For the last 28 years I have been working for Canon (UK) Ltd, the leading supplier of products to both the office and home environment. Having started in the photo copier side of the business as a field service technician, I moved into service management and then in to technical training. About twelve years ago I decided to take the plunge and move into the IT division at Canon. First as a network administrator, but I soon got involved with what is now an IBM product, Lotus Notes. I have IBM/Lotus development qualifications in releases R4.6, R5 and R6. I also have extensive knowledge of Notes administration, but never got round to getting the qualifications.
In January 2006, Canon announced major changes in the IT structure which means that at the end of December 2006, I was made redundant from Canon (UK) Ltd. Having worked for one employer for such a long time, I thought it is time for a change.
I was born in 1957 and come from an era when not only home computers were not heard of, but also home video or home video cameras did not exist. However I am one of the few people of my age, who can boast that they are the proud owners of two three minute rolls of cine film taken of their wedding, if only they had sound. Good old Uncle Bert. I bet he never realised how important those six minutes of film would be to me.
That film helps me realise how important it is to capture what will probably be your most treasured day in your life and using the professionalism I have gained working for Canon, I hope you will give me the opportunity to video your big day.