κ. Χρήστος Δράκος
Founder, Apple consultant

Mr C Dracos comes from Technical Trainer background, with vast experience on document management and complex storage systems management. His skills and achievements have been constantly maturing throughout the years and are demonstrated in a variety of roles. These included technical training, system engineering, document and Information governance in four foreign languages. He is currently working as a consultant for document and code cryptography management, mentoring, keynote speaking, mainly for Apple Inc.

He has substantial knowledge in the regulations and legislation of records to document management such as Basel II, MiFID, FSA, IFRS, SARBANES OXLY, ISO 15489, BSI BI00008, ITIL, COBIT 5, Prince 2 and Six Sigma.

His travels have been extensive, particularly throughout the Middle East, North Africa, and Southern Europe, and much of the early part of his life in Israel.

Language skills: Fluent in English, Arabic, Greek, Hebrew, and French. IEEE: Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

PADI: Professional Association of Diving Instructors Advance Diver Instructor


Education

Master MSc Information Systems (West London University 2004)

The postgraduate was research based on project management in data warehousing of front-end development for large databases such as Oracle and MS SQL. The dissertation was strongly related to document management for engineering firms, its title was “The document management and fast data retrieval for engineering firms operating at multiple platforms”.

BEng. Hons. Electrical & Electronic Engineering (Nottingham University 1994)

Subjects studied: – Analogue systems, Digital systems, Power electronics, Radio video, Signal processing, microelectronics, ANSI C programming, and advanced applied algorithmic mathematics.
The thesis was based on the development and design of a programmable analogue electronic alarming system. A network of alarm systems capable of identifying which house is broken into by

displaying the number of the house for the residents who are participating in a neighborhood watch plan.

HNC. Electronics (Nottingham Trent University 1991)

Digital and analogue architecture, Low level programming Motorola 6800, Programming in C++. Industrial placement was conducted at the Nottingham Trent University for three months as a technician at the electrical and electronic engineering labs.


Industrial and Professional Qualifications

Six Sigma Certified Black Belt 2010 ITIL v2, V3 Expert level – Instructing 2010 Prince2 Practitioner 2009

Apple Certification Professional

Apple Certified Support specialist 2011

Microsoft Certification

Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP 1997)

Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT) Till 1999

BACT A+ Certification (1998)
A+ Core Service Technician Exam
A+ Microsoft Windows & DOS Environments Specialty A+ Certified Trainer

Computer Associate Certification Computer Associates Sales Certified Brightstor Data storage F/A
CA High Availability Data Trainer


Work Experience

Apple Inc (Apple network Consultants)

Part of the Apple network consultant, instructing and training developers of how to code and document manage their code through standards and laws of DMS. Moreover, instructing the cryptography Apple community in the process of how to encrypt code whilst on cloud or virtual storage.

Training developers of how to segment, distribute, append, and  manage code that they develop thought the Apple Swift community

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IT Integrators  Ltd (IT Management Firm)
Mentor and Director of Cloud Education (November2009 – Till now)
Freelance Document and Record Management & Service Governance Advisor
D&M Ltd is a partner of Apple and Filemaker, developing solutions for the iPad, online LMS systems and the iCloud, mainly for universities and IT / management training establishment.
As a director for authoring software educational applications, the primary role is to advice and liaise with lectures, trainers and developers in developing or publishing an educational solution that engages and enriches the user / student experience through its environment but mainly through its content.
Supervising all training material that involves enterprise document and record management EDRM. ITIL, Prince2, COBIT 5, and the cryptography of document and code integrity basted on MD5, SHA and other standards.
Overseeing the writing and software development for the ITIL Authoring in several languages. From time to time providing hands on training to IT managers on the implementation of ITIL in their firms. Main clients are Apple, PWC, British American Tobacco, Hebrew University, The Academy of Athens.

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TechnoXperts Ltd UK
CIO (September 2003 – 2009)
TechnoXperts is an EMEA provider of data services and consultancy specialising in record management, asset management, workflow automation, and project & portfolio data
management.
AS a data service consultant, the primary role is to advice CIOs or IT Managers on the efficiency, productivity and technical implementations for the CA Tear 1 data and asset management solution such as CA Clarity, CA Record Manager, CA AutoSys, and CA Wily. ComputerAssociateEurope-ChannelPartner -ServicePartner
As an external consultant for the clients of CA, advising, business analysing, and project managing the client in the way they should implement, roll-out, and fine tuning, the software that they have obtain from CA. Such clients are: First Data, American British Tobacco, Halyps, Nissan, CIBER, British Airways, Bloomberg, and the University of Athens.

Lexaco Technologies UK
CIO (September 2001 – September 2003)
Lexaco Technologies is a European System Integrator, providing installation services and consultancy, specialising in data availability and storage management of large enterprises that are constantly increasing their data in cluster systems, high availability solutions, NAS and SAN environments, primarily based on Microsoft server solutions.
The major function of the job position is to direct and consolidate technical solutions based on the right information gathering from different software and hardware vendors in respect of their latest technology.
Such products are BrightStore® Xosoft, e-Trust®. Offering a dedicated total solution all obtained from one source as an interim from CA.

Microsoft Inc UK
Training manager /Technical author (Jan 99 –September 2001)
Managing a team of trainers for the development of bespoke training materials and the development of the official curriculum for the Microsoft Windows Server 2000. This involved the co-ordination of technical authors technical Evangelist.

EXECUTRAIN (UK) LIMITED
Technical Training Manager (April 96 – December 98)
Responsible for updating the certification and training skills of all the technical trainers in Executrain and for negotiating contracts for the provision of technical services such as client/server and Internet systems. The position also required the supervision and the administration of its

London training facilities, and managed the office networks. Moreover, it also involved the day- to-day client consultancy, working hand-in-hand with the directors of the business in order keep track with the hardware providers and software partners.

Achievements

  1. Assessingandrecruitingtechnicaltrainers.
  2. Establishing and managing a team of product specialists working with clients on trainingand development projects.
  3. Understanding and sustaining a relationship with ATEC, Solution Providers, and otherpartners.

Technical Instructor (April 95 – March 96)

Training a wide variety of software products to both large and small groups, including one-to- one and workshop sessions. These products include the full range of Microsoft Windows NT Server & Workstation 3.51, 4.0. Windows 95, TCP/IP, Novel NetWare 3.12, IIS 4, FrontPage, HTML, and Outlook.

The team was constantly hired out for consultancy work advising clients on how to perform their rollouts and developing slow moving projects on the topics that I specialise in.

Achievements

  • Enhanced my presentation and communication skills
  • Increased my computer software knowledge
  • UK Instructor of the Year 1997