Rose M Short
- Fort Lauderdale Area
- [email protected]
To leverage my deep technology skills, international experience, executive influence, and unique experiences as a higher education educator and administrator, to capture new customers, new partners, new markets and grow revenues.
Experienced professional in both the Technology Industry and the Education Industry.
As a Technical Evangelist, I possess the unique combination of deep technology skills as well as international business experience. I possess the ability to function, communicate, and influence effectively in both business and technical domains. I am experienced in the Solution Sales methodology and have sold multi-million dollar technology solutions as a Technical Sales Professional and Technical Evangelist.
My professional experience encompasses extensive contributions in Global Technical Sales Support, Worldwide Technical Sales Support, ISV and Partner Support, Technical Marketing Support, Product Development, Business Development, Operations and both Corporate and University Education. My demonstrated strengths include
As a skilled professor, collegiate administrator, and university thought leader, I'm committed to academic excellence, student success, innovation, community engagement and partnership development. I am passionate about the use of technology in the classroom, technology in the hands of the students, and technology applied for the efficient operations of the institution resulting in positive learner outcomes.
My Core Values are my fundamental beliefs, my guiding principles that dictate my behavior and my actions. These are the strategies I employ to fulfill my purpose and vision in support of my passionate mission as a Technical Evangelist. Click on the image for a full description of my Core Values.
Based upon personal experience as a technical leader in the male dominated technology field, I discuss the qualities necessary for a woman to lead a team of male technical professionals in my Article on the Best Advice for women technical leaders. Then,
* Mr Lynn Pearcey interviews me for his "Profile of a Leader" series.
* This Letter of Reference from IBM Management details my contributions to IBM in product development, product support, customer solution development and technology evangelism. It also discusses my contributions as an Author and Public Speaker for IBM.
* I've provided examples of my demonstrated ability over the years to continually Contribute to Revenue Growth.
* Here's a letter from the corporate executives congratulating me on my leadership skills and its impact on the Organizational Growth.
* The Executive Spotlight Video is technology focused. I start with my educational background and follow with a narrative of my various technology experiences and global business travel. I close with my activities to engage girls in the STEM disciplines.
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“Rose Short is an outstanding professional - and IT Professional extraordinaire. I have worked with Rose as she led a Rapid Application Development engagement - and her team leadership skills, technical skills, and strong client satisfaction focus were absolutely critical to our success. Rose was commended by senior client executives on her technical expertise and leadership."
"Additionally, Rose has been extremely proactive in leading initiatives outside of work in engaging the community in growing their technical awareness and expertise and overall interest in technology. Rose has been an extremely strong asset to IBM, and would be a strong asset to any organization or initiative the she is a part of.”
Lois Saint Surin, Retired, Senior Project Executive, IBM
"When I worked with Rose at IBM she was a detailed oriented and strong technical person with a passion to solve complex problems. She was a very customer focused person with the right mix of technical skills. This helped her understand the customer issues and identify the right technical solutions. She was a great team player."
"We worked on several initiatives where we assisted customers to integrate their heterogeneous environments with an IBM solution. This included consulting, IT strategies, technical designs, and prototypes."
Israel Hilerio, Ph.D. Principal PM, Internet Explorer Team, Microsoft Corp.
Experienced in global business and exposure to working in other countries and cultures in Technical Sales Support roles and as a Conference Speaker. Completed business travel to England, France, Germany, Japan and Canada.
International Teaming Activities
* The IBM Academy of Technology invited me to speak at their Annual Meeting in Stuttgart Germany.
* IBM Network Innovation Lab in LaGaude, France – on-site visit to collaborate and sell IBM and Openwave wireless alliance solutions to telecommunications service providers in Europe, Asia and the Americas
* IBM Makuhari and the IBM Yamato Labs in Japan – on-site visit to share cross-platform testing best practices
An experienced international business traveler, I've traveled to Hursley UK, London, Paris, Nice and La Gaude France, Brussels Belgium, Stuttgart Germany, Tokyo, Makuhari and Kyoto Japan. Click the images for a larger view.
Here's a Letter of Recommendation from working on a technology project for the New York Stock Exchange, a Nomination Letter for a national award and I'm listed as a Founding Member of a national organization. Mouse over each image for a brief description, click on the image to view the content.
My business and technical skills has been leveraged to:
BUSINESS SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES
TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES
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National & International Conference Speaker
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with a diverse group including C-suite executives, LOB managers, users and technical professionals.
