Intellex Acquires Expert by Big Village

We're thrilled to announce that Intellex has acquired Expert by Big Village, effective March 22, 2024. This strategic move enhances our capabilities and strengthens our commitment to delivering exceptional solutions to our customers.

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Expert Details

Mobile Software, Scaling Teams, and Process Improvement

ID: 739440 California, USA

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Expert is a successful technology leader with over 15 years of experience in building high-performing teams and delivering quality, innovative products. He has an extensive background in software architecture and development across multiple platforms, encompassing OS and hardware integrations. He has delivered continuous improvement whilst managing cross-functional international teams through Agile methodologies.

He is currently CTO at Employer, a technology consultancy to businesses in mobile, IoT, real estate, social media, and photography. Previously, he held Director of Engineering roles at VMware, Blackberry, and Good Technology where he led the creation of multiple enterprise mobile applications. He is a recognized expert in mobile software and security and speaks at many industry conferences.

As the Director of Engineering at VMWare, he oversaw the WS1 Core team responsible for delivering the WS1 Intelligent Hub, Enterprise, Security, and Analytics SDKs on client devices. He also created and led the Client Architecture team before taking over the WS1 Intelligent Hub teams.

Mobile; Upskilling; Java, Kotlin, Swift; Full stack; Scaling; JavaScript; Agile; Leading, Empowering; C, C++, objc; DevOps; Coaching; Machine Learning; Zero Trust; AR/VR/XT; Mentoring; Innovation; Quality & Security; Computer Vision


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1996 Degree: MEng Subject: ESIT Institution: University of Cambridge
Year: 1995 Degree: MA (Hons Cantab) Subject: EIST Institution: University of Cambridge

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: CTO Department:
Engineering Leadership consultancy across multiple spaces – mobile software and security, technology, social media, real estate, photography.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2017 to 2023 Employer: VMWare Title: Director of Engineering Department: End User Computing
Experienced leader in WorkSpace One (WS1) Client Engineering. Oversaw the WS1 Core team responsible for delivering the WS1 Intelligent Hub, Enterprise, Security, and Analytics SDKs on client devices. Reported to the VP of WS1 Client Engineering. Delivered on the promise of Consumer Simple, Enterprise Secure, ensuring enterprise management, security, identity, and employee experience.

Led Security and Analytics Mobile and Desktop solutions. Created and led the Client Architecture team before taking over the WS1 Intelligent Hub teams. Led a team of 130 reports, including 10 directs and up to 3 layers of managers. Provided leadership, coaching, and mentorship to ensure success. Provided continuing mentorship for several managers and staff engineers, internally and externally, and coached all client engineering leads through the staff+ promotion process.

Additional accomplishments:
• Transformed the Airwatch SDK product and team into the modern modular WS1 SDK leading the enterprise mobility management space.
• Upskilled the team through targeted recruitment and team rotation.
• Created the Mobile DevOps CI/CD process first within the SDK, then across the full mobile organization, both introducing/building the tools and evolving the developer mentality.
• Moved from release every 3 months to 2 per month. Internal daily testable version of SDK and apps - fully automated with code analysis and automated test gateways.
• Applied Microservice thinking to Mobile to create reusable modules to expand the reach including experience analytics, operational telemetry and Zero Trust security reporting whilst maintaining usability and privacy.
• Founding team member for Innersource@VMware, enabling and evangelizing the sharing and contribution to reusable components across the company.
• Drove Innovative solutions to a wide range of customer problems (security, integration, identity, password-less) 60+ team filed patents, 13 filed patents personally, 5 granted as March 2023.
• Responded to the impact of the “Great Resignation” by spinning up a new team in a new location (15 people in 3 months).
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2015 to 2017 Employer: BlackBerry Title: Director of Engineering and Architecture Department: Enterprise Solutions
After the acquisition of Good Technology:
• Lead the integration of Good ’s Enterprise Mobility Platform and BlackBerry Enterprise Suite.
• Defined the platform architecture for all BlackBerry’s mobile applications.
• Expanded the platform organization to more than 80 people (developers, quality engineers, automation experts, architects, managers and scrum masters) to rapidly address the combined customer base.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2010 to 2015 Employer: Good Technology Title: Director of Engineering Department: Engineering
Software developer, Architect, Manager and Director:
• Created Good Dynamics mobile SDK. From 0 to 5000 apps. From 0 to 20M+ users.
• Architected many innovative new solutions to providing secure access to content and back end infrastructure, leading to a world class enterprise mobility solution, and 20+ patents (3 personal).
• Grew the mobile/desktop SDK group from 5 to 60+ people covering iOS, Android, Windows 10, macOS, as well as Cordova and Xamarin.
• Developed the leading team members into effective managers and architects to guide multiple teams across multiple countries and time zones.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to 2010 Employer: Burning Deck Title: Founder and Director Department:
Development of image manipulation/processing software platform for mobiles.
• Shipped apps on Symbian and Android
• Mobile Software and Architecture consultancy projects (Symbian and cross platform) for Nokia, SurfKitchen (now Symphony Teleca), Vertu and Gate9/Nokia Maps
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2005 to 2005 Employer: Samsung Mobile Title: Technical Manager Department:
Software Architect and Manager for the Future Technology group delivering prototypes.
• First mobile panorama stitching solution.
• First “delete person from photo” solution.
• Driving innovation, delivering 6 patents (smart assistant, mobile kickstand, text on rear of phone).
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2003 to 2005 Employer: Mobile Innovation Title: Team Lead Department:
Architect/manager for a series of Nokia/Symbian smartphone projects.
• Scaled team from 2 to 20.
• Shipped first keyboard-less touchscreen phone. Added TRL text input.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2003 Employer: Teleca* Title: Senior Software Engineer Department:
Mobile Software Engineer.
• Added photo sync to the first smart camera phone.
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1996 to 2000 Employer: BAE SYSTEMS Title: Lead Systems Engineer Department:
Systems engineering lead for guidance, tracking and targeting systems.
• Designed the calibration at scale that enabled multiple gyro-stabilization systems - best known: Segway
• Developed Machine Learning Computer Vision solution for identifying and tracking targets

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