Communications & IT
I have been a director of DTA Computer Systems Ltd and DTA International Ltd since 1979, specialising in data collection systems, local currencies and discount & reward systems.
Designer of Local Exchange and Trading systems for KUTLETS, RAMLETS, Exmouth LETS and the payment interface for the Kingston Pound. I produced and ran the Visa Cash system for the World Ski Championships in Trondheim, Norway in 1997. Designer of environmental monitoring systems for Spook Ltd since 2000. I designed and implemented a data collection system for Thorn EMI which retrieved transaction data from 6000 branches and transferred it to a mainframe, all within one hour using the very slow communications available in 1980.
In addition to my work for Think Healthy Me I am developing systems for recycling automats in Scandinavia.
I have had a variety of jobs. I worked as a porter in Sotheby’s auction house, manning the display rooms and interacting with potential bidders; as a share fisherman on a trawler out of Fowey in Cornwall catching queen scallops; post room operative for British Olivetti in Berkeley Square; data entry for Horizon Holidays; porter in the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases and Great Ormond Street Hospital; building a pitch and putt golf course in Dublin; delivery driver for a synthetic leather wholesaler in Dublin; and finally, from 1979, as programmer, analyst, partner and then owner of an IT company DTA Computer Systems, which had subsidiary companies called DTA International, Chipwell and Authentik.