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Brooman Mike

Mike Brooman

CEO and Professional Geek

Name:Mike Brooman
Address:Innovation Birmingham Campus, Birmingham, B7 4BB, UK
Phone:+44 121 285 7222
Email:mike@mikebrooman.com
Smart & Intelligent Workplace and Building pioneer, Big Teaming and Audacious Innovation advocate, Systems Thinker, Professional Geek & CEO at Vanti.

Mike has a proven track record of delivering results and adding value on a variety of engagements across multi-national corporates, government, education and SMB (Small Medium Business) clients; consulting on, presenting about, implementing and supporting ICT, Audio-visual, and Smart & Intelligent Workplace and Building technologies.

Aside from all that, I'm a down to earth person with a keen interest in people, society and learning. I can regularly be found at events that promote new ways of thinking, self-introspection and personal development (such as the exceptional TEDxBrum).

I’m active in Birmingham’s technology community, supporting initiatives like Rebel Makers and heading up the Scale-up group for Silicon Canal. I’m passionate about our city and believe it has all of the necessary attributes to make it one of the Smartest cities in the world.

As an extroverted-introvert (or ambivert, if you prefer), you’re equally likely to find me at some of the most technically advanced dance events around the world (like this) or with my head in a book.

This site started as a place to share my reading list with other people but evolved to include other media and some of my experiences to date after I found the excellent CV Shift theme.

Who knows, one day I might actually click the 'enable blog' button and start writing..
Ecobuild 2016

Ecobuild 2016

Videos, Work
Quiet – Susan Cain

Quiet – Susan Cain

Reading
InAVate – Smart Buildings

InAVate – Smart Buildings

Videos
Vanti Pixel Police

Vanti Pixel Police

Photos, Work
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People...

Reading
Presentation.. done!

Presentation.. done!

Photos, Work
How my drawing goes..

How my drawing goes..

Photos, Out and About
BETT 2016 – EQ > IQ

BETT 2016 – EQ > IQ

Photos, Out and About
BETT 2016 – Students buy into teachers before learning.

BETT 2016 – Students buy into teachers...

Photos, Out and About
Birmingham Soup

Birmingham Soup

Photos, Out and About
Juju’s Cafe

Juju’s Cafe

Photos, Out and About
Caffé Vero

Caffé Vero

Work
The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project

Photos
Vanti Hoodie v9

Vanti Hoodie v9

Work
Sunday Good Times

Sunday Good Times

Photos
NYE 2015 – Awakenings, Gashouder

NYE 2015 – Awakenings, Gashouder

Out and About
NYE 2015 – Awakenings, Gashouder

NYE 2015 – Awakenings, Gashouder

Out and About
NYE 2015 – Happy New Year!

NYE 2015 – Happy New Year!

Out and About
NYE 2015 – Awakenings, Gashouder

NYE 2015 – Awakenings, Gashouder

Out and About
Amsterdam Light Festival 2015

Amsterdam Light Festival 2015

Photos, Out and About
Amsterdam Light Festival 2015

Amsterdam Light Festival 2015

Photos, Out and About
Bibliotheek Amsterdam

Bibliotheek Amsterdam

Photos, Out and About
Bibliotheek Amsterdam

Bibliotheek Amsterdam

Photos, Out and About
amsix – Amsterdam Internet Exchange

amsix – Amsterdam Internet Exchange

Photos, Out and About, Work
Amsterdam Light Festival

Amsterdam Light Festival

Photos, Out and About
Amsterdam 2015

Amsterdam 2015

Photos, Out and About
The bells! The bells!

The bells! The bells!

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Jas. Smith & Sons. Umbrella shopping.

Jas. Smith & Sons. Umbrella shopping.

Photos, Out and About
Brewing in Newcastle

Brewing in Newcastle

Out and About
Amsterdam Evening In

Amsterdam Evening In

Out and About
Philosophy 101

Philosophy 101

Out and About
CBSO does Bond. James Bond.

CBSO does Bond. James Bond.

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Goldman Sachs Tate Modern

Goldman Sachs Tate Modern

Photos, Out and About, Work
Night Bass

Night Bass

Out and About
Inspiration, working.

Inspiration, working.

Photos
Aston Hack 2015

Aston Hack 2015

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It’s me! Smart & Intelligent Buildings..

It’s me! Smart & Intelligent...

