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Sam Flanagan

Experienced AWS Solutions Architect and Fractional CTO

I help business leaders build better software systems using AWS cloud technologies. For over 10 years, I have been Managing Director of Agidea Technology Consulting, based in Manchester, UK. I combine hands-on technology expertise with in-depth experience of product and service development.

I work with a range of organisations, mainly across PropTech, Retail Intelligence, and Healthcare. I particularly enjoy working with scale-up businesses and collaborating directly and creatively with founders, board members and investors.

Sam Flanagan - Fractional CTO | Interim CTO | Manchester

I help businesses with:

  • Designing, building, and scaling software systems and SaaS products
  • Aligning software features with customer demands and business objectives 
  • Technology research, evaluation and strategy
  • Systems modernisation and cloud migration
  • DevSecOps, compliance and security (including ISO 27001)
  • AWS serverless computing technologies (including Lambda, DynamoDB, Fargate and AppSync)
  • Infrastructure-as-Code using the AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK)
  • Improving efficiency with containers and Docker
  • Recruiting, training, retaining and leading high-performance development teams (remote, hybrid, onshore and offshore)
  • Cloud costs optimisation

Sam Flanagan

Fractional CTO Manchester

I undertake fractional, interim, and remote/hybrid CTO work.

Recent/current projects include:

► Springboard Research Ltd - migrating and modernising retail intelligence SaaS applications on AWS cloud (applying AWS Well Architected framework). Designing and developing new cloud-native serverless applications on AWS

► Amey Ltd - architect, host and manage delivery of Amey's website and digital communications portfolio hosted on AWS cloud infrastructure

► Bluewater Shopping Centre - architected and managed development of .NET extranet system for managing retailer communications, data collection and lost property at one of Europe's largest shopping centres

► Royal Liverpool Hospital - delivering the trust website and individual project sites with AWS cloud hosting

► British Thoracic Society - integrating CMS website with Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM, advising on IT strategy and cloud migration

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