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Geoff Ballard

As Co-Founder of Ballard Chalmers, Geoff is the company’s CTO, directing technical strategy, overseeing technical consultants, managing larger development projects and ensuring technical delivery quality standards.

Education, Membership & Awards

Geoff graduated from the University of London with a BSc (Hons) in Mathematics and computing and a Masters degree in Database Management Systems. Additionally, he is a certified SQL Server Development, Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP) and Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist (MCTS).

His professional memberships include Charted Engineer (Software), Member of the British Computer Society (MBCS), Member of European Federation of Engineers (FEANI) and Fellow of the Institute of Analysts and Programmers (FIAP).

 

How to Create a Successful Software Development Proof of Concept – For Startups

As a startup, particularly a SaaS startup, this is what it is all about. Honing the key aspects to your idea and fine-tuning it into a truly workable, outstanding and viable product is the base of your whole enterprise. You need to see if it is practical, feasible, viable and truly useful and interesting for the end-user. This is where a Proof of Concept (POC) comes in.
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