Having grown up with the first generation of 8-bit microcomputers in the 1980s, Mike was writing game programs from his early teens. He had a game published in a magazine when he was 15 and used the money he earned, to advertise and distribute his second game directly via mail order.
He has a degree in Computing Systems from Nottingham Trent University and has spent around 20 years working in IT. For the past 15 years or so, he has focused on delivering business intelligence solutions to clients around the world.
Mike's lightbulb moment with BI came when he was once asked by a client to analyse some call centre data, and found that using a contour chart in Excel was able to very clearly show times and days during the week when more attention was needed.
When Mike isn't working, he enjoys spending time with family and friends and cycling with his son. He enjoys snooker and tennis, though he's not particularly talented at either. His musical taste is best described as eclectic and ranges from Arvo Part, through to Leonard Cohen, Dolly Parton and Knife Party.
Mike has a keen interest in contemporary art and was delighted to find that our London office is only a few minutes’ walk from the Tate Modern, one of the most visited modern art galleries in the world.