Chief Technologist / Distinguished SE
Electronic Data Systems Corporation
Ken is currently a Chief Technologist and Distinguish SE for Electronic Data Systems and has more than 28 years of experience in IT industry. Ken is currently the Chief Technology Officer for a large voice and electronic interdealer broker client for EDS. Ken’s areas of responsibility have concentrated on global transformation leadership, enterprise server consolidations, data center migrations, infrastructure rationalizations, solution designs, enterprise strategic planning, new business consulting, and infrastructure assessments.
In 2002, while based in London, Ken was the Deputy Director for Transformation for EDS’ ABN AMRO client, Global programme management for their enterprise transformation programme responsible for managing their global infrastructure rationalization, server, and datacenter consolidation. (€12MM Budget, €50.25MM Investment plan)
Prior to 2002, Ken has been in the role of Global Chief Technologist for EDS. Primary responsibilities included Enterprise Server Consolidation and datacenter migrations, tactical and strategic direction, assessments and certification, midrange solution set generation, supplier management and infrastructure rationalization that included on-site assessments of infrastructure, hardware and software, licensing, performance and capacity planning, concluding in infrastructure design recommendations)
During this time, Ken authored and developed EDS’ Enterprise Server Consolidation patent pending methodology (ESC Blueprint®). ESC Blueprint® is the standard methodology and toolset used for enterprise server consolidation and migrations for EDS and their clients worldwide. Additionally, he covered midrange solution set generation, supplier management, and Tiger Team assessments (including on-site assessments of infrastructure, hardware and software, licensing, performance and capacity planning, concluding in infrastructure design recommendations).
Earlier still, Ken was the technical consultant and technology manager for the Primary Integrated Platform Environment (PIPE®) Enterprise Systems for EDS. Ken has a systems engineering and programming background in IBM’s MVS and VM operating system. He is also an IBM-certified AIX specialist and was an ISO9001 internal auditor and corrective action coordinator. He has an extensive background in performance tuning and capacity planning.
Ken received his degree from The Pennsylvania State University with a major in Community Services/Criminal Justice and a minor in Data Processing.