After a successful 40+ year career, I recently learned that
'you are never to old to learn something new'
Providing strategic advise & project management services to clients and companies interested in emerging technologies has always been an interest of mine. But more recently, it's a breath of fresh air to work with people less than half my age.
In the 1990's, I was lucky to be involved in the drive to convert analog to digital, so that computers would be able to read, understand and manipulate data.
Who knew ? Its old hat now to talk about the 'conversion'. But, back then, it was ooohhh so exciting - to be involved with the launch of TG4 - a digital TV station, located in the West of Ireland at Baile na hAbhann, Co. Galway and subsequently with 'The Secret Garden', Cork, one of the first truely digital recording studio's in Ireland.
Since then, I have served time as CEO with a Polish/Irish software company and a Swedish/ Irish 'game dev' company. I really enjoyed my time as an ICT Advocate with Enterprise Ireland where I was charged to travel and meet some amazing people working in high tech start-ups here in Ireland.
More recently, I have focussed my time to become more of a social entrepreneur where I am involved with currently studing the benefits of 'improving personal mobility'. When time, allows, I still enjoy helping out mentoring start-ups, devising strategies for websites and online apps. AND I am still trying to fit in time to learn more about VR and AR. My current motto is ... 'don't retire, rewire'.
Work that makes 'a difference', 'DATA' that matters ...
More recently, I co-founded Anamo Prometrics Ltd a start-up involved with using markerless motion capture in a range of different sectors - clinical assessments; high performasmnce sports and digital media - AR & VR.
A recent success has been our collaboration with Gillian O'Dwyer (Head Physio) and her team at Enable Ireland, Cork which resulted in our development of AnamoCGA™ - a clinical gait analysis facility for children and teens with Cerebral Palsy. We are now working to development AnamoMES™ - a movement efficiency screening facility loosly based on FMS (functional movement screening).
On a personal basis, I enjoy researching and developing fund-raising practices and when time allows I look to support 'special needs' projects here in Ireland. On occasion as an executive coach to CEOs, I help to improve sales and marketing by developing 'go-to-market' strategies. For the remainder of 2019 I will be busy but I am always interested in discovering new technologies that will help make a 'difference'.