Anything can be done given enough time and resources, but usually it can be done for a lot less time and money if you clearly understand your goals. Think outside the box, implement in the real world.
I am currently the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Florida Panthers (NHL) and BB&T Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Sunrise Florida. My team manages almost 1,000,000 square feet of technology infrastructure with 300 daily users swelling to 20,000 guests during events. Besides NHL hockey, we also support concerts and other events at the venue with a mixture of wired and wireless infrastructure. This includes 2000 linear feet of LED boards and a 59,000 lbs retractable HD scoreboard.
Having been active in computer technology through the evolution of networking into the public Internet we know today gives a valuable perspective on how humans interact and communicate using computer technology. My broad understanding from the physical bare metal up to the application layers in the cloud give me the ability to design and engineer networks that perform optimally.
I am a patented inventor and innovative technical expert with over twenty years of Cisco and Internet experience and believe that most technology problems can be fixed by doing less. Overly complex solutions require complex management and should only be used to solve 'outage' conditions.
It is still possible to have a 10 year technology plan. With clear requirements, manageable design, and planned refreshes, a company can keep up with customer, vendor, and employee technology demands. Mobility, IPv6, and BYOD can all be integrated into business in an organized and secure fashion.
1982 - Wrote first program in BASIC
1985 - Interconnected two computers
1991 - Joined the public Internet
1994 - Installed a public Linux server
1995 - Founded Cisco equipment based ISP
1996 - Built custom VoIP call triggering system
1999 - Sold VoIP call triggering system to Ursus
2000 - Built enhanced VoIP over satellite service
2002 - Co-founded WebVoIP billing software company
2005 - Cisco VoIP and PSTN C7 / SS7 interconnects
2006 - Developed Intelligent VoIP re-routing system (patent granted)
2007 - Designed and led implementation of multi-city meshed network
2008 - Took reins of Diamante Commercial Property Services
2010 - Social media development for Small Business
2011 - Cisco IPv6 Planning and Deployment
2012 - VMWare to Hyper-V Migrations
2013 - Guest Blogger for Cisco Systems
2014 - Lead Technologist for Florida Panthers (NHL)
Technology leader working to create efficient workflows for staff and continuous improvement for the guest fan experience. Hands on expert from bare metal to the cloud with a passion for arena and stadium challenges
Consulting to businesses to make better use of technology and help migrate existing infrastructure to current standards through virtualization and cloud services utilizing Cisco networking equipment.
Directed the design and development of new technology and applications as solutions architect, while managing OSS/BSS, VoIP, and network operations through three direct reports. Represented the company and its business interests as lead technology strategist and evangelist, presenting to board members and partner/client CTOs. Advised company executives on long-term and tactical technology strategy, including intellectual property management and review of executive candidates.
Conceived, launched, and directed business start-up serving VoIP businesses in more than 20 countries through fulfillment of a market gap in the provision of accurate billing information for emerging VoIP calling control systems. Drove continuous systems improvement that increased capacities and decreased costs while directing business operations to maximize revenues. Successfully deployed systems to five continents delivering more than 1 billion minutes of undisputed call processing.
Developed and maintained enterprise systems (Linux, UNIX, Novell server, Windows workstations). Earned award recognition for outstanding contributions to the University with the development of Economics and the Internet, an undergraduate course which was adopted as standard course offering. Instructed the course in partnership with the department chair.