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Senior appointments strengthen C5 Alliance

January 28, 2021

The Channel Islands’ largest technology solutions provider C5 Alliance, which forms part of BDO Jersey, is continuing to invest in its people and to grow its team by transitioning one member of staff to a specialised position and making two new appointments. James Russell has become a Principal Cloud Solutions Architect. Ying Wang has joined the C5 Application Development Team as a Senior Consultant and David Scott has joined as the Team Leader of our Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) practice. These appointments reflect C5 Alliance’s continued growth and commitment to clients in the Channel Islands and internationally to provide the right people and services that best meet their needs.

James Russell joined the Jersey Technical Solutions team in early 2015, where he used his extensive expertise to complement C5 Alliance’s strategy for excellent client support services. He has been working with Channel Island and international clients for over ten years in a variety of areas, developing his broad range of skills. He is highly experienced in Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365, Citrix, VMWare and HPE Storage.

In his new role, James will predominantly work with clients to design and implement the latest in Cloud and on-premise infrastructure solutions, along with supporting C5’s very own on-Island Cloud solution, Island Cloud. James utilises this diverse skill set to help businesses digitally transform, increase productivity, and reduce cost.

Ying Wang has over 20 years’ experience in IT working in Canada, Asia, the US, London and Europe. She is a qualified Computer Engineer and holds multiple Microsoft certifications including as an Azure Developer Associate, the latest certification in Cloud Technology.

Ying is passionate about acquiring knowledge and staying ahead of the curve to help solve real-world challenges by delivering valuable and meaningful outcomes for our clients. She brings to the team a wealth of experience particularly in her previous role as a Technical Lead at a Global Software Constancy that she will utilise to deliver bespoke solutions to meet differing client challenges.

David Scott has been an Associate Consultant for C5 for over 3 years and has over 25 years’ experience in the field of data and MI, delivering business intelligence to clients. He is also a successful entrepreneur as the co-founder of GardenTags, an app that harnesses the power of a ‘growing’ community, and CookieScan.com that ensures websites’ cookie disclosures are fully GDPR compliant.

David now joins C5 to manage and lead the Data and AI Team, transitioning C5’s operations from on-premise expertise to cloud and Azure. He will ensure C5 are the number one choice for Azure data and AI solutions in the Channel Islands and brings his innovative thinking to maximise the benefits for C5 customers.

Jon Bishop, Director of Professional Services and Head of the Cloud and Infrastructure practice at C5 Alliance, said: ‘We are pleased to have made a number of senior appointments that will augment our capabilities and services as we continue to support our customers through and out of the challenging economic & social impact of COVID-19. With extensive experience and a passion for the latest technology, James, Ying, and David will develop strong client relationships and I am confident that we will remain at the forefront of the latest in cloud and data technology.’