Information Technology

I’ve been employed with IBM for the last 14 years.  My role began around  datacenter design, management, capacity planning,  business continuity, enterprise data backup/recovery and network security.   Today, I am the focal for IBM Cloud Operations Security Business Analytics.   (Controller, Watson, Cognos and Planning Analytics)

I have also created and lead an international  cyber security / ethical hacking group of which I received an Ontario Premier’s  Award nomination from Algonquin College.   My group contained over 2000 members from beginners to advanced administrators from many different organizations such as Google, CSIS, Government of Canada, Nortel to name a few.  I have given security lectures  to various audiences from the Linux Symposium, Linux User Groups, Algonquin College and Ottawa University.

 

Skills:

Data Center

  • Desgin
  • Facility Management
  • PEU Calculations
  • Consolidation
  • Capacity Planning
  • ISO Certification / ITIL / SOX
  • Physical Access Management

Server Administration

  • Active Directory / LDAP
  • Windows Server 2008/2012/2016
  • IIS Integration
  • UNIX/Linux
  • Shell Scripting: Bash / Python
  • IBM BigFix
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection
  • DHCP / DNS

Data Backup & Recovery

  • Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity Planning
  • Tivoli Storage Manager (IBM Spectrum Protect) Administration
  • Off site data management / electronic vaulting
  • Symantec Netbackup

Virtualization

  • VMWare ESX
  • Xen Server / Citrix
  • Proxmox
  • KVM

Security / Networking

  • QRadar
  • Nessus / OpenVAS
  • Penetration Testing (Physical & Digital)
  • Firewalls
  • Routing: Vyatta, Cisco
  • Intrusion Detection/Prevention Systems
  • Web Proxy
  • VPN Setup and Management

Cloud Operations / Automation

  • Rundeck / Ansible
  • Elasticsearch / Logstash / Kibana
  • Pingdom
  • Slack
  • Systems Security

 

Accomplishments:

  • Consolidated three IBM data centers
  • Data center relocation
  • Disaster recovery & business continuity documenting and testing
  • Ontario Premier’s Award nominee  by Algonquin College
  • Cognos Award of Excellence
  • IBM top talent awards (multiple years)
  • Built and lead an international ethical hacking team with over 2000 members
  • Assisted in many GreenIT energy projects that reduced power consumption operating costs