Mark graduated in 1990 and has spent over 25 years working with bank resident HP NonStop (formerly Tandem) mainframe systems at ascending points in the software development lifecycle for payment/transaction monitoring solutions. This work was carried out in accordance with ISO9001 governance processes for quality assurance. Before becoming an IT Project Manager, Mark has worked on many projects developing with C, C++, MS SQL, COBOL, TAL, TACL, Java and also with the ASP.NET framework.
Mark is both an accredited/registered PRINCE2 Practitioner (ILX) and trained in the Agile – SCRUM framework which he used in his last IT projects prior to accepting a Project Management role in the Banking division at Wincor Nixdorf, Wokingham in 2013. Mark is currently assigned as the PM on a large banking group ATM PC/E implementation project (managing a £5 million budget to swap-out ATM legacy technologies with ProClassic Enterprise (PC/E) by Wincor Nixdorf). Mark is currently level 3 security cleared as part of his PM role at the bank (to BS7858:2012).
Mark has also worked on projects which included solutions for LBG, Euroclear (formerly Crestco), Bank of England, Barclays, LTSB, A&L (now Santander), HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered and Global Payments.
Mark’s first 5 years were spent in electronic banking at what became Fidelity Information Services - FIS (formerly Deluxe Data / eFunds, UK) working on the sp/ARCHITECT – BANK product which eventually evolved into CONNEX Advantage. This work included software design and development on the Barclays Business Master II (BBM II) project in the early nineties.
In late 1995, Mark moved to Insider Technologies (Salford Quays) to focus more on HP NonStop monitoring, diagnostic and payments reporting software which included software design, team leading and eventually project/product management for NonStop Guardian subsystem, Enterprise Manager, BASE24, eps, XPNET and payment engine integrations.
Mark regularly attended and presented at many European NonStop conferences including the British Isles HP NonStop User Group (BITUG) and EMEA BASE24 User Group (EBUG). Mark has also attended both the South African and International HP NonStop User Group conferences.
Mark’s last project delivery before joining Wincor Nixdorf, was at Al Rajhi Bank in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia). This involved the BASE24 Classic payment solution and the relay and optimised parsing of multiple Terabytes (10 years) of tape archived POS and ATM transaction logs to ITL’s RTLX product. Parsed authorisation/settlement transaction records and tokens were stored in a normalised MS SQL database (partitioned) on a Windows server for browser querying and reporting by multiple bank departments. Sensitive transaction fields (e.g. PAN numbers) were encrypted using AES_256 encryption in line with on-site PCI DSS directives.
This bank project was featured in the globally published HP NonStop journal - ‘The Connection’ (see link below).