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 Expert  721802

Expert in Enterprise Data Architect

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Massachusetts (MA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert is an Information Technology Management Consultant, with more than thirty years experience as a manager, planner, facilitator, mentor, developer, trainer, author, and expert in software and database architectures, methodologies and metrics and tasking large development teams.

He practices as an enterprise data architect, designing, deploying, migrating, converting and integrating online transaction processing databases (OLTP), enterprise databases (EDB), operational data stores (ODS), data warehouses, data marts and data web houses (OLAP-ROLAP-MOLAP).

He is datacentric and accustomed to rapidly working very large and complex problems. He employs a rigorous, observable process that integrates the technical, educational, behavioral, cultural, organizational and management components of team-oriented, user-driven, development methodologies, joint and rapid application development (JAD/RAD) techniques, CASE and prototyping tools and Total Quality Management (TQM). The results are predictable and measurable.

Expert has also authored books, publications, technical papers, software and courseware on leading edge, integrated development methodologies, systems, databases and local and wide-area networks.


corporate strategic planning


data management




database design


database development


database management


knowledge base


database technology

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1961   BS   Business Administration   Boston University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1981 to




Independent Consultant


Expert is an Information Technology Management Consultant, expert in software and database architectures, methodologies, and metrics.

1990 to 1993




National Transportation Systems Center


Chief Software Technologist


He provided methodology and led series of joint application development(JAD) workshops.

1982 to 1988


QED Information Sciences, Inc.



Principal Consultant


He instructed professional information systems developers in system, network and database theory and architecture and integrated methodologies at various universities.

1979 to 1982


Cambridge Institute of Computer Programming





He instructed postgraduates in the structured methods of systems analysis, system design and programming.

1974 to 1979


Prime Computer, Inc.



Customer Education Support Manager


He managed a group of 20 trainers.

Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a memeber of the Carnegie-Mellon Software Engineering Institute and the Data Managers Association (DAMA).

