Alastair John Cook Profile

Database Consultant - Work Experience for Professional Services organisation

Sybase Professional Services client assignments: (2000-2001)

Olan Mills Photography (Performance Tuning Assignment)
Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust (T-SQL development)
Worldcom, London (DBA Assignment)
Dresdner bank, London (DBA Assignment)

Senior Database Administrator - IT Contractor Experience

WD & HO Wills, Sydney ( Combined AIX IBM Unix Administrator and Sybase DBA role) (1998-1999)
Abbey National Treasury Services, London (2000-2003)
Royal Bank of Canada, London (2004-2005)
Santander Global Banking and Markets, London (2006-2009)

Main IT Skills Include

Sybase ASE DBA including performance tuning
Unix and Shell scripting
Perl scripting
Control-M batch implementation

Additional IT Skills Include

Oracle DBA experience at Royal Bank of Canada
C Programming at Sybase on RCHT Project
Sybase Replication server set up and support at Dresdner and Royal Bank of Canada
MySQL database administration (not on site)
IBM AIX and Linux operating systems

Early Work Experience (1986-1996)

Entre Computer Centre (IBM and Compaq exam qualified PC engineer)
Novell network installation, PC installation
D-Base III programming wrote expenses accounting ledger for Bell Northern Research (BNR)

Debug PLC
RS-232 interfacing, AIX Unix installation
Support programming in Alpha Basic

Select Ticketing Sytems, Sydney
Support Manager for Ticketing Systems
Wrote software for subscription generation at Australian Opera

Started and ran courier company 1990-1994 - sold customer base to Scarlet Couriers.

C Programming - Wrote Typing Tutor and Data export facility "Spreadsheet link" for export of Tetra 2000 data to spreadsheets.
Sold Spreadsheet link via Tetra User Group

Professional Certification Exam Qualifications

Sybase SCPDBA System 11
Sybase ASE 12.5
Sybase ASE 15*

Oracle DBA 9i Associate
AIX Administration (IBM Unix)
ITIL Foundation

*Note the actual certificate states "SAP" rather than Sybase.

Intellectual Property (2010-2017)

European OHIM Registered Community Designs (14)
USA Design Patents (2)
UK Intellectual Property Office Registered Trademark (1)

Currently working on a legal case in relation to copying of Registered Designs and related matters.

Legal case involves a Private Criminal Prosecution case and an application for a Judicial Review at the Royal Courts of Justice (RCJ), Strand, London.

New self-adhesive product using a face adhesive due to be launched in April 2018.

Past Rowing Achievements (1979-1980)

National Schools Regatta: Winning crew member of Queen Mother Challenge Cup for Championship Eights
Henley Royal Regatta, Sunday Finalist: Losing "Sunday" Finalist, 1/2 length verdict, Special Race for Schools, Winner St. Pauls School
National Championships, Silver Medal: Crew member Coxed Fours
England Selection: Selected to row for England at Strathclyde
Home Countries Rowing Competition: Winning crew member Junior Coxed Fours in Strathclyde, Scotland

Nottinghamshire International Regatta: Winning crew member of Gold Medal Senior A coxless fours
Gold medal at National Championships: Winning crew member in Junior Coxless Fours

Selected for Great Britain: Rowing team at the FISA Junior World Championships
Finalist at World Junior Rowing Championships: Hazelwinkel, Belgium. Final 6th Place.

Rowed in the main HRR Regatta in 1981 for Maidenhead RC (Wyfolds) and in 1992 for Quintin (Thames Cup and Britannia Cup)

Other (2009)

Qualified as a Ski Instructor (BASI Level II in 2009)
New Zealand, Rookie Academy, Wanaka, South Island, NZ.


St Edwards School and Edward Greenes Tutorial College, Oxford (1975-1981)

Four A' Levels (1980-1981):

Maths           B
Physics         B
Economics       B
Further Maths   D

University Degree:

B.Sc Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering (3rd)
University of Birmingham (1981-1984)



Alastair Cook, 30 Wood Lane, Slough, SL1 9EA