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John David Head - Bio

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John David Head - Bio

  1. 1. John David head coNsultANt | rAi N mAker | eNterprise Archi t e c t Abstr Act John David Head is a Chicago-based consultant and rainmaker. He currently works full-time with PSC Group LLC, where he has served in positions of increasing authority, and currently as Director of Enterprise Collaboration, since 2000. Throughout his career he has focused on the development and implementation of enterprise collaboration solutions. At PSC he served as the architect and team leader for many of the enTouch Frameworks which are PSC-proprietary, ready-to-use business templates. For this, and other work he has been recognized with IBM Lotus and IBM Beacon awards and is a regularly-featured speaker at Lotusphere and other IBM and Microsoft technology conferences and user groups. John holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Full b iogrAphy John David Head began his career in process development before he even finished college. Like so many technology students he saw limitless possibilities considering the architecture of business IT services and found an easy appreciation and talent for the development of collaborative enterprise solutions after being given an assignment to integrate internal financial documents for his then-employer, Artron. In the early ’90s, that was no small task, enterprises were only then beginning to understand how technology could help improve their processes. Using Ami Pro and Excel John created a solution that managed documents like purchase orders and invoices, and then reported their activities through a spreadsheet easily accessed by management. While at Artron, he served as the development manager, lead developer, sales person, and managed support services. In 1998, he began working with Boom Vang Consulting, and was in fact the company’s sixth employee. While at Boom Vang, he continued to focus on application integration by building solutions for companies that wanted to integrate Lotus Notes with other technologies. At that time, these solutions were equally split between Lotus SmartSuite and Microsoft Office. To this day, John’s expertise remains with the integration of these products with other technologies, as well
  2. 2. Full b iogrAphy as supporting integration with OpenOffice.org and Lotus Symphony. (continued) However, this position involved more business development and less hands-on programming so, after eighteen months, he shifted gears to focus more on development and began working for Synergistics in Cincinnati, where he supported efforts to build a Correspondence Engine for Prevail 4.8. After a few years, in 2000, John found a home for his professional talents as a developer and business development consultant at Chicago- based PSC Group, LLC. With offices in three metropolitan areas, his position as Director of Enterprise Collaboration allows him to achieve Integra for Notes is the premier reporting and integra- equal-parts, development and sales. tion solution for Lotus Notes and Domino. Integra allows for At PSC, John is responsible for developing new customer relationships, detailed reports, generated in the cultivating and improving current solutions and maintaining brand Notes client or in any web ap- plication, generated in Microsoft awareness within the ranks of strategic partners like Microsoft and Office or Lotus Symphony. End IBM. Over the last nine years, John has also been the architect and User, Ad Hoc, and Developer edi- team leader for many of the enTouch Frameworks which are ready-to- tions provide the only reporting use business templates for applications such as Customer Relationship and integration framework of it’s kind. Integra for Notes is used Management (CRM), Workflow, Project Management, and Help Desk. by customers worldwide and has He continues to specialize in the architecture and implementation of won numerous awards. Integra for document and content management software solutions. Notes is also available in the free Personal Edition, providing mail merge and reporting for Notes In February 2008, PSC announced its appointment as the Premier contacts. Partner of the Integra for Notes line of products for the United States and Canada. John and his colleagues provide sales and support as well as integration services to new and existing Integra customers, and in this role John has become an expert, frequently recommends its use as part of an organization’s integration framework. Lotus Symphony is a free set of intuitive productivity tools de- He also employs his development, architecture, and rainmaking skills in signed to control upgrade costs, enterprise-level installations of collaboration solutions based on Lotus ensure access to documents with Symphony, Microsoft Sharepoint, Mobile applications for the iphone changing file formats, and get more from legacy technology pro- and Blackberry platforms and enterprise collaboration solutions such as grams. It also allows developers Lotus Connections – an enterprise social networking product launched to extent their own applications in 2007. So much the expert, John was asked in 2008 to serve as the with the help of its new Lotus technical editor for the “Lotus Symphony for Dummies” book. In Symphony developer toolkit. Lotus Symphony is based on 2009 he was also asked to be one of the authors for the IBM Redbook OpenOffice.org and supports the “Self Assessment and Strategy Guide for Migrating from Domino Open Document Format (ODF). Document Manager” including a 3 week residency in Boston, MA. John holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.
  3. 3. AWA rDs techNo lo g y eXp e rt iN Vi tAt i oN s recei Ve D IBM Design Partner – Lotus Notes & Domino 8 IBM Design Partner – Lotus Notes & Domino 8.5 IBM Design Partner – Notes and Domino Futures Microsoft OOXML and ODF Partner Council soluti oN AWAr Ds Lotus Beacon Award – Rising Star – 1999 IBM Lotus Award – Best Competitive Win – 2005 IBM Lotus Award – Best SOA Application – 2007 IBM Beacon Award – Lotus Solution – 2007 IBM Lotus Award – Best Philanthropic Solution - 2009 proFessioNAl busi Ne s s m e m b e r s h i p s memberships Premier Business Partner – IBM Lotus Managed Partner – Microsoft Advisor Council – IBM Lotus Document Steering Committee Member – OpenNTF.org Alliance Intellectual Property and Governance Working Group Chairman – OpenNTF.org Alliance 2009 Co-Chair – IBM Lotus Business Partner Council persoNA l m e m b e r s h i p s Young Executives of Chicago Executive Club of Chicago – New Leaders Field Associates, Board Member (Communications Chair) Boy Scouts of America – Eagle Scout spe Aki N g Lotusphere (1994, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, Berlin 1999, 2000, 2001, eN gAgemeN ts 2002. 2003. 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009) Advisor Devcon Live (2002, 2005, 2006, 2007) Lotus Developer (2007, 2009) Irish Lotus Users Group (2008) United Kingdom Lotus Users Group (2008, 2009) I am Lotus User Group Conference (2009) Midwest Lotus User Group (2009) Microsoft Document Format Workshop (2008)
  4. 4. me D i A relAtioN s Lotusphere 2003 www.johndavidhead.com/lotusphere2003.pdf (160 KB) Times of Malta http://www.timesofmalta.com/technology/view/20071108/news/location-does-not- matter-online-support-does PSC wins 2009 Lotus Award http://www.psclistens.com/enTouchCMS/app/viewDocument?docID=4980&parntCatgId=17 Microsoft Expands List of Formats Supported in Microsoft Office http://www.microsoft.com/Presspass/press/2008/may08/05-21ExpandedFormatsPR.mspx Website liN ks John Head’s Blog www.johndavidhead.com PSC Group LLC www.psclistens.com Integra for Notes www.integra4notes.com John on SlideShare www.slideshare.com/johnhead John on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/johndhead John on Facebook www.facebook.com/johnhead connect jhead@psclistens.com w w w. j o h n d av i d h e a d . c o m with John w w w. t w i t t e r. c o m / j o h n h e a d

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