Jamie McAllister
Cloud Expert
  • Switzerland
Member Since: 2008/04/17
Industry: Computer & IT
Top Skills:
Tech Certifications:
View All
Connect on Live

Proactive, loves to produce work, loves to teach. The safe pair of hands for systems and data. I take the worry away.

More bio
Education
University of Liverpool
PGCE
Science Teaching
1994 – 1995
Sheffield Hallam University
BSc(Hons)
Engineering Physics
1990 – 1994
More
Activity
Points this month2,550
Total points2,204,913
Questions: 9
Solutions: 1337
Articles:
Videos:
Courses:
Posts: 1
Group Discussions: 1
Live: 1
Professional Background
Cloud Expert
FIFA
July 2018 – Present
Zurich
Working to support International Football in a fast paced and dynamic environment. I own SharePoint and Office 365 tools such as Teams and OneDrive.

During the implementation of Office 365 I was instrumental in getting the necessary preparations in place. Responsible for several aspects including User Adoption I have personally trained around half the people in the organization in Teams, OneDrive and SharePoint, driving usage figures significantly as a result. I'm in touch with all sections of the business on a regular basis to help them get the results they need.

In addition to administering the products, vendor management, shaping our policies and procedures, project management and user facing guidance I evangelise the capabilities of these tools in the wider community.

FIFA offers many interesting opportunities to volunteer. For example I now deliver the Corporate Presentation in English to visitors of our headquarters in Zurich. I've also attended training to be one of the organisations First Aiders.
SharePoint Architect
Logistics Company
July 2013 – June 2018
Geneva
Driving forward the effective use of SharePoint in the organization. Involved in Architecture, Analysis, Solution Design, Development and Training.

I manage a small team (partially offshore) which provides solutions for rapidly changing business requirements. Customer facing, I maintain contact with many areas of the business to aid their daily tasks and facilitate future developments.

Since joining the group I have overhauled many aspects of how SharePoint is managed to make it effective for the long term. This includes;

       Formulating new support procedures for 24/7 coverage
       A solid Information Architecture
       Site restructuring to avoid legacy issues
       A revamped Search experience which won plaudits from several departments for making their working day much easier
       Solutions to tag content with information from other business systems automatically

I recently led a major project to upgrade our SharePoint 2010 farm to SharePoint 2016. This involved project initiation, planning, designing the farm topology, migrating the content and solutions with tools such as Sharegate, Metalogix and Powershell, and managing vendors who were contracted to work within the project. Let's just say it was a busy year. :) However this provided major cost savings and has empowered the organization to begin leveraging the significant new capabilities and modern development frameworks such as SPFx.

I also have a good head for turning data into information through data analysis, employing tools such as Tableau, SSRS, Power BI.

I'm the designated IT owner of many key applications and platforms. As such I manage relations with several vendors, ensure system integrity and availability, manage maintenance and provide training, help, and support for the business.

Though officially the Solution Architect I still roll up my sleeves to solve problems using tools including ASP.NET, React.js, SPFx, Tableau, K2 Blackpearl, and Powershell.
More
Full Biography

Versatile IT Consultant with experience building web solutions in client-facing roles for the private and public sectors on a number of cutting edge projects. I began in solution Design and Development, and have excelled in many wide ranging roles including Analysis, Design, Technical Leadership, and End User Training.

Microsoft Certified in SharePoint (MCPD) and Microsoft MVP 2013-2018. Accustomed to working on own initiative in a variety of disciplines, including coaching, and staff supervision. Team player employing excellent communication skills with a positive approach.

Currently SharePoint MVP and ranked as one of the foremost Sharepoint experts on Experts-Exchange.com.

Specialties: Agile Development, Analysis, Client Facing, Requirement Gathering, Presentation Skills, Technical Design Documentation, Governance, Technical Approach Consultation, Problem Solving, Training, End User Adoption
 
SharePoint, ASP.NET, C#, K2 Blackpearl, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint 2013, SharePoint 2016, Mobile devices, SharePoint Variations - Multi-lingual SharePoint, SharePoint Publishing Sites, ECM, Enterprise Search, Workflow

More
Languages
French
Elementary Proficiency
English
Native or Bilingual Proficiency

Level Progress

Current: Level 33
Jamie needs 107,087 points to level up.
LVL 34
  • Overall
    33
  • Microsoft SharePoint
    32
  • Microsoft Applications
    8
  • .NET Programming
    7
  • ASP.NET
    6
  • Office 365
    6
  • Microsoft Server Apps
    6
  • C#
    6
  • Microsoft Office
    6
  • InfoPath
    5
  • Windows Server 2008
    4
  • Microsoft Development
    4
  • JavaScript
    4
  • Powershell
    4
  • Microsoft IIS Web Server
    4
  • Microsoft Excel
    3
  • Web Development
    3
  • Active Directory
    3
  • Document Management
    3
  • SBS
    3
  • Web Applications
    3
  • Windows Server 2003
    3
  • Microsoft Access
    3
  • Microsoft SQL Server
    3
  • jQuery
    2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
    2
  • HTML
    2
  • Microsoft Server OS
    2
  • Visual Basic.NET
    2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
    2
  • CSS
    2
  • Web Browsers
    2
  • Networking
    2
  • Exchange
    2
  • Server Software
    2
  • Web Languages and Standards
    2
  • Outlook
    2
  • Microsoft Legacy OS
    2
  • XML
    2
  • Azure
    2
  • Software
    2
  • Microsoft Word
    2
  • VBA
    2
  • Windows Server 2012
    2
  • Golang
    1
  • Content Management
    1
  • Windows 7
    1
  • Cloud Computing
    1
  • Microsoft Visio
    1
  • Storage Software
    1
  • Network Security
    1
  • Programming
    1
  • Databases
    1
  • Internet Explorer (IE)
    1
  • Security
    1
  • Web Services
    1
  • Application Servers
    1
  • VPN
    1
  • Analytics
    1
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
    1
  • PHP
    1
  • Query Syntax
    1
  • SQL
    1
  • VB Script
    1
  • MySQL Server
    1
  • Storage
    1
  • Web-Based CMS
    1
  • JSON
    1
  • ASP
    1
  • Editors IDEs
    1
  • Microsoft Virtual Server
    1
  • Visual Basic Classic
    1
  • WordPress
    1
  • Cyber Security
    1
  • OS Security
    1
  • Server Hardware
    1
  • Vulnerabilities
    1
  • Productivity Apps
    1
  • Microsoft Enterprise
    1
  • Virtualization
    1
  • Adobe Acrobat
    1
  • Veeam
    1
  • Mobile
    1
  • AJAX
    1
  • Apache Web Server
    1
  • C++
    1
  • CAD/Architecture Software
    1
  • DB Reporting Tools
    1
  • DNS
    1
  • Digital Audio
    1
  • GIS/GPS Programming
    1
  • Google Apps
    1
  • IT Administration
    1
  • JIRA
    1
  • JScript
    1
  • LINQ Query
    1
  • Linux
    1
  • Linux Distributions
    1
  • Microsoft DOS
    1
  • NoSQL Databases
    1
  • Office Productivity
    1
  • Office Suites-Other
    1
  • Oracle Database
    1
  • Project Management Software
    1
  • Remote Access
    1
  • Sales
    1
  • Visual C++.NET
    1
  • WCF
    1
  • Web Development Software
    1
  • Windows Networking
    1
  • Windows XP
    1
  • iPhone
    1