Andrew is Data and Insights Architect at the Natural History Museum London, where he leads on information architecture and delivery of data mart services from multiple-channel customer information sources. Previously, he was Digital Content Delivery Manager at the Victoria and Albert Museum, responsible for strategy and implementation of technology systems and data-platforms that deliver and integrate the V&A’s digital content. Before moving into the museum sector, he was responsible for developing online, physically-delivered and automated digital information services in public libraries.
Andrew has an MSc in Information and Library Science, a BSc in Cybernetics and Control Engineering and is a qualified and chartered librarian. He serves as a committee member with the UK Museums Computer Group and is on programme selection committees for various museum digital development conferences including: “Museums and the Web”, “MuseumNext” and “Museum Computer Network”.
As a cyberneticist, Andrew believes in a holistic, system-based approach to delivering integrated services. He has 15 years’ experience of planning and delivering digital services, a strong belief in evidence-based development and deep knowledge of data and information strategy and the efficient multiple use of managed portable digital assets.
Outside of work, he also likes making strange things. He is active in the online maker community with over two million page views on instructables.com and has a blog “Making Weird Stuff”.