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  Personal Details :

Personal Details :




Date of Birth :

13th October, 1968

Age :


Nationality :


Years in IT :


Areas of Expertise :

HP NonStop (formerly Tandem Computers), IT Project & Product Management (PRINCE2), Pre-Sales, Software Design & Consultancy
ASP.NET with Visual Studio, C# / Visual Basic, TAL, COBOL85, C/C++, NonStop & Microsoft SQL, SCOBOL, PATHWAY on K and S series & NSK Utilities
Work carried out both in-house and on-site (see also Project Breakdown)



  Education :

Education :

( all certificates : reports - logon and access Resume )



1988 to 1990 :

Bolton Institute for Higher Education (now Bolton University as of 2003)
Deane Road, Bolton, Lancashire, UK. BL3 5AB
[ Photos : Before 2003 - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 / After 2003 - 1 2 ]

1985 to 1988 :

Leigh College (now Wigan and Leigh College)
Marshall Street, Leigh, Lancashire, UK. WN7 4HX
[ Photos : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7]

1980 to 1985 :

Park High Secondary School 
(formerly Hindley and Abram Grammar School now
Park Road, Hindley, Wigan, Lancashire, UK.
[ Photos : Before 1 2 3 / After 1 2 3 4 5 6]

    8 ‘O’ Levels: All grade ‘C’ & above including Computer Studies, Maths & English

1974 to 1980 :

Hindley Green County Primary School 
(now Hindley Green Community Primary School)
Thomas Street, Hindley Green, Wigan,
Lancashire, UK.
[ Photos : 1 2 3 4 5 6 7]



  Professional Experience :

Professional Experience :

( see also Project Breakdown )



August 1995
to Present :

Current ITL Business CardInsider Technologies Limited (ITL)
Spinnaker Court, Chandlers Point,
37 Broadway,
Salford Quays,
Manchester, United Kingdom.
M50 2YR

About :

Insider Technologies Limited, Salford QuaysInsider Technologies is an HP Partner, operating in the Financial and Messaging markets. The Company provides Service Management, Tracking, Bespoke Software and Information Mediation solutions. Insider’s product set runs on HP NonStop, Windows and UNIX platforms. Based in Manchester, England, Insider Technologies Limited was established in 1989 by people with wide experience of the IT industry. From this collective experience, the company grew rapidly with each new employee bringing new skills and expertise.

Website :


Position :

Manager - Strategic Technical Initiatives



September 1990
August 1995 :

The Software PartnershipDeluxe Data International Operations
Wingate House, Northway, Runcorn, Cheshire, United Kingdom. WA7 2SX
(formerly The Software Partnership,
now FIS via
eFunds International Limited in Daresbury, Warrington)

About :

The Software Partnership, Wingate House now Millbank HouseThe Runcorn office started life as The Software Partnership (first at Wingate Drive in Timperley and then Norton House in Crowngate and subsequently Wingate House in 1992 on Northway) in the mid-eighties (co-founded by Nigel Walsh) but was purchased in 1994 by the American company Deluxe Electronic Payment Systems. This in turn is part of Deluxe Corporation which is one of the largest cheque printers and debit transaction processors in the US, and a major supplier of secure card management systems. The company changed to EFD eFunds in 2000 and is now Fidelity National Information Services (FIS) (at 2007) based in Daresbury, Warrington. The Software Partnership started out developing on-line banking systems for Tandem and UNIX systems.

Website :


Position :

Lead Analyst Programmer


Involved in developing Electronic Banking software subsequently installed at a number of major banks allowing corporate customers to obtain information about their various accounts and make payments electronically using a PC.

Tasks Included :

Software Development – Designing, coding and testing software for subsequent release for system integration testing. On assignment at Knutsford, Cheshire to provide development and maintenance for an Electronic Banking application written by Deluxe Data for Barclays Bank.

On-site Development – Designed, coded and implemented a Billing system for an Electronic Banking application in Poole, Dorset at Barclays Bank.

Customer Support – Dealing with incidents and general maintenance of Electronic Banking software and Telephone Voice Response Software. In-house and on-site support requiring occasional trips abroad for accounts with European customers.

