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 Expert  724371

Expert in Knowledge Visualization, Technology Integration, Open Standards, etc.

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Georgia (GA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has thirty years professional experience in private, consulting and government organizations. Throughout his career, he has focused on helping organizations develop business rules, manage knowledge, and develop more intuitive scientific, technical and business visualizations to better control and understand the sometimes chaotic business process. In addition, a Master's degree in Organizational Management helps Expert bring a robust set of formal tools to your unique problem.

business intelligence


information delivery

Expert has had a personal and professional interest in both the art and science of communication throughout his life. As an expert in multimedia tools such as Powerpoint, Inkscape, Premier and Protools, and GIS software, combined with a career in science, he has the technical skill and real world experience to develop professional presentations of complex subjects. He has used virtual office environments for over ten years. As a teacher and lecturer, he has developed public speaking skills for communicating to different levels of audiences, from technically trained to the public, presenting complex technical and scientific concepts. Combined with a thirty year career as a scientist and technologist, his motto has become, "Communication is Power!"

His current interests include emergent systems, social networks and the use of these types of tools to harness creativity more effectively. In addition, from his mapping and GIS expertise, he has developed a strong interest in how people absorb information and the role that social knowledge plays in effective information transfer.



Beginning in 1993, Expert has worked with geographic information systems (GIS) until the present. In addition to the industry leading softwares, he has also developed several fully functional GIS, document management, content management and physical inventory control systems in open standards of Extensible Markup Language (XML), Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) and JavaScript.

Although he has strong technical experience in these tools, he also has a keen interest in how people learn from maps, addressing issues such as what types of colors and shapes best convey a message.


geographic information system

As a mapmaker and GIS expert, Expert has spent many years culling information from flat files and relational databases. Over the last several years, his interests have turned to extensible markup languages (XML) and the possibilities of the semantic web via RDF and OWL. His expertise lies more knowledge retrieval, but in order to work with digital knowledge, it is necessary to have an above average skill in managing databases of all types, including hierarchical.

information retrieval

Knowledge is Expert's primary expertise. Expert's professional title is knowledge manager. Over many years of dealing with databases of chemical analyses for environmental remediation projects combined with map-making skills of GIS, he has gained significant experience toward understanding how people learn from information. His has substantial experience and expertise related to moving from text and data tables to more meaningful forms of information delivery, leading toward collective knowledge. The great work done by an organization is only as effective as that organization's ability to tell its story, to turn data and information into knowledge that can be utilized by the intended audience.


Building on expertise gained from years of work as a field geologist, followed by moving into project management and gaining GIS skills provided Expert with more than enough data and reports. Over time, he learned that creating reports and tables is a far different operation than creating useful and usable knowledge for the organization. Unless all that data is distilled into packages that can be used by the intended audience (the elevator message is significantly different than the speech to the technical division, even though they are both about the same product), the promise of great works will go unfulfilled.

By effectively managing and organizing organizational knowledge, a secondary benefit of institutional memory is created. This provides the organization with a robust and useful knowledge base that continues to grow over time and prevents brain drain, especially as Baby Boomers retire.


knowledge management

Expert has been a professional scientist and technologist in a variety of settings for thirty years. In addition, he has lectured at several universities and acts as a mentor on a variety of subjects. He very much enjoys teaching and sharing knowledge. He has the luck of being both technical and extroverted.


Over nearly twenty years, Expert has developed technical skills at all types of multimedia presentations, including Powerpoint, GIS softwares, Adobe Premier video editing and ProTools sound editing softwares. In addition, he has been a semi-professional musician for well over thirty years. He has developed hundreds of graphics and mapping presentations and delivered over one hundred technical talks at conferences. Combining his interest in Knowledge Management with his technical and personal presentation skills provides Expert with a strong foundation for analyzing and recommending multimedia kits for all types of purposes.

mulitmedia communication planning

Thirty years of experience delivering technical presentations, combined with technical skill and training in graphics such as Powerpoint, GIS tools, Premier video editing, ProTools sound editing, provides Expert with significant expertise in all phases of multimedia, particularly technical and scientific visualizations.




