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  1. 1. CURRICULUM VITAE MARTIN REED Agency Summary Page (this update: 1st February 2000) Personal / Company Details Company Name Reed Consulting (UK) Limited Address 24, Longfield Drive Amersham Bucks, HP6 5HD, England email (preferred) Web Site Home Tel.: +44 1494 434313 Fax.: +44 870 7063081 Other Details Rate £50/hour Availability Immediate Preferred Locations South East of England Current Location Amersham, England Registration Details Company: 3052556; UK VAT: GB 604 1618 74 Areas of Specialisation Consultancy / Design / Installation / Troubleshooting expertise in: Internet Web Publishing 4 years Novell NetWare networking, from v2.0a to v5.0 12 years Microsoft Windows NT Server & Workstation, to v2000 beta 5 years Microsoft Windows, from MS-DOS Executive to Windows 98SE 10 years Microsoft MS-DOS & IBM PC-DOS Operating Systems, to v7 14 years PC hardware & software 14 years IBM OS/2 Operating System, to v4.0 7 years PC to Unix / VAX / Macintosh / Mainframe connectivity 10 years Desktop & Office Automation applications 14 years Secondary skills Data & Modem Communications 10 years WAN and LAN Internetworking (Bridges, Routers etc.) 7 years
  2. 2. CURRICULUM VITAE MARTIN REED "An accomplished Systems Architect and Project Leader, with a proven track record of meeting deadlines in challenging environments. An established team player with strong initiative, equally adept at working independently. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Highly resourceful and self- motivated." Marital Status: Single Date of Birth: 27th June 1965 Nationality: British Driving Licence: Full Languages: reasonably fluent German, and basic French & Greek Key Skill Set Consultancy / Design / Installation / Troubleshooting expertise in: Internet Web Publishing 4 years Novell NetWare networking, from v2.0a to v5.0 12 years Microsoft Windows NT Server & Workstation, to v2000 beta 5 years Microsoft Windows, from MS-DOS Executive to Windows 98SE 10 years Microsoft MS-DOS & IBM PC-DOS Operating Systems, to v7 14 years PC hardware & software 14 years IBM OS/2 Operating System, to v4.0 7 years PC to Unix / VAX / Macintosh / Mainframe connectivity 10 years Desktop & Office Automation applications 14 years Secondary Skills Data & Modem Communications 10 years WAN and LAN Internetworking (Bridges, Routers etc.) 7 years Education Dr. Challoner's Grammar School, Amersham, England 'A' levels Mathematics and Economics 'O' levels Mathematics, Physics, English Language English Literature, German and Geography
  3. 3. Detailed Experience August 1999 to present Internet Web Design & Systems Installation for individual UK-based clients, inc.: British Octopush Association: Internet Web Site The Computing Practice: Internet Web Site Lyncrete Burkle Services Ltd: Network Installation & System Troubleshooting JW Chilled Foods: Internet Web Site November 1998 to July 1999 Title: Technical Consultant (Contract) Company: Deutsche Bank AG Location: Frankfurt, Germany Op. Systems: Novell NetWare 5.0, 4.2 and 3.2, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0, Microsoft Windows 98/95 (English and German), OS/2 Networking: Token Ring, Ethernet, TCP/IP, IPX, modems, ISDN Packages: Deutsche Bank “db-direct” Electronic Banking Software, Microsoft Office 97, Lotus Notes, all in both English and German Hardware: various Compaq, IBM and HP Servers and Workstations Details: • End-of-line troubleshooting of the Systems Module of Deutsche Bank’s corporate Electronic Banking software “db-direct”. This included all operating system and communications problems that could not be resolved either by the local branch or by the Deutsche Bank internal Electronic Banking Helpdesk • Support of the company’s internal Electronic Banking Helpdesk • Support of Electronic Banking colleagues in Deutsche Bank branches throughout Germany and Switzerland, with occasional customer site visits where necessary • Version Control Management of db-direct, and its various externally-sourced components. This included regularly liaising with Deutsche Bank’s software development division in Bangalore, India • Configuration and implementation of full and interim release packages of db-direct • Production of all software CDs for internal and external use • Implementation of a test room for Version 6 of db-direct • Development & maintenance of the department’s software/drivers library including BIOS updates, operating system Service Packs, device drivers and the like • German/English Translation and English-language support to colleagues • Proofing of documents written in English prior to release • Configuration and support of an OS/2-based banking application for Deutsche Bank customers in Amsterdam • Development of a multi-operating system PC configuration to allow multiple operating systems to be supported on a single PC • A member of the team testing db-direct for Year-2000 compatibility • User Management on the department’s internal applications/data server • Maintenance and allocation of resources on the department’s internal applications/data server
