Hi, I'm Simon White. This is my profile.
Simon White's Bio:
Simon White has worked on most areas of IT for Internet infrastructures, but now specialises in User Centric Design, User Experience and CMS solutions. He has set up user experience teams and had a lot of experience reporting to board level stakeholders. His past specialisations, with which he keeps up with to ensure wider vision in web and eCommerce delivery strategies, are:
- Web site project management: requirements, design documents, implementation planning and pitching these ideas to third parties. Where possible in Agile: Lean UX, Scrum, Kanban.
- Implementing, using and improving Content Management Systems (including Zope, Drupal, WordPress).
- Open Source frameworks and collaborative work on systems architecture.
- Attaining as full and understanding of the underlying IT infrastructure and planning projects around it.
Simon specialises in User Experience, Website Usability, Accessibility, Project Management, Man Management
Simon White's Experience:
UX Director at SoLocal Group (Pages Jaunes)July 2014 - November 2015 | Sèvres, France
Leader of the UX team (ergonomics and design) and advocate for good UX practices and change management within the company.
Responsable Experience Utilisateur at Voyages-sncf.com2009 - 2014
Founder of the user experience pole at Voyages-SNCF.com, manages a team of designers and ergonomy consultants. We use user centric design principles, including iterative testing of prototypes, wireframes and multivariate testing. We work on touch interfaces (mobile and tablet applications) and classic web interfaces, which are of course multi-screen oriented in our design approach.
Site Manager (France) at lastminute.comMarch 2004 - February 2009
I manage a team of creative designers and program managers who design and implement merchandising solutions for the French website. A strong knowledge of the infrastructure allows me to optimise business requests and plan work to improve organically (often via collaborative developement) the features of the site.
IT Manager at MediadevApril 2003 - March 2004
I managed the network at Mediadev, implementing high speed connectivity via ADSL, routing, WiFi access for the Paris office and did software & server support. I managed all main web services (email, website, intranet, DNS) and did some key optimisation for bulk marketing emailings for major software firms including bounce management and campaign delivery tracking.
Internet Service Manager at MTDSNovember 1998 - March 2003
At MTDS I did a lot of work on dial-up and permanent Internet connectivity and was a server manager for a small-scale full service Internet provider (routing, security, web services, telecoms). I also took part in a major project to provide training and support for developing nations including missions to give seminars and workshops in Haiti, Tunisia and Malawi.
Marketing & Sales Executive at Greg Corbett AssociatesSeptember 1997 - October 1998
Sold advertising space in leading French IT magazines to agencies in the UK who bought centrally for the EMEA market. Managed the company newsletter. Sold some of the first ad banners (out of the UK) on French sites like 01.net.
Independent UX consultant at CaperetMay 2016 - Present | Paris / Ile de France
UX Strategy and Delivery specialist, working for eCommerce clients around France.
Simon White's Education:
University of Warwick1993 – 1997Bachelor of the ArtsConcentration: French Studies (cultural studies variant)
Simon White's Interests & Activities:
Music, particularly playing guitar, bass and piano. Cinema (including running personal experimental VOD site for French market, http://www.koi29vod.fr).