Who am I?
In my spare time (of which there is much less now we have 3 lively boys) I enjoy playing computer games and working on my model railway. I am also teaching myself to play bass guitar.
What am I doing now?
I am currently working for Qualcomm in Cambridge. Initially I worked with a team developing applications for uiOne working with the BREW API. Phones that use this technology include the O2 Cocoon and the 3 ‘Skype’ phone. After 20 month working on ‘Plaza Mobile Internet’ – a mobile widgets solution I am now in Corporate Research & Development. I am currently working on a project looking at gestural control.
I have working in the arena of mobile applications for 10 years. I started working for Xerox in 1999 with the team bringing the Satchel project out of the Cambridge research lab. Satchel became MobileDoc and then mDoc, unfortunately Xerox were unable to make a commercial success out of their very forward thinking research and Xerox Mobile Solutions was closed in July 2003.
I was very pleased to be able to move on to work for SEVEN and continue to work in the emerging market for mobile applications. In 2007 I moved to Qualcomm who are the company largely responsible for the CDMA technology that is now used in 3G mobile phones.
Of course the best bit about working with mobile applications is all the cool ‘toys’ that I get to play with!