Practice Leader - Process Management & RFID at Bloor Research
Simon has worked for a number of organisations, including Solidsoft, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Forté Software and Redfern Consulting, where he has built up a reputation for his ability to provide translation between the business and IT worlds. His background spans some 20 years as an IT consultant specialising in IS/IT strategy planning, information management, corporate data and process modelling, business process reengineering, software selection and project management. He has worked in a wide variety of industry and service based companies including Cadbury Schweppes, PITO, British Airways, Glaxo and Scottish Widows.
Simon has several areas of specialism from his wide-ranging manufacturing, BPM and RFID experience. For example, he is well versed in the concept of agile manufacturing and the use of web services in the sector. He is also knowledgeable in the use of virtualisation within supply chains. In particular, the issues in the construction industry around gaining better control of equipment and raw materials, as well as health and safety is a particular focus.
Simon is married with two grown up children. He is the county hockey coach for the Hertfordshire under-17 and U21 men's team. He sings with the Chipperfield Choral Society. Both he and his wife are keen ramblers.