After Adrian gained a HND in Computing Technology from Teesside University (formerly Polytechnic) in 1985, he spent 3 years with British Gas West Midlands on their internal data and transmission communications networks.
Adrian then joined BT in 1988 and has had a variety of roles since, initially working with project teams doing network designs for emerging applications on mainframe and distributed computing platforms. He was part of the internal networks team establishing initial intranet and production level internet firewall systems, and became the responsible owner for the internal IP address space. This work evolved to establishing enterprise wide governance for IP addresses and BT.COM, partly to stop paying for the domain name with his corporate credit card!
Adrian then spent some years in pre-sales consultancy role in the Finance and Wholesale Communications sectors, gaining Chartered Engineer through the Mature Candidate Route and also gaining Chartered IT Professional. He then moved onto Central Government Sector, bringing Government Accredited Secure Systems into a managed services environment, providing specialist consultancy to, and industry wide participation in, UK Government and NATO communications environments. This gained Adrian Fellowship of both the British Computing Society and the Institute of Engineering & Technology.
Adrian recently gained an MSc in Advanced Networking with the Open University.
Adrian is currently the Engineering and Network Architect lead for BT supporting parts of Critical National Infrastructure. Whilst retaining a Government role, he is re-architecting and transforming network technologies for National Air Traffic Services, whilst maintaining high levels of availability for information flows and services traversing them.
Adrian served a term as Chair of the IET Coventry & Warwickshire Branch, and is a Professional Registration Advisor.