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Neil Walker


Chief Architect / Head Of Architecture at Covéa Insurance

Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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Neil Walker's Work Experience

ERIS Technology Limited


April 2015 to Present

Manchester, United Kingdom


Deputy Head of Enterprise Architecture for Europe

June 2014 to April 2015

Cognizant Technology Solutions

Associate Director / Principal Architect

January 2010 to June 2014

UK and Europe

Neil Walker's Education

Coventry University

2-1 BA(Hons)

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About Neil Walker's Current Company

ERIS Technology Limited

I am responsible for the technology organisation at ERIS and we believe in creating unique solutions in the field of emotional data analytics focusing on biometrics, security, data analytics, SOA and mobile. We create solutions which identify unique customer emotional insights to determine motivations and influences on human behaviour and how emotions drive decision making.

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About Neil Walker

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I have worked in IT for 20+ years, with experience delivering applications with diverse technologies applying Enterprise and Solution Architecture, Consulting and system design experience. I have worked across a variety of sectors including Banking, Insurance, HealthCare, Manufacturing, Logistics, Mobile and Government. I am a focused individual, who can happily operate broadly across IT, I have defined and shaped strategy for Enterprise Architecture, SOA and Cloud. This includes transformation approaches and innovations to establish next generation platform solutions. I have specialised in a number of IT areas, with SOA being one of my key specialities. I am a highly adaptable individual, who believes in innovative and creative thinking.CTO, CIO @ I am responsible for the technology organisation at ERIS and we believe in creating unique solutions in the field of emotional data analytics focusing on biometrics, security, data analytics, SOA and mobile. We create solutions which identify unique customer emotional insights to determine motivations and influences on human behaviour and how emotions drive decision making. From April 2015 to Present (9 months) Manchester, United KingdomDeputy Head of Enterprise Architecture for Europe @ A Senior Director in Mindtree responsible for developing new logo's and delivering Enterprise Architecture for my clients. I develop Architecture capabilities and provide advisory EA services for clients, specialising in large scale transformations, emerging Architecture practices and Service Orientation. From June 2014 to April 2015 (11 months) Associate Director / Principal Architect @ Principal Architect, operating across multiple sectors, including Banking and Finance, Government, Mobile, Pharmaceutical and Insurance. Leading the Enterprise Architecture and Cloud function in Cognizant Global Technology Consulting team, covering UK and Europe. Operate with new business clients through to large scale delivery; providing Architecture capabilities (inc TOGAF) for large transformations specialising in complex distributed systems. Provide Cloud architecture and strategy, including innovations on Cloud offerings such as transformation approach, assessment and ROI methodology Inventor of Cognizant Cloud Architecture Framework (CAF). Lead Architect establishing Enterprise Architecture practices and tailored processes to operate a new Enterprise Architecture function, including TOGAF and ITIL practices. Shape and establish Enterprise Architecture practices including defining and delivering EA Maturity Models. Lead Architect with proven delivery in Banking and Government sectors, responsible for product recommendation, SOA Architecture, strategy, delivery and business process transformation/automation. Lead Architect for large scale enterprise application Insurance solution, responsible for leading application architecture, design and delivery across 2 global delivery centers offshore and 1 large onshore team. Leading circa 80+ ADM technical resources and providing senior client stakeholder leadership and project management support. From January 2010 to June 2014 (4 years 6 months) UK and EuropeLead Architect SOA @ I have currently designed, built and delivered a large scale SOA platform. Currently working on early design phases of a new Security solution within the SOA platform with MS. I have delivered all of the following over the last 2 years: • Enterprise scaled BizTalk ESB solution with custom SOA Servcie Containers • J2E Business Process engneering using Intalio BPM. • Define message structures, taxonomy and standards for both ILOG business rules and UDDI fact based service discovery. • .Net 3.5 WCF services • Integration with Siebel 7 and 8 CRM systems • Integration with local government benefit systems • Establishing SOA stratergy and best practice in both the technical and business communities. • Presenting and running technical workshops for developers, business change workshops to establish apprach for real world SOA. • Define approach to SOA methodology and practice for professional services • Application Development leadership I am also responsible for leading the Application Development community, and work directly to the SOA programme management and CTO. From March 2008 to January 2010 (1 year 11 months) Integration Solution Architect @ • Designed and developed an EAI BizTalk 2006 solution which integrates Siebel Contact Centre and Siebel EService, with Civica document management; Ikon PlanetPress solutions for Printing and DED for automated employee card printers for card production. • Responsible for the design and implementation of BizTalk 2006 