Our teams that help to make your project a success

Ian C Williams, Managing Director and CTO

Prior to founding Smart Media in 1995, Ian was Vice President at Nokia. With 15 years in senior management positions in software design and R&D from GE, Logica and Nokia, his expertise covers Internet software, project management, money transfer systems, security and authentication, networking, mobile phones and speech recognition. He is the inventor of several patents including network security and activation of mobile phones over the Internet.

Johanna Leppänen, Account Director

A pioneer of intranet based business applications, Johanna has previously held various senior positions internationally. She moved to Smart Media from Nokia Mobile Phones, where she was head of Strategic Planning in the USA. She has a wide business experience and systems understanding through senior positions in global manufacturing, logistics and finance.

Eleanor Gilmore, Key account manager

A highly efficient Prince2 qualified project manager, Eleanor is also an expert in accessibility, wireframing/paper prototyping and copywriting. She will make sure your project is delivered on time and to your desired specification, and is always on hand to answer those 'how do I?' questions during the project and beyond.

Prior to joining Smart Media over seven years ago, she was part of the editorial team at AngloINFO, the world's largest network of websites for English-speakers living abroad, and held a customer coordinator position at Moores.

Project Managers

Our project managers have experience in the management, design and roll-out of an extensive range of business applications, are used to running projects with PRINCE2 methodology as well as DSDM and agile development projects.

Technical team

Our top class software developers typically have a degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or Physics from a red brick university. Their expertise spans the full stack. Many also hold additional qualifications such as Certified Software Development Professional. We also have significant expertise in managing server infrastructure, networks and cloud services.

User Interface and creative team

The user interface team at Smart Media consists of experienced multi-skilled creatives and usability experts with varied backgrounds in psychology, communications, design and languages. Our creative designer network also includes design associates who bring variety to different styles and expertise from several different cultures.