About the Authors

Martin Sharp

As an enterprise architect and strategic thinker, Martin consistently brings technical clarity to the most complex client issues. Navigating the complex and ever-changing IT landscape, Martin’s pragmatic solutions deliver change and realise business benefit within every organisation.

Martin Sharp has worked in the IT industry since 1993 and has developed an eclectic variety of skills in management and strategy along with a breadth and depth of technical knowledge and experience. Clients have described him as ‘Knowledgeable, personable, refreshing, unbiased, diligent, help!’ a breath of fresh air in a world where IT complexity often seems to create as many challenges as it solves’.

‘As an Enterprise Architect, IT solutions & technology consultant, Martin is an enthusiastic leader, helping companies to structure their IT so that it becomes a business enabler not a barrier to communication & growth’.

His career has provided him with experience across a wide range of sectors from Pharmaceuticals, Aerospace companies, Universities, Councils, Motor and Drinks manufacturers, Airport operators, hospitals through to smaller local businesses, Martin has advised thousands of company IT users and improved the way they interact with their IT devices and consume IT services. These include companies such as HSBC, ITV, Kinstellar, Spire Healthcare, Circle Healthcare, Heathrow Airport, PAREXEL International, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, Manchester Airport Group, Gatwick Airport, University College London, Close Brothers, Global Collect, ING Bank, Ioko, Affini Technology, Platform Consultancy, Comm-Care, Platform-Smart and Bliss-Systems.

When not working he enjoys spending time with his family exploring, learning, having fun and simply being together.

 

Edward Johns

With an excellent pedigree in structuring, mobilising, recovering and delivering enterprise IT change initiatives, Edward’s track record of IT change in high availability, time constrained initiatives is unparalleled. Bringing to bear strong methodology and process balance, Edward focuses change to deliver maximum business benefit to our clients.
Ed has a strong record of achievement in delivering leading edge technology transformation, strategic definition, enterprise programme delivery and business change initiatives through leadership of structured programme teams.

His programme management and director level delivery capability is underpinned by a broad experience base that spans a wide range of industry sectors, geographic locations and cultural dimensions from overall programme ownership to project mobilisation, rationalisation, service transition, targeted benefits realisation and failure recovery.
These include working with VISA, PAREXEL International, Heathrow Airport, Manchester Airport Group, KPMG Europe, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Barclays Capital, KPMG International, DHL Systems, Allianz Cornhill and Affini Technology.

Primarily reporting to CIO level he has built a solid reputation for delivering business, technology, service and operational transformations that have enabled significant cost, productivity, reputational and operational benefit realisation.