Videos
Webmart Poster

Webmart Poster

Photos, Work
Marshall Fridge – Webmart

Marshall Fridge – Webmart

Photos, Work
Snitterfield Arms

Snitterfield Arms

Photos, Out and About
Snitterfield Arms

Snitterfield Arms

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Vanti Values Sharing

Vanti Values Sharing

Photos, Work
Canvas – Data Limits

Canvas – Data Limits

Photos, Work
Canvas – If you want to go fast..

Canvas – If you want to go fast..

Photos, Work
Digital Construction Week

Digital Construction Week

Photos, Work
Google Project Oxygen

Google Project Oxygen

Photos, Work
Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls

Photos, Out and About
Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls

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Chicago Bulls

Chicago Bulls

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Chicago Coworking

Chicago Coworking

Photos, Work
Chicago Coworking

Chicago Coworking

Photos, Work
Love Spreadsheets!

Love Spreadsheets!

Photos, Work
UK Construction Week

UK Construction Week

Photos, Work
National Lift Tower

National Lift Tower

Photos, Out and About
EGX Press Pass

EGX Press Pass

Photos, Out and About
MOD Kineton

MOD Kineton

Photos, Work
MOD Kineton

MOD Kineton

Photos, Work
Army Accountability Behaviours

Army Accountability Behaviours

Photos, Work
Boston Tea Party Daily Debate

Boston Tea Party Daily Debate

Photos, Out and About
Vanti Mars Team

Vanti Mars Team

Photos, Work
T20 Finals 2015

T20 Finals 2015

Photos, Out and About
T20 Finals 2015

T20 Finals 2015

Photos, Out and About
United Business Media

United Business Media

Work
Sicily 2015

Sicily 2015

Photos, Out and About
Sicily 2015

Sicily 2015

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Sicily 2015

Sicily 2015

Photos, Out and About, Work
Sicily 2015

Sicily 2015

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Brave the Shave!

Brave the Shave!

Photos
Smart Building preparation

Smart Building preparation

Photos, Work
Impact Hub Troublemaker

Impact Hub Troublemaker

Photos, Work
Matt & Amy’s Wedding

Matt & Amy’s Wedding

Photos, Out and About
Matt & Amy’s Wedding

Matt & Amy’s Wedding

Photos, Out and About
Festival of Code BBC Birmingham

Festival of Code BBC Birmingham

Photos, Work
CompTIA Chicago

CompTIA Chicago

Photos, Work
CompTIA Chicago

CompTIA Chicago

Photos, Work
Welcome to Chicago

Welcome to Chicago

Photos, Work
Electric Elephant

Electric Elephant

Out and About
Electric Elephant – Funktion One

Electric Elephant – Funktion One

Out and About
Electric Elephant – Jetski

Electric Elephant – Jetski

Out and About
Electric Elephant – Boat Trip

Electric Elephant – Boat Trip

Out and About
WFH

WFH

Work
Off-road Monster

Off-road Monster

Photos, Out and About
Glastonbury 2015 – iBLOA

Glastonbury 2015 – iBLOA

Out and About
Glastonbury 2015 – Arcadia

Glastonbury 2015 – Arcadia

Photos, Out and About
Glastonbury 2015 – Shot in the Arm

Glastonbury 2015 – Shot in the Arm

Out and About
CompTIA Birmingham

CompTIA Birmingham

Photos, Work
In-BMW Vanti

In-BMW Vanti

Work
Birthday 2015 – Street Banquet

Birthday 2015 – Street Banquet

Photos, Out and About
Digital Audio Signal Processing

Digital Audio Signal Processing

Photos, Work
The Site Office

The Site Office

Out and About
Impact Hub Brixton

Impact Hub Brixton

Photos, Work
Verne Harnish – Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 2.0

Verne Harnish – Mastering the...

Reading
Paul Tudor Jones II – Why we need to rethink capitalism

Paul Tudor Jones II – Why we need to...

Videos
Dan Ariely – How equal do we want the world to be? You’d be surprised

Dan Ariely – How equal do we want the...

Videos
UBM Case Study Filming

UBM Case Study Filming

Photos, Work
GLAS

GLAS

Out and About
GLAS

GLAS

Out and About
Dave Isay – Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear

Dave Isay – Everyone around you has a...

Videos
New bike!

New bike!

Photos
Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less – Rao & Sutton

Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without...

Reading
Don’t Panic, the Truth about Population Growth – Hans Rosling

Don’t Panic, the Truth about Population...

