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Work experience

Jan 1998Present

Independent technology consultant
  • Author of technology articles for an international developer audience.
  • Designer of a childcare management software package implemented in several metropolitan area childcare facilities.
Mar 2002Jun 2008

Database/Systems Architect

Alegent Health/Catholic Health Initiatives

Leadership and Teamwork

• Coordinated international teams implementing the main enterprise information system software in an environment with severe performance and uptime requirements

• Managed an internal team tasked with turning around a failing software project; developed teamwork and management strategies that allowed the team to deliver the project in a very short timeframe and achieve $200,000+ cost savings

• Mentored junior staff, conducted internal knowledge transfer and created staff skill development programs

• Devised team performance evaluation metrics and KPIs, and negotiated Service Level Agreements with internal users and vendors

Project Management

• Designed an innovative B2B web service allowing customers to evaluate the price of medical procedures online in real time (national premiere, featured on CNN), co-developed with Medseek Inc

• Provided technology management and oversight to a multicultural team of software developers and database administrators (3 to 10 staff) in charge of the data infrastructure for the enterprise (60+ sites in a large metropolitan area)

• Managed conversion of enterprise data platform from a mainframe based system to client server technologies (100+ servers)

Strategy and Analytics

• Provided technology analysis to senior management on major strategic technology undertakings (data warehousing, data recovery and disaster preparation, enterprise information system selection)

• Researched new technologies and assessed adoption benefits from technology and business perspectives

Aug 1998Mar 2002

Senior Systems Analyst

Alegent Health/Catholic Health Initiatives

Problem Solving

• Re-engineered main corporate internet and intranet portals in collaboration with software teams from Microsoft and Novell, resulting in significant increases in traffic and reduced search time

• Developed probabilistic data matching and standardization software solutions allowing patient information consolidation across nine hospital campuses

• Designed corporate data warehouse used by the corporate planning department in determining strategic business development directions

Jan 1995Jun 1995

Management Account Intern

Frarom Intertrans

• Responsible for the computer based cost accounting system

• Supervised truck and air shipments to Europe and Africa


Aug 2008Present



VP, High Tech Club; Global Leader Series Club (responsible for organizing the visit of Disney International's Chairman)

Aug 1996Aug 1998


University of Nebraska

As a Research Assistant, I performed marketing research duties supporting the College of Business faculty, and provided technology and business process consulting to the local Chamber of Commerce.

Sep 1991Sep 1996


University of Iasi

AIESEC (International Association of Management Students) Chapter Vice President - Initiated a successful program aimed at creating local employment opportunities for international students.

Delivered graduation speech for the Class of 1996.


Featured speaker at Archibus International Users Conference (2005/2006), invited to present an innovative application developed using Archibus technologies.



  • Asia Society (Hong Kong Chapter)
  • Singapore Computer Society
  • Singapore Heritage Society
  • Siam Society - under Royal patronage
  • American MENSA


Visual arts

Asian civilizations and cultures (extensive travel in Asia)


Versatile enterprise software professional with 9 years experience in implementing Hospital Information Systems, developing custom healthcare applications, and managing technology teams to deliver world-class services and products in the healthcare industry.

I have been involved in technical supervision and knowledge transfer/mentoring with most of the above, as well as in staff recruitment, best practices development, defining and managing customer service level agreements and user expectations, vendor and partner management, and project team building. I am currently engaged in a business development/evangelism project for (a Hong Kong-based mobile software company).

Sample projects available at Tech-related blog:


Various tech
·        Experience implementing a Sharepoint/IIS Enterprise Content Management System and designing a custom enterprise-level Java/SQL document search/workflow solution; InfoPath ·        Some exposure to BizTalk Server 2.0 and Microsoft Workflow Foundation Services ·        Modeling tools: Sybase PowerDesigner, Oracle JDeveloper, Microsoft Visio ·        Reporting tools: Crystal Reports, Business Objects, Cognos Impromptu ·        Monitoring tools: Quest I/Watch, TOAD, and Spotlight ·        Custom backup tools: Veritas NetBackup
·        Microsoft SQL Server 6.5 - 2008, SQL CE/Express o  Both OLAP and OLTP environments o  Expertise with terabyte-sized databases o  Clustering, multiple instances ·        Excellent data modeling skills for databases, data warehousing and data marts ·        T/SQL stored procedures, triggers, DDL, DML, DBCC ·        Complex SQL optimization ·        Extended stored procedures and COM integration ·        Complex DTS/SSIS workflows ·        Analysis services ·        Reporting services ·        Oracle 8 - 10 on Windows (with some exposure on AIX) o  PL/SQL, SQL* Plus ·        Significant exposure to InterSystems Cache, Sybase SQL Anywhere and Adaptive Server ·        Some exposure to mySQL and PostgreSql on LINUX and Windows; FairCom c-tree, EMC xDB (XML database); sqlite
Development environments and languages
·        Microsoft .NET since 1.x (C# and VB.NET) o  Learning F# and Python ·        Significant GUI, middle layer, data access expertise o  Including the Compact .NET Framework o  Including embedding Crystal Reports o  Remoting, Web Services, integration with J2EE o  Familiarity with all data access methods including DAO, RDO, ADO, ADO.NET o  Significant MSXML/DOM expertise ·        Microsoft Win32 (using C and all versions of VB from 3 onwards) o  Familiarity with x86 assembler programming ·        Java environments ECLIPSE, Oracle JDeveloper, and NetBeans 6.x on Windows and LINUX o  Desktop (SWING) and JDBC o  JAX o  J2ME mobile development (1 commercial project underway) o  Experience with Processing ( o  Good knowledge of Javascript/DHTML/DOM §  Exposure to Google Gears, Google Maps, Google Health, YQL, Yahoo Pipes, Amazon SimpleDb; REST, XML-RPC o  Some exposure to Apache/Oracle WebLogic/TIBCO Rendezvous ·        Some exposure to Microsoft Expression/XAML ·        Mobile platforms: Qualcomm BREW SDK, J2ME ·        KDE ( C ) in LINUX, including p_threads and OS calls; some exposure to awk and perl ·        Knowledge of Objective-C and COCOA ·        Exposure to graphics processing libraries such as TiffKit ( ·        Macromedia Flash MX 2004/ActionScript 1-3/Adobe AIR
  ·        Familiarity with Microsoft frameworks and architectures ·        Knowledge of UML and design patterns ·        Familiarity with object oriented analysis ·        Familiarity with Service Oriented Architectures ·        Some exposure to the Rational Unified Process ·        Basic familiarity with CMM/SEI