Alan Silberman

Work History

Work History
Oct 2004 - Present

Information Systems Project Coordinator

Aluar Aluminio Argentino S.A.I.C.

In charge of software development and implementation projects. • Development of the vessel movement information system. • Development of the root cause analysis information system. • Development of the sales analysis information system. • Leadership of the business intelligence system for the Fabricated Products Division. • Leadership of the business intelligence system for the Primary and Semifabricated Products Division. • Leadership of the sales and operations planning project for the Primary and Semifabricated Products Division. In charge of a hardware and software technology infrastructure optimization project. In charge of a software licensing optimization project. Member of a continuous improvement group for application performance tuning. Member of the Information Security Management Forum. Member of the change management group. Trainer on Oracle Discoverer and Software Project Management.

Jul 1998 - Sep 2004

Technical Project Manager / Senior Partner

Select Technology

In charge of marketing (presales activities, demonstrations) and client services (technical consulting, training, technical support) for software products that the company distributes in Latin America, including: • Data mining tools. • Application and relational database performance tuning tools. • Database management tools for relational DBMSs. • Reverse engineering and documentation tools on CASE repositories. • Software migration tools. • Testing tools. Other activities performed as Partner are: • Foreign software product selection for their representation and distribution at a regional level. • Contract negotiation regarding foreign software product distribution and representation. • Proposal writing for customers. • Software project management. • Oracle database administration and technical consulting. • Oracle application and database performance tuning. • Training on Oracle technology. • Application migration from character-mode to graphical-mode applications.

Mar 1995 - Jun 1998

Senior Product Manager

Oracle

Presales activities, demonstrations and technical consulting for strategic accounts of the banking, insurance and financial services sector, involving all Oracle technology products (database server, development tools, OLAP & Internet-related products). Product management of all Oracle technology products (database server, development tools, OLAP & Internet-related products) for Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia.

Oct 1993 - Dec 1994

Senior Systems Analyst

APS

Analysis and design of the Current Account and Fiscalization applications. Analysis and design of the applications that report suppliers information with taxation objectives. Interface with JDEdwards. Programmer supervision. Implementation model building of Suppliers Control for the Internal Revenue Service. Program specification of interactive updating of banks and addresses tables. Analysis of the Closed Plan system to automate the issuing of pay orders. Participation in the project implementation of issuing new credentials to members. Analysis and study of the present implementation of vendors' prize payment. Rationalization of reports. Implementation of label printing and specification of interactive programs to update active members.

Dec 1992 - Oct 1993

Programmer Analyst

Citibank N.A.

Participation in the conversion of the Authorization System from Bull to Stratus. Revision of non-financial MIS (Merchants project) with Synon/2E. Development of financial MIS (Merchants project) with Synon/2E. Programmers' supervision. Development of N presentations project, introducing changes to the Data Entry Interface of Merchants project. Programmers' supervision. Development of the magnetic media generation project for the Internal Revenue Service. Analysis and design of the Incentive Program Project.

Sep 1991 - Nov 1992

Programmer Analyst

Organización Levín S.A.

Development and maintenance of Levín Fixed Asset software in COBOL/400 for AS/400 and RMCOBOL/85 for Personal Computer. Data model development of the new release of Levín Fixed Asset software on Synon /2E for AS/400. Development of the corporate marketing-oriented database on Synon /2E for AS/400. Installation, education and technical support to users in PC products: MS DOS, MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Works, Aldus PageMaker, printer managers, mouse software, miscellaneous. Other duties: service proposals submission to customers; data conversion; development of an interface between Levín Fixed Asset and McCormack Fixed Asset, installation of Levín Fixed Asset and hardware locks; investigation about AS/400 communications, text conversion from Wang VS to PC.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

CASE tools

Information technology strategy and planning

Business intelligence, data warehouse and data mining

Databases

Software presales

Software economics

Software quality

Software project management

Software engineering

Oracle

German

Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz, erste Stufe, 1983. (Certificate of German Language, awarded by the West German Culture Minister's Conference, #1) Deutsches Sprachdiplom der Kultusministerkonferenz, zweite Stufe, 1984/1985.(Certificate of German Language, awarded by the West German Culture Minister's Conference, #2)  

English

First Certificate in English, awarded by University of Cambridge, 1984. Certificate of Proficiency in English, awarded by University of Cambridge, 1986. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), 1990 (Score: 643). Test of Written English, 1990 (Score: 6/6). Graduate Record Examination (GRE), 1990. Analytical score: 730 (%below 94). Quantitative score: 720 (%below 84). Verbal score: 510 (%below 59).

