Location: Langley, British Columbia, Canada
Industry: Business Services/Consulting (Tech-Related)
Role: IT Consultant
I am an Professional Engineer and MCITP. I have been in the industry nearly 40 years, and involved in almost all of the significant advances. At Engineering School I assisted a professor involved in the first microprocessors. I designed one of the first analog/digital professional audio products. At IBM, I was on the design team of the original IBM PC and its successor, the PS/2, which has been the basis of PC design for over 25 years. Still at IBM, I guided the transition from mainframe to client/server architecture. I built specialized process control software for the Semiconductor industry, essential for the transition from 200mm to 300mm wafers. At the dawn of WiFi, I designed and managed the production of the Kensington WiFi finder. I am currently focussing on the emerging SMB IT tools, and evangilizing for IT in small and very-small businesses. A key new problem for the SMBs is the prevalence of organized criminal cyber-attacks and APTs, which now prefer small business over large. I am working on a CISSP certification. I have a second interest in integrating real-time video analysis for commercial applications with the new high-power notebooks and tablets.