About Ed Dodds
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Provide IT infrastructure system architecture, strategy and implementation with an emphasis on Microsoft and open source tools. Perform fundraising research. Coach and implement social media campaigns (market research, publication, promotion, and web analytics). Develop web applications, sites and related.
Editor of Conmergence Blog. Administration for LinkedIn.com groups: Medical Banking, Open Educational Resources, Open Grid, Open Healthcare, Open Mobile, Open Pharma, Open VOIP, Project Net-Work, and Technology Nashville.
Some roles at clients include:
MobileHealthWatch (mHIMSS), MedTech Media
HIMSS Medical Banking Project
Performed various administration tasks for The Point and Click Expedition, created and administered web versions of International Journal of Medical Banking Volumes 2  and 3 , and writing for MBlog, the Medical Banking Blog.
Tennessee Family Support Alliance (Pro Bono)
Customized template modifications, web analytics, graphics, search engine optimization, social media for grass roots lobbying effort on behalf of persons with disabilities.
United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee (Pro Bono)
Customized template modifications, web analytics, graphics, search engine optimization, social media for nonprofit delivering services on behalf of persons with disabilities and their families.
World Convention (Churches of Christ – Christian Churches – Disciples of Christ)
Customized template modifications, web analytics, graphics, search engine optimization, social media for convention with representatives for nearly 180 countries and territories. Global Women Connecting launch soon.
Analyst, Programmer, Systems Architect
Technical Operations Analyst
Mapped creative process and created documentation for Sprint Data Driven XMPIE Template project. Performed Pageflex file transformations. Installed WebTrends 5.0 Standard Enterprise Edition and created documentation at Conclusive Marketing, provider of data-driven solutions to manage, analyze, and deliver highly successful marketing programs to over 2,000 leading companies.
Environment and Tools:
ASP.NET, IIS, MS SQL Server, Windows Server 2003; Adobe InDesign CS3, Adobe Photoshop CS3, Microsoft Office, Pageflex Studio 6.0, SharePoint Service Desk, SharePoint Team Site, SnagIt 9, SnagIt 9 Editor, XMPIE (uCreate, uDirect, uPlan)
Performed Risk Management corporate intranet development, and Word/PowerPoint Add-in tool (BullFighter/TERMinator) related development utilizing Excel, PowerPoint, Visual Basic for Applications, XML for Deloitte Consulting, a leading global e-business firm, providing services in all aspects of enterprise transformation, from strategy and processes to information technology and human resources.
Environment and Tools:
ITS Communications Analyst
Compiled WebTrends reports, wrote process documentation, performed research for articles and presentations, provided CMS editing, site mapping and web development for CIO’s Communications team supporting 1,000+ IT employees, Deloitte Shared Services Center, Hermitage, TN.
Environment and Tools:
Microsoft Content Management System, SharePoint 2003, SharePoint Wiki; CSS, HTML, Adobe Dreamweaver, Gnu Image Manipulation Program, HTML-Kit, KompoZer, Microsoft Office 2007, OpenOffice, SharePoint Designer 2007, SnagIt 9, SnagIt 9 Editor
Web Analytics Engineer
During migration from WebTrends v. 6 to v. 8 platforms, performed daily server administration (7 servers), wrote process documentation, created profiles, developed and modified automated process scripts, participated in standing up help desk processes, and provided remote training to Indian services center resource. Responsible for the overall strategy and execution of web data collection, reporting and analytics for the firm’s web enabled applications. Served as subject matter expert regarding internal portal platform services and standards working with project teams to elicit, finalize, and implement their analytics requirements and with business owners and channel leads to ensure key business objectives were tracked and monitored for Deloitte Shared Services Center, Hermitage, TN. Deloitte has approximately 165,000 professionals at work in 140 countries, delivering audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services through its member firms.
Environment and Tools:
System Architect and Programmer, Web Administrator and Developer
Built, upgraded and supported stand alone and web applications using Apache, ASP, Gentran, IIS, MySQL, VB, SQL Server, and WordPress while assisting in the upgrading and configuring hardware, software, and operating systems. Adapted and applied GM standard enterprise architecture technologies to the GM Spring Hill Manufacturing campus web environment Trained 20 GM employees in the use of Dreamweaver and web development using the GM Manufacturing Web Portal Template. Interacted with and represented the EDS Lansing Center of Excellence Web Server Team during GM’s corporate-wide transition to EDS as one of five preferred professional services vendors.
Environment and Tools:
Apache, IIS 4.0/IIS 6.0, NT 4.0, Windows 2003 Server, Microsoft Office 2000/2003, SQL Server 7.0/2000, MySQL, .NET 1.1, Perl, PHP, Tomcat; DreamWeaver MX/MX 2004, phpMyAdmin, Visual Basic 6, Visual Studio
Provided corporate intranet application development using ActiveX spreadsheet control, ASP and remote data services to present real-time mainframe-resident patient accounts data via browser for the nation’s largest hospital company.
