Allister Frost

Allister Frost

Startup Mentor, VC Investor

Start-up discoverer, investor and mentor. Experience across green-field projects, start-ups and ‘blue chip’ companies.

Ensures successful project delivery through supporting stakeholders, building infrastructure, developer and tester mentor / trainer.

Solid commercial experience across:

  • Startup Accelerators, Incubators & VC’s: Microsoft Ventures, Portugal Ventures & Wayra.
  • Healthcare/Biotech: Sanofi & NHS;
  • Financial Services: Bank of England, Citigroup, LSE & NASDAQ;
  • Telecoms: Telefonica, O2/Wayra, EE, Orange/T-Mobile & Vodafone;
  • Retail: Tesco/dunnhumby, Carlsberg, Nestlé & United Biscuits;
  • Utilities: Anglian Water, BP, Shell & Drax Power;
  • IT Services: Microsoft & Gold Partners, Atos Origin, Capgemini, CGI Logica, Fujitsu, IBM, Sogeti & SAP.

Specialties:

  • Microsoft Dynamics: including SharePoint 2013, Azure;
  • ‘Big Data’ & ‘Smart Data’ solutions: using MapReduce;
  • Analytics:  using Azure & SQL Server 2012 PDW which is PolyBase with Hadoop compatibility, HDInsight;
  • Cloud: Azure, Amazon AWS, TFS Cloud;
  • Video on Demand: 4oD, Netflix, Blinkbox, LoveFilm, streaming media delivery;
  • Team Foundation Server: with Application Lifecycle Management – Lab Center using Microsoft Test Manager;
  • Microsoft.NET 5.0, 4.5, 4.0, 3.5, 3.0:  C#, WPF (MVVM PRISM), Entity Framework, LINQ, Web Services, ASP.NET MVC 3.0 (Razor), Silverlight, WCF (WCF RIA Services), WF,
  • SOA. SaaS, OO design, n-tier development, Cloud Computing (Microsoft Azure);
  • XAML, XML i.e. XSL, XSLT, Schemas and DTD’s, BizTalk;
  • SQL Server 2012, Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V, SAP, XP, MSF, Agile, Scrum, BDD, TDD;
  • HTML 5, AJAX, JSON, JQuery.