Katherine Bean

How Magic Is Made


I am the Managing Director and Principle Management Consultant at DVANA.

My Chartered Engineer registration is through The IET and is in Electrical and Electronic Engineering along with my doctorate (PhD).

I am the creator of GREAT by DVANA, and am a GREAT Master Trainer, which with my collaborators is now helping businesses large and small.

I am Prince 2 qualified as a Project Manager and have extensive experience, both practically and academically. I have taught at university from Masters (MBA, MEng and MSc) through to HNC and FDeg. I bring together a wealth of experience and knowledge into my consulting practice, giving you the fast track into the future.

Knowledge is more than qualifications…

Current Activities

I specialize in bridging the gap between the technical and the managerial.

GREAT is a fantastic illustration of this, it combines all parts of an activity and resulting in one simple GREAT Endeavour.

So often technology fails to deliver the returns senior management expect because there is a mismatch between the expectations of the senior team and the technology providers. Through dvana, I eliminate that gap!

Using my decades worth of experience in both the technical and the managerial and understanding both sides, provide a conduit between the two.

Services I am delivering include:

  • GREAT Training™
  • Data Security
  • Business Process Automation
  • Project Management
  • Business Intelligence
  • Professional business courses
  • International liaison for projects
  • High quality training
  • Practical logistics

Through me, DVANA provide the expertize to make your business more successful when you need it with the skills you need.

See Dr. Katherine Bean’s profile on LinkedIn.

Wisdom is more than experience…

Previous Experiences

DVANA Limited

Managing Director of DVANA, responsible for all aspects of the business:

  • Management consulting
  • Business tailored courses
  • Business process automation

Bringing all aspects of Katherine's past together, DVANA enable businesses to be more efficient by:

  • Leveraging technology
  • Updating processes & procedures
  • Improving the profitability of businesses

With a focus on the business as a whole, I work to make the technical accessible to senior management to maximize the benefits of all upgrades and improvements.

DVANA Boost Business Productivity, in all that they do.

University Lecturer

Lecturer in:

  • Engineering department
  • Business department

Developing and delivery of a wide range of courses at different levels:

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Masters of Science (MSc)
  • Bachelors of Engineering (BEng)
  • Bachelors of Arts (BA)
  • Bachelors of Science (BSc)
  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Higher National Certificate (HNC)
  • Foundation Degree (FDeg)

Taught a wide range of subject at the different levels:

  • Project Management (Masters, Bachelors, Higher)
  • General Management (Bachelors, Higher, Foundation)
  • Quality Management (Bachelors, Higher, Foundation)
  • Operations Management (Masters, Bachelors)
  • Strategic Management (Bachelors, Higher)
  • Economics (Bachelors)
  • Software Engineering (Bachelors)Computers (Bachelors)

I have a wide range of experience, in many different areas of study. I bring all this flexibility and experience to each and every class and business. My unique position of understanding business, both practically and academically along with the technical which too is practical and academic gives me a unique perspective.

Working with DVANA and with me, give you the benefits of such a wide range of skills and experience.

System Architect

System Architect for a next generation Optical Disk Drive (UDO) with responsibility for:

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Implementation

Planned for 5 generations of the product, by future proofing the architecture. Developed the manufacturing hardware for laser control and calibration, including initial bring up of the laser assembly.

Also, in a different role, to architect and design a new way for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) to interact with their clients and customers. Reward Logistix provides Reward Clubs for businesses.

To offer the same opportunities for small businesses that large businesses have. Reward Logistix also offers a wide range of options and support packages to augment their FREE Reward Clubs.

External Examiner

External Examiner working at Edexcel with responsibility for the assessment and verification of:

  • Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • Higher National Certificate (HNC)


  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Operations Management

IBM - International

While working at IBM, I was the following:

  • Storage expert working on IBM's Enterprise Storage products
  • Working internationally to design, implement and test a range of high end storage systems
  • Team Leader simultaneously managing teams in the UK and US on Advanced Storage Technologies for IBM’s Enterprise Storage products
  • Providing an interface between senior managers between sites (UK and US) to drive forward product implementation and testing


I have worked as follows:

  • Product Manager, specifying hardware, sofware and all the manufacturing of the product worldwide
  • Software performance optimization
  • Operating System development
  • Embedded software development