Environment and Tools:
Introduced SQL Server-based reporting to the owner and operator of general acute care hospitals located in growing non-urban areas.
Environment and Tools:
Access 97, Access 2000, Microsoft Office 97/2000, Microsoft Project, SQL Server 2000, Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Marubeni Steel Processing
Coded Visual Basic modules and developed Access reports within a business process automation project for an ISO 9002 and QS 9000 certified value-added distributor and processor of flat rolled steel servicing a variety of steel consuming industries (automotive, appliance, furniture).
Environment and Tools:
Modified corporate intranet applications and web reports for clients of Peregrine Systems, a leading provider of infrastructure management software, employee self-service and supply chain enablement solutions. Peregrine Systems’ clients include Andersen, Bank of America, Citigroup, Delphi, Johnson & Johnson, Morgan Stanley, Pearson, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Environment and Tools:
Performed clinic data collection, data conversion, report production and distribution via CD-ROM, email and web reports. Created Cardiff automated scanning projects. Supported internal LAN, hardware and software. Modified secure access PDF report web site. HealthStream Research provides the industry’s foremost benchmarking resources thru a unique combination of customized research and healthcare expertise to more than 1,100 healthcare facilities throughout the nation.
Environment and Tools:
IIS 4.0, Microsoft Office 97, SQL Server 7.0, Windows 95/98/NT; Access 97, Adobe Acrobat, Cardiff Teleform Elite, DHTML, Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Studio
Director of Technical and Office Operations
Disciples of Christ Historical Society
Created web site, search tools and indexes and instigated the library digitization project for the official library and archives of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), which houses 35,000 volumes and 50,000 files plus personal and institutional collections. Assisted $3 million fundraising project, created used books and document delivery e-commerce process, processed financial data and provided data-related supervision, coordination and training for staff and volunteers. Served as Managing Editor of the Society’s scholarly journal (c. 6,000) and newsletter (c. 19,000).
Environment and Tools:
Microsoft Office 97 (especially Access, Excel), Windows 95/NT, PageMaker, Paradox, PhotoShop, QuickBooks, TextBridge, Visual Studio
M.A., Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA
Over time I have been involved with the Association for the Development of Religious Information Systems (ADRIS), Eclipse Open Healthcare Framework (OHF), GLOSAS Global University System (GUS), HIMSS Medical Banking Project (HMBP), the International Free and Open Source Software Foundation (iFOSSF), Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN), Ontolog Forum, Open Educational Resources (OER), Open eHealth Tools, Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS), Object Management Group (OMG), Technology Affinity Group of the Council on Foundations (TAG), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Asia Pacific Development Information Programme (APDIP) International Open Source Network (IOSN), Venture Capital for Africa
LinkedIn.com groups I administer: Medical Banking, Open COMMs, Open Educational Resources, Open Grid, Open Healthcare, Open Journalism, Open Mobile, Open Pharma, Open VOIP, Project Net-Work, Technology Nashville and World Convention
Ad Altare Dei; Life Scout; Dean’s List; National Forensics League; 2002 World Convention Executive Committee Citation for Volunteer Service, Recipient, The Evelyn Casillas Person of the Year Award, HIMSS Medical Banking Project, 2010.
