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Education

I am a lifelong learner who believes in the power of education to transform, and I have been fortunate to have a world-class education.

I also devote a considerable amount of time each year to my own personal development, and to maintaining my technical certifications.

My formal education started at the  Bounds Green Primary School in London, where my form tutor, Mr. Martin was foresighted enough to buy a computer with his own money (a Sinclair ZX81!) and teach some of us how to program.

As a teenager, I was educated at the wonderful Latymer Grammar School in London which celebrates in 400th anniversary in 2024. I had a wonderful time there, and still have many friends from my class.

Class 2 Dolbe at Latymer Grammar School with me third from left in the front row - I'm still in contact with most of my classmates!
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Management & IT from the London Guildhall University, which is now part of London Metropolitan University. I managed to hold down a nearly full-time job as the Assistant Manager for a computer store belonging to Silica Systems, which was the sole UK distributor for Atari and Commodore computers back in the 1990s. Alas, this meant that I didn’t get a chance to fully embrace the social scene as an undergraduate, but I still managed to have fun and make some good friends there.
 
I have a Master’s in Management from the University of Cambridge where I was a member of Wolfson College, and found the ‘Cambridge Experience’ to be magical, giving the university a very special place in my heart.
 
I’m also a Fellow of the British Computer Society in recognition of my work as a CIO and CTO.