“The Mobile Employee - Enhanced Productivity, Maximum Efficiency”
“Electronic Commerce Integration”, Guests Poster Session
“Today’s Electronic Commerce: Architecting Solutions from a Sales Perspective”
“Electronic Commerce Integration”
“Women of Color Roundtable” Panelist
“IBM Internet Ticketing: An e-Commerce Integration Experience Report”
“Electronic Commerce” Panelist
“Testing Techniques for Web-Enabled Applications”, Application Development Trends Magazine Article
“Open System Centers’ Rapid Application Modeling”
Areas of concentration:
Previous Industry Certifications
IBM Corp. - Global Technical Sales Support
Collaborated with the Global Executive team as a Digital Media Technical Subject Matter Expert
Spearheaded the Creation of a Digital Asset Management Demonstration Solution for Broadcasters which led to $12.5M in Sales
Initiated the need for a Transcription Proof of Concept for a News Broadcast Group in NYC
Consultative Sales to CIO Results in a Digital Signage Win
Architected end-to-end Digital Broadcast and Digital Signage Solutions for customers in Emerging Markets, including Mumbai India, Mexico and South America. Contributed to $25M in new sales.
Technical Evangelist / Technical Marketing
IBM Corp. - Open Systems Practice
IBM Corporate Spokesperson in the “Vision to Reality” Executive Program
Worldwide Technical Sales Support Lead
Senior Program Manager
IBM Corp. - Pervasive Computing Division, Wireless Technology
Led the World Wide Technical Sales Support Team specializing in Mobile Solutions
Architect of Wireless Services for a Wireless Service Provider in Malaysia
As Senior Program Manager, assisted in driving Enablement Programs and Technical Sales Operations for the Pervasive Computing Division worldwide.
Corporate Acquisition Technical Lead
IBM Corp. - Technical Sales Support
As the Technical Expert on a corporate acquisition team, performed the technical due diligence for the acquisition of an order management software technology corporation.
E-Commerce Architect and Evangelist
IBM Corp. - e-Business Technical Sales Support
Architected the design and managed the software development of an Electronic Commerce application to support single-event ticket sales on the Internet. The solution, IBM Internet Ticketing, is a replicable object-oriented solution, has been deployed for major league baseball, football, and a number of university athletic departments, and has been implemented in hundreds of entertainment venues across the United States.
Designed and developed an e-commerce proof-of-concept for a major upscale U.S. Retailer which included customized software.
Senior Technical Consultant
Cincinnati Bell Information Systems
As a Senior Technical Consultant, subcontracting through AT&T, led the full SDLC for a multi-million dollar Management Information System for the New York Stock Exchange.
Product Manager, Field Technical Training Manager
Barrister Information Systems
Managed a team responsible for product specifications, user interface design, and field technical training. Product was developed for the legal industry.
Software Engineer / Business Analyst
A Major Telecommunications Company in New York City
Assisted in the application design and software development of a system which automates the procedure of daily updating the NYC databases of non working telephone numbers with coded voice-recorded announcements.
Independent Technical Consultant to the Telecommunications Industry
DataMaze Software Systems, Corp.
As an Independent Consultant under contract to Bell Labs-Holmdel
As an Independent Consultant under contract to AT&T Information Systems-Piscataway
Urban Culinary Cuisine Cafe
In leading the Business Development efforts, I created partnerships with The White House, the American Heart Association, the National Football League, corporations, politicians, the media and more. I also arranged for the marketing of our cookbook in the "Featured Chef" segment on the morning show at the local NBC station. Mouse over each image for a brief description, click on the image to view the content.
Experienced in Learning Management Systems
Professor and Department Chair, Software Engineering Program
Department Chair, Web Design and Development Program
Led the direction and the growth of the online Software Engineering program from inception, taught Software Engineering courses, and coordinated the advising of Software Engineering students. After four months of leadership, assigned to lead and manage the Web Design and Development program as Department Chair.
Managed to excellence two departments, four degree programs, two advisory boards, a technical faculty of industry professionals and academic instructors, and advised hundreds of adult learners, resulting in increased student retention, accelerated academic achievements and higher quality student outcomes in a fully online Learning Management System.
Administrative activities included course scheduling, establishment of course rotations, reviewing and approving catalog description, course syllabus, course design and content, participating in the review and accreditation of the program, annual department budgetary responsibilities, recruitment, hiring, and training of new faculty members, leading an Advisory Board of industry professionals, developing long- and short-range plans for the academic programs, coordinating and evaluating academic advising, serving as intermediary between the faculty and the administration, and enforcing the policies and procedures of the institution.
Professor, Business Technology and Applications
In an on-ground Learning Management System environment, provided hands-on education to students across all academic programs in business applications and business office technology with the Microsoft Office suite of products. Also discussed Professional Development and Personal Branding.