  4. 4. March 1998 to October 1998 Independent Internet Web Design & Publishing for a number of clients August 1997 to March 1998 Title: “Global Office” Server Design Architect (Contract) Company: Electronic Data Systems (EDS) for Citibank Inc. and Citibank B.V. Location: Milton Keynes, England, and Amsterdam, The Netherlands Op. Systems: Novell NetWare 4.1, Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0, Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0, Microsoft Windows 95, Novell NetWare 3.12, Novell NetWare 3.11 Networking: Ethernet, Token Ring, IPX, TCP/IP, NetWare/IP Packages: Microsoft Office 97, Microsoft Office 95, Lotus Notes, ARCServe backup software, McAfee anti-virus software Hardware: Compaq ProLiant Servers, Compaq PC Workstations, Compaq Armada laptops, Dell laptops, HP Printers Details: • Development of Concept of a Global Server Design with which to implement Citibank’s “Global Office” strategy in 32 major Citibank sites throughout 17 countries of Europe and in other regions. This server design utilised Novell NetWare 4.1 servers and Windows NT Workstation 4.0 clients • Design and subsequent Proof of Concept within a simulated “Model Office” test environment constructed by EDS especially for this project • Ongoing liaison with Citibank project team in UK, Citibank site management team at pilot site in Amsterdam, Citibank systems management team in various locations in the United States, Citibank Capital Markets Group, and other EDS design teams in the United States and Canada • Implementation of this design at the pilot Citibank site in Amsterdam. Due to the high profile of the project, designers were required by Citibank to be on-site to assist site transition teams in this first installation • Migration and consolidation of users and data from the site’s existing NetWare 3.1x / Windows 3.1 environment to the new Global Office environment • Standardisation of all firmware to meet Year-2000 compatibility requirements • Development and implementation of secure backup/restore and anti-virus strategies • Development of a flexible and modular method of system design documentation, which was equally applicable to both business-orientated and technical readers. This methodology was subsequently adopted as the standard method of documentation design by other EDS project teams • Integration of Amsterdam servers into Citibank’s Global NetWare/IP domain
  5. 5. January 1997 to June 1997 Company: Rank Hovis Limited, High Wycombe, England Systems: Novell NetWare 4.1, Windows NT 4, Lotus Notes, Token Ring • Specification, design and implementation of the primary file server at the company's Head Office • Introduction and implementation of uniform h/w & s/w standards • Reporting on all aspects of the company's UK-wide computer systems: Year-2000 compatibility, system and data security, anti-virus protection, software & firmware version inconsistencies • Design and specification of Lotus Notes Databases • On-site and remote troubleshooting June 1996 to November 1996 Title: System Architect (Contract) Company: Braun AG Location: Primarily Kronberg, near Frankfurt, Germany Hardware: IBM PC Servers, HP NetServers, various PC-compatible clients (desktops & laptops), IBM Kanji (Japanese) Printers, HP Printers Op. Systems: Novell NetWare 4.11, Microsoft Windows 95 Kanji (Japanese) Networking: Ethernet, Token Ring, IPX, TCP/IP, NetBEUI, ODI Packages: Microsoft Office, Lotus cc:Mail, Norton Administrator, PC-Anywhere, Palindrome backup software. All client software in both English and Kanji versions Details: • Development of Concept of a nation-wide PC network with NetWare 4.11 servers, and Windows 95 Kanji (Japanese) clients • Design and subsequent pilot installation of this PC network within a simulated Japanese test environment. The initial phases of the Server Concept were developed under the Novell “Green River” beta test programme that later became Novell IntranetWare 4.11 • Provision of office tools and network connectivity to all office-based and mobile users located at nine company sites across the length and breadth of Japan • Provision of remote control and software distribution tools to allow Japan- and Germany-based support personnel to provide remote support to users at all company sites across Japan • Development of an automated system backup and disaster recovery strategy • Full system documentation of Novell Concept and all server-related components to enable the PC Network to be fully supported by technical staff in Japan • Full client system documentation to enable a non-Japanese speaker to install and configure Kanji versions of client Operating System and all supported software components • Training of Japan- and Germany-based support personnel in all aspects of both servers and clients
