Over the last few years, and since setting out on my own in 2009 I have had the privilege of working for a range of organisations and individuals who are kind enough to write the following testimonials:
We employed Stephen Carrick-Davies as a consultant for ictQATAR in 2012 to help us develop our National Cyber Safety Strategy. This 6 month project involved Stephen producing a strategic vision document and a full implementation work plan. What we particularly appreciated about Stephen’s approach was that he took the time to consultant carefully with a very wide range of different stakeholders here in Qatar - including running sessions with pupils in local schools - so as to understand the particular cultural sensitivities and dynamics here in Qatar. Bringing together a diverse range of stakeholders to consult, agree and then fully ‘own’ the strategy was what has made this piece of work particularly effective. The 18 discrete work packages which Stephen proposed under 5 strategic aims provides us with an excellent ‘road map’ to follow in our aim of ensuring that all citizens in Qatar use the internet in a safe and responsible manner. Stephen’s wealth of experience in pioneering internet safety work in the UK, combined with his people-skills, enthusiasm, diplomacy and commitment to partnership make him an ideal consultant, and I am very pleased to recommend Stephen as a consultant to other government agencies wanting to develop similar Cyber Safety strategies and ICT projects”.
Robin Blake, Executive Director, ICT and Society, Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology, (ictQATAR), Doha, Qatar