Career information
2007 onward Through InformationSpan, Tony now undertakes the range of technology- and insight-related activities described on this website. He also teaches within the Faculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology for the Open University.
2001-2007 GlaxoSmithKline Information Technology: following the merger of GlaxoWellcome and SmithKline Beecham, developed the Emerging Technology and insight services portfolios, bringing the Company's Six Sigma approach to bear and considerably enhancing the Company's benefit in these areas. Received a testimonial from George Colony, CEO of Forrester Research, recognising the shared development. Retired from GSK at the end of 2007 to build up InformationSpan
1994-2001 SmithKline Beecham (SB) Information Resources: emerging technology, insight services, enterprise architect, and Year 2000. Travelled frequently to SB's overseas locations in the US and Europe. Led the charge to bring SB into the internet age, creating the initial business case and presentations for C-level managers, and received a CIO Commendation for this initiative
1993 Independent consultant (Parkside Information Management). InformationSpan's Pocket Website dates from this time; the Pocket Y2K section was widely linked and recognised during activity on Year 2000 issues.
1989-1992 BP (British Petroleum): BP Research, IT Research Unit: collaborative research with the Distributed Systems Engineering Group at Imperial College, London; Groupe Bull; Alcatel; AEA Harwell; ICL; BT; and many other Europe-wide partners. Primary focus: management architectures for wide area distributed systems, a vital topic for today's Internet-based applications and standardised in the multi-part Reference Model for Open Distributed Processing, ISO/IEC 10746 (1996)
1982-1989 BP: BP Exploration, London: database and data management; user training design and management
1975-1982 Computer Centre, Queen Mary College, University of London, developing user training for a service which reached across London and beyond. Worked on early versions of the Graphical Kernel System (GKS), and the ICL Distributed Array Processor