David Brazier – CV

Professional Affiliations

MBCS, Professional Member of the British Computer Society

CITP, Chartered Information Technology Professional

Academic Qualifications

BA (Hons) Mathematics, St. John’s College, Oxford, 1986

MSc Foundations of Advanced IT, Imperial College, London, 1988

Career History

 

2015

NHS Scotland NSS(National Services Scotland)

IT Consultant

Technical Responsibility

Carried out review of requirements for mobile applications for NSS, advised on future strategy.

Supervisory Responsibility

Ran workshops for NHS staff to provide input to review process.

Personal Achievements

Review carried out and delivered under budget.

Skills Acquired

Mobile Device Management technologies.

2005 – 2014

360CRM (now ERS Connect)

Chief Technologist

Technical Responsibility

Co-founder of successful provider of patient communications and appointment management to the NHS across the UK. Responsible for all IT activity, in particular the design, development and support of the innovative Chronos platform, a flexible, scalable framework for patient communications via agents in a virtual call centre, automated Interactive Voice Response (IVR), text messaging (SMS) and mobile web applications.

Supervisory Responsibility

Company director, recruitment and management of development and support staff.

Personal Achievements

Delivery of Chronos system to tight customer deadlines.

Skills Acquired

VoIP, IVR, distributed call centre, SQL Server Database Mirroring, Network Load Balancing.

1998 – 2009

Alpha Bravo Charlie

 

Own company, developing mobile business applications and providing consultancy services.

2006 – 2008

NHS Scotland and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), eGPFR Project

Technical Responsibility

Responsible for technical integration of NHS SCI Gateway with DWP systems.

Supervisory Responsibility

Managing test programme, progress reporting.

Personal Achievements

Implemented general-purpose email interface for SCI Gateway.

Skills Acquired

S/MIME, SMTP, POP3.

 

 

1999 – 2007

NHS Scotland, SCI Programme

Technical Responsibility

Independent technical authority for the Scottish Care Information (SCI) programme, reporting to the Development Director.  Development of future architecture prototypes in the SCI “Concept Lab”.  Technical definition and implementation of the SCI Authentication project.

Supervisory Responsibility

Responsibility for overall technical direction, investigation of technical options, formal and informal training.  Representing the SCI Programme on the Scottish Health XML Steering Group.

Personal Achievements

Lead role in standardisation of XML messages for communicating clinical data, now used by many clinicians via SCI Gateway.

Skills Acquired

XML, XML Schema, XSLT, IT Security, .NET.

 

 

2000 – 2004

NHS Scotland, m-care Project

 

Initiated, specified and delivered the m-care project for the NHS.  This innovative service gives Primary Care staff (GPs and nurses, for example) mobile access to electronic patient records, allowing them to check a patient’s medical record during home visits.  Pilot service at a GP practice in Ayrshire.  The service uses WAP phones accessing a custom-built application that interfaces to the practice’s medical record database, with several security measures to ensure the confidentiality of records.

Technical Responsibility

Specification, design, development, installation and maintenance of service.

Supervisory Responsibility

Responsible for managing the entire project from proposal to delivery.

Personal Achievements

m-care was a finalist at the 2000 Healthcare Computing awards.

Skills Acquired

WAP, Microsoft Internet Information Server, SQL Server, COM, .NET.

 

 

2001 – 2002

NHS Scotland, s-care Project

Technical Responsibility

Specification and prototyping proof of concepts for secure access for patients to their medical records.

Supervisory Responsibility

Initiated and delivered project.

Personal Achievements

Delivered innovative prototypes.

Skills Acquired

Wireless PKI.

 

 

1998 – 1999

NHS Scotland, Gpass

Technical Responsibility

Various technical tasks including design and implementation of the New Gpass Open Interface API.

Supervisory Responsibility

Technical relationship with third party developers.

Personal Achievements

Defined a simple but powerful API which has been used successfully by many projects inside and outside Gpass to provide extra facilities built on New Gpass.

Skills Acquired

COM.

 

 

1999 – 2000

Digital Mobility

Technical Responsibility

Product definition and design consultancy to a mobile internet start-up.  Prototyped product proposals.

Supervisory Responsibility

Managed relationships between product development teams and content partners.

Personal Achievements

Defined, designed and prototyped an innovative mobile phone-based flight booking service.

Skills Acquired

Wireless Application Protocol (WAP).

 

 

1998 – 1999

Union Bancaire Privée, Geneva

Technical Responsibility

User Interface Design Authority for the development of an enterprise-wide IT system at a major Swiss private bank.

Supervisory Responsibility

Led team of 3 carrying out the maintenance of and enhancements to the technical user interface architecture.

Personal Achievements

Designed the user interface for major parts of the system.

Skills Acquired

Delphi, Object Pascal, 3-tier architecture.

 

 

1996 – 1997

PA Consulting Group

 

Principal Consultant in the Information Systems Implementation practice.

 

 

1996 – 1997

NHS Scotland, Gpass

Technical Responsibility

Design and implementation of New Gpass, which provides a range of facilities to General Practices, and is now rolled out across the country.  Established an efficient configuration control and build planning process.

Supervisory Responsibility

Team of 5 developers implementing the surgery scheduling and appointments module.  Promoting good user interface design across the entire development.  Responsible for skills transfer to client staff, through formal presentations and informally.

Personal Achievements

Leading a team to successful delivery of one of the critical subsystems.  Transfer of skills to client staff, enabling them to support and maintain the product.  Gpass was a medallist in the 1999 BCS Awards.

Skills Acquired

Rapid Application Development (RAD) techniques, client/server architecture, Microsoft SQL Server, Delphi, Object Pascal.

 

 

 

1988 – 1996

Logica Cambridge (now CGI)

 

In nearly eight years at the Logica R & D centre in Cambridge, and finally in the role of Senior Consultant, David gained extensive experience in user interface design and prototyping, applying user-centred design processes. 

 

Other

UK Private Pilots License (PPL)

UK driving license

British citizen