Consultant Business Analyst / Programmer

October 1996 – July 1998


  • One of two consultants responsible for the ongoing support of BAT’s IT Consultant at British American TobaccoTobacco Planning Systems. The systems were written using Holos (a Business Intelligence tool from Seagate Technology).
  • Involved in analysing requirements for, and designing enhancements to, existing parts of the Holos systems, primarily using prototyping techniques developed alongside the business users.
  • Responsible for planning, designing of testing and the supervision of the Y2K testing for the BI systems. Due to the nature of the work carried out on these particular systems, the systems were due to reach Y2K a year ahead of the year 2000, therefore we had the added complexity of some systems being in year 1999 at the same time forecasting after 2000.
  • Redesigned and developed batch processing scripts and accompanying schedule to allow them to run to completion in the shortest possible time which was critical in the 24/7 business model.