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Simon James Laven
US (because I was born in the USA)
British (because of my Father) and
Canadian (because of my Mother).
London, England - September 2009 to present
Providing clickdata tracking, web reporting, search and site analytics reporting in an ongoing online campaign optimization and strategy role. Working to increase revenue and ROI yields through audience identification and understanding for numerous brand name companies.
London, England - February 2008 to February 2009
Providing research and analysis for Tiscali's ADSL-delivered IPTV service in the United Kingdom, including viewing data, video on demand performance and pay-per-view analysis both externally (for technology and content partners) and internally (for the strategic development of the business).
London, England - March 2006 to January 2008
Providing bespoke analysis to energy companies and financial institutions. Duties included assessing business environments, research of market outlooks and transaction support.
AGB Nielsen Media Research
London, England - April 2004 to February 2006
A Quality Controller working in Television Audience Measurement to collate the official UK television ratings. Combining viewership data from set-box boxes distributed evenly around the country based on population and socio-economic data.
BT Yahoo Broadband (formerly BT Openworld)
Derby, England - October 2002 to February 2004
A Technical Analyst at the Broadband DSL unit of Britain's dominant telephone provider. Tracking faults in the broadband network, dispatching engineers nationwide and providing first and second line support to Home customers.
|Bedlam FM: University of Derby Radio
Derby, England - September 1999 to September 2001
An Executive Producer at The University of Derby's FM radio station. Creating algorithms to structure music playbacks, time checks and linking while attempting to coordinate our output to serve one of Britain’s most diverse cities.
UNESCO: Science, Religion and Ethics in the 21st Century
Geneva, Switzerland - June 1998 to April 1999
Working as a senior coordinator for UNESCO sponsored meets, they came at a time when genetic engineering was very much in the spotlight and proved to be a very high-profile, and extremely complex, series of events.
The Teaching of English as a Foreign Language
Geneva, Switzerland - December 1997 to April 1999
One-on-one tutor to K-12 students, commended in an official report to the International Baccalaureate Organisation of Education for "exceptional excellence" and "outstanding interpersonal skills".
Philips Research Laboratories
Surrey, England - June 1997 to July 1997
Work Experience with Artificial Intelligence, Network Computing, Bots and the Virtual Reality Modelling Language.
High School Education
|The Simon Laven Page
Founder and Operator - May 1996 to present
The Simon Laven Page launched itself as homepage that wanted to be different.
Inspired by Rich Waugh's Shampage the site quickly established itself as
the Internet's comprehensive site for chatterbots and similar natural-language
In its lifetime it has been a Yahoo Pick of the Week and
has been featured on C|Net and
Suite101.com as well as in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Daily Telegraph,
The Netsurfers Digest, The
Observer, The Economist, PC Format, Tomorrow's Technology Today, Fortean
Internet Life, Charles Brewer's syndicated newspaper column as well
as many international publications.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my website.
You can always e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have any comments or suggestions.