Nutshell

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)

Scott Petrie started his journey in IT with the school computing society where he had the opportunity to tinker with a number of early computers e.g. ZX81 and the Apple II. Through his company Analysis Logic, he now provides a variety of services.

Scott Petrie of Analysis Logic was hooked on Computing by a ZX81,

 IT is in his DNA!

Mike has worked in large IT companies for more than 20 years. He set up Chanonry Consulting in 2014 to provide business devleopment support, marketing, channel strategy and training/enablement advice to IT resellers, vendors and customers.

Mike Plested - transition from multi national to SME