Michael was born and educated in the North East of England, being awarded a BSc in Computing from the University of Northumbria.

Following a period with the public sector he spent 11 years with global IT solutions provider Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) before joining Cambridge-based solutions provider Beacon Computer Technology. Over a period of 15 years he has gained extensive experience in the delivery and maintenance of enterprise-level solutions for clients in the government, pharmaceutical, aerospace and automotive sectors, fulfilling client-facing technical and managerial roles.

He has extensive experience of the full Microsoft technology stack and his skills include the following:

  • Multi-tier, service-oriented and Cloud-based architectures
  • Scalable and extensible solution design
  • Web technologies including ASP.NET, MVC, JavaScript, JQuery, CSS
  • Windows development with WinForms and WPF
  • Business Intelligence with SQL Server Reporting (SSRS) and Analysis Services (SSAS)

In his spare time Michael mostly enjoys outdoor and social activities. He is a keen runner and cyclist and loves to travel as much as possible.