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I am the Chief Technology Officer at Blue Slate Solutions
in Albany, NY. My role is to lead teams in the analysis, design, integration, construction, and deployment
of applications to our customers. Blue Slate Solutions focuses on helping customers with BPM-focused efforts, leveraging and extending their current technology assets to address business constraints such as timeliness, accuracy and efficiency. My role includes providing leadership to our technology delivery team as well as participation as a team member on client engagements. Real-world expertise is a key aspect of my ability to lead such a dynamic team of experts.
As examples of my personal drive to remain at the forefront of technology I am actively building Android-based mobile applications and working with a variety of semantic technology tools. My focus on obtaining a deep understanding of tools lead to my being hired by Brainbench to author their Spring 2.5 exam. I have also taught Spring and Hibernate courses as an instructor for Learning Tree International. I spend a fair amount of "free" time exploring new approaches to design, development, security and testing. Being able to speak from a position of experience allows me to truly benefit each client, rather than simply repeating information gleaned solely from third parties.
Before joining Blue Slate Solutions, I was the Senior Applications Architect at Integrated Partners Inc.
(IPI) in Albany, NY. My role was to lead technical teams, both in-house and contract. IPI focuses on providing solutions for state and local government. The integration of
myriad systems used by multiple agencies throughout the state provided an exciting and challenging opportunity for the team and company.
Previously, I was the Thin-Client and Database-to-Web Technology Architect for the Quality Applications and Data Warehouse groups at
GE's Power Systems
Schenectady, NY. There, I used Oracle and
connect their global workforce and customers to backend systems regardless of the client's platform.
In addition I designed and developed CGI programs in C++ to handle reporting from the Oracle backend.
We used the OCI (Oracle Call Interface) to obtain rapid and efficient
response. This avoided the overhead of JDBC or ODBC. The use of C++
allowed us to develop web-reporting classes that sped our development
Before that, I built applications for
PC-based imaging of engineering drawings, database access
from Sybase and SQL Server databases and many other
business solutions running in DOS and
Windows. Most of my
applications were written in C and C++. I have also used
Visual Basic for quick front-ends.
In addition I was a member of the GE Power Generation WebMaster team which supported
both their Internet and intranet sites.
I have coded CGI applications which allowed access to their SQL data
and engineering drawings. This gave access to the information with the speed and
simplicity of the Web!
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from
The College of Saint Rose
in Albany, NY. I began my college days as a Music Education major at
Westminster Choir College
in Princeton, NJ.