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Expert in Advanced PC Systems Design

Expert ID: 107670 Minnesota, USA

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Expert has focused his research and practice for the last several years on the design and implementation of PC-based office productivity systems. He has placed special emphasis on user interface design, decision support systems, and executive information systems. Expert is also an expert on Paradox and Paradox for Windows database systems.

Expert has spent considerable time and academic attention to the area of management decision making. He has worked to apply theory and technology to information systems development through the application of management decision models.

Expert has been actively involved in the design, programming, and implementation of over 400 database related systems. Most of these have been on the PC platform. He specializes in Paradox and Paradox for Windows systems.

Expert has studied and worked in this area for over 10 years and has designed many special user interfaces.

Expert is well versed in the use of both of these packages.

Expert has designed and customized many application software packages.

Expert has done hundreds of process analysis, design, and re-design projects, both stand-alone and in conjunction with new software application developments. He teaches this at the graduate school (Masters) level.

Expert has developed many decision-making tools and a model for high-level decision making. He teaches this at the Masters level and has presented a new visual approach to decision-making.

Expert has performed this as a key part of many consulting assignments. He wrote a large piece on increasing productivity through new software training approaches.

Expert has designed several hundred applications and consults widely on interface design. He teaches graphical user interface at the Masters level.

Expert understands that content is a key part of information visualization practice. Expert can consult in the areas of information content and information visualization.

Expert has over 20 years of experience with all size and sector firms in the field of information system management.


Expert has designed many information systems, especially databased systems, for firms for 20 years.He developed information design and visualization tools in conjunction with database analysis and data mining activities for a large healthcare management company. Expert designed many training programs for new software rollouts for medium to large Fortune 500 companies.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Minneapolis, Minnesota - Saint Paul, Minnesota - Rochester, Minnesota - Burnsville, Minnesota - Saint Cloud, Minnesota - Eden Prairie, Minnesota - Minnetonka, Minnesota - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1989 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Information Systems Institution: University of Wisconsin
Year: 1981 Degree: M.B.A. Subject: Management Information Systems Institution: University of Minnesota
Year: 1974 Degree: B.A. Subject: Economic Anthropology Institution: University of Minnesota

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1983 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Expert provides software design, process analysis and design, user interface design, information design (including data visualization), IT organizational design, database applications, and general information services consulting to a wide variety of clients.
Years: 1985 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Undisclosed Department: Department of Management Information Systems Responsibilities: He chairs the Department, coordinates all graduate MIS courses, teaches, and lectures extensively.
Years: 1981 to 1984 Employer: University of Minnesota Title: Undisclosed Department: Support Services Responsibilities:

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1981 to 1985 Agency: University of Minnesota Role: Director of Support Services Description: Expert directed all database and accounting operations for a large part of the University.
Years: 1999 to 1999 Agency: Minnesota Department of Learning Role: Consultant Description: He designed a new, comprehensive, web-based system for the state for client service and reporting.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is an active member of the University of Minnesota Alumni Foundation and a Fellow of the Life Management Institute (an insurance-related association). He is also a member of MnIPS (Minnesota Information Professional Society), and several other groups.
Licenses / Certifications
He is certified to teach a wide variety of computer software packages, including Visio and a variety of business graphics programs.
Awards / Recognition
Expert received the Hennepin County Humane Society Special Volunteer Award for writing an expert system for the society.
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 15 publications, and is working on a major book on process analysis with a national publisher.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert has designed courses which include the MBA program in Management Information Systems at Metropolitan State University in the Twin Cities.
Vendor Selection
He has experience in locating vendors of PC software and hardware, and peripherals.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
French Expert has some understanding of written French.

Fields of Expertise

microcomputer system design, office automation, database, database management, advanced pc system, management decision-making, information system, executive information system, decision support system, relational database, relational database management system, Paradox, computer user interface design, Quattro Pro, Quattro Pro for Windows, application software, business process re-engineering, decision-making, designing productivity, graphic user interface, information content, information technology management, International Business Machines, education accounting, organizational design, knowledge management, automation technology, business intelligence, computer office automation, automation, office productivity, information delivery, computer-assisted instruction, system analysis, information system modeling, microcomputer system, software package, International Business Machines computer, technology innovation, Access software, manufacturing information system, online information system, report generator software, Microsoft Windows software, new technology business value measurement, computer graphics science, computer graphics process, technology management, rapid-prototyping software, project management software selection, clinical database development, word processing software, data management, data acquisition, information, software life cycle, object-oriented analysis, computer industry, data processing, software technology adoption, database management system, technology, spreadsheet software, IBM personal computer, systems engineering, software technology transition, software technology transfer, software engineering, software development tool, project management, operating system, personal microcomputer, management information system, laptop computer, knowledge engineering, information science, information management, graphics software, future studies, expert system, data dictionary, computer software, computer application process, client/server database access software, animation graphics

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