Chris Sherwood

Chris Sherwood

Product Manager at Contact Group

United Kingdom

App dev: Idea screening App dev: User & market insight App dev: Technical & data feasibility App dev: User experience App dev: Business models App dev: Marketing Public speaking

My product, SIMS Discover, won the BETT 2013 award and the ERA 2012 award for Innovation!
"SIMS Discover is a tool that will help teachers scrutinise pupil data more easily than ever before. The simplified user interface enables data to be presented in a variety of ways, e.g. Venn diagrams, bar charts, pie charts and line graphs, with the ability to drill down into the data."
Led the successful development and roll out of four major software packages across the UK.
Introduced new features to the software that have increased its usage in schools.
Introduced live Field Trials of major software releases that have been shown to improve product quality.
Directed the marketing, user documentation and training materials for my products.
Presented keynote speeches around the country to School Leaders and Local Authority support teams.
Provided consultancy to individual schools and Local Authorities.
Designed a new trade stand for BETT.
Voted SIMS Product Manager of the Year!

Specialties: Product Management, Product Design, Government liaison.

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