Originally Ian had nothing to do with software. He did his degree in economics and econometrics. Despite the fact he didn’t like maths and didn’t want to do maths after his A-levels Ian went to university ended up on a statistics course when the business studies department was full. After this, he got a scholarship to a university in Canada where he found out he was going to do more applied maths.
After vowing never to do maths again he found himself doing 4 more years of it. This did set him up very well for his career though. He worked for Proctor & Gamble after university as a brand manager. He started working in the brand management department but eventually ended up running it. After this, he moved to Rich Tea and Digestive where he did the same role before founding Digiterre.
00.56 Twenty years of Digiterre
04.03 Becoming a customer-centric business
07.32 The Digiterre story
12.02 Agile methodologies
18.56 Bringing agile back to basics
20.01 Deliver or die
23.38 Attitudes to problem-solving
27.57 Taking on ambitious projects
31.45 Technology is an enabler
34.50 Careers at Digiterre