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Mike Prince
Independent Consultant , Independent
Bangalore, India
Consultant ornithologist experienced in applying technology and data for conservation, and developing citizen science communities. Can relocate immediately.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
  • Infrastructure, Technology, Engineering, Science
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Ornithologist with a keen interest in the use of technology and data for conservation. Balanced a professional corporate career as IT Consultant and Project Manager/Delivery Manager with a variety of paid and voluntary positions within the conservation sector.

Most recently strategy consultant for Nature Conservation Foundation Education and Public Engagement Programme (India), as part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology eBird citizen science programme: increased focus on data recording, quality and sharing to support conservation efforts; implemented operational processes and systems to support network of over 100 volunteer administrators and 8,000 users; developed website and communications strategy.

Formerly BirdTrack Survey Organiser for British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). Performed analysis and developed design specifications for the new BirdTrack system, including global expansion.

Founder of BUBO Listing for birdwatchers worldwide to record, compare and share bird lists for any world location.

Supplier selection and management for website development for Fuller Lab, University of Queensland.

Most recent corporate roles:

CSG International: Quality Consultant. Brought in by CSG senior management as quality consultant tasked with improving delivery quality following large ($1m+) budget overruns with onshore/offshore development for Telstra, Australia.
- Identified specific issues and preventative actions following root cause analysis
- Drove subsequent implementation and process improvement initiatives across full development lifecycle, resulting in first ever on time and under budget delivery
- Managed complete 12-person test team
- Pre-sales solution design and due diligence for major ($50m+) telecoms operations outsourcing bid

Arastan: Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer
Co-founded Arastan, first-of-its-kind boutique retail venture specializing in exquisite hand-worked products sourced globally.
- Developed and executed strategy for customer relationship management, digital marketing and analytics
- Designed, developed and managed arastan.com e-commerce website. Implemented cloud-based enterprise architecture including ERP, CRM and content management
Education:
BSc (Hons) Computer Science, University of Bristol, UK, 1992.
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Bachelors
    Languages:
    English
    Nationality:
    United Kingdom
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