Neil Chalk

Brighton, United Kingdom

TravelTech products that connect people
Neil's Skills
CSCW
Airline Reservations
Sabre
GDS
Amadeus GDS
GDS systems
B2B2C
B2B software
B2B Integration
SQL Server
SQL Database
SQL database design
R&D experience
R
Python
Software Product Management
Product Road Mapping
Managing Product Development
Technical Product Management
Product Management
Product Management Skills
Background

Age Group

36-55

About Neil

From development to Product Management, I help make products get better at the jobs they are hired to do. In some ways this is like being a life coach for products, helping find a place in the world. For the past decade this has mostly been around traveller communications, from the second people make the booking and helping all the way through their journey. That's not to say other travel technology workflows get left out, for example airline staff or travel arrangers can get brilliant communications too!

Quote

The future cannot be predicted, but futures can be invented - Dennis Gabor

Work Experience

Product Manager

15below

April 2013 - December 2016

Founder member of Product team at 15below and creating product processes. Managed the product development workload. Reported on the Product related objectives in the 15below Business Plan.Working to understand the business requirements for product specifications and converting these into use cases. Led the overhaul and development of the main user portal to reduce development and hosting costs, as well as decreasing time taken for user on-boarding. Acted as Product Owner in an agile development team when needed. Providing the Marketing team with the background for case studies, product documentation and [promotional material](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0x7xUrLWy8). Providing internal technical consultancy and business analysis of airline workflows and reservation system interactions.

CPO

Bashfully

November 2016 - Today

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Consultant

Atkins

September 2001 - March 2005

Development and consultancy of workflows involving extranets and online collaborative systems. Part of a team that developed central bespoke portals for the management of programmes of works for both Shell Oil and the Royal Bank of Scotland. I was specifically responsible for developing a transport ordering B2B solution between a local County Council and Atkins Research into group awareness in collaborative virtual environments as part of the Atkins Research and Innovation department, including EU funded research. For example the IST programme IST-10846 TOWER: Theatre of Work Enabling Relationships.

Education

University of Sussex

BA (Hons.) Artifical Intelligence

1997 - 2001

Open University

MSc Technology Management

2018 - 2021

Certification

PRINCE2 Foundation

APMG International

IBM Blockchain Essentials

IIBM

DAT249x: Ethics and Law in Analytics and AI

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