Many thanks again for your introduction to Ben (Fineman, Program Manager for Internet2′s Video Services [see Internet2's last Megaconference "Breaking Down the Barriers: Global Connections"]). February, 2013
Ed Dodds brings people together. He is connected to people in many fields around the world. He has often connected me with people who are working and have expertise in the subject matter of a project I was working on. He is a constant source of the latest information concerning collaborative efforts to improve peoples and the world in which we all live. February, 2013
Ed Dodds has an uncanny penchant for digital marketing. Ultra-visionary, he makes connections way out in the horizon and, for the Medical Banking Project, this resulted in great visibility. On a volunteer basis, Ed was our one man digital marketing engine. I would strongly recommend him for firms that need an impactful digital marketing strategy. December, 2012
I really appreciate your advice – anything I can do in return just shout! June, 2012
You rock, thank you! March, 2012
I have enjoyed working with you and appreciate everything you have done with our website. It has been fun and a learning experience. March, 2012
Thanks for all that you have done… Super job! March, 2012
[H]is eclectic efforts continue to amaze me. March, 2012
1) ubiquitous; 2) Another uncanny Dodds connect-the-dots feat. Thanks! March, 2012
Ed Dodds would have my vote for geekiest geek in TN (and beyond!) March, 2012
I just wanted to thank you again for all the advice, referrals, and even mentoring you have given me as I develop as a recruiter and in my knowledge of the world of IT and development. I have gained so much insight and information that I have used to then help others; it is truly a blessing. September 2011
I had the opportunity to meet Ed Dodds when conducting an internship at United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee. Since then Ed has advised me how to improve my business with precious and accurate information. I would recommend Ed Dodds to anyone as a business advisor. Kind Regards. April 21, 2008
Ed is an extremely insightful and thoughtful contributor to the development of cutting-edge health IT concepts. I’m eager to see what he comes up with next! (If you’re in healthcare or tech, I particularly recommend you check out C.O.M.B.A.T. (the Cooperative Open-source Medical Banking Architecture & Technology project, …for which Ed is an articulate voice. July 17, 2007
Ed’s insights into emerging technology is one worthy of input for any firm chasing technology developments regardless of market sector. Ed is truly a visionary with first hand real life experience on the front line and in the executive office. November 7, 2006
Ed is one of the most thoughtful and knowledgeable people I have met in the past 10 years. November 5, 2006
Over my 15 year career as a strategic IT architect and business development executive, I have seen some extraordinary persons with that unique mix of technical prowess and relationship management…. Ed Dodds is the most effective and genuinely talented person with this mix of skills ever. He has given me the most rewarding introductions of my professional career. August 24, 2005
Ed’s ability to research and locate relevant and insightful connections and potential technology linkages is uncanny and at times seems almost preordained. He is also a great pleasure to work with and a great facilitator. July 29, 2005
Ed is truly a one of a kind person. His wonderful go get’em approach to problems makes him a joy to work with. Ed has one of the most positive attitudes I’ve ever been around and he never seems to sweat the small stuff. January 30, 2009
I have worked with Ed on two different assignments. At our current assignment Ed was brought in to do specialized web based marketing related reporting. He did an excellent job during the time he was on project. I worked with Ed on a previous assignment as well. He is very insightful, and works well with customers. September 1, 2008
I want to thank you very much for doing this posting on such a short time frame. The journal looks great and I love the way you’ve set it up. We really appreciate your efforts!
World Convention was established in 1930 to provide means of global fellowship and cooperation among churches with their origins in the Stone-Campbell movement. The next convention is slated for Goiana, Goias, Brazil in July, 2012. Woodmont Hills Family of God has been a powerful influence to the Stone-Campbell heritage churches through your hosting the Stone-Campbell Dialogue a few years ago, and your gracious accommodation to First Christian Church, and our former Executive Director and his wife, Jeff and Rosemary Weston. We share the gift Ed Dodds has been to us through his expertise in technology and consistent encouragement to try the next innovation. December 2009
I appreciate your contribution during your first year with Compuware. You’ve made an excellent impression at several clients and with the branch office staff as well. Congratulations! 2001
While working with us as a two person non-profit organization office dealing with a global constituency, Ed’s consultancy approach has taken us from a position of very little knowledge and experience with computers and contemporary technological developments to a totally new approach and capacity. He has taken us personally as career-change people from being relatively ignorant of today’s technological opportunities to a position of comfort and independence with all we do. We can plan ahead for, grow into, and absorb new developments as they have come on stream and he always has our next step in mind!
Ed has worked with us to: envision our needs and equip ourselves appropriately; develop our hard copy and electronic publications; help us become familiar with, and effectively use, all our software and hardware; develop our contacts through effective use of bulk e-mailing; build our electronic databases; create an effective web page and links; and become familiar with the new terminology and technology we’ve needed. He has saved our budget valuable time and money many times over. If it were not for Ed’s vision, knowledge, skills and continued encouragement, we would be struggling to do a portion of what we now achieve.
Ed’s clear thinking has helped us analyze the technology and systems our work situation needs, and to find the appropriate answers in minimum time. He has proved to us time and again that he can “suffer fools gladly,” taking clients from where they are to where they need to be with patience, courtesy and good humour! He does everything with a sense of commitment to his clients, their vision and mission. Ed is very practical with his help.
Ed is extremely knowledgeable, and with his wide experience and constant reading is always on the frontier of new developments in hardware, software, systems and technology. Without reservation, we are pleased to recommend using Ed’s expertise to any group or individual needing to develop new skills, knowledge and capacity for reaching “the world out there.” Any non-profit group or business seeking to improve and develop its computer technology, and of its use of the Internet would, we believe, be helped enormously by Ed Dodds. January 1998
At our recent board meeting, we voted unanimously to commend you for your work at the historical society, especially in setting up our home page and in taking leadership for computerization of our ministry. As president [of the board of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society], it is my pleasure to tell you of the board’s admiration for your skills and dedication to the society. Your work goes far beyond “official expectations,” … I’m using this vehicle (e-mail) to convey our thanks to you because you have so effectively adapted to 21st century technology and made it another friend of the society. Best wishes. We are looking forward to what your knowledge and creativity will bring us next.
