Nutshell

This week's Nutshell is James Littlejohn, founder of Dsensor, the opensource Peer to Peer (P2P) platform to gather data to enable senseMaking i.e. we can all help to make sense of the world. James is currently considering working on crowdfunding his enterprise. He can turn his hand to anything - from joinery, to book keeping, scottish music and ofcourse he is an entrepreneur and programmer extraordinaire.

THe Dsensor logo corresponding to the Nutshell about James Littlejohn, the Dsensor founder

Andrew, like so many of our Nutshells cut his computing teeth on a Sinclair ZX81. He is another Tesla aficionado. One of Andrew's biggest interests is technology and film and he would love to meet Dennis Muren.  Dennis Muren is a legendary special effects supervisor and has worked with Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and...... James Cameron. Do you think Andrew could be related to James?

Photograph of Andrew Cameron Project Manager at Lockheed Martin

Our Nutshell this week, Vino Patel, has adopted a unique and radical approach to Cyber Security. His start-up company, secur-IT-ism, recognises the blend of skills needed to address security cyber security issues. His team includes graduates diagnosed with Aspergers or high functioning autism.  Many cyber adversaries have similar traits - so this is fighting 'like with like'.

Company COnnecting Nutshell. Vinod Patel of Securitism who provides a Managed Security Services Provider as an outsourced on-site service.

Meet Szymon Szymczyna, a keen archer and the founder of both Devbar and Treado. Szymon is passionate about turning his ideas into reality. 

Company Connecting: In a nutshell with Szymon Szymczyna of Devbar and Treado

Read S. Claus (honest I am handsome) in a Nutshell. Yet another Sinclair ZX81 aficionado. He would exchange reindeer for a Bugatti Veyron or a Lamborghini Murcielago any day.

Christmas blog from Company Connecting: In a Nutshell with S. Claus of North Pole Enterprises

Read about Hazel Ewan of Tracker Environmental Software. She was one of the first women to 'go offshore' in the early stages of the oil industry in the 1970s.

Hazel Ewan of Tracker Environmental Softoware

Read all about Kenneth Petrie of Accelerate Corporation and his interests in tennis and all things Italian. His fascination with web publishing started with an Apple Macintosh.

Kenny Petrie's dream car - a Mercedes Benz 280 SL

Read all about Suzanne Bergfeldt, Vantage POB trainer extraordinaire. What an interesting journey from a ZX Spectrum via hairdressing and Microsoft to setting up her own training business as the specialists in Vantage POB Consultancy and Training.

A theme is developing in our Nutshells - early interest in some sort of technology, diversifying into all sorts of interests and careers, and culminating in either working fully in IT or setting up a business.

Suzanne Bergfeldt - Vantage POB trainer extraordinaire!

Read the remarkable story of Ann Marie Shillito, FRSA. Ann Marie's creativity and love of design led to the set up of Anarkik 3D which develops haptic products for 3D virtual touch so that concepts and ideas can quickly be converted into reality.

Ann Marie Shillito, CEO of Anarkik 3D, jewellery designer and expert in 3D haptics

Mike Watson's interest in marketing and web technology has led to a publishing business: initially with Aberdeen Business News and more recently with the Scottish Business News Network for all of Scotland. SBNN includes taliored issues for Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Inverness and Glasgow

Photo of Mike Watson of Scottish Business News (SBNN) accompanying the article In a Nutshell with Mike Watson of Scottish Business News Network (SBNN)