Short Bio

I help people build software platforms, better understand the power of their data, and analyze the breaking points and vulnerabilities of technology.

I am the CTO for Vedapointe, EV Technologies, and Sherlock Meta where I help set strategic technology directions for our customers and our own software and platforms

I am the CTO for Billaway where I am the primary system architect, database designer, UX designer, and developer. I design and develop a consumer rewards platform that rewards users with free mobile data as they complete surveys and other activities through the platform.

I am the CEO of a game studio called Mantis Digital Arts where I have worked on projects with Panasonic, Houghton-Mifflin, Sesame Workshop, and others. I am currently designing a text-based, multi-player adventure game.

I am one of the Associate Editors (and frequent writer) for TDWI's Business Intelligence Journal.

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Companies I've Worked For

Boys and Girls Home of Iowa

Designed and developed an MMO focused on teaching the impact of bullying on children and teenagers.

STEM Fuse

Designed and developed 38 games for their reading curriculum. Designed and developed 8 courses focused on various technology topics (e.g., App Development, Robotics, Internet of Things). Designed and developed a custom Javascript-based game engine.

SDSU

Designed and developed an interactive digital exhibit focused on teaching middle school kids the lifecycle of soybean plant growth.

Milliken

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

Nike

Design and development of talent recruitment web application leveraging AWS infrastructure. Design and delivery of CI/CD processing using AWS CodePipeline, AWS CodeBuild, and AWS CodeCommit.

Shire

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

Warner Bros

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

Winchester

System and architecture design for SAP HANA. Design and development of data ingestion platform leveraging SAP Landscape Transformation Server and SAP HANA.

Aver

Design and development of message queue infrastructure for passing data between Aver and Aver's clients.

BMHCC

Design, prototyping, and delivery of platform focused on ingestion of healthcare data, deployment of analytics on top of the healthcare data, and full DataOps and DevOps on top of platform running within AWS.

Carhartt

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

MLB

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms running in AWS cloud infrastructure.

RGA

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

SSM

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

Sesame Workshop

Designed and developed a series of cross-platform coloring games.

SeaWorld

UX design and prototyping of rich-data, analytics application for concession stands throughout the SeaWorld park.

FreeUp Mobile

Design and development of mobile rewards platform focused on rewarding mobile users with free mobile data through interactions with surveys, shopping, and other activities.

StandUp Mobile

Design and development of mobile rewards platform focused on rewarding mobile users with free mobile data through interactions with surveys, shopping, and other activities.

Zuzume

Design and development of mobile rewards platform focused on rewarding mobile users with free mobile data through interactions with surveys, shopping, and other activities.

Multicare

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

SAP

Worked at SAP for 13 years across multiple divisions of SAP. Spent the last 6 years of my career in Product Management responsible for SAP Crystal Reports, SAP Web Intelligence, SAP HANA, and SAP Lumira. Design and development of prototypes of new products as part of R&D team. As a partner of SAP, worked on system architecture and design for hundreds of SAP customer data and analytics deployments.

Teradyne

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

Houghton-Mifflin

Designed and developed a cross-platform matching game based on the Curious George character.

PGA

UX design and prototype development of rich data web platform focused on introducing player and venue statistics to broader audiences.

GE

Delivery of technical strategic direction for data and analytics platforms for 27 divisions of GE.

Aetna

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

BitRefill

Design and development of mobile rewards platform focused on rewarding mobile users with free bitcoin through interactions with surveys, shopping, and other activities.

TalkTalk

Design and development of mobile rewards platform focused on rewarding mobile users with free mobile data through interactions with surveys, shopping, and other activities.

Tracfone

Design and development of mobile rewards platform focused on rewarding mobile users with free mobile data through interactions with surveys, shopping, and other activities.

GamOn

Coordination of enhancements to an existing mobile game for Android and iOS.

Morris Communications

SysOps, DataOps, and DevOps across linux servers, windows servers, and database infrastructure for all web properties owned by Morris Communications. Design and deployment of automation technologies across entire infrastructure. Modification of source code for HP-UX UNIX kernel for optiimzations related to RAID technologies, filesystem storage, and Apache httpd server.

Pfizer

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

Merrill Lynch

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

Flight Centre

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

FreshDirect

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

HarrisLogic

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

Disney

Design and delivery of support proceses related to troubleshooting the SAP BusinessObjects analytics platorm. UX design and prototyping of visualizations and analytics for multiple divisions of Disney.

