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Industry analyst, author, and expert on SOA, enterprise integration, and distributed enterprise architectures. Extensive experience in managing online events, conducting online survey research, and creating educational programs for the industry.Interested in providing innovative online and in-person resources for creating agile enterprise solutions.



Integration and SOA: Concepts, Technologies and Best Practices, Beth Gold-Bernstein and Gary So, 2006. In print and also available as an e-book:

Enterprise Integration: The Essential Guide to Integration Solutions, Beth Gold-Bernstein and Bill Ruh, Addison-Wesley, 2005

Designing Enterprise Client/Server Systems, Beth Gold-Bernstein and David Marca, Prentice Hall, 1997


Work experience

Feb 2000Dec 2007

Vice President

  • Lead analyst: Managed all analyst activities, including online surveys, white papers, product spotlights, case studies, competitive analysis. Took vendor briefings and consulted with vendors on positioning. Held this position all 8 years at ebizQ.
  • Virtual conference chair: Created conference schedule, designed content, recruited speakers, moderated recordings and live Q&A, interviewed panelists, created panel questions, and moderated live discussion.
  • Webinars: Worked with vendor clients on webinar production. Provide guidance on title, description and content on all webinars, provide content on some, manage the recordings and live Q&A, help develop polls
  • Internal project management: Managed most of the internal web development projects, including the virtual tradeshow.
  • Online products: Developed a series of online courses for the ebizQ Learning Center, created Buyers’ Guide and Integration Roadmap
  • Online content: Wrote numerous articles and blog post

Consulting Engagements:

  • Online surveys: IBM (several), Oracle, BEA, Progress, Systa
  • Custom publishing: AboveAll, BEA, CastIron, Cisco, Filenet, GrandCentral, IBM, Inovis, Intersystems, iWay, Candle, Jacada, Magic Software, Oracle, Orsus, Itemfield, Qlink, Tibco, WebMethods
  • Custom events: Worked IBM on custom virtual conference for MQ Series Birthday bash, ran all recordings and live panels. Worked with most of the vendors on custom webinars. Vendors who we have worked with on multiple webinars include: IBM, BEA, Blue Phoenix, iWay, Itemfield, Progress, SoftwareAG, IONA, Vitria, Amberpoint, Candle, CommerceQuest, Fuego, Lombardi, Magic Software, Mercator, Metastorm, Oracle, Pegasystems, SeeBeyond, Tibco, WebMethods
  • Strategic consulting: Compaq, InvisibleWorlds, SoftwareAG, Vitria, bChat, Namaya, Orsus, QLink, SeeBeyond, Taviz, WebMethods
Jan 1998Feb 2000

Director, Business Integration Technologies

Hurwitz Group

Directed research, publications, and consulting on middleware and enterprise integration technologies. Wrote the first and most widely accepted Client/Server Market Segmentation. Wrote white papers and did strategic consulting to vendors to help them position their offerings.

Consulting Engagements:

  • IBM, Candle, HP, Microsoft, Active, Persuasive, Level 8, Vitria, Mercator, and most of the Integration vendors


IllumiSys Corporation

Worked on consulting assignments designing distributed systems, while writing “Designing Enterprise Client/Server Systems”

Consulting Engagements:

  • 1997    L.L. Bean, Freeport, ME

Led a team to design an enterprise technical architecture, and an organizational structure for the continued evolution of the technical infrastructure. 

  • 1998    Mass. Financial Services, Boston, MA 

Developed an application and data architecture for investment systems.  Included a 3-year migration plan and integration plan with legacy systems and purchased applications.   

Jan 1996Dec 1996


DeBoever Architectures, Inc.

APIAS (Architecture Planning and Implementation Advisory Services) was a subscription services that was (purchased by Meta Group in November 1996.  I wrote the materials for the service, conducted seminars for subscribers, answered Hot-Line (telephone consulting service) questions, negotiated contracts, and participated on consulting assignments.

Consulting Engagements: 

  • 1996   Banamex (National Bank of Mexico), Mexico City, Mexico

  Research and consulting on designing an Internet Architecture

  • 1996    State of North Carolina, Department of Human Services

          Consulting onArchitecture Methodology.

Jan 1995Nov 1995


IllumiSys Corporation

Co-founder of IllumiSys with Corrine Brandi. Responsible for business contracts and licensing agreements.

Consulting engagements:

  • 1995 Boston University, Lowell, MA

Developed curriculum for Client/Server Certificate Program.

  • 1995 Banamex (National Bank of Mexico), Mexico City, Mexico

Designed enterprise data architecture for the bank headquarters and its 700 branch locations.



Distributed Data Systems

Worked on numerous consulting assignments having primary responsibility for technical architecture, developed distributed client/server design methodology.

Consulting engagements:

  • 1995 Staples, Inc., Framingham, MA

Worked with team to design a data warehouse for corporate systems. Led a JAD session to define the technical architecture for distributed systems.

  • 1995 Charles River Ventures, Boston, MA

Reviewed the technical architecture and performed market analysis of Riverton Software's plans to build a workflow product. The purpose of the review was to provide technical information for potential capital investment by Charles River Ventures.

  • 1994 Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Portsmouth, NH

Worked with business administrators and IS organization to define the policies and procedures, roles and responsibilities, and tools and methods for Data Administration. Evaluated the technical implications of data sharing and systems integration among 150 separate systems. Worked on defining requirements for a repository environment to include design models, information on authoritative systems, and shared information across systems.

  • 1994 The Boston Company, Medfield, MA

Defined the technical architecture for a distributed decision support system, along with the support infrastructure necessary to support procurement, development, and implementation. Determined all network requirements.

  • 1993 Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Defined the technical architecture for a decision support system being reengineered from a DB2 mainframe system to a client/server system. Wrote the RFP and evaluated responses, identifying key requirements for vendors. Evaluated the RFP responses and recommended contract winner.

  • 1993 Component Software Corp., Lexington MA

Consulted with the President, marketing consultant, and chief technical architects to do a market analysis of their product.

  • 1993 Houghton-Mifflin, Burlington, MA

Consulted to development team re: performance problems of a decision support database.

  • 1993 The Boston Company, Medfield, MA

Led a round table discussion for a mainframe department investigating necessary organizational structure for migrating to client/server

  • 1992 Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA

Designed a distributed client/server publishing management system implemented at multiple sites within the US and Canada which also interacted with multiple legacy systems

  • 1992 Wave Publishing, Rockaway, NY

Consulted on the technical architecture for a publishing system.


Intuitive Systems

Worked as principal client/server technical architect on consulting engagements.

Consulting engagements:

  • 1991-2 Houghton Mifflin, Burlington, MA

Designed architecture for downsizing a nationwide distributed order entry and fulfillment system that included 3 warehouses and 9 order entry locations.

  • 1990 Intuitive Systems, Lynnfield, MA

Researched and reported on LAN technologies, and PC to mainframe connectivity options.

  • 1989-90 CSX Industries, Jacksonville, FL

Prototyped a container tracking systems for a worldwide shipping organization. Used a HyperCard front end to Oracle.




Bentley College

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems with High Distinction

Beta Gamma Sigma honor society for collegiate schools of business



State University of New York, Binghamton