Jim is the XR Hub Manager at the Business Support Centre. The XR Hub helps support local businesses with projects in the field of XR (Extended Reality), including Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. The team in the XR Hub can help upskill businesses to take advantage of this new technology, giving businesses an opportunity to offer something unique to their market or use it to streamline their processes.
As well as XR, the team also supports a variety of Creative Media and IT based support.
Jim specialises in areas of Augmented, Mixed and Virtual Reality, Videogame design and development, Interactive Media, Quality Assurance and Testing.
He graduated from Ulster University with a BEng (Hons) in Computer Game Development and has throughout his career worked by combining technical and creative skills. Jim is a qualified PRINCE2 Practitioner and PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner. He has over 10 years project management experience, managing teams of developers, artists, and designers. Jim has worked in videogame development, AR/VR, app development, software, and various emerging technologies.
He enjoys designing solutions to problems and working with others to see them to completion. Jim is a results-oriented person who believes that with the right process which focuses on the customer’s needs, scope and scalability, any project can reach its potential.