Adjunct Professor, College of Engineering and Information Sciences
Provided hands-on education to students in application software design and software engineering, in a blended Learning Management System environment consisting of online classes and on-ground teaching methods. Focused on the foundations of logic and design within the software engineering discipline.
As a Speaker at the 2019 FAPSC Annual Conference, held at the Hilton Diplomat Resort in Hollywood Florida, my session was in the Classroom & Faculty Track. The room was almost at capacity for my presentation on
Integrating the Soft Skills in Your Curriculum: An Experience Report
"I reported directly to Rose when she was the Department Chair for Software Engineering program and the Web Design and Development program. In the four years that I worked with Rose, she always geared everything she did for the success of the students in the department. She had a high retention rate for students in the program through the use of many different methods for students to be successful."
"She is passionate about sharing her knowledge from industry (her work at IBM) with faculty and students. She is a great leader to faculty as well as students. As a faculty member, Rose would listen to my suggestions about course improvement and project ideas. In addition, she helped me to grow as a faculty member through professional development. Rose is an amazing Department Chair that advocates for faculty and students."
Michelle Pittman, CTE Graphic Design & Layout/Interactive Media teacher
South Bend Community School Corporation
"I was fortunate to get an opportunity to work under the supervision and guidance of Prof. Rose.
Prof. Rose was a Department Chair when I was teaching and I used to report directly to her. I am amazed by her multifaceted personality. She used to handle two departments (Software Engineering and Web Design) so efficiently. Whenever we have interacted, I have always learned from her.
Her passion for student success is contagious and I try to emulate her. There were situations where students had issues and she had spent her time and given insights to make things easier for students. She has given me freedom to design and conduct my courses in the best possible way. She has helped me to improve as an individual and teacher.
She has helped the college to grow the two departments she was heading. She has been very proactive in brainstorming about different ways to grow student retention. She made sure our suggestions were also taken into consideration. As a result of her efforts and innovative ideas, there was substantial departmental growth by growth of student retention rates and increased student focus on their education.
She is great leader who has inspired us to give our best and always put students first. She is a unique asset to any organization."
Meghana Satpute, Ph.D., Computer Software Professional
"In my opinion, Professor Short is a wonderful teacher. She is one of the best instructors I've ever met in my career as a college student. In addition, as a teacher, she possess great work ethic, is very patient, provides the right amount of resources to help her students, and is always very professional when it comes to communicating. All in all, I'm glad I've received the opportunity to share her as an instructor with my fellow classmates ... and on my special list, she is voted "America's Best Teacher Award for a major college/university".
"Professor Short has been an amazing teacher - very easy to talk to, will answer any questions you have without making it difficult, has a fun way of teaching, breaks things down for you in a sufficient and understandable way in which you can comprehend and, still keeps it professional."
"Professor Short, I would like to thank you for being patient with me in class! Your class and your patience has helped me in my present career! If it weren't for your patience or your class, I probably would've failed, which would've led to less opportunity in obtaining my career goal! Again thank you. Your grateful student."
It is important that minorities and children in disadvantaged communities become technology literate in order to function and compete in a global society. Therefore, I create opportunities to share my knowledge and experiences in software engineering, development, and project management with these children as the next generation of university students. When they see the effect technology can have on society and themselves, it opens a world of possibilities for them.
My speech, "The Importance of Being Technology Literate", was to encourage the African American community to become technology literate. In addition, I emphasized to the students to become producers of technology instead of consumers. This was a part of the National Black Family Technology Awareness Week.
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“I worked with Rose Short while she was at IBM. Rose is passionate about community outreach for girls and minorities. I volunteered at several events that Rose coordinated to encourage girls and minorities in K-12 in the fields of science, engineering, and technology. This was an area that Rose was passionate about and it was a joy to work with her on these events. Her enthusiasm was contagious and she worked hard to recruit others that were caring and focused on making science, engineering, and technology exciting for these young children."
"The events were extremely well attended and coordinated due to Rose's efforts. I would gladly work with Rose again on these types of events. My part of her events included bringing search and rescue robots to the events and training children on how to use the robots and conduct a search task. Rose actively interacted with the children by teaching them programming skills and building small robots. She was quite an asset while working in this capacity. I cannot imagine a better person to encourage children into the wonderful world of science, engineering, and technology as a future career choice.”
Cindy L. Bethel, NSF Graduate Research Fellow, University of South Florida
Community Speaking and Workshop Engagements
Televised on Ft. Worth’s Community Cable Television Channel 31: