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Patrick O.

A Consultant from Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland

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M.A. (Systems)
B.Sc.

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Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland

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Ireland

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Serious
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Software Quality Information Systems Consultant
Consultant, author, speaker, trainer, with a focus on software process quality improvement, spreadsheet model review, testing and auditing.

Since 1981 Patrick has run his own consultancy focusing on business solutions development and providing advice internationally on good practice in information systems development.

His current focus is spreadsheet systems modelling and auditing services as well as IT consultancy. He is 2005-2006 chair of the European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group (EuSpRIG) and of SoftTest Ireland, and a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society. He advised the ECDL Foundation on the content of a syllabus for a new certification in good spreadsheet practices.

He was an Expert Advisor to the European Commission during the first euro currency conversion of 12 member states. He provided presentations and tutorials internationally, changeover consulting and compliance auditing. He is an approved software tester to the BASDA standard for EMU compliance, and contributed advice and converter testing services to the national Euro Business Awareness Campaign of Ireland. His book on Managing the Euro in Information Systems was published by Addison Wesley in August 1999.

His long career spans many facets of software systems development, testing, and training. He is a director of the Informatics Development Institute which managed the TRINET FP5 project to provide remote regions with access to the world-wide Internet via low-earth-orbiting satellites. During the Year 2000(Y2K) project wave he wrote many articles, spoke internationally, consulted, and audited projects. Prior to that he gained a certification as a TickIT ISO9000 auditor, and he promoted software development process improvement using the Personal Software Process.

He lectured on Quantitative Methods and I.T. training in the Irish Management Institute, in computer applications at the Management Science School of the Department of Statistics in Trinity College Dublin.

Prior to setting up The Company he worked as a business analyst in Operations Research for Irish Fertiliser Industries, applying linear programming for production optimisation and project financial modelling.

His interest is in practical, effective solutions to systems problems, with a focus on the real objectives to be attained. Project references are available on request.

 

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45 Years of Experience

IT - Information Technology

Managing Director of Systems Modelling Limited since 1981. He is a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society, the current chair of the European Spreadsheet Risks Interest Group, a director of the Informatics Development Institute, and an Expert Advisor to the European Commission.

He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and an author on practical I.T. approaches.

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45 Years of Experience

Management Information Systems

From 1999 to 2002 his projects were consulting and auditing I.T. projects for information system conversion to the euro, the single European currency. He contributed to the national Forf?s Euro Business Awareness Campaign of Ireland.His book "Managing the Euro in Information Systems; Strategies for Successful Changeover" was published by Addison Wesley in August 1999, ISBN 0-201-60482-5.

From 1997 to 1999 his focus was writing articles, speaking internationally, consulting, and auditing Year 2000(Y2K) projects. He contributed to I.T. training courses in the Irish Management Institute, lectured in computer applications at the Management Science School of the Department of Statistics in Trinity College Dublin, and is involved in the TRINET project to provide remote regions with access to the world-wide Internet via low-earth-orbiting satellites. His background is in industrial quality control, financial modeling, and operations research applications.

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25 Years of Experience

Process Facilitation

A certified TickIT ISO9000 auditor, I promote software development process improvement using the Personal Software Process.
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