Timothy Whitcher

Timothy Whitcher


Experienced in several areas of engineering that include software architecture, systems design and simulation, standards development, and requirements gathering and management.

One who follows through to ensure achievement of commitments to requirements, cost, and schedule.

Looking to leverage my skills to bring successful new products to the marketplace.


Breaking paradigm paralysis to define new products and open new perspectives.Converting abstract ideas to realizable new businesses.

Transferable Skills

Analyze highly constrained problems and develop innovative solutions.

Transfer abstract ideas into realizable activities and projects.

Resolve conflicting requirements into prioritized features.

Manage diverse personalities and build effective teams.

Understand work systems and data flows to design efficient system deployments.

Assess available resources to set achievable goals.


Effectively worked with international teams to achieve successful goals.

Lead teams to integrate new technology into successful new products.

Convinced hostile associates to agree to initially unpopular proposals.

Enabled different organizations with overlapping goals to work together.

Successfully achieved and often exceeded goals in stressful and aggressively scheduled projects.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Consultant, Student Advisor

Advises individual entrepreneurs regarding the available computer tools to facilitate their business.

Serving as a student project advisor for software requirements engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology. 

Serving as a tutor for university physics and college physics courses at Rochester Institute of Technology and Monroe County Community College.

Also a nationally Certified Professional Coder (CPC) for outpatient medical records that is familiar with the development of XML schemas for ICD codesets.

Sep 2011 - Present

Adjunct Professor

ITT Technical Institute

Teaching Classes in Physics, Digital Circuits, and Computer Technology

Jan 2000 - Jan 2009

Systems Architect

Eastman Kodak Company

Managed the projects and lead multiple development teams for the development and delivery of technical solutions through the establishment of system designs and determination of testable requirements.

-  Verified exchanged file formats and order control descriptors.

-  Developed the protocol and data structures used in connectivity interfaces.

-  Designed and executed experiments to determine performance characteristics.

-  Collaborated with team that developed on-line ordering systems, involving PC-based applications, web servers, business-to-business networking with fulfillers, and e-commerce.

-  Developed data definitions, semantics, best practice encodings, and interchange requirements for meta-data. This involved file formats, XML Schemas, XML namespaces (XMP, RDF, MPV, DIG35), Dublin Core elements, and file system attributes to support technical standards development and Metadata systems.

-  Developed the architecture for automated image-enabled system that leverages metadata for story composition and rendering. (US Patent App: 11/958944).

-  Led technical group that developed the Common Picture eXchange Environment (CPXe), a system that collaborates web services for internet-based fulfillment.

-  Represented the company as team lead for developing Everplay Standard, now managed by Optical Storage Technology Association (OSTA).

-  Led technical group that developed USB Still Image Capture Device specification. Co-developed ISO15740 Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) standard for the International Imaging Industry Association (I3A). These two specifications define the protocol used to upload images to a PC from a digital camera. Awarded the 2005 Eastman Innovation Award for this achievement.  Almost all digital still cameras worldwide support this protocol.