Ian Glen Walker
Is an experienced Systems Analyst and Software Engineering Developer. Wrote and project managed, software for the games and the military simulation industries.
Worked as everything from a building labourer to CEO of an international company, with stop offs as an engineer, welder, social worker, librarian, musician, sound engineer, climbing instructor and satellite administrator, in-between.
Former CEO of AGG LLC, a military simulation supplier. Managed an international company over the internet, which included a physicist from CERN, three PhDs, a world expert on AI and a Network software designer for games companies, as well as artists, core scripters and coders; that produced high quality products such as the Artillery module, Command Engine, and Network services among several others, for Virtual Battle Space (VBS). Introduced the simulation to NATO and the UK MOD on behalf of Bohemia Interactive, it is now the de-facto simulation for NATO, in roles as diverse as operational planning, part task training, area of operations familiarisation and historical simulation.
Received security clearance to attend NATO and UK MOD meetings. Attended NATO Modelling and Simulation Group meetings and conferences as well as MOD Simulation conferences as part of the NATO Research and Technology Organisation OTAN.
Was the senior member of the CoC game modification module developers for OFP and ArmA. Helped write and integrate four separate cutting edge modules so they were all optimized to use the same systems. The systems were seen by the military who asked us to make military simulations.
Have done complex Data Mining, using Seagate Analysis based MIS for analysis of sales figures that turned around a climbing wall by allowing it to confidently introduce a new pricing structure based on memberships and changed it from just surviving to a massive expansion to where it became the foremost Climbing Wall in the UK.
Instructed people in the use of computers, from complete beginner to expert. Wrote performance evaluations. Wrote training and help manuals for everyone from new computer users to experts.
Project managed everything from large charity music festivals to complex software engineering projects.
Trained Climbing Instructor, working at the UK s premier climbing wall.
B.Sc. Combined Honours in Business Information technology.
Travelled extensively, sometimes accidentally in conflict zones, including catching the last train out of Zagreb before they blew the train line. Shot at. Been on trains full of smugglers in the tribal regions of Pakistan, on one occasion I was between the lines when they and the local constabulary were pointing loaded and cocked guns at each other; over heated and somewhat violent discussions as to the past and future ownership of a large amount of opium. The smugglers had better guns AKs and Uzis to the policemenâ€™s Lee Enfieldâ€™s and colt on a string, the police withdrew, though an on the spot fine/donation was paid. Was one of the first UK citizens to travel in to Iran after the Revolution.
Climbed in the Himalayas, Alps Caucuses and on rock in Europe and Thailand. Broken bread with Royalty and squatters. Had a few tropical diseases that almost killed me. Play sing and write songs, largest audience 2000 Plus.
Left a successful career in the simulation industry 5 years ago to look after his elderly and infirm parents who both died 5 months apart in 2013.
Ian is now buying a new house and working on recording 3 Albums of his own music.
An idea worth spreading
Representative Democracy is the 17th Century idea of send a man on a mule to speak for you. This is the 21st Century, age of the Web, we can speak for ourselves. Time to replace representative democracy with a web forum. Look up the Manifesto of the Last Politician on Facebook.
I'm passionate about
Music, real democracy, science, improving the world we live in for the next generation.