Chris Dean

Chris Dean

About Me

Digital Technology Expert

I am a Digital Technologist, Data Scientist, Expert Software Developer and Cloud Systems Architect.

I have been working night and day with web based technologies for well over 18 years and have a wide spectrum of hard earned experience from delivering at the forefront of a continually and rapidly evolving industry.

The projects I have consulted on, worked on directly, or have otherwise facilitated technically have resulted in numerous awards in technical delivery, creativity, innovation and other fields for my clients and employers, ranging from chart topping positions in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 to BAFTA's and various others.

I now own and run Digital Tactics Ltd. a boutique technology company specialising in technically interesting (unusual, difficult, challenging) projects for a wide variety of sectors from advanced structural monitoring and reporting systems for the biggest civil engineering projects, to 3D body scanners and visualisation systems for the fitness and healthcare industries and all sorts of weird and wonderful stuff in between.

At the heart of all of these projects lies data, and a deep understanding of how data behaves in isolation and in aggregate and how to move, use and present it reliably, safely, and securely system-to-system is at the heart of what I do.

I live close to the sea in Brighton and Hove (the best city in the UK) which is 50 miles/80 kilometers south of London, with my cat Oggy, my dog Pepperoni, and my wife to be Hania.

 

Services

Technology Consultancy

Technology Consultancy

Whether a startup or an established business, I have helped one-man-bands to blue chip organisations succeed in technical projects.

Software Development

Software Development

I have been creating secure, scalable software solutions for over 18 years. The more unusual the better!

IoT Devices

IoT Devices

I have experience building IoT systems from scratch using a variety of SoC technologies.

Cloud Systems

Cloud Systems

I have developed cost efficient secure and scalable platforms on VMWare, AWS, Azure and the Google Cloud Platform.

Clients

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Testimonials

Fun Facts

Largest Traffic Spike Handled

750,000 users in 5 minutes

Favourite Music

The Divine Comedy (Neil Hannon)

Highest Annual Turnover

£9.8m in a company of 7 people

Favourite Movies

Revolver, Terminator, Alien

Professional Interests

Things I like to do or get involved in

Interesting practical technology is my thing!

A scientist at heart and an almost typical early adopter, I always aim to cut through the nonsense and be at the forefront of technology which looks to be going somewhere.

I love working at the hardware/software interface and with many exciting new products coming onto the market I get involved in a number of IoT projects each year.

From a software perspective I'm very interested in what voice, computer vision and 3D can offer business and how these can become high-impact transformative technologies within more traditional organisations when used in novel but appropriate ways.

I am also inherently entrepreneurial and throughout my life (since selling 3.5" games diskettes to kids in the park at the age of 12) I have been interested in "how computers can be used to make money".  This commercial driver has just as an important part to play in my technological interests as the tech itself.

Professional Intrests

Alexa Skills

Alexa Skills

IoT Systems

IoT Systems

3D Technologies

3D Technologies

Computer Vision

Computer Vision

Portfolio

All the projects I've had time to add
Portfolio Project 4
Portfolio Project 4
Vimeo Video 2
Vimeo Video 2
Soundcloud Audio
Soundcloud Audio
Audio
Portfolio Project 3
Portfolio Project 3
Media
Illustration Project 2
Illustration Project 2
Illustration
Portfolio Project 2
Portfolio Project 2
Media
Illustration Project 1
Illustration Project 1
Illustration
Vimeo Video
Vimeo Video
Video
Portfolio Project 1
Portfolio Project 1
Media

Resume

18+ Years of Experience

Education

2005+

Various professional qualifications

Various qualifications from an NVQ in business startup and administration to MySQL DBA certification, Advanced Cloud Consulting and others.

2004-2005

Optoelectronics PhD (Incomplete)

University of Southampton

PhD research into the creation of (CVD deposited) layered novel glass structures for high efficiency photovoltaics (solar panels)

1999-2003

Chemical Physics MChem

University of Sussex

4 year specialist degree combining key elements from both chemistry and physics BSc programmes.

1997-1999

A Levels

Mid Kent College

A levels in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics plus ancillary computing courses.

Experience

June 2011 - Current

Managing Director and Solutions Architect

Digital Tactics Ltd.

Everything running a growing successful small business entails 🙂

Mar 2010 - Current

Head of Technology

Endemol Shine UK

Endemol Shine UK is the leading producer behind a diverse range of hits including global entertainment formats, multi-award winning drama, genre defining factual and innovative multiplatform content. Made up of 26 production companies and labels the group produces over 2000 hours of content a year in the UK. The company is part of the Endemol Shine Group.

Nov 2009 - Mar 2010

Software Developer and Server Administrator

Freelance

Working with various clients to deliver high quality, advanced PHP based websites including a full, bespoke, social network and various eCommerce solutions.

Sept 2006 - Nov 2009

Developer, Project Manager, Technical Manager

Netbasic Ltd.

One of the seven people who took Netbasic to No. 3 in the Times Tech Track 100; Work involved developing and running the sites and servers delivering some of the most successful online marketing websites in the highly competitive finance lead generation sector of the time.

Jun 2003 - May 2008

Web Developer and Server Administrator

Vega Science Trust

PHP 4 & 5 Web development RedHat, CentOS and FreeBSD server administration MySQL Database Administration Streaming Media Server Specialties with Real Helix Server, Apple Darwin Server (Quicktime & mp3), and Red5 Open Source Flash Media Server running on *nix OS's Development of Remote Learning and Education Initiatives and experiments with local schools focused on science eduction outreach Lecture recording projects with Vega and the local branch of the IOP (Institute of Physics)

Managerial Experience

Directorial Skills

Operations Management

Project Management

Accounting, HR, and Other Administration

Team Leadership

Specialist Skills

3D Data Handling and Manipulation

Computer Vision with OpenCV and Similar

Cross-System Data Integration

WordPress as a CMS or Data Platform

AWS Platform Design and Management

Development Skills

PHP Software Development

Python Software Development

MySQL Database Admininstration

MongoDB Database Administration

Infrastructure Skills

Linux Server Administration

Windows Server Administration

Server Security and Data Protection

Infrastructure Design and Management

Cloud Services

Hardware Skills

Server Construction

Network Installation and Management

Raspberry Pi

Cloud Services

Amazon Web Services

Microsoft Azure

Google Compute Platform

VMWare

Open Stack

Contact

Get in Touch

Get in Touch

I'm a very busy person but am always happy to receive new (strictly non-sales) contact requests via my personal website.

So please get in touch, I'd love to speak to you!

Brighton, England
chris@digitaltactics.co.uk
+44 1273 64 64 61
Available via Digital Tactics Ltd.

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