Carl Richardson

Work History

Work History
May 1997 - Present

Business Intelligence Project Manager

MassHousing

Responsible for the design,development and support of Business Intelligence systems used throughout the Agency. Responsible for software and hardware selection and its configuration. Managing the software development team and related contractors. Worked closely with the business units as a team to define and design reporting to meet their needs.

Designed and deployed a sophisticated Executive Information System, which now touches all aspects of the business.

Centralized the agency's reporting

Develop and designed Data Marts in support BI reporting

Manage 4 full time staff members

Selected and managed BI contractors

Jul 1996 - Apr 1997

Senoir Software Engineer/ Prj Ldr

RENAISSANCE SOFTWARE

Worked on delopment and implementation of an order and distribution application for Direct marketers using Powerbuilder re. 4 and 5

Provided Database Administration for MSSQL - SQL anywhere across NT network.

Manage database migration isssues between Powerbuilder front-end and MSsql, Oracle, Sybase SQL anywhere and Watcom databases

Maintained mutiple database environment using ERWIN

Developed interface to Faxing software

Feb 1995 - Jun 1996

Senior Software Engineer

FILEMARK CORPORATION

Developed and supported software application for COLD (capture on laser disc) file storage system using Powerbuilder 3/4

Developed data purging process for Watcom SQL

Developed DOS front-end to online data records

Nov 1993 - Jan 1995

Senior Programmer Analyst

BOSTON HOUSING AUTHORITY

Developed GUI interface to mainframe data in a PICK enivronment using a windows inrterface product called Wintergrate

Provided application support for Payroll and accounting Departments (PICK-Basic)

Nov 1987 - Oct 1993

Senior Programmer Analyst

COMPUTERVISION / PRIME COMPUTER

Worked as a member of a team in the full Life cycle development of an EIS (executive information system) in a PC Client Server environment using a MS windws GUI (Lightship) and datyabase products (time server and MSSQL)

Developed and enhanced a "Software Royalties" application

Provide global programming and enhancement support for the Sales support system (using Prime Information / INFO Basic - Pick)

Mar 1986 - Jun 1987

Sr Programmer Analyst

THE ROCKPORT SHOE COMPANY

Project Leader in the Implementation of a new A/R system. Developed implementation plan, determined tasks, created and maintained all associated timelines to a successful conclusion.

Implemented a computerized Bar coded receiving System

Developed an on-line customer referral system using Pick-Basic.

Nov 1971 - Mar 1986

Software Support Representative

AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING

Software Support Representative / Programmmer (3/83 to 3/86)

Responsible for internal support of software systems. This included performing upgrades for the client base and maiking recommendations on various system modifications (.i.e feasabilitity studies, user documentation and conversion support for new clients to ADP's packaged system)

various other positions from (11/71 to 2/83)

Education

Education
Jun 1984 - Present

BS, Management Information Systems

Northeastern University

graduated Summa Cum Laude

Jun 1980 - Present

AS, Computer Science

Newbury Junior College

graduated Magna Cum Laude

Jun 1971 - Present

Business Data Processing

Bryant & Stratton Junior College

Skills

Skills

Web Tools (HTML,Java, XML)

DQ PowerSuite Middleware

MSsql

IBM Cognos 8/10

IBM Cognos 7 (IWR/PowerPlay)

Awards and Acheivements

Awarded as an  IBM Champion in 2011 for work in founding and participating on the Adivisory Board on the New England Cognos Users Group

Featured speaker at 6 IBM Cognos user Forums as well as several other venues,  speaking on varied topics related to specific BI business needs.

Featured in articles in Computer Wold 5/99, Infoworld - 4/99, KMworld - 5/99, Government Computer News - 12/99, Eweek - 4/01, Enhanced Online News - 8/07, Business Intelligence Journal - 8/07

I have also been a member of the IBM Customer Advisory Board

Summary

I am an IT professional with over 25  years of experience,  with the last 12 years focused in Business Intelligence (BI) using The IBM Cognos Tool set. I have experience in developing and working with teams to successfully deploy software applications. The ideal position would combine my technical and project management skill with my need for personal challenge

Interest

Art, Music