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Adam Beaton ● Resumé
Phone: +44 7714 259 688
Email: adam@adambeaton.co.uk

STRATEGIC ENTERPRISE AND SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT

Driving business improvement through architecture, leadership and innovation

Executive Profile

  • Architect with a strong background in enterprise, solutions and technical architecture, programme management, data science, digital, software development & implementation.
  • Over 18 years of experience delivering innovation.
  • Experienced across a broad spectrum of industry verticals, with deep experience of software product development, events, financial markets, utilities, technology and consultancy.
  • Passionate about technical excellence, pragmatic about meeting customer need.

 

Skills Summary

Strategy Technology Management
Enterprise Architecture Solutions Architecture Supplier Management

Technology Road Mapping Cloud (AWS, Salesforce, etc.) Recruiting & Management

Governance Machine Learning Mentoring

Strategic Planning Python, MySQL, Linux Development Management

Product Management Microsoft (.NET, MSSQL) Outsourcing

Strategic Alignment Integration (Biztalk, Oracle)

 

Career Summary

Solution Architect (Contract) ● Financial Conduct Authority ● November 2016 – February 2017

I was engaged by the FCA as a senior architect to work alongside a new Agile team to define the architectural engagement model for agile teams in the organisation. I also led the solution architecture for the FCA’s Insight solution, based on the Salesforce.com platform and Oracle Fusion Middleware SOA Suite.

The Insight solution was responsible for all but one of the FCA’s major line of business activities, including  the public-facing Registration portal, the FCA Register, and the management of the Contact Centre. I created and chaired the solution design authority, as well as representing the solution to the (C-level) Technical Design Authority.

  • Developed architectural engagement model between projects, agile teams, operations, and consultancy partners
  • Acted as solution design authority for major business platform
  • Cloud architecture (AWS, Force.com)
  • Solution definition on project initiation phases for proposed initiatives

 

Enterprise Architect (Contract) ● Reed Exhibitions ● December 2013 – September 2016

I was engaged as a senior architect to bolster the enterprise architecture capability at the world’s largest event planning and exhibitions organisation, working within the newly formed Enterprise Architecture team to embed best practice.  The organisation was moving from a “confederation of companies” to a “one company” strategy, which was supported by an Enterprise Architecture led £60m programme of change to introduce aligned systems and processes in the global organisation.

I was also responsible for vendor and solution selection, high level designs, managing the architectural relationship with senior stakeholders, and providing technical leadership throughout the planning, delivery and implementation phases.

  • Global technology and application roadmap
  • Lead Architect for Sales & Marketing (Salesforce, Eloqua, BI / Segmentation)
  • Lead Architect for the Global Analytics Platform (Hadoop, Machine Learning)
  • Cloud architecture (AWS, Azure, Force.com, Eloqua, ServiceNow)
  • Integration architecture (Salesforce, Eloqua, Oracle E-Business Suite, OBIEE, Oracle Fusion Middleware)
  • Technical & architectural due diligence for Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Leading cross functional technical teams
  • Recruiting and managing contract and partner resources

 

Technical Solution Architect (Contract) ● Smart 421 at Haven Power ● October 2010 – October 2013

I led the end to end design and implementation of solutions for Smart421’s fast-growing electricity industry client. I predominantly focussed on energy trading and finance, but had project experience that also covered operations and sales. I engaged with business analysts to identify, validate and approve requirements, defined the architecture vision, created or approved high-level designs, reviewed and authorised detailed designs.

  • Produced Technology Road Map for SOA adoption
  • Solutions Architect for flagship project to enter the flexible electricity contract market
  • Pilot project to introduce SCRUM methodology to the organisation alongside Prince2
  • Technical architect for a project to introduce e-billing
  • Led the design for the organisation’s Master Data Management programme
  • Led cross-functional technical teams

 

Technical Lead (Contract) ● System C ● February 2010 – October 2010

I was engaged to lead the design and development of a public sector project won at tender by a recent acquisition of this major healthcare consultancy. The project included production of detailed requirements, architecture vision, high level design and team leadership for a SCRUM team of developers and testers. I led the design and development of the solution which using technologies including Microsoft MVC, SQL Server, Entity Framework, jQuery etc. I engaged with stakeholders, controlled the project scope and negotiated additional budget with the customer when it was identified that the scope had been wrongly identified in the tender documents.

 

Technical Architect ● Corero ● June 2007 – February 2010

Lead technologist and product development manager for a suite of asset management products (corporate actions and new issues processing) with a client base of top tier investment banks and blue chip stockbrokers. With legacy solutions in technologies including VB6 and C++, I developed a roadmap for migration to the Microsoft .NET platform. I engaged with clients and internal stakeholders to manage the product road map, managed the development and testing team, managed the programme of change to deliver value to the customers as well as reducing technical debt, and engaged with customers to define, design and deliver consultancy-based change.

 

Early Career

Lead Developer ● De Facto Software ● August 2004 – June 2007

Software Developer ● Active Web Solutions ● October 2001 – August 2004

Analyst Programmer ● ComponentSource ● February 2000 – October 2001

Software Developer ● Added Value Software ● September 1998 – February 2000

 

Credentials

Qualification Subject Granting Authority
Master of Science (MSc) Technology Management Open University
Professional Certificate Executive Leadership Cornell University
Chartered Fellowship FBCS CITP British Computer Society
Certificate (L1 & L2) TOGAF The Open Group
Certificate (Associate) AWS Certified Solutions Architect
AWS Certified Developer
AWS Certified SysOps Administrator
Amazon Web Services
Certificate (Professional) AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional Amazon Web Services
Certificate (Practitioner) Prince2 Axelos
Certificate Certified ScrumMaster Scrum Alliance
Certificate MCSD Microsoft

 

Personal Projects

As part of my role at Reed Exhibitions, I became interested in machine learning and its applications. I developed the architecture of a global analytics platform at Reed, and began researching the topic in my own time. Since July 2016 I have been developing the analytics product behind a forthcoming air quality start-up, using AWS to host a machine learning and analytics solution using Kinesis, S3, Athena, EMR (Spark), and Lambda (Python).

I am also the CTO for a financial analytics start-up Lyrebird Analytics, where I use AWS EC2 and S3 for its infrastructure. This position involves some strategic planning, a small amount of pre-sales work, and occasional due diligence on proposals.