Andy Cummins
Head of Technical Production
Cogapp
UK
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As Head of Technical Production I am responsible for ensuring the Cogapp technical team works as effectively as possible. I help Cogapp maintain a laser focus on quality and efficiency, meaning our work is always delivered to a high standard.

My balance of technical and production skills have been honed over eight years at Cogapp. I have helped deliver an incredibly wide range of projects under various roles from technical lead to producer, as well as developer.

Recently I have been working alongside the digital team at Southbank Centre. As a certified ScrumMaster I have been guiding the in-house digital team through their transition to Agile. I have also been putting my years of experience to use on development of Southbank Centre's new website.

Cogapp has an exceptional collective skillset. My main contributions to this are his mobile development skills; iOS and PhoneGap for native applications, Backbone.js and Angular.js for web apps.

Related to my work in streamlining our technical processes is my expertise in continuous integration systems such as Jenkins and Travis, and server provisioning using tools like Ansible and Vagrant.

These technical skills were recently put to use building an enterprise-level app factory for a major commercial organisation. This involved a Drupal CMS that enabled non-technical users across the globe to create media-rich, cross-platform, interactive tour guide apps for iOS and Android.