Children's Healthcare of Dallas

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

Coca Cola

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

Konica

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms. Design and development of CI/CD process using SAP S/4HANA, Jenkins, GitLabs, Grunt, and SAP Netweaver RFC for continuous delivery of Fiori applications. System and architecture design for data ingestion platform leveraging SAP PI/PO, SAP S/4 HANA, HANA, Oracle, and SAP CRM.

Maritz

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

Mercy

System and architecture design for Data and Analytics platforms.

LPGA

UX design and prototype development of rich data web platform focused on introducing player and venue statistics to broader audiences.

NHS

Designed and delivered a rewards platform that generated rewards for diabetes patients as they came to their assigned appointments.

Things I know

Languages

Java

Groovy

Shell Scripting

JavaScript

HTML/CSS

Ruby

SQL

HQL

XML

JSON

C#

Fiori UX Library

Cordova Framework

Operations

Docker

Kubernetes

nginx

Apache httpd

Apache Tomcat

AlgoVPN

Amazon EC2

Amazon ECR

Amazon ECS

Amazon Elastic Beanstalk

Amazon Lambda

Amazon CodeBuild

Amazon CodeCommit

Amazon CodeDeploy

Amazon CodePipeline

Amazon CLI

Gerrit

Git

GitLabs

Yarn

Gradle

Grunt

Jenkins

Maven

Analytics Tools

SAP Business Intelligence

SAP Analytics Cloud

Tableau

SAP Netweaver

Kibana

SAP Lumira

Security Tools

NMap

ZMap

Metasploit

Wireshark

BURP Suite

Wireshark

Ettercap

SQLMap

Hydra

MassScan

Armitage

ExploitDB

Aircrack-NG

Airbase-NG

Aireplay-NG

Airmon-NG

Airodump-NG

Fern Wifi Cracker

Reaver

Wifite

WPScan

APIs and SDKs

Coupilia Coupons API

SAP Business Objects Platform Java SDK

SAP Web Intelligence Report Engine SDK

SAP Business Objects Platform REST API

SAP Netweaver RFC SDK

Coupons.com Brandcaster API

Empyr API

Sendgrid API

Lucid Survey API

Tapjoy In-app Advertising API

Peanut Labs Survey API

Pollfish Survey API

Adscend Offer API

CINT Survey API

Toluna Survey API

PIPL People Data API

Facebook Graph API

Twitter API

LinkedIn API

Reddit API

Dictionary.com API

Thesaurus.com API

Urban Dictionary API

Wikipedia API

FHIR API

Tableau Server REST API

Tableau Tetadata Graph API

Tableau Document API

Game Engines

Unity

Amazon Lumberyard

Data Tools

MySQL

PostgreSQL

MongoDB

MariaDB

Oracle

SQL Server

SAP HANA

SAP MaxDB

SAP Sybase

Hadoop

AWS RDS

ELK Stack

Amazon EMR

AWS Data Pipeline

AWS Glue

Amazon MQ

ActiveMQ

RabbitMQ

Kafka

Amazon Aurora

Amazon DynamoDB

Amazon DocumentDB

Amazon ElasticCache

Apache Nifi

SAP Landscape Transformation

SAP Data Services

Cloud Infrastructure

Amazon Web Services

Microsoft Azure

SAP Cloud Platform

IDEs

Brackets

NetBeans

IntelliJ

SAP Web IDE

Things I have written

Books

100 Things You Should Know About SAP Crystal Reports - Author - SAP Press

SAP BusinessObjects Web Intelligence - Editor - SAP Press

Using Crystal Reports with SAP - Editor - SAP Press

Presentations

The University of Georgia, MIST 5620: Business Intelligence - "The Future of BI"

SAP Sapphire, "SAP Crystal Reports - What's New in BI 4.0"

SAP Sapphire, "Designing Effective Reports with SAP Crystal Reports"

EV Technologies, "SAP BusinessObjects BI4 Log Analysis"

EV Technologies, "Smoothing the Road to BI4"

1 Million Cups, Brookings, SD

1 Million Cups, Fargo, ND

1 Million Cups, Sioux Falls, SD

Articles

Leveraging Analytics to Gauge the Effectiveness of Your Analytics Platform” , Business Intelligence Journal, The Data Warehouse Institute, Volume 19, Number 2

