Technology Evaluations

I conduct technology evaluations and prototype development to determine a product fit in an organization and determine feasibility.  This approach reduces risk of failure of larger efforts by employing a Fail Fast methodology upfront, providing higher project success rates and increased organizational confidence in project execution.

Example Engagement:

Evaluated and prototyped the incorporation of digital music identification products for startup mobile application company to comply with copyright laws. Several open source and commercial product were investigated, with a recommended solution proposed.


Enterprise Technology Solutions

I facilitate enterprise technology solutions and integration to create platforms that significantly improve business performance and support current and future business strategy.

Example Engagement:

Provided solution architecture services at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for the enterprise Portico application implementation and integration that significantly improved business performance and supported business strategy. The services provided consisted of defining the overall solution architecture, designing and implementing enterprise integrations, and defining the data architecture to support legacy data conversion for multiple production releases.


Technology Strategy

My technology strategy services help clients improve their competitive position and achieve better business results by developing a vision and executable road maps that aligns technology and business to deliver benefits for their organizations.

Example Engagement:

Created a technology strategy and roadmap at a Mid-Market Insurance Company to implement a Customer Self-Service portal over a multi-phased timeframe. The solution focused on establishing an overall Enterprise Architecture to provide IT capabilities that are leveraged across multiple business units and lines of business. The deliverable was presented to executive management and used as input for budgeting and portfolio management.