Chief Technology Officer
March 2015 to Present
London, United Kingdom
Telegraph Media Group
Head of Architecture and Analysis
September 2012 to February 2015
london, united kingdom
April 2011 to August 2012
Lead Enterprise Architect UK Border Agency
June 2009 to April 2011
Sit-Up a subsidiary of Virgin Media
April 2008 to June 2009
Senior Architect Business Intelligence
November 2002 to April 2008
Senior Systems Analyst
September 2002 to November 2004
July 2001 to September 2002
Senior Analyst / Programmer- Team leader
June 1998 to June 2001
Malta Information Technology and Training Services Ltd
Senior Analyst Programmer
1998 to 2001
June 1994 to June 1998
Leading the Economist Digital Platforms team enabling the transformation and development of key platforms and services comprising of Architects, Developers, User Experience and Designers providing services into a cross functional product organisation. Responsible for defining the Target Digital Architecture delivering capabilities to introduce innovative products to augment the Economist Digital Product portfolio. Leading the Economist Digital Platforms team enabling the transformation and development of key platforms and services comprising of Architects, Developers, User Experience and Designers providing services into a cross functional product organisation. Responsible for defining the Target Digital Architecture delivering capabilities to introduce innovative products to augment the Economist Digital Product portfolio.
What company does Mark Brincat work for?
Mark Brincat works for The Economist
What is Mark Brincat's role at The Economist?
Mark Brincat is Chief Technology Officer
What industry does Mark Brincat work in?
Mark Brincat works in the Newspapers industry.
A seasoned IT professional with over 20 years experience. I have a strong background in Enterprise Architectures and Digital transformations. I have a passion for technology and how to introduce technology enablers to deliver consumer products. I believe that the right people working together in an engaged environment is a key enabler to success. Strong team leadership across architecture, analysis, delivery and development, to support the definition and launch of new and innovative products/services and the adoption of new technologies and platforms. Deep expertise in digital commerce, media management, multi-channel production and distribution. I am very pragmatic and delivery focused with strong communication, leadership and project management skills. I have the ability to work at strategic levels and the detail level without losing focus in implementation minutiae. I am a good team player with ability to communicate both in writing and orally at different levels, defining clear goals and objectives and explaining complex technical concepts. Specialties: Media, enterprise architecture, technology, transformation, empowering teams, delivery, cloud computing, omni-channel commerceChief Technology Officer @ Leading the Economist Digital Platforms team enabling the transformation and development of key platforms and services comprising of Architects, Developers, User Experience and Designers providing services into a cross functional product organisation. Responsible for defining the Target Digital Architecture delivering capabilities to introduce innovative products to augment the Economist Digital Product portfolio. From March 2015 to Present (10 months) London, United KingdomHead of Architecture and Analysis @ Head of Architecture and Analysis responsible for a team of business analysts, solution architects, enterprise architects, security and performance architects for both enterprise and consumer digital products reporting to the Chief Technology Officer. Responsible for the overall architecture and technology strategy for the Telegraph Media Group including the following Publication of the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph Newspapers The Telegraph Website with over 60million unique hits. The Telegraph consumer digital products including presence on iPad, iPhone, Android Tablet, Blackberry, Android Phone and Windows 8 Tablet Delivered a multi-platform content publishing system enabling the delivery of content to multiple digital devices and multiple consumer digital applications. Delivered a multi-channel consumer experience management solution that drives the delivery of The Telegraph global news website and mobile web experience enabling targeted news experiences to both Telegraph subscribers and the general public. Responsible for the re-engineering of the Telegraph Newsroom systems including the introduction of a digital asset management system and the introduction of a rights management systems and the movement of print publishing to a cloud based solution. Responsible for the Telegraph subscription management and enforcement systems and delivering the international paywall that monitors usage of the Telegraph website and drives revenue through digital and print subscriptions. Responsible for delivering the move to an on-demand cloud based platform to support the automated provisioning of environments and platforms for the Telegraph. Introducing an overall architecture operating model for the definition of target and transitional architectures enabling consistency of documentation and a means of understanding the technology landscape for the Telegraph Systems. Re-develop the technical design governance and assurance processes. From September 2012 to February 2015 (2 years 6 months) london, united kingdomEnterprise Architect @ Lead the evolution of the EA function, including the coordination of an appropriately balanced pursuit of enterprise business, information, technical and solution architecture viewpoints, defining the charter, execution plan and measures for the EA Function with the Head of Strategy and Architecture communicating the value of EA to both technology