Christophe
Demangeot

BLOCHAIN EVANGELIST | TECHNOLOGY ADVOCATE
DIGITAL ARCHITECT | INFLUENTIAL LEADER

Vision to achieve commercial alignment with IT strategy
Passionate technology advocate and innovator
Motivational leader and mentor

Outcome focused, strategically aligned digital leader; I thrive in working to achieve the unexpected through the delivery of innovative and technologically advanced visions and strategies. I lead by example, inspiring others to achieve excellent standards in client delivery, whilst supporting them to accomplish individual and professional career goals and realise their own professional potential. My inquisitive nature and my ferocious appetite for digital innovation through IT transformation, ensures I advocate IT as a key strategic business partner to support the overall success of an organisation.

Experience

Independent consultant
Blockchain / SharePoint / Technology

As an independent contractor, I am currently engaged to provide consulting, strategy, architecture and development advice and services for 3 major projects in collaboration with DialogIT :

  • Residential Tenancies Authority (RTA) : The RTA is the Queensland Government statutory authority that administers the Residential Tenancies and Rooming Accommodation Act 2008. As a senior SharePoint consultant and technology architect, I am responsible for the maintenance, support, communication and technology advice, as well as implementation of new features for the RTA’s SharePoint 2016 Intranet sites. I am also responsible for the review of new technologies to identify their suitability within the RTA's long-term technology vision.
  • Global Environment Market (GEM) : GEM has developed and owns all the intellectual property for a portfolio of unique and innovative electronic exchanges and trading platforms, globally. GEM’s founder, Wayne Sharpe, is also the founder of Bartercard, a global exchange platform for services. As a blockchain strategist and architect, I helped GEM define their strategy for their current exchange technology to adopt new Digital / Crypto currencies. As part of this engagement, I provided blockchain technology advice, as well as integration and technology capability to enable GEM to embrace these nascent ground-breaking digital currencies.
  • C5V Cognit (C5V) : C5V Cognit is a Brisbane based company focussing on adding sustainable value through Information Technologies for the mining, oil and gas companies operating within the Asia Pacific region. Engaged as a blockchain advisor, architect and developer, I am engineering C5V Cognit’s sustainable blockchain Ethereum-based solution to support the tribes in developing countries, initially targeting Papua New Guinea (PNG), to ensure that their land owners are adequately supported by Carbon Credits to compensate for the local deforestations, trough the recording of sustainable metrics.

January 2018 - Present

Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer at ZETTA 1 , I am responsible for long term operational planning and business process optimisation through the use of technology and digital transformation. As such, I am responsible for ICT strategic planning, ensuring that ZETTA 1 has the processes and IT resources in place to support its company road map as well as its business and technology vision. In addition to strategic planning, I am also an active participant of the ZETTA 1 executive team, responsible for the day to day operation of the company.

My key responsibilities were defined as:

  • Mapping out both the ICT strategy and ICT policies to support the company roadmap and technical vision, focussing on SharePoint and Office 365 as a support for Communication and Collaboration
  • Fulfilling the role of business and technical leader
  • Developing strategies to increase the company's profitability
  • Working to streamline business processes with technology
  • Solving organisational problems through acquiring and adapting existing technologies
  • Quality Assurance processes for all of our deliverables
  • Recruitment and performance management

Seconded part time at the Queensland Department of Education and Training (DET) as Digital Transformation and Senior Solution Architect, I provide technical roadmap and strategic planning for DET’s 2016 / 2017 digital vision through effective leadership and mentoring of a team of 20 staff (public servant, contractors and ZETTA 1 employees), as well as delivering a cloud and customer first strategy for their internal and external customers.

As a technology leader, I constantly evaluate new, emerging and disruptive technologies. For the past 18 months, I have developed my knowledge and understanding of blockchain technologies, as a real opportunity for many organisations. During that time, I have run several workshops and training sessions to demystify this new distributed ledger technology to our clients, aiming to help them shape their own blockchain strategy for the short to medium term.

March 2015 - January 2018

Manager

As a manager at Avanade , I am a leader in the effective design, implementation and robust testing of large and complex components for mission critical enterprise solutions. I execute technical strategies aligned with overarching organisational objectives that define the next generation of tools and applications to support business and customer needs. As a career manager, I engage with my team to define their personal objectives and align them with the organisational strategic vision. I mentor and guide in technical and personal development, developing high performing teams with the commercial acumen and technical capability to deliver innovative client solutions.

