Currently, I am a Senior Technical Architect working for the AT&T Corporation in Atlanta, GA. Over the years, I have served as the technical architect for setting the corporate strategy and architecture for the development and implementation of Enterprise Metadata Repositories (knowledge stores), Online Ordering for internal procurement, Collaboration tools, Web 2.0 and Wireless technologies. Today, I spend most of my time performing the function of Desktop Software Architect and Cloud Computing.
For the past 32 years, I have worked in the Information Technology field including leadership positions at: AT&T, BellSouth, Cingular, Georgia-Pacific, The Coca-Cola Company, Southern Linen, Fannie Mae Software Systems, Lummus Industries, and The Georgia Company.
While I am an Architect by day, I love web design and the fundamentals of information architecture. I use this web site to learn new technologies and how design can enable trust. Between 2003 through 2007, I wrote a monthly column in DMReview and delivered keynotes, tutorials and educational sessions for a wide variety of technology conferences around the world. I am a student of organizations trying to get a handle on their internal knowledge management- how they acquire, how they broker it, and how they disseminate it throughout the corporation. Understanding information has replaced physical assets as the driver of value leads me to believe that the management of those information-based assets is critical to the future growth of business. On this, I have been awarded Eighteen U.S. patents in the field of technology.
I hold degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Columbus State University, an MBA degree from Georgia State University, and a Ph.D. in Information Systems from Nova Southeastern University. The majority of my research is focused on Metadata Reuse, Cloud Computing, Repository Design, Enabling Trust within the Internet, Usability and Repository Frameworks. In addition, I have co-authored various books on Service Oriented Architectures, Open Source, Enterprise 2.0, Virtual Environments, and Integrating Web 2.0 technologies.
Awards and Honors
- AT&T /BellSouth Patent Achievement Award (2002, 2004, 2005, 2013)
- CIO Award (Top IT Award), IT Wall of Stars, IT Rewards
- Top 4 Metadata Implementations Industry Award (2002)
- Outstanding Enterprise Metadata Implementation Industry Award (2003)
- AT&T Fellow Nominee (2008)
- MCTS: Microsoft Office Share Point Server 2007 (2007)
- MCTS: Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 (2007)
- Front-End Web Development: Udacity Nano-Degree (2015)
- Senior Web Developer: Udacity Nano-Degree (2016)
- Full Stack Web Developer: Udacity Nano-Degree (2017)