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Paul Beard

Group CIO @ Brady PLC

Chief Information Officer (CIO) at British Antarctic Survey

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Ranked #1,113 out of 22,260 for Group CIO in United States

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Brady PLC

Group CIO

January 2014 to Present

Cambridge, United Kingdom

Brady PLC

Group Head of IT

May 2011 to Present

Cambridge Consultants

IT Manager

January 2006 to April 2011

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Brady PLC

Group CIO, with overall responsibility for IT across the whole company, covering offices across 3 continents. involvement in M&A Process Responsibility for Core System Harmonisation process, Information security, IT Strategy. Manage a Global IT Budget of Approx £1M. Domain consolidation and restructuring process.

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Currently Group CIO for a Global software company, responsible for introducing a global IT paln and strategy. Providing support and maintain the whole IT infrastructure including Telecoms, with an annual IT budget in the order of £1m I hold CITP status with the BCS, I have a strong service ethic, good ability to keep abreast of latest technology, dedication to work, able to see the big picture, good relationship with suppliers, willingness to listen and take on others views/opinions and never loose my cool. Over the years I have attended courses on Customer Service, Auditing, Assertiveness, Leadership to name but a few. I have been in a managerial post for over 18 years and gained valuable experience in managing people of various levels, this includes carrying out regular performance reviews. I have Project Managed the roll out of several key systems. These have included a new finance system, Infrastructure upgrades, new office infrastructure, which all went to time and budget. Specialties: • IT Management, Project Management, Change Management, QA Management, ISO 9001, IT Security, ISO 27001, BS25999, Trouble Shooting skills. •Windows 2003, 2000, NT4, XP, Vista etc., •MS Exchange, MS Sharepoint, MS Office, MS Project, Visio, MS SMS, MOM, IIS 6 •WAN/LAN Technologies, Lotus Notes/Domino, Adobe Photoshop, Anti-Virus, Firewalls, Sage Line 50 & 200, Switches, Routers, Hubs, Wireless Networking, •Telephony, VOIP, SCSI InterfacingGroup CIO @ Group CIO, with overall responsibility for IT across the whole company, covering offices across 3 continents. involvement in M&A Process Responsibility for Core System Harmonisation process, Information security, IT Strategy. Manage a Global IT Budget of Approx £1M. Domain consolidation and restructuring process. From January 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Cambridge, United KingdomGroup Head of IT @ Introduce a Global IT Plan and Strategy. Responsible for aligning the IT infrastructure across multiple countries and continents. Manage and set the Global IT budget for the whole organisation. Involved in M&A processes Successfully deployed a global communication system using Office 365, ie mail, Lync and Sharepoint. Merge networks, and restructure of domain. From May 2011 to Present (4 years 6 months) IT Manager @ Global IT Manager, responsible for infrastructure of 400 machines across 2 sites, UK & US. Overall Project management responsibilty for all IT projects, inc Telecoms. Manage IT budget of approx £2M Negotiate service & Maintenance contracts From January 2006 to April 2011 (5 years 4 months) IT Manager @ Total responsibility for the IT Infrastructure, Telecommunications etc. Provide support and Training for users From October 1998 to January 2006 (7 years 4 months) Systems and Business Processes Manager @ Responsible for all IT and Quality issues of the company. Specify, install and maintain all IT equipment, i.e. PC’s Telephone equipment, Fax machines, Printers etc. Responsible for IT training and support. Maintain and improve the ISO 9001 approved Quality system. Re-wrote the Quality system to make it more efficient and user friendly. Manage and obtain approved supplier status for Nortel, GPT, Nokia etc.. Run a continuous improvement programme. From November 1996 to October 1998 (2 years) Quality & IT Manager @ Responsible for all IT management and support, this includes training users in the use of software packages, as well as advising on the correct package for the job in hand. Set-up and installed a world wide BBS and E-mail system for agents and customers using the internet and a dedicated communications server at head office. Completed the company Quality Manual, and prepared all departments to meet and subsequently obtain ISO 9001 and BABT 340 approvals. Carry out internal and external audits to ensure compliance with our requirements etc. Advise on all aspects of Quality and approvals. Liase with Test houses, design etc. to obtain BABT approvals for the companies products. Responsible for Managing equipment approvals throughout Europe and the World. Generated Technical manuals for use by Engineers and Representatives. From January 1994 to November 1996 (2 years 11 months) Service Manager @ From 1988 to 1993 (5 years) Paul Beard is skilled in: Microsoft Exchange, Windows Server, IT Management, VoIP, Troubleshooting, IIS, Firewalls, Switches, ISO 27001, SharePoint, Wireless Networking, XP, Telephony, Project Management, Information Security, Technical Support, Information Technology, Management, Telecommunications, Change Management, Business Process, Integration, Strategy, IT Strategy

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