Thirty years’ experience in solving problems and managing innovation and change in challenging corporate, academic and government positions in many functional areas and industries. I have served as an executive officer, consultant, technology developer or educator for corporations and government agencies in the United States, Europe and China. My major focus has been the alignment of strategy, organizational structure and information systems. The current business environment requires a sense of urgency. Areas of experience include:
Hewlett-Packard China Shanghai, China 2008 - 2012
Chief Technology Officer (2011-2012)
Technology & Business Development (Senior Advisor)
ZhongGuanCun Science & Industrial Park Beijing, China 2007 – 2011
Senior Business Development Advisor
Int’l Trade Policy Advisory Agency Beijing, China 2009 – 2011
China-European International Business University Shanghai, China 2011
Beijing University Beijing, China 2010
International Business Plan Competition Judge
Hainan Province, Sanya City 2011 - 2012
Senior Business Development Advisor
Microsoft Corporation Research Lab Beijing, China 2010
Technology Commercialization Advisor
Beijing University Business Incubator Beijing, China 2007 – 2009
Senior Business Development Advisor
Chong Ching Grain Company Chong Ching, China 2010
Senior Business Advisor
GuangCai 49 Investment Corporation Beijing, China 2006 – 2007
Senior Advisor: Business & Technology Evaluation
Investment Banking Management Training
Beijing SASAC Beijing, China 2006-2007
Executive Training and Development for State-Owned Enterprise Chairmen
CUNA Mutual Insurance Group Madison, Wisconsin 1990 – 1997
Senior Vice President and Member of Corporate Executive Committee
Chief Information Officer, Chief Technical Officer and Chief Strategic Officer
Responsible for corporate strategy development including product lines, marketing, organizational structure and corporate resources, information systems technology: application development, data center and network operations, executive education, total quality management, and business unit performance review. Planned mergers and acquisitions. Chaired task force and wrote plan to completely reorganize the marketing and sales function. Developed national computer network connecting CUNA Mutual directly to its financial institution customers. Consolidated division and subsidiary I/T organizations and systems achieving major cost savings and increased effectiveness. Led introduction of LAN-based application systems to supplement and replace legacy mainframe systems. Served on financial services subsidiary executive management teams. CUNA Mutual does business in over sixty countries.
Enterprise Development Center Washington, DC, Boston, China 1983 - 1990
(Originally Incorporated as Potomac Consulting Group) 1998 – 2005
President and CEO
Delivered management consulting and systems services to many Fortune 500 corporations in the areas of business strategy, organization, information systems, business development, process reengineering, executive education, technology evaluation and planning, finance, product development, corporate valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and marketing. (See Selected Case Studies)
Harvard Law School Boston, Mass 1983
Designed curriculum and taught Third-Year Seminar on Technology and the Law that explored issues of intellectual property protection, regulation, and the application of computer systems to the legal system and law practice, and identified legal issues in technology commercialization. Carried out research on Law Practice Support Systems.
Federal Judicial Center Washington, D.C. 1981 – 1982
Director of Technology & Systems (CIO & CTO) GS-17
As Chief Technology Officer, was responsible for technology and systems strategy, government technology policy, procurement and nation-wide standards. Managed all major information systems development, data center and network operations, and implementation within the entire U.S. Federal Court System, including appropriation budgeting, fiscal and organizational control.
Harvard Business School Boston, Mass 1976 – 1981
Developed curriculum and taught Information Systems Management, Management Accounting & Control, Doctoral Seminars on Technology Strategy, Executive Education, and developed large-scale simulation (MBA Management Game). Directed Computer-Based Systems Field Study Program for MBA Students for projects within major corporations and development of a industrial liaison program. Carried out research in strategy, structure and information systems with emphasis on organizational decentralization and distributed data processing. National Science Foundation Principal Investigator for project on large-scale information systems and government regulatory systems. Continued research on advanced (intelligent) computer systems for court management. Research in office automation, expert systems database systems, legal information systems, and management of technology.
Federal Judicial Center Washington, D.C. 1975 – 1976
United States Supreme Court Judicial Fellow
Founded and organized the Judicial Systems Laboratory including all staff, computational and network facilities for Federal Courts nation-wide. Developed and implemented applications on schedule and within budget, for case-flow management of Criminal and Civil Cases in the Federal Courts. Wrote and published government technology policy documents, technology evaluations and research reports on many aspects of court management, technology and organizational procedures.
Carnegie-Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA 1972 – 1975
Computer Science Dept. and Graduate School of Industrial Administration and (Joint Appt.)
Developed curriculum and taught courses in computer science, technology strategy and management, information systems management, large-scale database systems, mathematical logic and theory of computation, artificial intelligence, and programming system design. Directed the Doctoral Orientation (intensive) Course for Computer Science. Research in Management Information Systems, software reliability & testing, automated programming, expert systems, artificial intelligence, and office automation.
Stanford University (Computer Science Dept.) Palo Alto, CA 1968 – 1972
Graduate Student, Research & Teaching Assistant
Teaching Assistant for courses in computer operating systems and programming systems design. Research in large-scale database and logical inference systems, automatic program generation, problem solving, artificial intelligence, industrial robotics, and business applications of advanced intelligent systems.
IBM Corporation Los Gatos, CA 1967 – 1968
Advanced Systems Development Laboratory
As Project Manager, designed & developed prototype for intelligent workstations – the precursor for distributed data processing and PCs. Wrote and published influential internal research report.
Sperry Utah Company Salt Lake City, UT 1966
Designed and programmed guided missile flight simulation programs in Fortran and Assembly Language.