William Hooper

William spent more than twenty years working for IT and outsourcing suppliers before joining a major international management consultancy. He then established Oareborough Consulting. In the course of this he investigated and recovered several troubled services.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Imperial College London and a Master of Business Administration from London Business School. William is a chartered engineer, a fellow of BCS The Chartered Institution for IT, a chartered management accountant, A Certified ScrumMaster and maintains continual professional development.

He has completed a Machine Learning course given by the University of Stanford.

William trained as an expert witness and expert determiner with The Academy of Experts and the Expert Witness Institute. He maintains professional development with these institutions as well as the Society of Computers and Law, BCS, ACM, TDN, and others. As a Council Member of The Academy of Experts, he supports the promotion of good practice in that field.

He has given oral evidence, been cross-examined, investigated, and reported for courts and tribunals in multiple jurisdictions.

Expert Reporting

Project Delay
Analysis of project delay, qualitative reasons and quantification. Our work draws on a knowledge of delivering IT and outsource projects. We understand the interactions and dependencies, project and programme management, application development, delivery, and test. A compelling story makes the connections clear to the court.

Fitness for Purpose
Fitness for purpose in application, business requirements, test, architecture, governance, project and service management. We have particular experience in large-scale delivery (up to £250m a year). Also multi-vendor services, agile methods, cloud services, software engineering, and professional competence. A good fit delivers the expected business benefits and satisfies contractual obligations.

Intellectual Property
Software review of algorithms, delivery methods and similarity of code. Web sites and email domains. License terms. Examination and reporting of copyright, patent and associated rights. This has included work in games development.

Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Disputes concerning the design, training, delivery, implementation of AI systems. Data science, machine learning, analytics and data management. Compliance, performance and bias.

Services Sourcing
Investigations concerning the specification, procurement, selection, evaluation, and associated processes for IT and outsourced services.

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