Orchestrations, Schemas and custom Pipeline components. Including defining service interface contracts across the integration environment. • Implement Mapping entities using custom XSLT transformations. • Implement a number of C# .Net windows services and COM interop assemblies used by the Siebel team • Responsible for the application architecture and design for the integrated Print solution for a central government call centre. Using Enterprise Architect from Sparx Systems to model the solution according to UML principles. • Liased with a number of system trading partners to define service interfaces and agree messaging structure and integration policy. From March 2007 to February 2008 (1 year) Senior Developer @ • Responsible for the design, build, unit test of web applications and a number dependent of C# projects adhering to RUP methodology. • Set up and maintained the Continuous Integration server for the development team, using Nant, Nunit, Ndoc, FXCop and Cruise Control using VSS 2005 as the source control provider. • Designed all artifacts adhering to UML principles using Enterprise Architect from Sparx Systems. From November 2006 to March 2007 (5 months) Solutions Architect @ • Architecting a service orientated approach for LDL to have a strategic application framework across web and software application teams. • Develop a portal application with a UI written in ASP.Net, and mid tier business objects written in C#. Writing complex XSLT transformations to resolve XML responses into HTML. • Using BizTalk server 2004 to develop orchestrations executed from Web Services used to integrate applications accessing internal Oracle and SQL Server application databases. • Created a fully accessible (AA) web site for the portal user interface including user personalization of look and feel and managing screen colour and contrast. • Designed and developed a common pattern approach to the Portal application, including using abstract factory classes, configuration services using reflection to instantiate custom objects. From November 2005 to November 2006 (1 year 1 month) Senior Developer @ • Design, Build and Test .NET solutions using Visual Studio Whidbey creating pages and controls including mid-range assemblies using C# and OO concepts. Also responsible for migrating all code through the .NET 2 framework releases. • Responsible for developing Web Services and Unit Test projects using Whidbey in C#. Using Cruise Control to automate unit testing of C# business objects. • Knowledge of developing mid-tier business objects which manipulate XML using C# and XSLT. • Experience working and collaborating on HBOS Presentation Services Framework (PSF) which is a complete framework built on .NET 2. • Responsible for deploying .NET applications on various platforms including developing and supporting the release of .NET RBIT applications onto the HBOS E-Business environment. From January 2005 to November 2005 (11 months) Technical Leader @ • Manage the Design, Build and Test of the Data Migration solution and manage, support and co-ordinate consultants in the team. Also conduct performance reviews and provide input to the Avanade UK Management team. • Designed a migration solution to take practice data from flat file through to a Torex database schema. Using C# to read and validate the data, DTS to call nested packages which execute Stored Procedures to which ensured referential integrity and validated data. From January 2004 to December 2004 (1 year) Senior Developer @ Responsible for creating operational risk solutions which calculate financial losses in the event of any operational risk occurring to the bank. • Develop a .NET solution written in C# including a presentation layer developed with ASP.NET, C# components which encapsulate business functionality and a data access layer using ADO.NET for all SQL Server database activity. • Experience creating ASP.NET custom controls, and manipulating and styling web controls. • Experience of developing and designing components using the .NET base class libraries. • Using UML to identify objects and design components which illustrate relationships. • Responsible for consulting a variety of customers, analysing their requirements and managing their expectations and then steering development. • Experience managing and creating a .NET solution which integrates with J2E web services, and uses XSL to transform SOAP responses. From December 2001 to January 2004 (2 years 2 months) Senior Developer @ Medidesk Limited developed healthcare internet and intranet web applications used by a variety of GP Practice and Health Authority organisations I was involved in all development, delivery and immediate site support. I was the senior developer in a nine-member development team. • Developed a Clinical system using Windows DNA, and employed the following skills VB6, ASP, COM, IIS, ADO, JavaScript, VBScript and database implementation in SQL Server 7.0. • Responsibilities included ASP and Visual Basic COM business object development, including the development of the Maternity and Patient registration modules using ASP, VB, and SQL Server 7. • Developed and supported a market research tool that collated trends about GP’s prescribing preferences with particular drugs online as they consulted patients. I was responsible for the SQL database, VB6 components and ASP development. From 1998 to 2001 (3 years) Neil Walker is skilled in: SOA, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, Application Architecture, TOGAF, Innovation, Solution Architecture, .NET, BizTalk, Middleware, Integration, C#, WCF, IT Strategy, Architecture

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Introversion (I), Sensing (S), Thinking (T), Judging (J)

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1 year(s), 7 month(s)

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