Does technology function at the human level?
Technology could provide a huge benefit to all our communities, but I see it failing to be accessible in many areas, my personal focus being on families that have children with long-term complex needs. With the National Health Service in England committing to delivering Personalised Care, technology has a role here to support these families in coproduction with local authorities and in supporting one another.
I’ve spent my working life as a freelancer working for technology companies such as Vodafone, Cable & Wireless, Virgin Media, IBM, Sage and NTT DATA performing various roles from developer, implementor, solution designer to programme manager in the UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean. I have a BSc and MSc in Commercial Computing from the Open University that I gained through studying part time, with my dissertation examining how we can reuse existing user interfaces to bypass IT backlogs. With this background of knowledge & experience, I plan to examine how we can move towards delivering on technology’s potential.