Spanish

Native speaker

Custom

Austrian and Argentinian citizenship. Work permit for European Union and Argentina.

Summary

Alan Silberman is a talented executive with a wide experience on both sides of the technology counter: technology vendors and technology users. He has worked for both local and international companies, with regional responsibilities. He delivered results at companies in different industries (manufacturing, financial services, health, education, consulting, software) in positions in both information technology and software development areas, leading teams successfully and covering business requirements with information technology solutions.

He speaks English, Spanish and German and has an excellent academic background, with graduate and post-graduate degrees in Information Technology and Economics, as well as published papers and one book.

Other skills that describe him are:

Managerial skills: people leadership, development and motivation, leadership with focus in team coordination to achieve results, effective and efficient leadership in different environments and cultures, teamwork, autonomy and decision-making, business problem-solving, organization, delegation, opportunities and threats detection, risk-taking, manages career and projects towards the development of new ideas.

Interpersonal skills: effective, affirmative, assertive and direct communication, persuasion and influence, feedback, specialist in achieving synergy between individuals with different skills, behavior and values, conflict management, negotiation, empathy, tolerance, global and multi-cultural conscience, balanced emotional intelligence development.

Personal effectiveness skills: integrity, coherence, self-control, self-confidence, self-determination, self-development, self-motivation, optimism, flexibility, adaptability to change, resilience, tenacity, systematic, professionalism, multi-tasking, pragmatism, cooperation, participative.

Cognitive skills: analysis and synthesis capability, seniority, concept building, creativity, innovation, research, academic background.

Strategy skills: strategic business vision with a clear understanding of current and future industry trends, global vision, business acumen, change management, business partnership, industry and market knowledge, organizational alignment and awareness, strategic business development, business relationship building.

Achievement skills: entrepreneurship, results orientation, customer orientation, quality orientation, initiative, proactivity, commitment, working to deadlines, persistence to do projects that he believes in, information search.

Custom

Groups and Associations:

  • IEEE
  • ACM
  • Sociedad Argentina de Informática e Investigación Operativa (SADIO)
  • Consejo Profesional de Ciencias Económicas de la Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires (CPCECABA)
  • Consejo Profesional de Ciencias Informáticas (CPCI)
  • Asociación Argentina de Usuarios de Tecnología de Información y comunicaciones (Usuaria)
  • Latin America Oracle Applications User Group
  • Círculo de Premiados de la Fundación Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires

Honors and Awards:

  • Pestalozzi award to the best baccalaur 1985.
  • University of Belgrano scholarship 1986.
  • Bolsa de Comercio de Buenos Aires Foundation scholarship 1989.
  • University of Belgrano scholarship 1989 (2nd GPA of the School of Technology).
  • Program High Flyers NCR 1989.
  • Member of the Academic Council of the School of Technology of the University of Belgrano 1989, 1992 and 1993.
  • University of Belgrano scholarship 1990 (1st GPA of the School of Technology).
  • University Ethics Prize, awarded by Rotary Club of Belgrano and University of Belgrano 1990.
  • Medal to the academic merits to the graduate with the highest GPA of the Faculty of Technology 1990, awarded by the University of Belgrano 1991.
  • "Dr. Manuel Belgrano 2000" Prize, awarded by the Professional Council of Economic Sciences of Buenos Aires 2001.
  • "Dr. Manuel Belgrano 2003" Second Prize, awarded by the Professional Council of Economic Sciences of Buenos Aires 2004.

Published books:

  • "Internet economics in Argentina: present and future", I.S.B.N. 950-9497-47-9, published by the Professional Council of Economic Sciences of Buenos Aires, Argentina, September 2001.

Interest

Interests:software engineering, project management, databases, data mining, artificial intelligence, search engines, economics, leadership, literature, movies, music, skiing, tennis, chess, international travel