Mark and I came to this country together, and have enjoyed great careers here.
Tim is a senior manager, and a consumate professional who has worked with me for a number of years.
Worked with Don as my manager at SAIC and at as my client at OACIS
Wakefield MDC was a $25M a year college. I developed and delivered a college wide strategy for I.T. training to both staff and students. This involved development and delivery schedules, negotiating I.T. access and purchasing policies across a range of conflicting sectors. Before I left I finished setting up their first I.T. resource center. This involved RFPs, design of the layout, purchasing of equipment and software, designing, installing security and maintenance of Novell and UNIX networks.
I was involved in supporting a wide range of networks 31 Novell networks 2.15 - 4.0, along with about 30 UNIX boxes running a variety of UNIX platforms (mainly ICL, but also AIX, HP-UX, and Bull) over SPX/IPX, TCP/IP, and X.25, in both LAN and WAN settings. (During this time I was also a contract developer for Prentice hall, and developed a number of packages for them in C++ using ZINC a platform independent GUI library).
A project management and business development company. A few of the companies we have worked with include Electronic Arts, Silverstream, IT Global Source, Tri-Tec International Resources, AtWorkResources.com.
Responsible for the business and technical aspects of Network project definition, development and deployment. Drove complex/large scale software and business integration projects such as the Chinese language offering and the US-Japan network role out. Responsible for tracking and report project deliverables and milestones, effectively communicate project status, issues, and time lines all the way up to the executive levels of both the customer, and internal management.
Finished rolling out Japanese/US network integration.
Deployed the Chinese language web offer for Charles Schwab
Lead role in the design & development of the next stage of their secure IP network protocol.
Submitted by Senior management for an excellence award, denied because I was an independent consultant
I successfully managed a team of over 40 on a Y2K network remediation project. I left to manage an ailing Y2K client-server project of $14M and a staff of over 90 The project was turned round, efficiency increased (staff 90 ->50), and the continuing business ($7M) captured. Then promoted to Program Manager for the whole Y2K health care effort for my division ( >$50M). My last project was a $16.9M software development project with over 100 staff.
Led a team of 40 to inventory Kaiser Permanente's complete network infrastructure.
Took over an ailing software remediation project ($14M), turned in around and captured a further $7M of business. By reducing the team from 90 – 50 while improving the number of applications remediated, and reducing internal thrash in the QA cycle.
Promoted to Program Manager with over $50M budget.
Managed team of over 100 on a $16.9M software integration project. Implemented a comprehensive Earned Value system to ensure that any financial leaks were identified and stopped as soon as possible.
Involved UNIX & NT system design & support for their high security environment. Designed & developed IT security auditing systems and software development standards. Management co-ordination and technical review of projects such as the 1500 seat NT role out, and large scale software development projects. Operational responsibilities involved secure access (Firewalls and secure tokens), managing security software maintenance such as back-up solutions, Anti-virus tools, Internet access, and cryptographic software.
Redesigned their secure environments, to be more secure, developed their first intruder alert system procedurally as well as technically.
Improved secure transmission of member states data.
Negotiated and then rolled out security standards for software and hardware project development.
Managed operational team for secured access.
Initially the role there was to lead the implementation of new International Customers and to develop the EMEA (Europe Middle-east and Africa) wide 7x24 second level support, for IBM's Global Network offering. Once those projects were in place my main role was special projects. This involved implementing new network services: A global Frame Relay service, EMEA wide Lotus Notes role out, and Internet Content Hosting, plus scope enhancement such as network access management on to the help desk.
Implemented a large customer single point of contact helpdesk (7x24) where over 80% of issues were solved at the point of contact without escalation- EMEA wide.
Developed from start a 7x24 first level IP monitoring network for large clients.
Global Services Role out coordinator for Frame Relay, Lotus Note, ML ½; an SNA monitoring service.
Key customer contact for: NECICOM – the Dutch Stock exchange,RINET – World wide reinsurance company, Timberland and Johnson & Johnson.