Vin D'Amico is Founder and President of DAMICON, your ADJUNCT CIO. He is an agility expert with a focus on technical communications, business continuity planning, security policies, and agile project management. DAMICON services firms worldwide.
Vin has been employed by a number of product and service firms over a twenty-five year period having worked in the roles of engineer, manager, director and vice president. His career includes technical consulting roles at the following companies:
|3M Touch Systems||Ford|
|Arthur Andersen||Haley & Aldrich|
|AT&T Broadband||Houghton Mifflin|
|Boston Edison||Iron Mountain|
|Boston Financial Data Svcs||Keane|
|Cahners Publishing||Millennium Pharmaceuticals|
|Corporate Technologies||Putnam Investments|
|Deloitte Consulting||Sun Microsystems|
A few noteworthy accomplishments are shown below:
Conducted multiple IT assessments for services firms to evaluate business needs and technology architectures, create disaster response plans, and perform security audits.
Created an IT disaster response plan for a major engineering consulting firm. This resulted in the establishment of a backup data center to facilitate recovery operations.
Launched a new business service for a major value-added reseller by conducting extensive market research, assessing over 500 software firms and their products and selecting a new software partner.
Delivered digital asset management and workflow systems for two industry leading companies. Wrote and edited extensive technical and user documentation for both projects.
Conducted comprehensive interviews to document requirements and generate process flow diagrams for a revenue and incentive compensation system at a major financial services company.
Received a Reengineering award for re-inventing and documenting the Change Management system, thus reducing administrative costs at an industry leading firm.
Helped a major touch systems manufacturer document engineering processes and achieve ISO 9001 certification.
There are a number of other projects and initiatives where Vin has had direct involvement as a manager or senior-level contributor. These experiences have given him the depth of knowledge needed to solve your business problem.
Created a business information web portal prototype for one of the Big 5 as they sought to launch a new business venture. Wrote multiple documents including portions of the business plan.
Delivered an e-commerce system with all supporting documentation for managing consumer product returns across the web.
Created an e-commerce website for a major computer systems reseller under a very tight deadline and very limited budget.
Built a website hosting service for a major cable communications company.
Created a consumer portal for wedding planning aimed at brides-to-be.
Documented iterative methodologies and associated best practices for two software development firms based upon the Rational Unified Process, eXtreme Programming and Scrum.
Vin is a graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, MA. He has a degree in Mathematics and earned it Magna Cum Laude (With High Honors). He has taken a number of post-graduate courses in Computer Science and management. He has also attended numerous business and technical seminars in order to stay current and well-versed in the use of computer technology.
Vin is available for speaking engagements and to author articles for publication. For example:
IndUS Business Journal - Monthly "Virtual Business" column
ComputerWorld - "When Users Don't Know What They Want"
New England Human Resource Association - "Electronically Managing the Consultant's Office"
New England e-Commerce Users Group - "Building an e-Commerce Solution Architecture"
2004 Handbook of Business Strategy - "10 Steps for Surviving a Disaster"
2001 Handbook of Business Strategy - "Excellence Through Measurement"
American Management Association - "Defining a Web-Enabled Business Strategy"
Application Development Trends - "2000 Software Innovator Awards" panel of judges
Vin is a co-holder of United States Patent #5,956,020 "Touchscreen Controller with Pen and/or Finger Inputs".
Our services are packaged as a set of programs. Each program is designed to solve a specific business problem and provide measurable results. Pick a program that's the best fit for your situation and we'll provide a fixed-price proposal.
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