Rowan's an experienced web systems architect who can help you deliver successful internet, intranet and extranet projects.
He brings management and technical skills to government agencies tackling online projects. Rowan's web skills include
- architecting, planning and leading web projects,
- government online, Web Standards and the e-GIF,
- web usability and accessibility,
- information architecture,
- web standards and technologies.
Rowan has specialised in government web projects since 2001. He was a member of the SSC's Reference Group to evaluate submissions to the Web Guidelines back in 2002 and has been immersed in government web projects ever since.
He was a proactive member of the Advisory Group working on the migration of the Guidelines to the New Zealand Government Web Standards v1.0 , and more recently developed the Web Standards wiki and provided technical support for the development of the New Zealand Government Web Standards v2.0 .
Rowan currently works for the Government Information Services unit of the Department of Internal Affairs.
Web usability and accessibility
Rowan brings expertise in web usability and accessibility. He maintains close links with the U&A community, and has helped large and small government agencies with the usability and accessibility of government online.
He has hands-on experience with delivering accessible government web projects, and in the deep, distant past Rowan has taught web accessibility courses for Victoria University.
With a 24-year history in IT from multinationals to start-up web companies behind him, Rowan has been building and implementing things on the web since 1995. He's comfortable with a broad range of application technologies.
Rowan's also adept at expressing technical stuff in plain English.