stakeholders and business stakeholders, raising the profile of Enterprise Architecture. Provided Enterprise Architecture consuntancy and review on a number of global projects including the deployment of a global enterprise service bus shared service,the delivery a global asset management platform for BBC Worldwide enabling the global visibility and delivery of digital assets to BBC Worldwide business partners, selection and RFP process for a global eCommerce and Electronic Sell Through platform the selection of an enterprise architecture tool and the uptake of the toolset by solution architects and business analysts and the delivery of a global rights management platform. Developed roadmaps and target architectures for business to business and direct to consumer, documenting the transitions and target states for these key business areas within BBC Worldwide. From April 2011 to August 2012 (1 year 5 months) Lead Enterprise Architect UK Border Agency @ Leading a team of architects in the development of an enterprise architecture practice for the UK Border Agency. Working towards defining the target operating model for UKBA in 2015 by understanding the current state and future state and the transitional capabilities required. Working in improving efficencies, increasing re-use and reducing costs to the Agency by implementing standard approaches and methodologies such as TOGAF. From June 2009 to April 2011 (1 year 11 months) Enterprise Architect @ Since I started within Virgin Media I was tasked with introducing an architecture function within the Sit-Up Channels division of Virgin Media. I have introduced a TOGAF based approach to delivering projects applying leanings from previous experience. Key deliverables up till now Applied TOGAF methodologies for the development of target architectures for the various departments within the organisation. Introduced a SQL Server 2005 shared environment to deliver a service that will support current and future needs for the channels reducing the cost of implementations for projects and standardizing the delivery method. Initiated several projects to standardize the approach within Sit-Up through a target architecture. Developed a number of architecture descriptions for the key business areas of the organization and identified potential future projects to improve the way the business operates in terms of falling price auctions, supply chain and fixed price models. From April 2008 to June 2009 (1 year 3 months) Senior Architect Business Intelligence @ Applied TOGAF methodologies and UML Design techniques in the development of solution and target architectures. Assisted in the development of the departments Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMII) Architecture. Led development of the solution architecture/system design for an analytical data warehouse to improve drug product manufactured quality, support manufacturing process improvement and root-cause problem investigation and a number of BI systems where the detailed design and development is done off-shore and technology assessment & recommendation for project use. This involved design of the data warehouse, OLAP cubes through the implementation of Cognos as the BI Solution. Developed integration strategy and approach to implement a messaging based integration between the instrumentation based systems at the manufacturing sites and the enterprise data warehouse. From November 2002 to April 2008 (5 years 6 months) Senior Systems Analyst @ Developed, evolved and influenced the usage of methodologies, working practices and tools by development and support teams to deliver quality applications to the business efficiently at reduced costs. This was done in alignment with the department’s IT Enterprise wide Technical Architecture and Technical Vision implementing key technical aspects of it on individual projects. Developed a code generation capability to be used with the departments modelling tool to automatically generate code from the designs implemented in the modelling tool thus reducing time to manufacture solutions. Provided effective support and delivered enhancements for business critical systems. Gathered requirements using UML modelling techniques for new solutions in support of business critical processes.OO Application Development in XML/ASP/Visual Basic/SQL Server and Oracle. From September 2002 to November 2004 (2 years 3 months) Systems Analyst @ • OO Application development in Visual Basic and Powerbuilder, areas where expertise has been gained is Visual C++, Powerbuilder, Oracle on Windows. • Supported and developed enhancements to commercial applications written in Powerbuilder v6 and transitioned new version of application to use Powerbuilder v7. • Researched new technologies for the organization mainly in the area of moving new application development in ASP.NET and Visual C#. From July 2001 to September 2002 (1 year 3 months) Senior Analyst / Programmer- Team leader @ Working closely with the main client, the Government of Malta, to define Business Processes and Requirements, as well as delivering support to their IT-Department. Led development of the computer system to be used for Self Assessment Tax Calculation and Income Tax Statements. Integrated system with Accounts payable system for collection and interest calculation. From June 1998 to June 2001 (3 years 1 month) Senior Analyst Programmer @ From 1998 to 2001 (3 years) IT Co-ordinator @ From June 1994 to June 1998 (4 years 1 month) L-Università ta' Malta From 1992 to 1995 Stella Maris Collage (Malta) Mark Brincat is skilled in: Enterprise Architecture, TOGAF, Business Intelligence, SQL Server, SDLC, ETL, Solution Architecture, SOA, IT Strategy, Technical Architecture, Architecture, ITIL, Business Analysis, Web Services, IT Governance
Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Judging (J)
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