  6. 6. January 1996 to May 1996 Independent Consultancy work for a number of clients August 1995 to December 1995 Title: Senior Consultant (Contract) Company: Computacenter Ltd for Caspian Bank, Deutsche Bank, IPC Magazines, Sears Group and Medicus Group Location: Primarily London, England, but project work also in Leicester Hardware: Various PCs & Compatibles (servers, desktops & laptops), Apple Macintoshes, HP Printers Op. Systems: Novell NetWare 4.x, Microsoft Windows NT 3.51, Novell NetWare 3.x, MS- Windows, MS-DOS, Apple Mac OS Networking: Ethernet, Token Ring, IPX, TCP/IP, NetBEUI, ODI, NDIS, AppleTalk Packages: Microsoft Office, Lotus Notes, Novell GroupWise, Microsoft Mail, Lotus cc:Mail, Lotus Organizer, Reflection 2, Dr Solomon’s Anti-Virus Toolkit, ARCserve & Palindrome backup software Details: • Design, installation and documentation of the NetWare component of a NetWare 4.1 / Windows NT 3.51 / HP-UX network for a startup merchant bank, with provision for 250 users per site. Installation, configuration, administration and troubleshooting of Novell GroupWise, the bank’s strategic communications package. Training of support personnel and back-line user support in both NetWare and GroupWise prior to and during the critical “go-live” period • Design of a new PC environment for a major magazine publisher, providing connectivity to existing Unix and Macintosh networks, while allowing migration from the existing 26 NetWare 3.x servers and 800 PC workstations • Design of an Internet E-Mail solution for the Windows NT network of a major City Bank • Troubleshooting of a multi-site NetWare 4.1 / 3.12 network with roaming users • Troubleshooting of a NetWare 3.12 network with PC and Macintosh clients. Data migration and rationalisation. Full system documentation of entire network. Training of Network Administrator • Invited to join Computacenter as a permanent member of staff
  7. 7. April 1995 to July 1995 Title: European Product Support Engineer - PC Platform (Contract) Company: Sunsoft Ltd, High Wycombe, England Hardware: IBM PCs and Compatibles, Sun SparcStations Op. Systems:Novell NetWare 3.11, MS-DOS, MS-Windows for Workgroups, Sun Solaris for x86, Interactive Unix Networking: Ethernet, TCP/IP, IPX, NetBEUI Packages: Sun PC-NFS, Sun PC-NFS Pro Details: • Member of multi-platform, multi-discipline Product Support Team • Last-line technical product support for all Intel-based software products to all SunSoft distributors in both Northern and Southern Europe • Identification of bugs in above products, development and provision of corresponding solutions • Liaison with Sun's Development Engineers in Mountain View, California and Boston, Massachusetts • Development of PC-NFS configuration to run under OS/2. As far as was known within Sun, this had not been done before • Provision of pre-sales on-site consultancy where linguistic skills required • Invited to join SunSoft as a permanent member of staff June 1993 to March 1995 Title: PC Systems Specialist (Permanent) Company: First Choice Holidays plc, Crawley, England Hardware: Various PCs & Compatibles (servers, desktops & laptops), various Unix boxes (Alpha, RS/6000, SCO, Sun), DEC VAX systems, Apple Macintoshes, HP Printers Op. Systems: Novell NetWare 3.x, DOS/Windows 3.x, Unix, MacOS Networking: Ethernet, IPX, TCP/IP, AppleTalk Packages: Microsoft Office, Microsoft Mail, WordPerfect, Lotus 1-2-3, Reflection 2, Novell GroupWise (then called WordPerfect Office), Lotus Organizer, DaVinci E-Mail, ARCserve backup software Details: • Member of a team of four specialists in the areas of PC Systems, Unix Systems, Data Communications and Voice Communications • Overall responsibility for all company file servers, PC workstations, operating systems and software applications on the PC platform. This consisted of more than twenty Novell NetWare file servers and five hundred networked workstations based in the UK, with wide-area links to PCs in more than forty resorts in all corners of the globe • Responsible for continually analysing the company's PC computing facilities, identifying new requirements and evaluating solutions • Project Management of self-initiated development projects • Man Management of support team working on these projects • Design and implementation of new PC environment • Migration from DOS-based environment to Microsoft Windows, while maintaining transparent access to the in-house SCO Unix, IBM RS/6000, DEC Alpha, VAX and Apple Macintosh systems • Introduction of Electronic Mail system in UK sites and resorts
