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 Expert  725739

Expert in Computer Systems & Software Forensics

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

California (CA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has a solid background in project management, applications, programming and web enabled software for the internet with over 40-years experience in computer systems, planning, implementing and testing for companies that include DEC, IBM, INTEL, MICROSOFT, MOTOROLA and TANDEM. Hisexperience includes the Internet, standards (metrics), Communications, Windows (all versions), Distributed Database (Oracle & SQL), Client/Server, UNIX, a variety of programming languages & Intranet and Extranet technologies.

Applications Summary: Applications Testing, Analysis & Design Review, Business Systems Reengineering [Retail/Commercial Systems Design], Computer Aided Software Engineering (CASE), Capacity Planning, Performance & Optimizing/Tuning, Communications: Wide & Local Area Networks (LAN), Conversion to/from (C, C++, DOS, WINDOWS, etc.), Data Capture, POS (OCR & Bar-code), Data Warehouse & Data Modeling, Distributed Relational Database, Graphical User Interface (GUI), Internet Commerce (ICOM), Inventory Control,Sales/Marketing, Multitasking & Multi-user Systems, On-line Transaction Processing (OLTP), Object Oriented Programming Systems (OOPS), Reservation Systems (Air, Land & Sea), Project Tracking & Planning, Software Training, Systems Software (Interpreters/Compilers/Memory Management).


application service provider


application software


batch data processing


capacity planning


CASE tool




computer network


computer networking


computer software




database searching


information technology




Internet commerce


Internet firewall


Internet infrastructure


Internet regulation


Internet service provider




management information system


real-time software engineering


search engine optimization


software development environment


software engineering


systems engineering


Web design


Web development


wide-area network

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California;  San Francisco, California;  Sacramento, California;  Oakland, California;  Stockton, California;  Fremont, California;  Modesto, California;  Salinas, California;  Santa Rosa, California;  and Hayward, California.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1970   D.Sc - Doctor of Science   Computer Science & Software Engineering   Oxford University, UK  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1984 to 2008


Pacific Business Software, Inc.


Information Technology


Chief Technology Officer


He was a senior manager and the Chief Technologist for PBSI. He was responsible for strategic planning, programming development and security. His group provides client support for systems Integration and software development with emphasis on the Internet, Networks, and Business Applications for our clients in Canada, the USA as well as Europe, Asia and the Australia/New Zealand area.

1978 to 1984


Tandem Computers, Inc.


Customer Applications Support Group


Director of Customer Applications Support Group


He joined Tandem Computer during their startup phase as an Operating Systems Programmer & Designer. Later, he assisted in developing Tandem's education group, transferring his developer knowledge by teaching TAL Guardian, Inter-process Communications (IPC), XRAY, Networks and Non-Stop systems coding techniques. He then moved to the Applications Support Group; first, to the Communications product support team and then Database product support. Later he was promoted to Project Manager and then to Director of the Customer Applications Support Group (CASG). CASG provided software product support, Design Reviews, Seminars & Project Planning.

1975 to 1978


Datapoint Corporation


Systems & Education


Regional Manager for Systems & Education


He served in a variety of Programmer, Analyst, Systems Programmer and Management positions. He opened the western region sales and education office in San Francisco and served as the region's manager, responsible for support of the eleven western states, Alaska and Hawaii. Datapoint manufactures business computers for distributed processing and created ARCNET, an early Local Area Network.

1970 to 1975


Recognition Equipment (REI) Canada, Ltd.


Customer Support


Systems Analyst Manager, Analyst & Programmer


He began his career here, in Toronto, with REI where he began as a programmer, then Analyst and lastly Manager. REI develops Optical Character Recognition systems and software. His experience included: Database & Systems Internal's, Optical Character Recognition (OCR), methods for Point of Sale (POS) data capture, Network Communications and Project Management.

Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of the Oxford University Society, the CSA (Canadian Standards Association), the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) (w3.org), the Association for Computing Machinery (www.ACM.org), the SDForum, the emerging technology forum. (www.SDForum.com), the Professional & Technical Consultants Association (www.PATCA.com) and the Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA).

Professional Appointments

He was the Technology Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada, a Committee Member of X.25 & X.30 ISO (International Standards Organization), an Associate Member, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), a Project Associate for Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET) and a Project Associate for National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA).

