Experience

  • Senior Program Lead - Unified Communications Technology Strategy

    at Avaya, Inc.

    April 2006 - at Present

    New Jersey

    • Developing the ongoing strategy and implementation plans for Unified Communications including web conferencing, unified messaging, and social networking. • Managing the strategic partnership with IBM and other technology partners. Working with the product teams to develop the joint roadmap. Identifying new and emerging areas to collaborate. • Evaluation and prototyping of emerging technologies and their relation to communications. • Developed Avaya strategy for working with Social Networking applications, services and virtual meeting places. • Built an innovation program to generate new ideas within the company and a process to nurture these ideas. • 19 patents issued/pending.

  • VP, Development & Technology Strategy

    at Baker & Taylor

    February 2005 - May 2005

    New Jersey

    • Developed architecture & strategy to replace 7 existing in-house eCommerce environments into a single high-performance platform with enhanced functionality. Initial cost savings identified exceeded $1m and the TCO will be reduced by 4x. • Assessed IT and business controls necessary for compliance should the company decide to IPO. Restructured IT and Development to improve controls and reduce risk. • Identified and integrated a new payment interface to integrate with internal ERP package to reduce transactional fees by 2% resulting in $600k annual savings. Additionally, this eliminated corporate risk and implemented an authorized party strategy. • Evaluated/selected several off-shore companies to assist with the implementation of the new eCommerce systems. • Researched and identified an ISV Product Information Package to replace an in-house system for managing the product catalog. Costs savings identified using this approach will result in $1m in resource and $500k in development.

  • VP, Emerging eBusiness Solutions Strategy

    at Computer Associates

    January 2001 - October 2004

    New York

    • Built an organization consisting of consultants to provide CA with a solution strategy for emerging technologies, industry verticals, platforms and applications. • Developed CA Wireless, Linux and Web Services positioning and initiatives. • Presented CA emerging technology strategy to industry analysts. CA Wireless achieved top position in the Gartner Magic Quadrant within 6 months. • Analyzed trends across 9 verticals, developed solution-based strategies that presented C-Suite executives with CA compliance solutions for SOX, Basel-II, HIPAA, Part 11, etc. • Created solution strategy of Oracle database, Oracle applications, Microsoft Exchange and Peoplesoft ERP. • Developed regional partnerships with Oracle, Microsoft, Network Appliance, etc as well as regional business partners to cooperatively drive business.

  • Sr. Development Manager

    at IBM

    May 1982 - December 2000

    New York

    - IBM Websphere Commerce Suite ISV Development - Websphere Commerce Suite Service Provider Edition Development - Net.Commerce Transaction Server Development

Education

  • BS Mathematics & Computer Science

    at Mount St. Mary's College

    1986 - 1989 (3 years) New York

  • AAS Electrical Engineering Technology

    at Hudson Valley CC

    1980 - 1982 (2 years) New York

Languages

  • English Native

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