  8. 8. • Training of Technical Support team in all areas of technology, embracing existing systems and the new technologies that I introduced to the company • Final line of PC technical support, when necessary, to both First Choice Holidays and its sister company, the airline Air 2000 • Second Unix Systems Administrator when necessary February 1992 to June 1993 Title: PC / Network Analyst (Permanent) Company: Kodak Clinical Diagnostics Ltd, Amersham, England Hardware: Various PCs & Compatibles (servers, desktops & laptops), DEC MicroVAX, Apple Macintoshes, HP Printers Op. Systems: Novell NetWare 3.11, MS-Windows 3.x, MS-DOS, various Unix, Mac OS Networking: Ethernet, LocalTalk, IPX, TCP/IP, AppleTalk Data Comms: Tricom bridges, BICC repeaters, BT Kilostreams & Megastreams Packages: Microsoft Office, WordPerfect, Lotus 1-2-3, Reflection 1 & 4 Details: • System Administrator for the three K.C.D.L. NetWare fileservers on the Kodak Ltd. Wide Area Network, one serving each of the three main company sites • Responsible for all on-site and inter-site communications, providing PC and terminal access to the company’s Apple Macintosh, Sun, DEC VAX, HP and IBM mainframe systems • Development of inter-server fault-tolerant functionality so that each fileserver would provide full application and local print access to the users of another fileserver, in the event of the loss of that other fileserver • User technical support for all problems and queries arising from PC packages under MS-DOS and MS-Windows • Installation of all new PC hardware and software • Upgrades to all PC hardware and software • Liaison with end-users, I.T. staff, maintenance contractors and suppliers
  9. 9. May 1989 to September 1991 Title: Technical Specialist (Permanent) Company: Counter House Ltd, Hemel Hempstead, England Hardware: Various PCs & Compatibles (servers, desktops & laptops), Psion Organiser palmtops, various printers Op. Systems: Novell NetWare 386, Novell NetWare 2.x (from Advanced NetWare 2.0a to NetWare 2.2), MS-DOS, Turbo DOS Networking: Ethernet, Gateway G/Net Packages: MultiMate, Lotus 1-2-3, RM/COBOL, MF/COBOL, MS-Macro Assembler Details: • Installation, upgrades and remote support of all Novell networks supplied by the company • Installation of in-house system featuring multiple file servers across internal bridges linking different types of network cabling on a single LAN • Installation of NetWare LAN for photographic wholesaler supporting both PCs and Macintoshes • On-site troubleshooting of any problems that could not be resolved by the field engineering team • Development of automated data collection system allowing a central PC to collect sales data from multiple EPOS terminals • Development of COBOL-based financial applications • Development of 80x86 assembler-based utilities • Two-way communication and file transfer between MS-DOS and Turbo- DOS based systems March 1987 to May 1992 Title: Technical Magazine Columnist (Part Time) Company: Europress Group, Stockport, Cheshire, England Details: • A regular monthly column for “The Micro User” on the subject of computer games, but viewing from a technical angle. The articles explained how games could be modified and improved, perhaps by adding new features, and also how games written for older machines could be converted to run on newer hardware • Reviews of commercial hardware and software packages. • This magazine work led to consultancy work in the computer games industry, and my skills were often called on by software houses to aid their software development teams.
  10. 10. June 1988 to May 1989 Title: Systems Support (Contract) Company: Kodak Limited, Hemel Hempstead, England Hardware: Various desktop & laptop PCs Op. Systems: Novell Advanced NetWare/86 v2.0a, MS-DOS, Turbo DOS Networking: Ethernet, G/Net Packages: MultiMate, Ryan McFarland COBOL, Micro Focus COBOL Details: • Configuration of Novell networks • Systems development and COBOL programming January 1984 to December 1988 Title: Computer Sales Manager (Permanent) Company: Reed Photography and Computers, Chesham, England • Sales and after-sales support, purchasing and ordering, stock control June 1983 to September 1983 Title: Technical Assistant (Summer Job) Company: Chiltern Electronics Ltd, Chalfont St Giles, England • Configuring of DEC PDP/11, DEC PDP/8, Apple II, Torch, BBC Other Information I am active in many sports, especially cycling and all water-based sports. These include springboard diving, in which I am an internationally-qualified coach, and Octopush, also known as Underwater Hockey. When in the UK I act as a helper and life-saver at a weekly Red Cross disabled swim; I am a founder member and manager of Chesham Octopush Club, and also a member of the UK Barbarians international touring team. In my spare time I run “Octopush Central”, the Internet’s most comprehensive guide to the sport, and also the Internet Web Site for Chesham Octopush Club. I enjoy music in all its various forms, and own and play a number of different musical instruments. I like to spend my holidays travelling, preferably in countries with different cultures and languages to that of England. I speak reasonably fluent German, basic conversational French and Greek, and get by without too many problems everywhere else.