Publications and Patents Summary

He has developed Numbering Systems, Database Organization & Indexing techniques, Tandem Application Programming, Flow diagramming (interactive), Systems Life Cycle (Project Management tutorial) and Simplifying the Software Development Process (monograph). He has written Articles for the Computer Journal (ACM), DPMA and a variety of magazine articles.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Merkle Press  
 - Computer Instuite of Canada  
 - Tandem Computers, Inc.  
 - IBM/Systems group  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Aguirre International: He was responsible for the creation of an Enterprise-wide solution for this company and several affiliates. He provided systems integration and software development services in support of projects to allow Aguirre's' clients, vendors & employees to exchange and distribute information. A web site was created for each company (Intranet & Extranets) with central servers and firewalls. The Intranet/Extranet Web Sites provided Aguirre's' employees, clients, vendors, associates and stockholders the ability to communicate online with each other and the headquarters group 24 hours a day. Over 100 web sites were created. In addition, using Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) tools, he assisted in the reengineering and integration of all the accounting systems and to coordinate the field point-of-sale (POS) & Warehouse information.
  • Levi Strauss, Ltd.:He planned the European data warehousing strategy from its inception through to eventual approval. This included; Data Mining Algorithms, Testing & Conversion plans. Quote: Ken Peffers, European Information Resource Manager: “We have found these consultants to be flexible, capable, and expert in their field.”
  • Sprint Telecommunications:He developed the model for a network of fiber optic based transmission systems. Now running, the system maintains telephone and data transmission services in the USA and Canada.
  • The Yacht Exchange:He designed tested and implemented an on-line brokerage to serve as the model for a worldwide network of yacht brokers. Now running, the system maintains data on 50,000 yachts (over 28 ft. in length) in the USA, Canada, Europe, and portions of South America.
  • Pacific Gas & Electric:He designed a reservation and scheduling system for PG&E's vehicle pool. Similar to Avis or Hertz reservation systems, this “pool car” software was developed and run on personal computers located in PG&E garages. The use of PC's resulted in hardware cost savings and reduced the time required for system development. The PG&E System can connect all garages via modem over normal phone lines and can handle all types of vehicles. The system was developed to run on Microsoft Windows using VB and SQL Server.
Recent Client Requests:
  • OCR expert for consulting on Auto Indexing.
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:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He provides litigation support for Software Analysis, Systems Review and as a Forensic Analyst and Design Reviewer, have wide experience providing Expert Reports, Code Review and Prior Art discovery. As an experienced Expert Witness, having given testimony in trial and deposition regarding intellectual property to include: Patent infringement, Copyright infringement and Trade Secret violation for major corporations and organizations.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Telephone expert for consulting on possible expert witness role in a patent infringement lawsuit.
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:
His Professional Memberships include: Member, Oxford University Society; Member, CSA (Canadian Standards Association); Member, Association for Computing Machinery (www.ACM.org); Member, SDForum, the emerging technology forum. (www.SDForum.com); Member, Professional & Technical Consultants Association (www.PATCA.com); Member, Forensic Expert Witness Association (FEWA).

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:

Applications & Systems programming (Microsoft & Tandem) Assembly Language (IBM, Microsoft & Tandem) 'C' & 'C'++ Language Programming (Microsoft) Client/Server "Programming for On-line systems" (Tandem) Database Management Concepts & Tools (IBM & Tandem) Disk Operating Systems (IBM, Microsoft & Tandem) Introduction to Computers (Canada) Introduction to Programming (Canada) Managing the Software Development Process (CDC, IBM & UC Santa Clara) Needs Analysis (CDC, IBM & Microsoft) Practical Project Management (IBM & CDC) Project Management for Software Development (CDC, IBM & UC Santa Clara) Systems Analysis and Design "The Systems Life Cycle"(CDC, IBM & UC Santa Clara) System Development methods (IBM, Microsoft & Tandem) TAL/Guardian programming & NonStop Coding Techniques (Tandem) WINDOWS: Applications programming and Systems Planning (Microsoft)

Other Skills and Services

The Special Projects and Committees he has sat/worked on: he served as Technology Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada; he was a Committee Member, X.25 & X.30 ISO (International Standards Organization); he was a Committee Member, World Wide Web Consortium (W3C); he was a Project Associate, Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET); and, he was a Project Associate, National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA).


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