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Neill Adamson

User Experience Guy (UX)

Cape Town, South Africa

Skills

IT Management

Product Design

Strategic Thinking

Strategic Planning

About

A pragmatic, commercially-focused Technologist who will do what it takes to get results. I am a Senior IT Manager, with 20-years in online and IT-driven experience. I enjoy working Strategically in the Mobile and Internet Industries in an innovative, agile environment, where people create value through cutting-edge products and services. Key skills include: 15 years Project Management (incl. Agile & Scrum) 13 years People Management 11 years System & Process Analysis & Design 8 years Operations Management 9 years Strategic Thinking 5 years Product Management

Education

University of Cape Town

B.Com (IS Honours) , B.Com (IS Honours)

December 1994 - December 1994

University of Cape Town

B.Com (Information Systems) , B.Com (Information Systems)

December 1993 - December 1993

St. Georges College (Zimbabwe)

December 1989 - December 1989

Experience

Games Producer

Blue Leaf Games , Cape Town

June 2010 - May 2012

Responsible for design, development and prodution of all game elements for Mobile & Social Networks. Focusing on Mxit, Migg33, Mocospace and Facebook.

Game Design
Product Management
ex: PHP
Owner

Turn Left at the Giraffe , Cape Town

July 2009 - January 2011

Mobile development company for location-based products and services for South African mobile phone users.

Mobile Product Design
Product Management
ex: PHP
Scrum Coach

Growth-in-motion , Cape Town

January 2009 - June 2010

Coached development teams Implemented SCRUM and Agile Managed change resulting from new approach to team-work and product delivery

Scrum/Agile Coaching
Implementing Scrum
Managing Team
Product & Systems Development Manager

24.com , Product & Systems Development Manager

March 2005 - December 2008

Set-up and managed team of 50+ developers building internet products for 24.com.

Team Management
IT Strategy
Budget Management
Customer Intelligence Manager

20twenty Financial Services , Cape Town

February 2000 - February 2005

Founding team-member of South Africa's first internet-only bank. Covered roles from Business Analyst, Project Manager, System Analyst. Managed BI team delivering customer insights for Exco.

Business Intelligence
Business Analysis
Project Management
Senior IT Consultant

Ernst & Young (Management Consultants) , London

January 1998 - December 1999

Consulted using E&Y Accelerated Technical Architecture Definition methodology.

IT Architecture
IT Consulting
Project Delivery
Business Process Consultant

Ernst & Young (Management Consultants) , Cape Town

January 1995 - December 1997

Consulted on Business Process Re-engineering projects.

Process Analysis
Process Design
Process Implementation

Workplace personality

100+

Company Size

12

Day Length

25+

Team Size

Loud

Noise Level

Formal

Dress Code

Benefits

Cafeteria

N/A

Commute

Relocate

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