Videos
Which country does the most good for the world? – Simon Anholt

Which country does the most good for the...

Videos
Matt & Kez’s Wedding

Matt & Kez’s Wedding

Photos, Out and About
Linda Hill – How to manage for collective creativity

Linda Hill – How to manage for...

Videos
Leaders Eat Last – Simon Sinek

Leaders Eat Last – Simon Sinek

Videos
Leaders Eat Last – Simon Sinek

Leaders Eat Last – Simon Sinek

How Great Leaders – Simon Sinek

How Great Leaders – Simon Sinek

Videos
Amsterdam 2013

Amsterdam 2013

Photos, Out and About
The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell

Reading
Start With Why – Simon Sinek

Start With Why – Simon Sinek

Reading
Small Is the New Big – Seth Godin

Small Is the New Big – Seth Godin

Reading
Redesigning Leadership – John Maeda

Redesigning Leadership – John Maeda

Reading
Purple Cow – Seth Godin

Purple Cow – Seth Godin

Reading
Learning Futures: Education, Technology and Social Change – Keri Facer

Learning Futures: Education, Technology and...

Reading
Innovator’s Solution – Clayton Christensen

Innovator’s Solution – Clayton...

Reading
Innovator’s Dilemma- When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail – Clayton M. Christensen

Innovator’s Dilemma- When New...

Reading
Good to Great – Jim Collins

Good to Great – Jim Collins

Reading
Confessions of a Public Speaker – Scott Berkun

Confessions of a Public Speaker – Scott...

Reading
Blue Ocean Strategy: How To Create Uncontested Market Space And Make The Competition Irrelevant – W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne

Blue Ocean Strategy: How To Create Uncontested...

Reading
Amsterdam Chess Players

Amsterdam Chess Players

Photos, Out and About
Library of Birmingham

Library of Birmingham

Photos, Work
LoB – Digital Gallery

LoB – Digital Gallery

Photos, Work
LoB – Conference Control

LoB – Conference Control

Photos, Work
Shambala – August 2013

Shambala – August 2013

Photos, Out and About
Fatboy Slim – Glastonbury 2013

Fatboy Slim – Glastonbury 2013

Photos, Out and About
A Whole New Mind – Daniel H. Pink

A Whole New Mind – Daniel H. Pink

Reading
Kitchen Disco – May 2013

Kitchen Disco – May 2013

Photos, Out and About
Avolvit – February 2013

Avolvit – February 2013

Photos, Work
Vanti Office – February 2013

Vanti Office – February 2013

Photos, Work
Jockey Club, Ibiza

Jockey Club, Ibiza

Photos, Out and About
Lake Mead, Vegas

Lake Mead, Vegas

Photos, Out and About
EMEA InAVation Awards 2012

EMEA InAVation Awards 2012

Photos, Work
Marsh Academy Immersive

Marsh Academy Immersive

Videos
 
Moseley School – Drama Studio

Moseley School – Drama Studio

Photos, Work
Dan Pink – Drive

Dan Pink – Drive

Videos
RTS – BETT Exhibition 2010

RTS – BETT Exhibition 2010

Videos
BETT Exhibition Stand

BETT Exhibition Stand

Photos, Work
Croatia Party Bus 2006

Croatia Party Bus 2006

Photos, Out and About
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David Sobel – Director of Partner...

2012 December
David Sobel
David Sobel – Director of Partner Community, GFI Software

I’ve had the chance to get to know Mike over a number of years, first through the IT community and then specifically in my previous position with Level Platforms. Mike brings a passion for design and skills in two related but unique industries — ICT and AV — and brings those together to provide insightful solutions and unique offerings.

 

Mike is insightful and eager, and in combination with being skilled, is easy to recommend. Highly!

Richard Tubb – Independent IT Business...

2010 October
Richard Tubb
Richard Tubb – Independent IT Business Consultant

Mike is one of the friendliest, hardest working IT professionals I have come across. As well as having an amazing amount of industry experience and knowledge for some one his age, he has a relaxed manner and engaging style of conversation.

 

I consider Mike an expert in the field of Audio Visual and IT, and have no hesitation in recommending his work.

Daniele Perrone – Senior Manager and...

2010 September
Daniele Perrone
Daniele Perrone – Senior Manager and Enterprise Architect, Accenture

Mike is a brilliant professional. His attention to detail, pro-activity and ability to apply his technology skills to different situations made him a successful consultant at Accenture.