"BI Expert's Perspective: Business Intelligence as a Career Choice" , Business Intelligence Journal, The Data Warehouse Institute, Student Edition 2015

"How Your Favorite Companies and Causes Use BI to Succeed" , Business Intelligence Journal, The Data Warehouse Institute, Student Edition 2015

"BI Experts’ Perspective: BI in Manufacturing" , Business Intelligence Journal, The Data Warehouse Institute, Volume 19, Number 3

"BI Experts’ Perspective: Projecting ROI for Analytics" , Business Intelligence Journal, The Data Warehouse Institute, Volume 20, Number 2

"BI Expert’s Perspective: Are You Ready for What’s Coming in Analytics?" , Business Intelligence Journal, The Data Warehouse Institute, Volume 22, Number 3

"BI Expert’s Perspective: Have We Finally Gotten Self-Service Right?" , Business Intelligence Journal, The Data Warehouse Institute, Volume 23, Number 1

"If you want a successful BI implementation, know your users.", Search SAP

"Is your business intelligence platform paying off?", Search SAP

Budgeting for an SAP BusinessObjects, EV Technologies

Sherlock 3: Fact-Based Capacity Planning, EV Technologies

Sherlock 3: General Availability, EV Technologies

Announcing Sherlock 3, EV Technologies

Sherlock Mobile: Can it make your life easier?, EV Technologies

Sherlock 2.4.0: WebI for BI4, UNX, and Efficiency, EV Technologies

Establishing a BI Competency Center and Measuring BI Effectiveness, EV Technologies

Using Sherlock to Track Down Those Pesky Calculation Engine Changes in BI 4.1, EV Technologies

Case Study: Using Sherlock System Metrics to Monitor Active Sessions, EV Technologies

SAP BusinessObjects BI 4 Log Analysis - Useful Commands, EV Technologies

Sherlock 2.3.2: Better Performance and International Support, EV Technologies

Sherlock Report Pack 2, EV Technologies

10 Steps to SAP BusinessObjects BI 4 - Retiring Unused Content, EV Technologies

Case Study: Compliance Monitoring with Sherlock, EV Technologies

Sherlock KPI: Slackers versus Workaholics, EV Technologies

Designing Business Intelligence: Users and Stakeholders, EV Technologies

Tracking the Usefulness of Your BI Deployment, EV Technologies

Eliminating Runaway Content with Sherlock, EV Technologies

Contributions or Interviews

Delving into Virtual Reality, Emerging Prairie

Busy Bees, South Dakota Magazine

Brookings Startup Wants to Spark Learning, Argus Leader

Think 29 Launches Entrepreneurial Tour, Prarie Business Magazine

Fun and Games at Longfellow, The Mitchell Daily Republic

Hiring Remote Workers: How to Bridge the Long-Distance Gap, All Business

Balancing a Day Job, a Startup, and Family, Huffington Post

The Realities of Virtual Reality, Montessorium

Smart, Affordable Ways to Develop a Minimum Viable Product, The Network Journal

How to Avoid Burnout at Work The Baltimore Sun

8 Tips for Crafting a Mission Statement That Resonates, Huffington post

7 Cheap Ways to Generate Buzz for Your business, Forbes

Meet Coy Yonce, CEO of Mantis Digital Arts, Business Collective

Augmented reality coming to the Brookings' Children's Museum, The Collegian

6 Financial Tools That Entrepreneurs Can't Live Without, All Business

My personal projects

Flute Family Tree

Lead designer and developer of a website focused on tracing the genealogy of Western flutists and demonstrating links between flutists in North America and Europe. Developed using Ruby on Rails, HTML 5, and CSS 3.

One Thing

Web application allowing parents and kids to track chores and todos within a household.

The Advisors

Inventory management system and message exchange system for hobbyist communities.

The Viklow House

Single-player text-based adventure game.

Music Journal

Co-journaling application allowing two people to share songs and stories with each other.

Tiny Jellyfish

Content management system and education platform for elementary and middle school kids.

The Entrance

Multi-player text-based adventure game.

Floating History

Browser based game allowing anonymous community to share their stories and for educating community about historical events.

Bifrost

Web scraping application for multiple social media communities including Reddit, Twitter, and Facebook - including word meaning lookup on dictionary.com, thesaurus.com, urban dictionary, and wikipedia.

The Morbid Recruits

Single-player text-based adventure game.

Contact me