I am a generalist with a wide range of practical experiences and a strong innovation record. I thrive when working with great people on disruptive technologies, and/or changing the game by cross-pollinating ideas from different fields or removing assumptions that no longer hold. I am always on the lookout for contexts that offer this combination and require a mix of innovation, development, incremental refinements, communication skills, and business judgment.
Looking back several of my significant endeavors have been on the cutting edge. Around the time when Netscape released its first beta for Navigator, I wrote a master’s thesis proposing a Web-based visualization system that generated MPEG movies on the fly. Likewise, around the time when most workflow vendors were waking up to the e-commerce era and the term orchestration had only musical connotations, I wrote a Ph.D. dissertation proposing a lightweight, customizable workflow architecture.
I worked in a variety of environments, ranging from resesearch centers such as NCSA (Urbana, IL, USA), IMAG (Grenoble, France), IMEC (Leuven, Belgium), and CNET (Bagneux, France) to state government, to dot-coms, to software services like ThoughtWorks, to large software companies like Microsoft. I have first-hand experience on projects from a wide range of industry segments, including mobile, web, telecommunications, healthcare, insurance, and e-Business.I have also worked as an assistant professor, teaching software engineering courses to working professionals. Coming from a top research environment I have found the computer science program at a second-tier department to be a wholly different experience than what I was used to at the University of Illinois. However, I have enjoyed teaching and the experience has been handy many times.
You can send me personal mail at: dam at micro-workflow dot com. My online resume is here.
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