I am an IT professional with over 15 years of progressive IT experience in the domains of application development, project leadership, project management, IT architecture and enterprise architecture. I enjoy exploring technology, and understanding how business needs can be met through the effective use of technology. I am an excellent analytical thinker, and enjoy the challenge of dissecting a problem in component parts. My management experience has given me the understanding of how to motivate others to aid in solving those problems, and delivering excellent client-focused results.
Develop The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF) aligned architectures to effectively solve business and IT challenges through improved alignment and visibility. Use business analysis to rigorously identify and resolve the root causes of business and IT misalignment.
Effectively lead and manage teams to deliver IM/IT solutions that meet client needs and exceed client expectations. Apply project management expertise to realize the benefits, manage the risks and contain the costs of IT projects.
Lead teams and organizations successfully through both business-led and IT-led transformation in order to realize the benefits of modernized technology solutions.
Information and Technology
Lead teams in the development of business processes and software solutions that address business driven needs while ensuring alignment to technology focused design and architectural principles.
Today – Senior Advisor
Lead the development of ITIL-aligned guidance for IM/IT transformation of service delivery in the IT branch, integrating input from subject matter experts. Develop framework for sequential realization of transformation agenda with specific and measurable transformation targets.
Manager Architecture, End-State Platforms and Security for a major IT Transformation Project within the department. Worked with internal and external IT security experts to ensure the project was delivered in accordance with Canadian Security Establishment ITSG-33 IT Security Risk Management guidance.
Manager, Solution Alignment
Integrating a team of Government of Canada employees and professional services to provide architectural alignment for a number of related IM/IT Projects delivering an enhanced platform for providing internal services to a major government department.
Lead, Solution Architecture
Identifying unifying frameworks for linking to various Government of Canada architectures, primarily based on The Open Group Architecture Framework (TOGAF). Working with other architecture domain leads (business, information, technology and security) to define the future state architecture for the department.
Manager, Business Architecture
Setting direction and overseeing the execution of the business architecture program at HRSDC, with a staff of 8 full-time employees (business architects, business analysts and architecture analysts).
Senior Analyst, Strategic Review
Working with a review committee, developed a costing model for the delivery of a major government benefit program; analysed and suggested opportunities for system improvements to streamline delivery and reduce cost.
Project Lead, then Project Manager, for a major IM/IT project in the Government of Canada integrating a diverse number of proprietary mainframe and open systems to deliver an automation solution.
In many capacities, working alone, in teams or as team leader across a number of application development projects. Developed proficiencies in several technologies, including Microsoft .Net, Oracle RDBMS, and Unisys mainframes.