Congratulations on being “ahead of the game” in terms of on-line resources. It has been a challenge to those of us who grew up with old Underwoods and five carbon copies of theses, delved into dusty old journals and traveled thousands of miles to find other original sources – it has been a challenge just to realize the vast amount of information which is suddenly at one’s fingertips. You have multiplied many times over the potential for service of the Disciples of Christ Historical Society.
I am amazed at the amount of material I found concerning the Disciples of Christ denomination and its Historical Society on the Internet.
You are definitely earning your money. Your [Disciples of Christ Historical Society] web page has improved incredibly in the last year.
Thanks for the info on the home page of the Historical Society. Keep up the good work. I will be checking out the different resources you referenced.
Wow. Great resource for what we’re trying to do. Thank you. [Disciples of Christ Historical Society web site]
Fantastic Internet Web Site!! [Disciples of Christ Historical Society web site]
[RE: Conmergence ] Perhaps the ultimate HIT wonk blog? Sometimes Ed Dodds’ posts are long and thoughtful, sometimes he re-posts public notices, or puts in a two-word recommendation to an external site. Lots and lots of long lists of names, chapters, external links, etc., leave you in a quagmire of thought you wish you had time to slog around in. The net result is kind of like opening up Rain Man’s cranium and watching the neurons fire as he counts the toothpicks in slow motion.
My consultations have included Abilene Christian University, Association for the Development of Religious Information Systems, Asymmetric Threat Contingency Alliance, Belmont University, Bransford Youth Center, Bright House, BuzzData, Christian Chronicle, Clarion Conferences, Code for America, Collaboris, Ltd., Comcast, Comic Relief, Compuware, Conclusive Marketing, Connected Tennessee, Consulting Point, Covisint, CultureRX, Curriki, Data.gov, Data Transparency Coalition, Dell, Deloitte, Diigo, Disciples of Christ Historical Society, Eclipse.org, EDS, Engel Management, Enthought, Epsilon Securities, FC Business Intelligence Limited, FounderDating, Fundane, The FreeHAL Project, General Motors, General Accounting Office, General Services Administration, The Gig City (Chattanooga, TN), Gingrinch Group, Global Women Connecting, GLOSAS (USA), GSMA mWomen Programme, Harpeth Hall Think Tank and Conference, Hassall Consulting, HCA, HealthyFeet, LLC, HealthStream Research, Health Talents International, Healthways, HealthyFeet, HIMSS Medical Banking Project, HIMSS Summit for Healthcare Information and Financial Technology, Humphreys County (TN) Museum, Reed Hundt and Blair Levin (Politics of Abundance: How Technology Can Fix the Budget, Revive the American Dream, and Establish Obama’s Legacy), IBM, iHub Research, Indiana Dental Association, Infravio, Innotribe, the Innovation Network, Innoventure, Internet2, the Intersection, JDS Uniphase, Jive Software, Jumpstart Foundry, Justice and Mercy International, KenRadio, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Knight Foundation, Knowledge Transfer Network (UK), League of Women Voters (Nashville), League of Women Voters (TN), LifePoint Hospitals, the Life Sciences Information Technology Global Institute, Lockheed Martin, M for Mobile, Markerly, Marubeni Steel, MasseyBurch, MedFlightOne, MedTech Media, Mission Alive, Mission Resource Network, Mobile Active, Motive Retail, Mozilla Ignite, Nashville Entrepreneurial Center, Nashville Humane Association, National Alliance for Health Information Technology, National Governors Association, Nashville Technology Council, National LambdaRail, National Urban League, Navigant Consulting, Nonprofit Technology Network, Novell, the Open Group, Open Health Tools, Open Source for America, Oxlo, Peregrine, PharmMD, Provisions Group, Public Policy Management Group, Pulver, PwC, Raining Data, Russian Christian Union “Freedom”, Saturn Corporation, Social Flights, Social Velocity, State Collaborative on Reforming Education [TN], Smart Grid Update, Source Your City, St. Mary’s Bookstore, State of Now Conferences, SUN Microsystems, SWIFT, Tabor Communications, Talkapolis, Teambox, Technology Affinity Group (Council of Foundations), Tibco, Top Consultant, Transformation and Innovation, Technology Strategy Board (UK Innovation Agency), UK Innovation Forum, US Ignite, United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee, vc4Africa, VentureNashville, VentureTennessee, Vonage, Washington Avenue Church of Christ (Evansville, IN), Wireless-Life Sciences Alliance, Women Who Tech, Woodmont Hills Family of God Mission Committee, the World Bank, the World Convention of Churches, Xaffire, XBRL International among others.