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HI, MY NAME'S
MEGAN BELL

Welcome and thanks for visiting my site! I invite you to take a moment and look around. To learn more about my background, experience, skills and interests.

 

ABOUT ME

I'm an engineer, parent, wife, baker, moviegoer and music lover. A liberal and open-minded individual, and out member of the LGBT+ community.
I bake to relax, but rarely the same thing twice, and I certainly focus more on flavour than looks!
I love the relentless progress of technology and science, and always need to know HOW things work, not just that they do.

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Career Experience

June 2017 - Present

GSK - INNOVATION TECHNICAL LEAD

  • Seeking and discovery of business ideas and challenges.

  • Deep discovery of emerging technologies including Blockchain and Quantum Computing.

  • Authoring of whitepapers on new technologies.

  • Hands-on development of ‘proof-of-value’ concepts for business impact assessment.

  • Multi-channel educational communication to technical and non-technical business colleagues.

  • Vendor discovery, relationship management and contract negotiation.

December 2014 - June 2017

GSK - SENIOR TECHNICAL LEAD

  • Responsible for the technical design and implementation of the GSK electronic lab notebook platform used globally by all GSK researchers.

  • Vendor management and delivery planning with cross company and globally distributed teams.

  • Responsible for technical direction and consultation for new systems and architecture upgrades.

  • Legacy data migration architecture for global platform migration of GSK research data.

January 2013 - December 2014

CHEMISTDIRECT.CO.UK - CHIEF ARCHITECT

  • Lead technology decision maker within ChemistDirect.

  • Chief Architect for the ChemistDirect e-commerce platform.

  • Designed and lead the implementation of a multi-channel, multi-site SOA based e-commerce platform.

  • Planned and managed the integration of the new e-commerce platform to legacy systems.

  • Technical owner for the new platform within Agile development teams.

  • Conducted vendor and tool selections and championed best fit solutions.

  • Provided technical leadership to development staff, and supported CTO in day-to-day tasks as required to ensure smooth business operations.

  • Responsibility for PCI-DSS compliance and Infrastructure upgrades and improvements.

  • Managed vendor and partner selection, integrations and relationships.

 

"Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken."

D. H. Lawrence

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