Pre-Sales Senior Solution Architect @ MongoDB Chicago, ILDirector of Technology Strategy (Chicago) @ Intouch Solutions I am currently the Director of Technology Strategy at Intouch Solutions in Chicago, Illinois. We work exclusively in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, developing online solutions for all aspects of digital marketing and sales. From March 2015 to July 2018 (3 years...
Pre-Sales Senior Solution Architect @ MongoDB Chicago, ILDirector of Technology Strategy (Chicago) @ Intouch Solutions I am currently the Director of Technology Strategy at Intouch Solutions in Chicago, Illinois. We work exclusively in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, developing online solutions for all aspects of digital marketing and sales. From March 2015 to July 2018 (3 years 5 months) ChicagoManager @ STA Group At STA Group, LLC Paul was focused on developing an enterprise wide SOA based Property and Casualty solution. This multi-year project is replacing the company’s largest set of core business applications. His previous role was to provide technical leadership for the 400 person project and is developing governance and methodologies that were used for design, development, deployment and future support. He has conducted many due diligence assessments for health care Insurance acquisitions to large insurance agencies, providing fact based findings and recommendations directly to C-level audiences. Performed enterprise strategic assessments, guidance and governance engagements that consisted of agile 6-10 week projects over the course of 12 months and ranged from developing transformation strategies for the modernization of core business mainframe applications, to .NET Enterprise Risk Solutions. Implemented STA's Advanced Security Architecture framework at a number of financial institutions. From October 2002 to July 2008 (5 years 10 months) Technology Practice Lead @ Agency.com Paul held the role of Technical Engagement Lead as part of his Director level responsibilities. Client engagements typically focused on Interactive and Internet Brand awareness. Some of his responsibilities included, leading Miller Brewing Company to manage and be responsible for all technology related items pertaining to this 12 month multi-million dollar project. Developed a Partnership with Microsoft to establish solution set definitions and building ‘go-to-market’ solutions. Deliver interactive Content Management systems for a major power tool vendor. Provide business development direction and execution working on Request For Proposals for the acquisition of new business. From April 2001 to October 2002 (1 year 7 months) Consultant @ BroadVision Provided extensive professional service style consulting. This position involved being able to workalone at clients and deliver 'top-tier' technology solutions, serving as the clients front line product and service support. Also, heavy improvisation techniques were required to deliver above and beyond normal product support expectations. Total solutions delivery was the key to being successful in this role. From August 2000 to April 2001 (9 months) Co-Owner Synfera (Alliance Financial Metals LLC) @ alliance financial llc Co owned and co developed a physical metals trading desk for Alliance Financial LLC. My partner and I developed from scratch a complete trading desk in asp, sql server 2000 and VB COM+. The real time response matched those of C++ trading desks and continues to power their online trading presence since 2001. From January 1998 to January 2001 (3 years 1 month) The Board of TradeConsultant @ Xpedior Xpedior (formerly Metamor Technologies) was Paul's introduction to consulting. Xpedior provided him to grow organically from trainee analyst to a senior consultant. He developed a obtuse set of programming and problem solving skills, that complemented his acute grasp of the business problems and proposed solutions. He worked at Xpedior during the 'Internet Boom' and was fortunate to work on clients that spanned many business verticals. These included Financial Services, Telecommunications, Publishing, Trading, Securities and Commodities, Healthcare, Retail and Insurance Verticals. Paul was blessed to work alongside some of the most talented individuals in his professional career to date. From July 1996 to August 2000 (4 years 2 months) Programmer/Analyst @ Montgomery Ward Montgomery Ward was Paul's first position when he came to the United States at the age of 26. This was very much the position that introduced him to the Information Technology Services sector. He worked in New Product Development on 4GL technologies to provide Just-in-Time Inventory systems to reduce excessive purchasing and overstocking of national product service centers. From December 1995 to July 1996 (8 months) Senior Director Technology Hub @ Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas My role at Health Care Services Corporation (HCSC - BCBS IL) is responsible for leading the Technology Hub. I lead a team of 450+ developers to ensure that the enterprise needs are delivered across 9 business portfolio's of the organization that delivers between $500M and $750M of services to the enterprise. Our organization is consistently pushing the envelope for efficiencies and cost effectiveness that align to our five core values in serving our members. My mandate is to grow and foster these efficiencies through technology, knowledge, education leveraging agile methodologies.Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company (HCSC), and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest customer-owned health insurer in the United States and fourth largest overall, operating through our Blue Cross and Blue Shield® Plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. HCSC affiliates and subsidiaries such as Dearborn National® and Medecision offer group life, disability and dental solutions, as well as a range of other individual solutions.The company, founded in 1936, serves more than 15 million members across five states and employs more than 20,000 people in over 60 local offices. From July 2018 to October 2019 (1 year 4 months) Chicago, ILSenior Principal @ Trexin Consulting My Role: Paul is primarily focused on providing Technology Management consulting to derive optimal business solutions in environments subject to 'Disruptive Innovation'. Service highlights are to create business value that channel technology innovations using a combination of the following:- Mobile Applications- Social Business- Cloud Computing- Big Data and Advanced AnalyticsTrexin Overview: Deep data, cloud computing, mobile apps, and social networking are transforming industries. They're also disrupting long-held beliefs on business value. Leadership leads to bottom-line results. Simply reacting to technology isn’t the answer. As a management and technology consulting firm, we help you devise business strategies that channel technological innovations, not the other way around. To achieve superior operational performance and financial results, we connect advanced ideas on business strategies with deep technology expertise. Innovations are both drivers and enablers of our clients' long-term success. Our expert teams bring experience, creative thinking, and a collaborative style. We design business value with an Assessment-Vision-Roadmap cycle that links business goals with strategy to achieve desired results. Our Aligned Execution methodology assures that you realize these results.SpecialtiesBusiness Consulting, Technology Consulting, Financial Services, Insurance, Healthcare, Enterprise Architecture, Mergers and Acquisitions, Program Management From March 2013 to March 2015 (2 years 1 month) Greater Chicago AreaPrincipal @ Mavenwave Partners My Role: Paul was primarily focusing on growing and developing Google Enterprise Services for Mavenwave Partners clients. Some of the responsibilities include developing best-of-breed skills, development and implementation methods around Google App Engine (GAE) services and integrations to other google products.During his tenure, Paul designed, built and deployed the following:• An enterprise cloud application that serves Nike top execs for tracking and displaying multi-channel gathered Olympic metrics. This application captured, administered and reviewed (via exec dashboards) 2012 Olympic metrics via tweets, FB posts and other media channels. The application has been written in Java, hosted on Google App Engine and leverages Google data store and blob cloud storage.• An Google-to-Google domain migration tool for documents, calendar, contacts and email.• A RESTful API Implementation that is hosted on GAE and is consumed by multiple projects i.e. an enterprise web service.• Implemented custom plugins and deployed an open source CMS that runs on Google App Engine - product name Vosao.org• A scheduling application for group photography events leveraging Google Calendar API and hosted on GAE.About Mavenwave Partners: http://www.mavenwave.com From January 2012 to March 2013 (1 year 3 months) Chicago, IL, USAEnterprise Architect @ STA Group At STA Group, LLC Paul was focused on developing enterprise wide technology strategies. Currently, these include a creative + technology approach to digital media and web strategy projects. Prior to this most recent effort Paul work on healthcare reform aspects of enterprise information architecture. Also past efforts have included Service Based (SOA), Healthcare, Insurance, M&A and combinations technology based architecture strategies for prestigious clients. One such multi-year project replaced a large P&C based company’s set of core business applications. Prior roles included providing technical leadership for the 400 person project and developing governance and methodologies that were used for design, development, deployment and future support of SOA and BPM based enterprise systems. He has conducted many due diligence assessments for health care Insurance acquisitions to large insurance agencies, providing fact based findings and recommendations directly to C-level audiences. Performed enterprise strategic assessments, guidance and governance engagements that consisted of agile 6-10 week projects over the course of 12 months and ranged from developing transformation strategies for the modernization of core business mainframe applications, to .NET Enterprise Risk Solutions. Implemented STA's Advanced Security Architecture framework at a number of financial institutions. Most recently he is devoting some of his personal time to Human Computer Interaction (HCI) based qualifications. From July 2008 to January 2012 (3 years 7 months) Greater Chicago AreaElectronic Engineer @ Royal Military College of Science, United Kingdom (Ministry of Defense) • Aided in the design and deployment of advanced crystal oscillator circuitry for guidance systems.• Provided Extensive project management experience and guidance in managing military student projects.• Research and development work for various military projects including collaborative work with international agencies• Gained extensive experience using electronic instrumentation, programmable oscilloscopes (GPIB and HPIB), signal generators, control system simulation software, particle accelerators for thin film depositions techniques, laser spectroscopy and VLSI design From August 1985 to June 1988 (2 years 11 months)
Pre-Sales Senior Solution Architect
Director of Technology Strategy (Chicago)
March 2015 to July 2018
October 2002 to July 2008
Technology Practice Lead
April 2001 to October 2002
August 2000 to April 2001
alliance financial llc
Co-Owner Synfera (Alliance Financial Metals LLC)
January 1998 to January 2001
The Board of Trade
July 1996 to August 2000
December 1995 to July 1996
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma & Texas
Senior Director Technology Hub
July 2018 to October 2019
March 2013 to March 2015
Greater Chicago Area
January 2012 to March 2013
Chicago, IL, USA
July 2008 to January 2012
Greater Chicago Area
Royal Military College of Science, United Kingdom (Ministry of Defense)
August 1985 to June 1988
What company does Paul Ford work for?
Paul Ford works for MongoDB
What is Paul Ford's role at MongoDB?
Paul Ford is Pre-Sales Senior Solution Architect
What industry does Paul Ford work in?
Paul Ford works in the Insurance industry.
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