The development team includes Dr Marek Cropper and Mike Skinner from the board.
Mike Skinner, Technical Director - BSc(hons), Cert CII(London Market), Cert CA
Graduated from London University's Royal Holloway College with a BSc(Hons) in Applied Physics and Electronics, Mike went on to work in the field of communication systems for the emergencies services and then software team leader for one of the top 5 access control manufacturers in the UK for 9 years and finally as a project manager for the world's largest utility company before joining Morning Data.
From his experience in a variety of languages, Mike has taken up the role of development and support of classic NOVUS as well as pushing forward the development of the .Net version, eNOVUS, alongside the rest of the development team. Working with the team, Mike has brought in many new technologies and process to allow the adaption of an Agile development process as well as bring in the concept of Key Account Managers to increase our visibility to our clients. Mike has also taken on a supporting role to our administration team.
Mike passed his Foundation Insurance Test with an impressive 97% and went on to obtained Cert CII (London Market), Cert CA in Compliance and a qualification in bookkeeping.
Simon Whittle - Senior BA & Technical Sales
With 20 years experience in Insurance IT software design, programming and business analysis Simon has a wealth of experience in General Insurance and Financial Sector working with mission-critical enterprise-wide business applications. His desire to working the Lloyd’s market for a software house with a fast development pipeline brought his and Morning Data’s paths to cross. It was immediately obvious Simon was a perfect match and strengthens our presence in London working with Kirstin on new business and client developments. In his own words a fanatical problem solver and a real sense of providing clients with what they need the product and the team will be undoubtedly enhanced with his involvement.
Bryan James ACII, Chartered Insurer, Senior BA & Project Manager
35 plus years in the Insurance and Reinsurance industry.
Responsibilities will include project managing system implementation of the eNOVUS product providing consultancy on regulatory compliance around the system functionality. Bryan will work to ensure that Morning Data Clients have suitable expectation management and delivery matches that, advising where other processes may need to be addressed. This will ensure that the system is implemented within the organisation efficiently with all stakeholders on board and satisfied. Bryan possesses expertise in Understanding complex reinsurance problems and ensuring that they are dealt with efficiently, producing suitable workarounds when systems cannot be adapted to client requirements within an acceptable framework. Dealing with the interpretation of the principles of the FCA in a constructive manner to the benefit of all. Training Client staff to understand the business that they are in and the systems that they are using.
Dr Marek Cropper, Snr BA Developer, Board Chairman
Dr Marek Cropper has been designing, writing and maintaining software for the Direct & Reinsurance Broker for nearly 35 years and has extensive experience of the Technical Accounting functions, the Insurance market and the IT issues involved. He is responsible for the ground-breaking design of the Morning Data software as well as the unique funding controls.
Richard Gillibrand, Software Developer - B Eng (Hons), MSc, PhD, FIT
Richard has spent the last 7 years working for a large multi-national company as a support software engineer on Enterprise scale data loss prevention (DLP) and regulatory compliance products. He developed an internal issue tracking system and was heavily involved in quality assurance and deployment management of the products.
Richard brings to Morning Data varied skills, from C# & Java to SQL Server and web development. His skill set compliments our current team bringing a wealth of commercial experience.
Igor Koveshnikov, Software Developer - BSc, Cert CII(London Market), Cert CA, MCPD
Igor has joined Morning Data as part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership project with Bournemouth University. With experience in .NET development he brings a vast amount of knowledge in recent Microsoft technologies and is working on our conversion project.
Igor has passed his Cert CII (London Market) Insurance exam, gained Microsoft Certified Professional Developer 2008 accreditation and Microsoft Certified Windows Developer 2010 qualification.
Peter Gelder, Software Developer - BSc, Cert CII(London Market)
Upon completing his degree in E-Commerce & Internet Systems Peter has worked in development and in the IT support industry. He has nearly 2 years experience in IT support and brings a number of skills to the team. He will be responsible for the everyday running of our systems and will also assist with our clients IT related issues.
Chris Hynes, Software Developer - BSc(hons), FIT, LM1, LM2
Chris joined Morning Data shortly after completing his degree in Web Design and Development. He brings experience in a number of open source programming languages. Working with the development team, he will be building new features and working on our conversion project while maintaining our social networking profiles.
He is currently studying for his CII and Microsoft Certified Professional Developer accreditation.