Kelvin Nicholson

Kelvin Nicholson

Project Manager at ThoughtWorks

Location
Sydney, Australia
Industry
Transportation/Trucking/Railroad

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Kelvin Nicholson's Overview

Connections

500+ connections

Kelvin Nicholson's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • French

    (Elementary proficiency)
  • Mandarin

    (Elementary proficiency)

Kelvin Nicholson's Organizations

  • Portland State University

    University Affairs Director
    • July 2002 to June 2003

    Student liaison between the Associated Students of Portland State University and the university's faculty.

    • Led campaign to promote affordable public transport options for students, liaising with representatives from the university's transport team and the city's transport agency. The campaign led to a slowed increase in prices, which were met by university funding.

    • Managed 10 student interns to deliver campaigns and handle Get Out The Vote (GOTV), including registering over 1000 new student voters.

    • Primary coordinator on the Election Committee to plan and manage annual student elections. Successfully organised two student elections, which allowed new student governments to be formed.

Kelvin Nicholson's Honors and Awards

  • Best Use of Data and Social Media to Support International Students in NSW

    NSW Dept of Trade & Investment
    • June 2013

    GovHack 2013 saw over 900 participants from across the country come together for a 48 hour event to hack open government data. We used multiple datasets and GIS to create a tool for international students to select where to live. We were awarded the "Best Use of Data and Social Media to Support International Students in NSW" award by the NSW Department of Trande & Investment.

    Our entry page: http://hackerspace.govhack.org/?q=groups/stay-here-not-there-survival-kit-international-students-coming-nsw

    A live version of our website: http://govhack2013.kelvinism.com/

  • Sir Hudson Fysh Award

    The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia
    • 2012

    For the best student in a masters program with a major in transport or logistics management.

  • Best Spirit of GovHack Award

    GovHack 2012 (NICTA)
    • June 2012

    The GovHack 2012 event saw hundreds of developers get together across Australia to hack open government data. My team analysed data from across the country to create "The Happiness Index", which is an output of happiness levels by LGA.

    Additional details of our entry can be found here: http://www.govhack.org/2012/06/02/happiness-index/

  • Notable Mashing Achievement

    Mashup Australia.org
    • 2010

    The Notable Mashing Achievement was awarded to our team for our creation of LobbyLens.

    LobbyLens correlates data about Federal Government business over the last 3 financial years. It shows the connections between government suppliers, government agencies, politician responsibilities, lobbyists, clients of lobbyists and the location of these entities. These connections are displayed through unique visualisations such as interactive network graphs and geovisualisation.

    More details here: http://mashupaustralia.org/mashups/lobbylens/

  • Overall Winner

    GovHack 2009
    • November 2009

    GovHack 2009 was an event seeing 13 teams hack open government data. I went out of curiosity, met four other hackers, and created a website to visualise lobbyists in Australia.

    LobbyLens correlated data about Federal Government business over the last three financial years. It shows the connections between government suppliers, government agencies, politician responsibilities, lobbyists, clients of lobbyists and the location of these entities. These connections are displayed through unique visualisations such as interactive network graphs and geovisualisation.

    More details can be found here:

Kelvin Nicholson's Projects

  • Geometric Data Collection of Rail Assets in the Rail Corridor for ETCS

    • August 2012 to June 2013

    We devised a way of gathering geometric data of important points of interest on our rail corridor with an accuracy of + or - 0.5m with a train travelling up to 100km/h. We reduced the time it took gather the necessary data and convert it into RailML which is used to design our ETCS system.

  • Temporary Order Entry System (TOES)

    • June 2004 to Present

    TOES was a temporary workaround while a full ERP was properly implemented. The tool allowed invoices to be creased, viewed, put in a queue, voided and searched. The order entry page auto-loads prices and other objects from the database, which results in a a seamless experience for the customer service representative.

  • Return Authorization Tracking System (RATS)

    • May 2004 to Present

    The site uses modified TOES code to track returns and warranty claims. The type of claim determines what warehouse in the U.S. the part is shipped from. It categorizes where the order is going, the status of the order, which company the return belongs to and customer information. Eventually integrated with company website to allow tracking of return items.

  • ETCS Test Train

    • June 2012 to February 2013

    Created a recording system for the ETCS test team to record video of the train runs while testing the trackside ETCS equipments. This involved a camera system that focused on the easement and DMI and were synced by the on train server while also having the ability to have a Picture in Picture capability. We also designed the train network which included Wifi and mobile broadband to allow testers to work remotely. Further to this we were able to track our test trains via Google maps using Google Latitude which allowed maintenance teams to know when the train is back on its way to the depot for any fault fixing.

Kelvin Nicholson's Certifications

  • PRINCE2 Foundation (2009)

    • APMG-International
    • License GR633003686KN
    • July 2014
  • ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management

    • AXELOS Global Best Practice
    • License GR750100385KN
    • April 2014
  • VMware Certified Professional (VCP4-DCV)

    • VMware
    • License 13540235-8912-B23056FFE2EC
    • March 2014 to March 2016
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate

    • Cisco
    • License 248814071
    • October 2008 to October 2011
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer

    • Microsoft
    • September 2007
  • Security+

    • CompTIA
    • September 2007 to September 2010
  • Network +

    • CompTIA
    • 2006 to 2009

Kelvin Nicholson's Courses

    • Introduction to DSS Plans
    • Rail Industry Safety Induction
    • PMP Development
    • Project Management in Primavera P6 Rel. 7
    • Leading Change
    • Stakeholder Management
    • Managing People and Performance
    • Electrical Safety Awareness
    • Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
    • Customised VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage [V4] Workshop
    • EMC Ionix IP Manager Administrator
    • EMC Ionix Service Assurance Manager Administrator
    • EMC Ionix Business Dashboard Training
    • EMC Ionix Network Configuration Manager Application and Device Management
    • EMC Smarts NPM Manager Training
    • Systems Administration for the Solaris 10 Operating System, Part 1
    • Systems Administration for the Solaris 10 Operating System, Part 2

Kelvin Nicholson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Networking
  2. Project Management
  3. Enterprise Architecture
  4. IT Management
  5. Leadership
  6. Management
  7. Analysis
  8. Project Delivery
  9. Python
  10. Public Transport
  11. Logistics
  12. Infrastructure
  13. Programming
  14. Transportation Management
  15. GIS
  16. Virtualization
  17. Systems Analysis
  18. Stakeholder Management
  19. IT Strategy
  20. Integration
  21. Service Delivery
  22. Strategic Negotiations
  23. ITIL

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