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Bob Jarvis - Founder and Chairman

Bob has now retired after over 50 years in what is now called "IT". However he still takes a very active interest in the technology, writing a lot (see his blog) and continuing to advise key clients worldwide.

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​Over 40 years as an International IT Consultant , Systems Architect and Project Manager advising major enterprises and governmental institutions in the UK, Continental Europe and the Americas.
bulletCompleted over 50 major projects and consulting assignments in 17 countries, many of long duration with a high incidence of repeat assignments
bullet​Highly experienced Systems Architect operating on the business/technology intersection
bullet​Recognized Subject Matter Expert on Enterprise Architecture and Service Oriented Architecture.
bulletWide industry experience covering manufacturing, finance, government, healthcare and public utilities
bulletMajor practical contributions to the tools and techniques used in Information Systems Development
bulletExtensive experience, as an architect and project manager, of Health and Social Care systems at National level
bulletFrom 2000 to 2013, worked closely with Microsoft on both internal and customer projects particularly in healthcare.
bulletAuthor, commentator and presenter on Enterprise and Service Oriented Architecture (see Publications)
bulletElected Fellow of the British Computer Society - FBCS (1971) and Chartered Information Technology Professional - CITP (2004)
bulletReceived Microsoft's Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for Solution Architecture in 2009

Neil Jarvis - Managing Director Designate

Over 20 years leading-edge Networking Research and Development experience working with the World's leading Networking companies and Standards Bodies
bulletAcknowledged expert in routing and switching technologies such as Token-ring and Ethernet
bulletActive in the development of networking standards e.g. Participant in IEEE 802.5 token ring working group, Vice Chair of IEEE 802.1 working group 2000-2005 producing the 802.1X and other standards.
bulletAt Cisco Systems, responsible for the architecture of IPv4, IPv6 and MPLS forwarding control and data planes. Helped produce the common software code base that can run on small home and office routers to the largest internet backbone devices. Member of the IOS architecture team overseeing next-generation features and infrastructure initiatives, driving innovation within the IOS software group.
bulletCisco Distinguished Engineer 2005
bulletBSc (1st Class Honours) and Master of Engineering in Microelectronic Systems Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) 1989

 Current Status

Bob takes a back seat now, but still advises a few key clients, public bodies and academic institutions. He continues to develop our methods and tools even further.


Bob's son, Neil, joined the firm in 2006 and will assume full control in due course as Bob winds down fully and his own, extensive client workload allows.

Our Co-founder Geof Carrington is now happily retired and lives in Texas with his wife, Wendy.

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