Barry Burke, Managing Director and Owner

Barry has worked in the JD Edwards marketplace since 1992, when he was one of an early cohort employed by JD Edwards UK. Whilst at JD Edwards, Barry held senior technical consulting and management roles including a year spent at Denver HQ. Barry, a keen innovator, was determined to bring something different to the JD Edwards customer community. As a result, he co-founded DWS in 1998 and has not looked back since.

Barry successfully completed the Business Growth Programme at Cranfield School of Management, he has a strong technical background and holds a diploma in Software Engineering from Limerick Institute of Technology. Barry is a bit of a sports nut (mostly watching) and follows most types of sport. He has been known to even enjoy listening to golf on the radio – much to the bemusement of his wife!

Dave Harrison, Technical Architect & Owner

Dave has worked in the IT industry for over 30 years; 22 of those years have been spent working with JD Edwards products. Dave is a Systems Design expert and helps customers to break down complex requirements to build elegant and robust solutions to their ERP challenges.

He specializes in JD Edwards interoperability tools and techniques and Fusion Middleware technologies such as JDeveloper, Java, Business Services/Web Services, Oracle Application Developer Framework (ADF) and BPEL. Dave holds a BSc in Mathematics and is a very keen cook. He is also a bit of a wine connoisseur and knows his Merlot from his Malvar.

Zayne Julius, Service Delivery Director

Zayne has worked with the JD Edwards product suite since the late 1980’s. He started out his working life with one of the big 5 consultancies in South Africa before coming over to settle in the UK; where he worked directly for JD Edwards UK and then subsequently went on to help start DWS in 1998.

Zayne has managed some very large EnterpriseOne projects whilst at DWS and has overall responsibility for Quality Control at DWS. He holds a BSc in Mechanical Engineering and is a keen amateur golfer. He tries to avoid bunkers where possible and likes nothing more than testing out his skills on new courses.

Lee Balsom, Product Strategy Director

Lee has worked in IT for 26 years, 22 with JD Edwards. Starting as a developer for JD Edwards in his native New Zealand, in ’95 Lee was the sole representative of NZ to work in Denver helping to convert world code to EnterpriseOne, or Everest as it was code-named in those days. Several of the key objects currently in use in EnterpriseOne were originally created by Lee.

After several years of travelling to ‘spread the word’ and train colleagues in EnterpriseOne development, Lee moved to the UK joining DWS in 1999 where he has worked in a variety of roles and countries. Currently responsible for Product Strategy, Lee has overseen the creation of DWS’s Dimension™ series of products and services and has supported customers around the world, helping them plan, execute and manage their EnterpriseOne upgrades. Now residing back in New Zealand, Lee enjoys spending time with his family, fishing and tinkering with his Massey Ferguson (which he has promised never to roll again).

Dominic Bowker, Technology Manager

Dominic has been working in the ERP Software Industry since graduated from the University of Bath with a BSc in Electronic & Communications Engineering in 1997. He joined DWS in 2002 and manages the Technology and Infrastructure team. Dom is a technical all-rounder specializing in JD Edwards infrastructure upgrades and architecture.

Over the years, he has accumulated many industry certifications and professional qualifications from Oracle, Microsoft, IBM, VMWARE and is currently working towards ITIL Expert. He has recently been working with Oracle to beta test the latest release of JD Edwards software. Dom is passionate about music, he enjoys tinkering with his Hi-Fi and plays several instruments.

Patrick Neary, Business Development Director

Patrick has more than thirty-five years’ experience in the enterprise applications software industry.  He has designed, developed, implemented and sold a number of different solutions. After completing his MBA, Patrick moved from the US to the UK in 1988.  He worked for JD Edwards’ first business partner in Europe and then joined JD Edwards in France in 1991.

Patrick held a variety of roles at JD Edwards including consultant, trainer, mentor, project manager, program manager, client manager, sales and business development.  Patrick also sold and did business development work for PeopleSoft, Oracle, IBM, Rolls Royce and Elemica before joining DWS.

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