of proficiency in a short space of time.
He also specialises in initiating strategic projects in a manner that will set them on an accelerated path that will bring assured business benefits.
When computer systems need to be developed he has a gift for painlessly integrating the worlds of Business and IT.
John is the creator of IMM™ the Integrated Modelling Method™ and has written a series of five books covering all aspects of Business and Data Modelling that sell online worldwide.
IMM™ has been adopted and endorsed by both Otago University and Otago Polytechnic.
He also writes and blogs regularly on a broad range of subjects in the worlds of Business and Data Modelling, Business Process Management and Improvement, Master Data Management (MDM), Enterprise Architecture and Data Quality.
John has over thirty years international experience in enterprises big and small in the following industries and business areas:
*Business process modelling, improvement and re-engineering
*Business systems analysis and modelling
*Finance and accountancy
*IT systems design
*Loss management in Chemical Industry
*Motels, holiday homes and rental property
*National & international rail
*Oil & gas exploration and production
*Project management: Engineering and IT
*Total quality management (TQM)
*Training, coaching and mentoring.
*Utilities: Gas and electricity
For several years John lectured for the Oracle Corporation in the UK enabling people to create powerful, elegant business systems with minimum stress and expense.
He has carried out assignments for the following companies spread across the UK, Europe, Ireland and New Zealand:
BP Chemicals, British Gas Exploration & Production, British Gas Service, British Gas Transco, Cable & Wireless, Devonport Management Ltd, EDS Scicon, Environment Agency, European Passenger Services, HP Bulmer, Hydro Electric, ICO Telecommunications, Jasons Travel Media, Lombard North Central, London Underground (SSL), Matt Davies Construction (NZ), Milligan Developments (NZ), MTF, NAM (Netherlands), ntl Telecoms, Oracle, Polson Higgs, SEEBOARD, Shell, TSB, Woodchester Credit Lyonnais and Yorkshire Building Society.