David Calcano – Manager, Accenture

2010 September
David Calcano, Manager, Accenture
David Calcano – Manager, Accenture

Mike is one of those life-saver people you could get into a project; we all know them, they are just a few that would do anything, and not only that, they make IT happen. Is the server down? Is there a problem in the OS? Mike will figure it out; either he’ll know, or research and fix it.

 

In ten years I’ve spent in IT there’s very few people with these skills and Mike is one of them.

Employment

November 2008 - present

Vanti

CEO

Our service offering is all about un-complicating technology for our clients. We work on a consultative, collaborative and creative basis with business leaders and their technical teams to design and build tightly-integrated technology solutions that fit their organisation’s requirements exactly. All of our team are passionate about delivering technology that makes a real difference to the way people work and learn.

 

Vanti has a solid, international award-winning reputation within both the IT and Audio-visual industries. We like to work with clients who really understand the strategic importance of technology and how it can enable people to collaborate, communicate, be more productive and/or save money. That’s not to say we go over the top and we’re wildly expensive- we know budgets exist and if you’ll work with us, we’ll work with you to maximise them as far as we possibly can.

 

As a high-growth, progressive company we’re continuously pushing boundaries. Our recent work has included projects for Canary Wharf, Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and United Business Media. We’ve just completed the building-wide technology integration for one of the UK’s flagship smart buildings too.

 

We have evolved to be a very strong team of multi-talented, multi-disciplined people. You can learn more about us and what we do at www.vanti.co.uk.

January 2013 - present

Avolvit

Principal Consultant

Our fledgling design consultancy with a focus on engineering the very best infrastructure to run fully converged, dynamic and adaptive networks and workloads. Requirement-led design processes ensure that both technology and configuration specifications deliver to people’s presented vision of how they want technology to work for them.

 

We focus on the use of technology within buildings and spaces for the benefit of end users and operations / maintenance teams. We have an active interest in the emerging industries surrounding Smart & Intelligent Buildings, Internet of Things (IoT) and Smart Cities.

 

You can see more of our work to date at www.avolvit.co.uk (if you’re interested – we’re also hiring.)

June 2007 - November 2008

Accenture

Consultant

Jul 2008–Oct 2008: Carillion- Wolverhampton

  • Business data replatforming
  • Performed analysis of data extracts and business logic from legacy applications
  • Identified and documented extract, transform and load methods for importing legacy data on to new platform

May 2008–Jun 2008: London Stock Exchange (LSE)

  • Worked independently to build LSE Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) development environment for proof of concept
  • Created end-to-end demonstrations for LSE IT directors
  • Provided on-going input in to the design of the production environment and deployment approaches that included high availability and active-active clustering at all tiers

Mar 2008–May 2008: Accenture European Oracle Innovation Centre- Reading

  • BEA / Oracle product stack comparison –developed a loan approval scenario for a bank in both stacks with US team. Subsequently presented to alliance partners at both Oracle and BEA
  • Developed the SOA Project Accelerator and received an award 2 months later for its contribution to winning the London Stock Exchange project
  • Wrote backend application to enable new Accelerator instance creation and the packaging of instances for redistribution to clients

Jun 2007–Feb 2008: Dell Computers- Bracknell, Montpellier (France), Penang (Malaysia), Austin (USA)

  • Promoted to Consultant 6 months after joining Accenture
  • Facilitated sessions with the Enterprise Architecture team to develop a holistic approach to refresh all application inventories that could be applied to the global standardisation of Dell’s application footprint
  • Taught real-time data gathering / documentation approach to a wider group of stakeholders for on-going internal use
  • Overcame data complexity issues by independently developing data visualisation techniques including 3D modelling of complex application landscapes
  • Delivery of the Application and Interface Inventories for EMEA and US
  • Engaged with client at all levels- Developer to Vice President
January 2007 - June 2007

Accenture

Analyst

Mar 2007 – Apr 2007: Verizon Wireless, Research in Motion (Blackberry)- Slough, Tel Aviv (Israel)

  • Tested Blackberry devices on Verizon’s network in a global roaming scenario
  • Developed project portal in Microsoft SharePoint
September 2005 - July 2006

Capgemini

Oracle Consultant

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office- Milton Keynes & Whitehall, London

  • Supported Embassies and High Commissions across the world with functional business processes, data analysis and IT application use.

Education

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