Hi, I’m Jim Mitchell. I’m an accomplished, Versatile Technologist with over 18 years’ experience across a wide range of verticals and roles. Currently focused on End user Applications, Technology, Security and Strategy. My current role is Assistant Vice President, Global End User Architecture at Chubb (Formerly ACE Group).
I communicate well at all levels with brevity and clarity. Creating stakeholder engagement is the key to good Architecture. All projects and proposals in a programme must be traced back to outcomes that show value to stakeholders. This creates stakeholder buy-in and ultimately translates to project success.
Jim Mitchell’s Specialties
|Technology Architecture||Strategy Development||Transformation Mapping||Roadmaps|
|Benefit Realisation||Transformation of Existing Infrastructure||Private and Public Cloud Adoption||Infrastructure as A Service|
|High Level Design||Virtualisation||Server Infrastructure Design||Highly Available Applications|
|N-Tier Architectures||Infrastructure Architecture||Data Centre Virtual Infrastructure||VMware VSphere|
Jim Mitchell’s Recommendations
Jim Mitchell is a top rate technologist whose greatest skill for me is his ability to bridge the gap between technology and people, or technology and requirements. He is a trusted advisor, first port of call for strategic discussions, and a valued sounding board for my team.
Lindsay Hannigan – SAP Project Manager, Southern Water
I worked with Jim for 2.5 years during my time with Southern Water. Jim has provided Technical Architect input into my projects during this period. Jim support has been invaluable and he is able to provide analytical and strategic thinking to the challenges faced by each of my projects. Jim brings a wealth of infrastructure knowledge and Service Delivery experience to the table. Jim’s input has been valuable with recent Storage and Virtualisation projects. I highly recommend Jim Mitchell and would certainly welcome working with him again.
Russell Shulver – Infrastructure Project Manager, Southern Water
In the IT world, we tend to get so bogged down in jargon we find it difficult to ask technically minded people even the simplest of questions. Jim however always explains things in plain English. Knowledgeable but non nonsense straight talkers are hard to find. We haven’t managed to fill that gap since Jim Mitchell left.
Ian Fischer – Software Asset Manager, WPP
I don’t blog much, in fact hardly ever, but here a couple of posts I’ve written