Acceptance Testing – Responsible for demonstrating the System Administration software to customers whilst testing this area of the Electronic Banking system in accordance with prepared test scripts.


  IT Skills :

IT Skills :




Programming Languages
(HP NonStop):

C#, Visual Basic, TAL, C, C++, COBOL85, SCOBOL (Screen COBOL), NonStop & Microsoft SQL

Systems :

hp NonStop Server (formerly TANDEM COMPUTERS) GUARDIAN with
PATHWAY on K and S series
(C, D and G GUARDIAN Operating Systems)
Windows 3.1/‘95/’98/XP and NT 3.51/4.0

Packages :

ASP.NET technology (see www.mawhitfield.net), DotNetNuke
HTML (some JavaScript)
NetObjects Fusion (used to develop the www.mawhitfield.com Web site)
CrystalPoint OutsideView
Microsoft SQL Server 2000/2005
Microsoft Reporting Services
Seagate Crystal Reports
Microsoft Visual Web Developer &
Visual Studio
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Workgroups
Microsoft PowerPoint
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft SourceSafe
Microsoft Excel
Microsoft Word
BASE24™ & XPNET (Programmatic Interaction)
SafeSign Authentication and Management Server
- Security Resource Manager (SRM)

Other :

Good communicative skills for conveying technical information to the business level of an organisation as well as the technical users.

Thorough understanding of the requirements of a software project lifecycle and the audit process having been employed by software houses that have sought and
successfully attained the ISO 9001:2000 and TickIT quality standard. Provided input to the Quality Manager on the required content of some of the key documents that make-up part of this standard.



  Professional Training :

Professional Training :
Click here for a Gallery of available 
Professional Training Certificates.


Management :


Month / Year



April 2006

Designing Good Marketing Literature

SkillPath Seminars (Andrew Chapman) - Manchester

January 2006

PRINCE2 Project Management Foundation

Correspondence Current

February 2005

WEB Services and SOA

In-House - Insider Technologies Limited

February 2001

Sales and Marketing

In-House - Outsource (Peter Donovan)

May 2000

Microsoft Project ‘98

IIL UK Education Centre (Orange Belt)

February 2000

Successful Project Management

Skillpath Seminars - Manchester

October 1999

Managing Multiple Projects, Objectives and Deadlines

Skillpath Seminars - Manchester




Technical :


Month / Year



January 2007

Developing Web Applications Using Microsoft Visual Studio .NET

Remarc Technologies Training - Leeds

December 2006

Thales e-SECURITY SafeSign Product

In-House - Insider Technologies Limited

March 2006


In-House - Thales e-SECURITY (Tim Fox)

February 2006

NetObjects Fusion

In-House - Insider Technologies Limited

March 2004

MultiBatch NSK Job Scheduling Product

In-House - Insider Technologies Limited

March 1997

C / C++ Programming

Comtec Computer Training

November 1995

HP NonStop TAL Programming

HP NonStop UK Education Centre

June 1995

HP NonStop Performance, Analysis and Tuning

HP NonStop UK Education Centre

September 1994

VPS 7000/9000 Series VPS Application

Periphonics Voice Processing Development
(VOS 4.3)

May 1993

HP NonStop GUARDIAN Principles

HP NonStop UK Education Centre

April 1991

HP NonStop SQL

In-House - The Software Partnership

April 1991

HP NonStop Tansaction Handlers

In-House - The Software Partnership



  Product Training Provided :

Product Training Provided:


Month / Year

Course Provided


March 2003

Reflex ONE24

On-Site in London - LloydsTSB

November 2000

Reflex 80:20

In-House - Insider Technologies Limited -
Deutsche Bank

February 1999

Reflex 80:20

On-Site in Holland - Shell



  Hobbies / Pastimes :

Hobbies :

*Golf, Tennis, Badminton, Movies, Photography, MediaCity:UK Photographic Timeline, learning French, my www.mawhitfield.com Website and the ASP.NET, DotNetNuke Website (www.mawhitfield.net)


(*) Developed a Website for the golf course I am a member of (Worsley Park) and also helped organise the golf event for the 2006 BITUG conference.


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