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Works at Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Attended Cranfield University
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The best interface is no interface: 
why we don't always need An App for That
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Author and designer Golden Krishna believes that we’re quickly becoming a society that’s obsessed with our screens, and that the companies making and marketing apps aren’t doing us any favors.
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The marriage squeeze in India and China is taking a third of humanity into uncharted territory http://econ.st/1Ju8lRi
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Don't Care About Food Waste? Checked Your Reservoirs Lately?

Just finished watching this excellent special news report on food waste in the U.S. Don't care? Well, if you're living in California and you're fretting about drought restrictions, remember this: 40 percent of the enormous amount of water used for food production in Cali goes to food that's plowed into landfills, where it creates tons of greenhouse-mucking methane. All this at a time when at least 15 percent of Americans struggle to put food on the table (really much higher if you're talking more than food that keeps you just above starving).
Nearly one-third of produce, grains, meat, and packaged foods produced across the globe gets tossed out. Food waste is a sizable — but solvable — problem.
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“Ten or fifteen years ago, people said that content was king. Today I think that metadata is king. If you don’t know what you have, then the millions of hours of content in your archives are essentially useless.”
As digital media channels continue to proliferate, companies with a flexible digital asset management strategy will be well positioned to quickly accommodate rapidly changing distribution channels.
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Senior Web Developer - one day left to apply: exciting opportunity to lead the web presence for Rothamsted Research http://goo.gl/kCPkK9 #jobs   #webdevelopment   #drupal   #sharepoint  
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Web Developer to join our Information Management Solutions Department. Reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer, the successful applicant will be primarily responsible for the Web and Intranet presence of the Institute.
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È tornata al suo immacolato bianco originario, colore preferito del suo benefattore arrivato dall'oriente, la Piramide Cestia, monumento sepolcrale voluto da Caio Cestio e costruito tra il...
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I need to adjust the settings of the Twilight app ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.urbandroid.lux ) on my phone after reading the recent research on the impact of light colour (not brightness) on body clock's ability to measure the time of day.
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I can see many beneficial uses for this tech, but many ways it could be abused as well. That's true of most new technology though. 
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An interesting phone with a stylus at a tempting price point. 
 
We've been awaiting a new stylus-happy smartphone from LG, and here it is — the new G Stylo. This is a 5.7-inch display at 720p (for a whopping 258 pixels per inch), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 at 1.2GHz. It's got an 8-megapixel rear camera with 5MP out from, a 3,000 mAh removable… #android
We've been awaiting a new stylus-happy smartphone from LG, and here it is — the new G Stylo. This is a 5.7-inch display at 720p (for a whopping 258 pixels per inch), powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 at 1.2GHz. It's got an 8-megapixel rear camera with 5MP out from, a 3,000 mAh removable battery, only 8GB of on-board storage and 1.5 GB of RAM. It's running Android 5.0 Lollipop,...
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John Deere says they own all their tractors, not the farmers who pay for them.

Why? Because they have code in them. Now, the CEO of iFixit is doing something about. 

In our interview, you'll find out why this is a huge problem not only for tractors, but an increasing range of products: 

https://youtu.be/QQuE0JgWC-Q?t=19m44s

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Moving to the cloud? Make sure you are aware of the new heights you are about to explore...

Hit us for more details on #cloudsecurity and #Enterprise #IdentityManagement: http://www.identacor.com
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Leadership, Innovation, Governance, Program Management, Proposal Writing, Project Management, PRINCE2, Knowledge Management, Semantic Web, Data Analysis, Metadata, GIS, Statistics, Information Management, Team Management, IT Management, ITIL, Software Development, Databases, Programming
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  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Data and Information Integration, 1998 - present
    I am currently at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), a specialised agency of the United Nations, where we are working to improve nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of living in rural populations and contribute to global economic growth. I am transitioning to the new Data and Information Integration Unit but right now I am still leading the Knowledge Information System Services unit, my activities are centred on the development and support of information systems that deliver the FAO’s technical programme. My duties and responsibilities include: • To perform systems requirements and analysis, formulate project proposals, estimate budgets and prepare work plans. • To manage and execute projects following the PRINCE2 methodology. • To coordinate information systems development, quality assurance and roll-out. • To manage the provision of information systems support, operations and maintenance services through Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) procedures. • To provide expert consultancy on all aspects of information systems. • To manage and supervise staff and consultants. I am currently managing a broad portfolio of information system covering a broad cross section of the FAO technical programme and representing a significant proportion of the total. The majority of these systems run at the FAO headquarters, a few are the result of collaborations with other international organizations and secretariats. Several strategic systems are deployed directly in the member countries and regional bodies. The majority of my recent effort is dedicated to managing the http://data.fao.org project. The objective of the project is to establish a reliable, robust, secure and scalable corporate data repository to store, organise, integrate, locate and retrieve interdisciplinary substantive technical data of the organisation. The technical corporate data repository includes application and end user data dissemination and analytical capabilities. data.fao.org is an umbrella project, providing a framework and enterprise technical architecture that enables, underpins and integrates many different initiatives, activities and projects.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Expert Consultant (freelance), 1994 - 1998
    Designed and implemented an interpreted expression language for statistical data analysis, aggregation and imputation used by FAOSTAT, a global cross sectoral time-series database. Developed back-end processes for the extraction elaboration and presentation of FAOSTAT statistical data in multiple languages on the web (the second ever dynamic website published by FAO). Developed a web application for the management and publication of FAOSTAT metadata including data quality indicators and provenance. Managed a team of IT professionals that designed and delivered web-applications for Food Security, Crop Forecasting and Plant Genetic Resources. Developed best practices and a frameworks to expedite the delivery of web-applications, including a library for dynamic web mapping.
  • Deutsche Bank (Morgan Grenfell & Co.)
    Expert Consultant (freelance), 1993 - 1994
    Working in small multi-disciplined expert team, designed and implemented a front-office currency derivatives trading desk system to price derivatives, record trades, monitor positions and perform risk analysis. The systems was extremely performant and supported the rapid introduction of new exotic and complex currency derivative products.
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
    Systems Development Specialist, 1991 - 1994
    Analysed, designed and implemented an information system for statistical data input, import, review, transform and calculation, used by statistical officers and clerks to produce the national time-series product, FAOSTAT.
  • Tecnodata Italia Srl
    Project Leader, 1990 - 1991
    Designed and developed satellite image pre-processing subsystems (atmospheric correction, automatic geometric registration and resampling) for the European Space Agency (ESA). Formulated the bid and led the resulting project to develop software modules for spacecraft docking system for ESA in cooperation with contractors in France and Germany.
  • BT plc (British Telecommunications)
    Analyst/Programmer, 1988 - 1989
    Analysed, designed, planned and implemented components of a large real-time decision support system that monitored faults on the trunk telephone network and in exchanges.
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Happily married, 3 children loving life.
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  • Cranfield University
    Intelligent Knowledge Based Systems, 1987 - 1988
  • University of Leeds
    Computational Science, 1984 - 1987
  • Llanedeyrn High School
    1984
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