dataJAR: The Second Class Citizen

Conference Session: The second class citizen

dataJAR provides elegant and powerful Apple services for education and business. The go-to expert in everything Apple, dataJAR is a proud member of the Apple Consultants Network as well as a Jamf Gold reseller, a Jamf integrator and a Jamf managed service provider. Specialisms include app development, intelligent provisioning, mobile device management and industry-leading Apple support services.

With over 60 years combined experience from some of the best systems engineers in the industry,
dataJAR developed the outstanding managed service platform,, to provide unparalleled automation and management for your Apple technology.

The dataJAR team will walk you through their processes when it comes to deploying macs in large scale organisations. From vision to delivery, they’ll share with you the pitfalls and easy wins.

About the dataJAR team

James Ridsdale

James is the founder and Managing Director of dataJAR and has worked in the Apple space since 1997 (when Macs were beige). Throughout his career James has worked in enterprise to consulting.

He’s managed teams of engineers before turning his hand to his own business 2013. Both commercially and technically James has sound understanding of Apple technology and how to implement it at any scale.

Ben Toms

Ben joined dataJAR in 2015 as a Systems Engineer and was promoted to Technical Director in 2017.
He’s been tinkering with Macs for 15 years, from OS 9 in music studios through to administering enterprise Mac and mobile environments.

Throughout his career he’s leveraged the brain trust that is the Apple Admin community, also founded London Apple Admins and have given back via his blog (, the blog with the tag line: “Doing the donkey work, to make you look like a smart ass!”

He’s been awarded a Deanship at the JAMF Nation User Conference (JNUC) for my contributions to the JAMF Nation community.

He is an admin for on Slack and have released a few open source projects such as AutoCasperNBI and AutoImagrNBI, as well as becoming the maintainer of ADPassMon.

Richard Mallion

Richard Mallion has worked in the IT industry for many years and eats, sleeps and breathes Apple. He began his tech journey as a junior developer and later moved into a support role specialising in integrating Macs into PC networks. During this time he had the privilege of working for a number of high profile Apple centres in London.
Before joining dataJAR earlier this year, Richard had been Soho based for the past two decades, working for Amsys, the go-to organisation for Apple training in the UK.
Richard is an authorised Apple trainer, having gained the Apple Master Training certificate and also delivers the CCT course for Jamf.

Mark Tsuchihashi

Mark has been in sales for over 20 years and is now Sales Director at dataJAR. He is responsible for key relationships, account managed customers and also new business. He’s passionate about Apple and the customer journey.

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