A technical business training specialist with an operational difference.
My first involvement in IT was in 1977. By the middle of the 1980s, I was already networking computers as a radio ham, wirelessly, a network manager of thousands of users.
I started by working in industry automating the high tech creation of previously hand made objects. Starting as an apprentice and becoming the Master, managing the apprentice department.
From there in a career change, I moved into the training industry in 1997 and started to automate delivery with CBT, which turned into eLearning.
Blame me, but I imported the first DIY authoring tools into Europe and for over ten years representing first Trainersoft and later Lectora. I built a team offering training, support services, and creating thousands of hours of learning.
Now 25 years later, with hindsight and experience, I am still pushing the envelope of LearnTech, including Cyber, AI, and Machine Learning, but the focus has changed towards understanding and meeting the business need.
By now you you probably guessed I am not your average, high-brow, country-club consultant. I am a tech-savvy L&D professional with knowledge of the learning industry from the struggling to the bleeding edges. Along the way I have been in Product and Program Management and a CTO.
My extensive experience and contribution to the L&D field have placed me as an acknowledged leader and pioneer in digital learning and personal development.
I am skilled as a learning architect developing new strategies, programmes, and technologies that successfully integrate into business workflows.
Experience with New Starters - Senior Management.
Throughout my career, I have supported diverse industries and fields, including:
Neil is one of the sharpest guys I have met. His creativity and out-of-the-box thinking constantly inspire me. Beyond ideas, Neil has real solutions to real issues organizations have every day. I have put Neil on my list of smart people to call when I need advice, you should too.
Neil is a creative ball of energy when it comes to organizational development and workplace performance. His passion is contagious, and he never fails to excite, intrigue and add insight.
When you meet someone with a significant public profile, there is a danger that they will not come up to your expectations.
In my experience, there is ZERO probability of that with Neil; his real persona is even stronger than his public image.
Genuine, realistic, innovative, trustworthy, and inspirational are five adjectives that, to my mind, capture his personality and approach.
Thought Leader interviews - Learning Solutions, Florida
Does Social Learning have a future? An interesting panel on how social learning will become so important. This from 2011, were we right?
An interview after releasing a learning project with a difference. Using voice recognition in call centres to simulate incoming calls and monitoring the response.
After keynote at the Polish learning conference, interviewed about the difference between eLearning and mLearning