I am Greg M Lucas, owner and principal consultant at data-centric solutions ltd.
I am an agile development DBA with over ten years’ experience in database design, development and technical leadership gained mainly within the financial sector. My skills include T-SQL in all versions of Microsoft SQL Server up to 2008 R2 plus SSIS & .Net (C#). I have been working as a freelance consultant continuously within the financial sector in both London and Singapore since January 2007.
One of the guiding principles by which I work is that, to be effective, technology must add business value; so my primary focus is always on delivering only working, high quality software designed to do exactly that. I believe that data, and the applications that consume it should be in place because of, not in spite of, the way a business works.
I am also passionate about database change management best practice and the benefits of using agile methods in the right circumstances, being particularly interested in applying agile techniques, especially TDD, in the field of database development.
I have been happily married for over ten years and enjoy reading and sailing in my spare time.