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Enterprise & Solutions Architecture

Cloud, Analytics, Digital

This is the online profile for Adam Beaton. I'm moving to Canada in 2017 with my family, and I'm looking for an exciting new role. Please feel free to browse around to see my background and experience, or connect with me on LinkedIn or Twitter.

My Profile

Please explore the sections below to get a feel for my background, skills, and experience. See if I could be a good fit for your role.

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Adam is an expert in Enterprise and Solutions Architecture. From capability modelling, enterprise data architecture, and target operating models, to high-level solution designs, technology selection, and innovation "spikes" or proofs of concept.

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Cloud [AWS, Azure, Salesforce.com, etc.], Microsoft stack [.NET, SQL Server, IIS, Biztalk, etc.], Apache stack [Hadoop, Spark, MLlib, etc.], LAMP stack [Linux, Apache, Python, etc.]

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Management of cross-functional teams, including software developers, business analysts, testers, sys ops, release managers. Supplier management, governance of third party solutions, etc. Mentoring and line management.

Case Studies

Here are a few case studies of what I've been working on in the last few years.

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One Company

Developed an enterprise architecture to align a global organisation's processes, data, and systems to implement a "one company" strategy of alignment.

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Advanced Analytics

Designed and implemented a Data Lake, a Hadoop Cluster, Machine Learning Algorithms, and Data Visualisation as part of a Global Analytics Platform.

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Defined the operating model for architectural engagement within a new Agile practice. Developed a "just enough" architectural model,

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public sector (financial regulation; health & social care) - media (events, digital) energy (electricity retail; trading) financial services (corporate actions; front office) consulting (financial services; ERP; fourth sector; heavy industry)

Latest blog posts

February 27, 2017 No Comments

Interminably waiting, and then…

After three weeks (ahead of schedule) I have finally received my ECA (Educational Credential Assessment) from WES. This is the last major roadblock on my path to completing my visa application, so very exciting.

February 14, 2017 No Comments

Done is better than perfect

Done is better than perfect is one of the mantras of my professional life. This is one of the concepts I struggled with early in my career, until I realised that there will ALWAYS be some imperfection, however well planned your execution is. Which is why it is almost always better to release change early […]

January 23, 2017 No Comments

Thanks for visiting!

This is the web site and blog for our 2017 move to Canada. The purpose of this site is to allow potential employers or investors to take a look at my background, skills, and experience to see if it may be a good fit for their organisation. I’ll be updating regularly with news, new technology […]