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IT Expert for 40 years. IT Consultant 34 years. Utility Industry 25 years. State and Local Government 7 years. Worked at 38 Companies in 15 Industries. Analyst 30 years. Project Manager 10 years.
20 years experience with conversion / migration / upgrades of data, applications, databases, programming languages, and computer platforms. Experience retiring old systems and business protocols.
20 years experience with CC&B (Oracle Customer Care and Billing for Utilities). 4 years experience with CR&B (SAP Customer Relations and Billing for Utilities). Experience converting between these two systems.
10 years experience writing interfaces between applications, platforms, & databases.
I have worked in and am equally comfortable in several roles: Team Builder, Innovator, Versatile Expert, Solution Adviser, Developer, Technical Architect, Technical Lead, Analyst, Project Manager, Manager, Lead, Trainer of Pro-grammers, Webmaster, and others. I work where needed.
My current niche is providing expertise for Utility companies converting or upgrading their Customer Service Software to Oracle&';s CC&B package or to SAP&';s CR&B package. I work mainly on the Technical, Analysis, and Design sides; but can also work on the Functional and Management sides of the project. I have worked for 10 Utilities and have many happy customers.
I love conversion projects. I love to travel both within US and Internationally. I enjoy working on projects which benefit people and the planet. If it has to do with data – conversion, manipulation, mining, etc., I&';m probably a great fit.
If you have a contract opening which would benefit from my skills and expertise, please contact me via the contact info at the top of this page. If you hear of another contract opening for which I would be suitable, please refer me.
Companies like me and they like my work
Tucson Electric Power (TEP) brought me in as a consultant for 6 months to boost a project along. My contract was extended for another 11 years, both locally in AZ and remotely from CO after we moved there.
They liked that I was a team player and that I was an expert in their systems. They liked my creative ideas for handling problems.
I helped them convert their Customer Service System to CISPlus. They liked how I quickly became an expert in the new system. TEP liked how I kept the project on schedule, helping the teams who were behind schedule to catch up. They liked how I was able to take on various roles, including stepping in as project manager for part of the project
A few years later, TEP called me back to help lead the conversion from CIS+ to CC&B. They called me back a few more times after that. I have consulted with TEP for 17 years.
A few years later, Idaho Power (IPC) brought me in as a data conversion consultant to help lead their conversion from CIS+ to CR&B. In the first few meetings, key players from IPC would state &l";This is impossible&r";. I would state how I&';d done this before at TEP and other com-panies. Later those key players would call me aside and say &l";I&';m glad you&';re here. We really need you.&r";
Later I learned that IPC had asked TEP how they had manage to accomplish the impossible. TEP said, &l";We couldn&';t have done it without Dale&r";, meaning me.
In my 40 years as an IT expert, I have worked for 33 companies who were very pleased with my work and with how I communicated and got along with others to make the team and the product better.
They liked how I created solutions when none were apparent. They liked how I brought projects in on time or straightforwardly told them why a project couldn&';t be completed in their estimated timeframe.