Dr. Andrew Eliasz is the founder of First Technology Transfer (FTT), which he established in the early 1990s with a view to providing specialist, innovative, and highly tailored technical training and consultancy to organizations developing both traditional IT and embedded systems applications. Since then, FTT has built a network of consultants and technologists who collectively provide access to extensive expertise across the complete spectrum of IT and software engineering disciplines.
Dr. Eliasz has over 30 years of experience developing and delivering training courses for companies such as Cap Gemini and gbDirect on topics ranging from C, C++, Unix, Networking, and Perl to advanced databases and systems analysis and design. In that time, he has also been involved in various consultancy projects, including work on the implementation of industrial protocols such as the HART protocol and on the implementation of firmware for fuel cell sensors.
Dr. Eliasz has also written technical articles for hobbyist and trade magazines such as Elektor and Embedded Systems Europe and written papers on Medical Informatics and Expert Systems applied to Medicine. For several years, Dr. Eliasz held an associate professorship in computer science at the University of Maryland (UMUC).
Several years ago, Dr. Eliasz founded Croydon Tutorial College, a community interest company based in south London offering tuition and mentoring in STEM subjects with special interests in Computer Science and Maths. Croydon Tutorial College provides teaching in these subjects to Neurodiverse Students as well as students with dyslexia and dyspraxia problems.