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My advice on selling a tech business in Irish Times Innovation Magazine

In Misc, What I'm working on at the moment on November 16, 2011 at 9:51 am

September’s Irish Times Innovation Magazine article containing my advice on selling a tech business. 


Ocuco LeanPlus contract awarded to myself and Dr. Peter Middleton

In Lean methodology for software and SaaS, What I'm working on at the moment on November 2, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Linus Russell (Operations Director, Ocuco), myself and Dr. Peter Middleton (Queen’s University Belfast) at Ocuco’s offices.

Dr. Peter Middleton and myself have been awarded an Enterprise Ireland supported Lean Plus contract to work with the leading Irish software company Ocuco.  Ocuco’s operations director, Linus Russell, is the Lean Champion at Ocuco.

Lean Plus projects are intended to:

  • deliver significant productivity improvement and cost reductions,
  • embed a culture of business improvement and lean techniques to a cohort of trained staff, and
  • introduce a programme to pursue company-wide improvement.

The LeanPlus initiative has major benefits for larger companies with significant operations that are entering a major growth phase.

Ocuco is one of the largest optical retail software companies in the world with offices in the UK, USA, Canada, Ireland, Italy, France, Spain and Australia. With 17 years in the optical industry Ocuco is a regular finalist in the Deloitte Fast 50 and the Irish Software Association Awards. Ocuco employs over 140 employees, including 40 developers and 36 technical operations engineers.