David AllanIT & Social Media Consultant | Social Good

NAME
David Allan
WORK AS
Business Consultant
PHONE NO
02058699601
LOCATION
Lao PDR

About Me

/Who am I

I began consulting in the early 90’s specializing in web, database, project management and ICT support and I have an active interest in photography and video.

I have a diverse background in the information technology/computer industry and help organizations work through sometimes confusing options and suggest clear, appropriate solutions to solve problems and grow businesses.

The future of our people and planet depends on Social Enterprise, and I invest significant time and resource into community-based projects to help those in need in the Asia/Pacific region, specifically Luang Prabang, Laos where I have worked the last 5 years.

He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
What is the most important thing in the world?
It is people, it is people, it is people.

- Helen Clark, Former New Zealand Prime Minister -

Services

/What I do

I help organizations work smarter, save time and money by using Information Technology better. I help people get more done by using their existing ICT systems effectively and implementing efficient processes. I can help grow your business, solve problems and provide support.

WEB DESIGN

I plan, develop and maintain websites for clients around the world specializing in WordPress mobile-friendly websites and social media management services. I cover all aspects of design, hosting, email and management.

ICT TRAINING/CONSULTING

Computer consulting services, install/repair, User training, Microsoft Windows,  Microsoft Office, Microsoft Server and NAS, Networking, Cloud Storage, Database, and Computer Backup and Security.

SOCIAL GOOD PROJECTS

I have a long history as a volunteer. Since 2013, I have established and maintained a computer training programme in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, South East Asia and assisted other organizations in the Mekong region with their ICT programmes.

Skills

95%WordPress
92%ICT Development and Support
96%Data Management
98%Communication and Project Management

Resume

/My career

For my full CV, please view my LinkedIn profile or contact me.

Education
1990 - 1994

B.Com, Computer Science

University of Auckland, New Zealand

Bachelor of Commerce, Major in Computer Science and Management

Experience
2017 - PRESENT

Tour Manager and Marketing

Tiger Trail Travel

Short Tour and Marketing Manager for Laos' leading community-based tourism company.

Trustee

LEOT School, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

Volunteer and Trustee: The LEOT school provides free lessons for older impoverished Lao students that have the ambition to improve their lives. I developed and maintain the ICT curriculum and train Lao staff.

2013 - PRESENT
1994 - PRESENT

ICT Consultant

InfoAge Consulting, New Zealand

Director of Company for 26 years providing information technology expertise including web design, social media, data management, computer support, networking, security, training and consulting services to Government, businesses and NGOs.

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Statistics

28years of experience
640projects completed
50688hours of work
22176cups of coffee

Portfolio

/Further links and information

Here are links to some of my work, related sites, and projects.

testimonials

A very capable web designer and system manager. A great communicator and planner, communicates quickly and has completed several projects a tight time frame in a very professional manner. He is open and honest in what is achievable and what is either expensive or impossible. These qualities are frequently very expensive or unattainable.
ROTARY.
David is exceptionally good at understanding our business needs and creating the solutions required. He is professional, easy to work with, friendly and reliable. Nothing is too much trouble and the ongoing support is excellent.
INSTITUTE OF FINANCIAL ADVISERS.
A partnership relationship has developed, emerging opportunities are presented, and a thorough understanding of our business activities means that solutions can be developed to better meet the needs of our members and customers.
ROADMAKERS FEDERATION.
The database created for us by InfoAge greatly improved the efficiency of recording, analysing and reporting on public submissions on a major bill.
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, NEW ZEALAND.
Our new database means that we now have accurate and timely, real-time information. It has helped us to ensure staff workloads are healthy and equitable.
CHILDCARE ASSOCIATION.
David is quick to pick up on what is required, happy to answer queries quickly and are very good to deal with.
NEW ZEALAND POST.
David has been a godsend in repairing a database badly in need of renewing. Throughout what could have been a horrendous redesign, his sense of humour and expertise has made the whole process enjoyable.
AUCKLAND ZOO.
We found David to be friendly, knowledgeable, patient, and very accessible. He understood our needs and was able to convey complex ideas to us in ways that were helpful and informative. He provided prompt service, kept us updated regularly, and took the initiative to drive the project forward to completion.
COMMUNITY TRUST.
David gave good, practical advice which was easy to understand. He is very good to work with and highly adaptable.
NZMSG.

Social enterprise is a business model that puts people and community first, ahead of private or personal gain, while operating in a commercially viable and sustainable manner. Social enterprise is committed to social justice, social inclusion, enhancing quality of life, building community spirit and providing affordable and accessible services.

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Contact

/Get in touch with me

Luang Prabang has a few service options and shops (not as many as Vientiane). My favourite Computer Shop for buying computer equipment and accessories is Boutsawat Computer on the way to the new bridge (North 13, Viengmai). The owner speaks excellent English and they are trying to provide the best IT service in Luang Prabang. If you can’t find what you need they can order it in. They also offer a guarantee and will repair and fix anything you buy from them.

My second favourite computer shop is Phongsavanh IT Center, near the petrol station opposite Wat Visone, worth a shot if you are after something and need it now. Most shops stock the same range of computer accessories so it can be difficult to source items they are not so common.

Blog

/Some favourite posts

If you’re still reading, here is a collection of favourite quotes and interesting things I’ve collected.

Blog
Jul 9

The absolute worst day ever

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Become friends with people who aren’t your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn’t the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn’t come from your social class. This is how you see the world. This is how you grow.

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Nov 7
Aug 7

Wellington – the coolest little capital

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Adventure is a path. Real adventure – self-determined, self-motivated, often risky – forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind – and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.

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Jul 1
Apr 7

Little Wellington

A rare burst of fine weather in Wellington last winter allowed Michael Jooss to capture the city’s charms - and it also scooped him first prize in an international student…

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Be the change you want to see in the world

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Dec 7
Apr 7

We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves

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The real source of wealth and capital in this new era is not material things… it is the human mind, the human spirit, the human imagination, and our faith in the future.

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Mar 1
Dec 7

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world

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A look at our amazing planet – BBC One

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Jun 7
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