Engaged at the Australian Tax Office as Technical Build Lead, I:

  • Provided technical thought leadership and guidance to consultants, the client and external stakeholders
  • Effectively validated development practices and application lifecycle management and technical architectures ensuring consistency, quality and best practice is achieved
  • Ensured all quality measures are effectively implemented and adhered to in accordance with relevant procedures and guidelines
  • Successfully built and manage stakeholder relationships across functions including design and test teams to achieve effective collaboration and cohesive results
  • Led by example and manage a diverse team of multidisciplinary consultants; providing technical leadership and the opportunity to deliver exceptional results through extending their capabilities and drive to succeed
  • Provided high level expertise in Microsoft products using my extensive background and knowledge of complex design, development and implementations

My key achievements included:

  • Specifically engaged as the main solution architect for the design and implementation of the ATO’s new web strategy to enable them to deliver their vision for a simplified development paradigm. I engaged with key ATO executives and technical stakeholders and established new patterns for a more cost effective and efficient go to market product strategy for businesses and individuals. This large scale, technical process change is currently being implemented with positive results
  • Due to deep technical knowledge and expertise across Microsoft products, I was actively engaged as the primary contact for all build activities. This included effective planning of the project and ensuring timescales and budgets were met. In addition, I provided extensive input into the technical design and architecture of the solutions delivered to the client with a focus on achieving high quality, cost effective deliverables

August 2011 - February 2015

Senior Consultant

As a Senior consultant for SMS Management & Technology (SMS MT), I specialised in the delivery of enterprise solutions using Microsoft technologies, such as SharePoint Server, BizTalk Server, systems integration and bespoke solutions. I engaged across multiple clients and industries, providing innovative and effective solutions at a strategic and technical level.

My key achievements included:

  • Queensland Police Service (QPS):
    • Engaged as a senior SharePoint consultant, I conducted the scoping for the infrastructure needed to replace QPS's intranet, away from MS CMS 2002. I successfully provided recommendations for a more efficient and sophisticated intranet implementation, developed key stakeholder relationships for SMS and demonstrated my significant level of expertise in the Microsoft product stack
    • As an infrastructure architect, I lead the initial stages of the Mobility project, which was designed to provide real time information to end users increasing their ability to act on intelligence and respond to immediate situations. This initial phase resulted in SMS undertaking the full project implementation due to the technical and professional manner in which it was undertaken
  • FOXTEL : Seconded to Sydney to provide specialised skills to ensure delivery against tight and rigid deadlines, I provided the architecture, design and delivery of an employee directory intranet tool using a highly-customised SharePoint 2010 MySite, FAST Search Centre and integration to their Active Directory. This was successfully completed on time despite considerable time restraints and client demands
  • Local Government clients including Redland City Council and Brisbane City Council : Effectively delivered the architecture, design and delivery of a Windows 7 Phone client application using MVVMLight for WP7 to achieve increased communication capability for the general public with the council; and a full technology uplift from Microsoft Access 97 to ASP.Net 3.5 across multiple core business applications in C#, using the Brisbane City Council’s application framework

October 2010 - July 2011

Director & Principal Architect

As director and principal architect of ap16 Ltd (UK) , I was a key driver in the successful growth and advancement of this systems integration and software development start-up. I managed the full life cycle of client projects from inception to delivery and subsequent ongoing support. This included stakeholder management, client engagement, technical mentoring of the development team, Agile implementation, quality assurance and validation of our solutions for financial and technical suitability.

My key achievements included:

  • Successfully utilised my technical expertise in Microsoft .Net technologies and products as well as my business acumen to engage clients in adopting innovative new technologies including WCF RIA Services, LINQ and Silverlight
  • Successfully achieved Microsoft Gold Certified Partner status after only eighteen months of trading, through demonstrated competencies and positive customer satisfaction surveys

February 2007 - September 2010

Software Technical Lead

As Software Technical Lead for ioko UK Ltd (now KIT Digital), I delivered web based solutions to major UK based clients including Diageo, EMI Group, Coors Brewers and the NHS. Enraptured by the technical developments and capacity to build innovative solutions, I experienced a rapid career progression from developer to Software Technical Lead. In this role, I took responsibility for the technical guidance and support of the development group, client management and project management.

My key achievements included:

  • Successful design, development, delivery and quality assurance of major client projects including:
    • "Capture" for Coors Brewers (now MolsonCoors): Development of a sales forecasting application using .Net 1.1, SQL Server, MDSE, merge replication and Crystal Reports
    • "Sky by Broadband" for Sky UK Ltd : One of the world's first Video on demand (VOD) service written as a Windows 1.1 application and integrated with Windows Media Centre (MCE) via a COM object written in .Net 1.1
    • "4oD" for Channel4 UK Ltd :Video on demand service developed using Java back-end, Kontiki and a COM object written in .Net 2.0 for client logic
  • Consistently promoted and advised on new Microsoft products and technologies and introduced Agile concepts taken from eXtreme programming (XP) and Test Driven Development (TDD)

February 1999 - January 2017

Technology Director

Ding-Gone has emerged from an opportunity and business gap within the car repair industry to provide a new comparison site and platform for customers to find the right professional for their need, in a specific and understood market segment. Our first platform implementation, RepairCompaire , went live in June 2017.

Part owner of this start-up, I am the sole architect, designer and developer for this new platform built using Agile and Lean techniques, based on the latest ASP.Net / HTML5 / CSS3 / JavaScript / NodeJS stack. The current solution is hosted on Microsoft Azure, using Visual Studio 2017, VSCode, continuous integration, driven by a bootstrap responsive design, analytics, and focussing on our target customer segment and ease of use.

July 2016 - Present

Previous experience

Previous career history:

  • Axcess Technology UK Ltd: May 1998 – Aug 1999
  • Cap Gemini, France: July 1997 – May 1998

July 1997 - January 1999