Prior to transitioning to a technology career, Expert began his professional career as a field and laboratory geologist. While the geology remained an interest, the constantly changing technologies became a passion. Expert has been fortunate enough to ride the crest of the technology wave throughout the 1990s and until the present. His employment as a research technologist has provided ample opportunity to research technologies, design implementation plans including strong stakeholder participation, develop costing plans, marketing and training materials.

new technology (percentage)

Expert has spent his entire career in some form of research and development. Although these projects have generally been funded internally, the need to develop many forms of the same information is just as great. In fact, Expert can easily wear the term "entrepreneur". This arrangement has required development of all types of documentation from cost estimates to schedules to the text of proposals.

proposal writing

Expert has spent essentially all of his career as a researcher and developer of some type. As a lab geologist, he worked to develop a system to remove hazardous wastes from soil. As a field geologist, he was involved in the development of new form of "pump testing" for groundwater. As a technologist, he has managed projects to bring virtual office tools to large organizations; worked with open standards, XML, SVG JavaScript and AJAX applications; wikis and blogs; social networking; emergent and chaotic systems, both physical and social. As a project manager, he has worked to develop probabilistic approaches to sampling heterogeneous systems. As a researcher, his interests lie in Shannon's Information Theory and binary and Baysian statistical modeling; knowledge visualization - how people learn from maps of all kinds.

research and development management

Having played guitar for nearly forty years, and working intermittently in studios for the last ten or so, he has developed a very practical set of skills related to sound recording and mixing. He is more interested in the basic types required for podcasting, but also enjoys the musical side of the house.


Expert's primary job function throughout his career has been technology management. From working as a field geologist during the 1980s to working as a knowledge manager, Webmaster, GIS manager, Web 2.0 manager and technologist for a large company focused on environmental restoration throughout the 1990s, Expert gained a wealth of experience relating to managing both the technology and the people that run and use the technology. During his career he has taken formal training Software Configuration Management, Managing GIS and Premier video development among many other management and technology classes. He also earned a Master's degree in Organizational Management in 2005.

Don't even think of asking his opinion about technology unless you are prepared to hear the answer, "Technology does not matter. People do." Whether a particular technology succeeds or fails has little to do with the technology. Success or failure is a direct result of the level of true involvement for all stakeholders.


technology management


technology integration

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Atlanta, Georgia;  Athens, Georgia;  Macon, Georgia;  Roswell, Georgia;  Marietta, Georgia;  and Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2005   Masters of Arts   Organizational Management   University of Phoenix   GPA 3.87
1982   Bachelor of Science   Geology   Georgia State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1990 to




Knowledge Management Team Leader


Heads Knowledge Management team at a 1000+ organization. Specializes in human/technology interface. The key to cost effective technology lies within the people of the organization, not the computer. Project management of development and deployment of open standards and open source; AJAX tools; document and content management tools; mapping tools, physical inventory tools.

1989 to 1990






Worked as a field geologist in the environmental restoration industry.

1986 to 1989






Worked as a research geologist for environmental restoration projects.

1982 to 1986






Worked as a laboratory geologist in the oil and gas industry

1982 to 1982


Kerr McGee




Worked as a field geologist in the minerals exploration industry.

Career Accomplishments:

National Expert, Interstate Technology Regulatory Council

Professional Appointments

Science Advisory Board, International Triad Conference 2008; Chairman, Advisory Board, OGETA; Founding Treasurer, USEPA Geological Society


Four Bronze Medals USEPA

Publications and Patents Summary

Four articles in ONLINE magazine; International XML Conference 2005

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Online  
 - ONLINE Magazine  
 - International XML Conference  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Developed and deployed an AJAX application that adds geospatial intelligence to the "weekly report" for a large organization. The tool displays the region and adds location marks to indicate where activities have occurred that week. The tool was developed with open standards resulting in a cost only of the development. By reusing previously developed applications, the entire application was built and deployed in six weeks.
  • Added web conferencing facilities to four conference rooms for a large organization. The installation includes video, remote control of computers, recording the sessions, magic boards and audio.
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:
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.

Market Research:
Having been a scientist for nearly thirty years and a technologist for the last twenty years, he has developed broad understanding of the impacts of technology on organizations. The first rule of technology is that success depends on preparing the people within your organization. The second rule of technology is that you better be able to show its bottom line value.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Developed and delivered multiple courses within the general topic of technology. Specifically, topics include GIS, the philosophy of technology, open standards, XML and other markup languages, business processes, organizational management, data, scientific and knowledge visualization. Developed literally hundreds of Powerpoint presentations on the same topics.

Other Skills and Services

He is not a programmer, although he can write a bit of Javascript and he's getting constantly better at XML, SVG and AJAX applications. Currently, he's pretty interested in Google maps. He has some skills at GIS, including ESRI products, ARC GIS. His main interest is helping organizations incorporate technologies that help humans be more productive and more creative. For example, he is not as interested in what social networking software an organization utilizes, but rather has the organization carefully considered all the social and human capital implications of such a deployment. While mostly positive, it is also true there is always some uncertainty introduced.

He has expertise in Conceptual Modeling and Participatory Mapping, tools to help stakeholders understand the goals of a project or process. By actively listening to stakeholders and addressing their issues, uncertainty can be reduced.


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