In a Nutshell with Andrew Cameron of Lockheed Martin

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By Janice


Main Focus of the Business
The business unit in which I work combines innovative cross-sector technology solutions with better thinking to help solve problems facing the global Oil & Gas and Utilities sectors. We offer a range of integrated services and solutions from IT and information management, to process safety management and industrial control system security.

What do you do now?
I work within our Critical National Infrastructure consultancy team, primarily focussed on evaluating and delivering new technologies for our upstream oil & gas customers. My main areas of interest at the moment are how companies can better manage and derive value from their huge volumes of unstructured data, and how new technologies can bring much-needed cost and efficiency savings to the field of Asset Integrity, particularly via predictive maintenance and via new inspection techniques.

What was your very first job?
Other than the obligatory paper round as a teenager and a surreal summer job working as a scorer at the Scottish Golf Open, my first-full time job was as a graduate developer for a small Aberdeen-based company called Pragma Systems.

20 years and 3 transfers of ownership later, I now find myself working for a descendant of that company, as part of the much larger Lockheed Martin organisation.

How did you get into IT?
I blame my big brother! Having an older sibling who was particularly interested in computing meant that I had exposure to using and programming the latest in home computing hardware starting from a very young age (my first computing experience was with a ZX81 in 1983!)

I absorbed his enthusiasm and, developed an aptitude for IT with his support (even helping him prepare coding tutorials he wrote for computing magazines), and followed that interest through into my University education and ultimately into my career.

Interesting fact about You?
One of my prized possessions is a Pixar visitor’s pass, from the day I was lucky enough to visit Pixar’s offices in California.

Favourite Place?
A tough choice between Vancouver and Alaska’s Glacier Bay National Park.

Dream Car?
Tesla Model S P90D

Who would you most like to meet and why?
I’d love to meet Dennis Muren (legendary visual effects supervisor), who brought together two of my biggest interests (technology and film) to spearhead the introduction of computer-generated imagery into film-making.

Current Aspirations for the business
The division of Lockheed Martin in which I work is taking steps towards independence, which will help us continue to be fit for the future.

My home business unit aspires to grow in all the key markets and geographies that we have demonstrable track record, as that is where our people add most value to our customers. Bringing cross-sector innovations from areas that Lockheed Martin has heritage success, such as aerospace and defence, drives ongoing research and development for our own engineers and software developers to help make our customers’ operations smarter, more efficient and profitable.

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First published on April 2016
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