James Shaw

Jim Shaw

Managing Consultant


  • > Over ten years' consulting experience
  • > Complex IT infrastructure delivery
  • > Structured and pragmatic approach
  • > Data centre migrations
  • > Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions 


I am a Managing Consultant with DMW and a Technical Architect with over ten years’ hands-on experience of IT system design and integration. I graduated from the University of Sheffield with a master’s in Computing, specialising in Artificial Intelligence and computer science.

After graduation, I went on to spend three years with Hewlett Packard’s Technology Solutions Group (TSG). I then went on to work as an independent contractor before joining DMW in 2011.

Outside of work, I enjoy home automation (IOT) and DIY. I am also a keen amateur mechanic and always have multiple projects on the go. In my spare time, I enjoy spending more time in the great outdoors.


I pride myself on bringing a pragmatic approach to solving complex problems, and having an ability to simplify and clearly articulate technical challenges so that informed business decisions can be made.

I have extensive experience of on-premise private cloud design and delivery as well as migrations. I am a certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert Level and particularly enjoy the fast-pace delivery that public cloud allows in addition to the streamlining of operations that tooling now allows.

Career Highlights

• I worked with a global transportation provider in a highly transactional business and 24/7/365 operations to move data centres, head office and ultimately the operations centre. Any disruption or outage would have had an immediate impact on revenue.

• I have worked as a Product Owner and Infrastructure Architect for a Microsoft Azure Hosted Global Web Application for a Global Software Service Provider.

• As part of a team of trusted advisers, I worked with a client who was undergoing an active malware incident. I worked with senior stakeholders to prioritise key business services and plan for their restoration.

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