In 2020 Thinkers360 ranked me at #2 in their global Thought Leaders list for Quantum Computing and #16 in predictive analytics.
In compiling the latest rankings, Thinkers360 explain - “Our differentiation from the various influencer leaderboards on social media, is that we take a holistic view of thought leaders and experts, beyond their social media activity, and look across all the hats they may wear – such as academic, author, consultant, entrepreneur, influencer and speaker – and all the types of thought leadership content they produce.”
Read more on that story at https://www.visicomscientific.com/page/thinkers360-ranks-scot-forshaw-2-with-a-79-19-score-on-latest-list-of-top-20-global-thought-leaders-on-quantum-computing
I bring over 20 years of commercial research and development with me as well as an arsenal of contacts, interdisciplinary software, hardware and government/industry best practice skills that combine to deliver kick ass results.
Since 1993 I have been helping clients of all sizes access new thinking and innovation that helps them maintain a competitive advantage in a rapidly changing and unpredictable business climate. I bring over 20 years of commercial research and development with me as well as an arsenal of contacts, interdisciplinary software, hardware and government/industry best practice skills that combine to deliver kick ass results.
I'm perhaps best described as a futuristic blend of commercial scientist and software developer for hire.
As a research scientist I am constantly and passionately involved in the research and development of technology that has a potential to have profound effect on the world of tomorrow and beyond. This involves the development of new types of storage technology, quantum communications and ways to interface humans with technology on both biological and in more subtle ways. I am currently working on quantum probabilistic neural networks working towards fully autonomous artificial life. I have several published peer reviewed scientific publications and my work has been presented at international conferences including the ICICKM Knowledge Management 2015 in Bangkok and The 2015 Consciousness Reframed conference at the highly esteemed De-Tao Masters Academy in Shanghai China.
I bring something to my clients they don't usually have in house – An interdisciplinary expertise that bridges the knowledge silos that stifle innovation within companies.
As a software developer I continue to work with clients globally in both the design, building and deployment of software and hardware technologies to solve real world business problems. Whether I work with clients for a week or a decade, I bring something to my clients they don't usually have in house – An interdisciplinary expertise that bridges the knowledge silos that stifle innovation within companies.
I am a professional digital nomad. Embracing the digital economy and levering its potential to offer my clients a truly international service.
In 2015 I have lived and worked in 7 countries including rural Spain , coastal France to the fast paced life of Bangkok. I have found that immersing myself in diverse cultural experiences contributes significantly to my understanding of international business practices. Combining my passion for travel with the needs of my clients offers them a great advantage. My clients can rely on having the expertise they need, where they need it. I embrace the digital economy and lever its potential to offer my clients a truly international service.
My technological core skills
Software & Computer science
From a programming perspective I have worked with just about every mainstream language and database technology in use today. I am also an IBM ISV.
- PHP / APACHE / LAMP
- AMAZON WEB SERVICES
- IBM PURE SYSTEMS
- Google technologies (inc Google Play)
- Objective C (iOS/Apple)
- iOS/Android App development
- IBM Bluemix
- IBM Watson
- C++ and C languages (and derivatives)
- HTM/HTML 5
Electronics circuit design and interfacing, Internet of Things (IoT), Radio Frequency and Robotics
I have been perpetually involved in the design of both stand alone electronics devices and integrated electronics that have some element of connectivity to computers or remote systems, whether that be directly connected or wirelessly connected via the internet, opto electronically or by sound/ultrasound. My close involvement with the development of several cloud based monitoring architecture has seen me actively involved with the Internet of Things (IoT), and many projects I work on involved the design or modification of devices that allow the gathering of remote telemetry. My electronics experience extends to at least:
- Robotics and servo control
- Temperature monitoring systems
- GSM-Mobile communications
- Radio Frequency (RF) technologies, antennas and filtering
- Embedded systems
- Microprocessor acceleration
- Optoelectronics, buffering, communications
- Audio systems
- Energy monitoring
- Bluetooth devices and associated software
- Autonomous remote systems
- Vehicle monitoring, tracking – engine management
- Commercial plant monitoring and field electronics
Published scientific research and related publications
I have several peer reviewed publications and a list of these is available via my publications link here
My interdisciplinary skills and approaches
Having worked wholly as a bespoke developer and technology provider for over 20 years, I have had numerous opportunities to work with clients ranging from governments and global corporations to startup enterprises, marketing companies and all manner of industrial, engineering and manufacturing companies.
During my time in industry I have been asked to solve problems of a diverse and sometimes radical nature. This has given me the opportunity to see types problems that many people do not. I have also been fortunate to get to work with many types of technology, materials and computer architectures and see how they are applied to best effect in the commercial world.
Some of the applications I have delivered include:
- Corporate six-sigma management systems
- Project management systems
- Customer Relations Management - CMS
- Facilities management and planning
- Building Information Systems
- Enterprise Resource Planning - ERP
- Human Resources management
- Custom electronics design
- Government call centre management
- Security systems
- Environmental controls and remote monitoring
- Wireless and GSM critical alert systems
- E-Commerce platforms
- Image recognition
- Augmented Reality
- Astronomical data analysis
- Financial data modelling
- BigData technologies
- Cloud connected mobile apps
- Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous systems
- Data mining and social intelligence gathering
- Packaging and casing design/moulding
- CE mark and international safety compliance
- Secure document transfer and storage
- New Product Development - NPD
- Climate and environmental protection management
- Large finaincial and accounting systems
Lets work together
I welcome enquiries from passionate individuals, startup companies as well as established corporate organisations wherever you may be in the world. Read more about working with me here, or please just contact me directly via the contact page.
I am Klear global top 10% influencer in the fields of software, quantum computing and technology. My preferred network is Twitter where you can connect with me @Softwareguru1. I also run a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/thesoftwaregurus/ which I use to keep my followers informed on the latest development in both my own research and the industry as a whole. I am a guest author at Industry Tap, which published articles on trending technology topics.