Publications and Patents Summary

He has two books, many technical papers, and a dozen software copyrights.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Enterprise Group  
 - Ed Yourdon's American Programmer  
 - QED Information Sciences  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
1993 to 1994   U.S. Army   Principal Consultant   Expert provided methodology and led a 40 member team of military, civilian and technical members of the United States Army Materiel Command, Department of Transportation, Unisys and SAIC in a series of joint application development (JAD) workshops that produced the formal system requirements for the rehost of the U.S. Army Readiness Integrated Database (RIDB) from an HP 3000/COBOL environment to an AMDAHL Series 200 running IBM OS MVS and the Model 204 DBMS.
1992 to 1992   Federal Aviation Administration   Principal Consultant   He provided methodology and led a team of 50 Federal Aviation Administration managers and staff and Unisys systems developers in a series of joint application development (JAD) workshops conducted at FAA Headquarters, Volpe Center and the FAA Management School that produced the FAA National Logistics System Requirements.
1990 to 1991   Federal Aviation Administration   Principal Consultant   Provided methodology and led a team of 20 Unisys technical developers in the re-engineering of the FAA Air Traffic Operations Management System (ATOMS). The system supports the training, assignment, operations and management of FAA air traffic controllers.
1987 to 1990   NASA   Principal Consultant   He provided methodology and led many teams consisting of NASA and various aerospace contractor personnel in the definition and production of a project-wide information architecture and database supporting the management of the program and the design, construction and operation of the Space Station Freedom. The 36 major applications support Space Station Headquarters in Reston, VA, the Project Control Office, Systems Engineering and Integration and Prime Contractor Support.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert was a Data Architect at The Deal, llc in New York, NY from August 2000 – October 2000. The assignment was to produce an e-commerce and publication website for the mergers, acquisition and investment community for deals in excess of one hundred million dollars. Expert's primary role was to design and deploy a data web house to provide business intelligence capabilities to The Deal's customers. His secondary role was to structure the project, hire the staff, establish the architecture and lead the team. The environment was web-based, object-oriented, Use Case, HTML, XML, Java and Oracle 8i. The data web house was designed, populated and deployed to the web in eight weeks.
  • He worked as a Project Manager at EMC2 Corporation, Milford, MA from November 1999 – May 2000. His assignment was to manage the upgrade of EMC2's Customer Support and Logistics Systems (120,000 human and cyber users), migrate the associated databases (84 gigabytes) from Sybase to Oracle, and reconnect 30 feeds and associated applications. His role was to produce the project plan, organize and task the team of 12 contractors and 40 employees and provide project management for the Sybase clarify upgrade and migration to Oracle.
  • Expert worked as an Enterprise Data Architect for Comcast Cellular Communications, Inc., King of Prussia, PA. He deployed an enterprise data architecture, enterprise database and data marts in support of the Billing, Accounts Receivables, Marketing and Sales, and other systems in 60 business days. He had two resources at his disposal, a DBA and a Data Analyst. The database is a foundation component of an enterprise architecture using Microsoft's Distributed Internet Architecture tools and IBM's MQSeries messaging product. This enterprise architecture integrates a campus-area NT network, an HP/UX switch provisioning system within the campus area network, and an IBM MVS mainframe connected over a wide area network. Updates from the legacy systems are done via asynchronous messaging. Messages are received by applications that behave as automated clients to the transactions system.
  • He was the Principal Consultant for Commercial Union Insurance Companies, Foxboro, MA from March 1998 to September 1998. Expert facilitated the implementation of a Software Factory consisting of teams, architectures, methodology, tools and Total Quality Management. He also mentored two development teams operating within a structured framework, using the Evolutionary Prototype Development Methodology, JAD and RAD workshops and metrics. IBM SNA supports the wide-area network and Intel, Ethernet, Windows NT, VB5 and SQL Server support the local area networks. He published all project documentation to the CU Intranet.
  • Expert worked as a Principal Consultant for ALM Services, Inc., Waltham, MA, a property insurance service company created by a partnership of Liberty Mutual and Arkwright Insurance companies. They went into business on July 1, 1997 with $100 M dollars of property insurance to manage. Expert was responsible for finding, hiring and organizing the IT staff and bringing up the systems environment (NT, VB, SQL Server, Crystal, Source Safe, etc.). He was also responsible for prototyping the sales and marketing, underwriting, engineering, claims and financial management systems and he produced and populated an enterprise repository capable of supporting those systems with existing Liberty Mutual, Arkwright and other property data. During this process, he produced a field engineering system that automated the engineering site inspection reports and the field engineer's time and expenses reporting.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in semiconductor for consulting on a benchmarking audit of our sputtering (PVD) module relative to best-of-breed practices/ products.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert in Database SQL analytics for litigation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert has trained over 4,000 professionals in systems and information engineering theories, techniques, tools and metrics.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has technical experience with the following systems engineering methodologies: Learmonth & Burchette, Gane & Sarson, Yourdon, DeMarco, and AD/Cycle. His information engineering methodologies technical experience include Kimball, Inmon, Finklestein, Zachman, Perkinson, Chen, Flavin, Orr, and Appleton. His experience with object oriented methodologies include Rumbaugh, Booch, Coad, Shlaer, Mellor, and O'Dell. Expert's design and programming methodologies include Booch, Yourdon, Jackson, DeMarco, Constantine, Mills, Bohm, Jacopini, and Djikstra Standards including OMG CORBA, DoD 2167A, NASA SMAP Lifecycle, and FIPS PUBS. His technical experience with CASE tools includes Learmonth & Burchette (LBMS). Process engineer and system engineer Popkin systems experience includes Systems Architect, Systems Architect 2000, and Logic Works. His ERwin/ERX Rational Systems experience includes Rational Rose Knowledgeware. He also has experience with Information Engineering (IEW) and Application Development (ADW).

Expert has 30 years of experience working on computers including mainframe computers, IBM 360/370/390, Amdahl, CDC, Honeywell, RCA. He has 23 years on mini computers, including IBM AS/400, Sun, HP, DG, DEC VAX, Prime, Wang, System 34/36. He also has 13 years in micro computers including IBM RISC 6000, Intel based PCs Operating Systems Windows 98/95/NT, IBM MVS, VSE, DOS, OS/400, AIX, OS/2, DEC VMS, UNIX, Novell, and MS-DOS.

His experience with database management systems includes the following: DB2, IMS DB/DC, SQL Server, Oracle, Red Brick, Informix, Sybase, Access, XDB, Gupta, Interbase, Datacom, IDMS, IDMS/R, DEC RDBMS, FoxPro, ADABAS, and Model 204.

His prototyping tools and programming language knowledge includes the following: SQL, Visual Basic, FrontPage, Delphi, Visual C++, C++, C, COBOL, FORTRAN, Assemblers, and PL/I.


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