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Announcing our Assessment & Exam Management solution - ARD!

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ARD was developed to provide university assessment staff with a dedicated, secure and powerful tool to manage the increasingly critical process of student assessment & exam results management

Designed to replace Excel and in-house solutions, it reduces risk and ensures accuracy and GDPR compliance

ARD removes dependency on scarce Excel skills and vulnerable systems

It increase transparency, eases data sharing and generates an audit trail

ARD highlights gaps, errors & inconsistencies, saving time and enabling staff to quickly generate and update programmes and  cohorts

It integrates with SITS systems and major reporting tools such as Tableau & Power BI

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C-BIA Consulting is a proud member of the Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association

About US

Formerly known as Genisys Consulting, we are now proud to be re-branded as C-BIA Consulting from February 2018
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Founded in 2006 as Genisys Consulting Ltd., we specialise in improving decision-making through the smart use of internal and external data. We partner with clients to design and build Big Data, Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Analytics applications in the healthcare, education, retail and other sectors. Clients include Wellcome Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, University of Oxford/Said Business School and American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS). We have an exclusive off-shore partnership with the Center for Business Intelligence & Analytics in Pune & Mumbai, India. Founded by Dr Nitin Patel and Prof. Mayank Shah in 2004, together we have completed more than 50 projects since 2010.

  • Fixed Price

    Our rigorous requirement and management disciplines mean we can often offer fixed price appplication development

  • End to END

    We help with Strategy, Management & Technology, filling gaps in technology capabilities, reducing costs and accelerating solutions development


    Our on-shore/off-shore model means we can access scarce talent and take advantage of cost & time differences between the UK & India


    A full range of Microsoft and Open Source skills and tools, including our own self-service platforms initially developed for the hyper competitive Indian market

our services

We help clients identify insights from their data assets
data assets

We help clients get business value from their transactional data assets. We use our DATASPRINT™ workshops to help them launch a pilot data initiative or develop a comprehensive roadmap to becoming a data-driven organisation. We also help to develop the data Governance & Management processes to ensure security & privacy and we support the use of tools such as Alteryx to make data accessible to all users.

Intelligent Applications

We use Microsoft tools such as .Net and SQL Server to build cost-effective and increasingly intelligent applications that meet the needs of end-users and improve decision-making. We employ agile and collaborative development approaches to help users engage and deliver what they need. We can often do this for a fixed price.

Business Intelligence

We develop data-rich visual business intelligence applications using Microsoft and Open Source technologies for healthcare, education, retail and other sectors. These applications help inform and ease the decision load and drive better outcomes for clients, their users, customers or patients. Tools include Power BI and Tableau.

advanced data analytics

We help clients develop actionable insights from complex data and adopt AI. We free clients from many data engineering and integration tasks and reliance on scarce and expensive expertise. We are technology agnostic and provide Python, Microsoft Share Point, Azure ML, SAS, MySQL, Pentaho and R resources. We are developing our own ‘Analytics-as-a-Service’ (AaaS) platform in partnership with domain experts to lower the entry-point for our client’s and bring advanced operational analytics to more users in our target sectors.

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BI, Analytics & Development expertise
John Abrahams
John Abrahams
Interim COO
John founded C-BIA Consulting back in 2006. He has an illustrious career in IT specialising in agile systems development and project management. Today his main focus is on ensuring smooth operations with our sister operation in India, other partners and strategic client relationships.
Brendan Dunphy
Brendan Dunphy
Brendan’s career in IT & Digital includes technical, research, consulting and marketing roles for the likes of BT, Accenture, Nokia, MTN & Maersk. He has a passion for data to inform decisions and better outcomes for all stakeholders. He also leads the Consulting & Marketing practice.
Anthony Dent
Anthony Dent
Principal Consultant
Anthony has been a Director of C-BIA Consulting since its establishment in 2006. He has a strong background in the programme and project management of complex multi-year projects, systems development and partner management. He leads the Project management practice.
Phil Sadler
Phil Sadler
Principal Consultant
18+ years experience in the IT industry, mainly in programme/project management and business analysis, with a strong focus on Digital business and Anti Money Laundering (AML) Project Management. Experience in digital, legal, health and finance sectors and managing multi-disciplined off-site/ off-shore teams;
Andy Passey
Andy Passey
Healthcare Lead
Andy leads the development of our Healthcare sector accounts and solutions. He has many years in sales, business development and account management and programme management in complex environments in the public and private sectors.
Tim Allard
Tim Allard
Senior IT Consultant
17 years experience in all aspects of the software development life cycle, in particular: SQL optimisation and data migration, Systems Analysis, Business Analysis, Consultancy, Software Development, Database Design and Development, Systems development and SQL performance optimisation.
Abi Oniye
Abi Oniye
BI Consultant
Abi works with our clients to develop BI applications in complex and demanding environments. Abi brings strong project, risk, and operational management experience gained in the financial, utilities and other sectors. An excellent communicator who can bridge the business to technology gap, Abi enjoys explaining complex processes in a simple way and tailoring communication to the audience.
Chris Worledge
Chris Worledge
IT Consultant
Chris has 12 years experience in the software development life cycle, in particular: SQL, HTML (5) CSS (3) JavaScript, VB.Net, C#.Net JQuery, ASP.Net, MVC 5 Entity Framework 6SQL.