About Ed Dodds

Conmergence Blog belongs to Ed Dodds.

I grew up in St. Paul, MN, and I currently live in Nashville, TN. I’m a Collaboration Strategist specializing in Digital Communications.

During high school days I participated in Boy Scouts, debate, extemporaneous speaking, poetry club, among other things.

Then I studied some STEM at UMMorris, Biblical Studies and Communications at FHU (a little more debate and extemporaneous speaking), and Mission (religious communications) at ACU.

These are some of the people I’ve helped.

These are some of causes about which I care.

Thoughts I’ve had.

Some of the words I’ve woven.

My fairly recent LinkedIn Labs Resume pdf is here.

Contact me here.

 

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ASSOCIATIONS EDUCATION | EXPERIENCE | HONORS

EXPERIENCE

Digital Analytics

Deloitte (Conexess)
Nashville, TN
10/2014 – Present

Adobe Omniture / Site Catalyst regression testing.

Digital Communications

Conmergence
Nashville, TN
1/1992 – Present

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, Technology Nashville; formerly Open Educational Resources, Open Grid, Open Healthcare, Open Mobile, Open Pharma, Open VOIP, Project Net-Work, and World Convention.

Some roles at clients include:

Blogger

MobileHealthWatch (mHIMSS), MedTech Media
Portland, Maine Area
2010

WordPress Developer

HIMSS Medical Banking Project
Nashville, TN
2009 – 2010

Performed various administration tasks for The Point and Click Expedition, created and administered web versions of International Journal of Medical Banking Volumes 2 [2009] and 3 [2010], and writing for MBlog, the Medical Banking Blog.

WordPress Developer

Provisions Group
Nashville, TN
8/2011 – Present

Performed customized template modifications, web analytics, graphics, search engine optimization, social media and created test environment for PharmMD.

WordPress Developer

Tennessee Family Support Alliance (Pro Bono)
Nashville, TN
11/2011 – Present

Customized template modifications, web analytics, graphics, search engine optimization, social media for grass roots lobbying effort on behalf of persons with disabilities.

WordPress Developer

United Cerebral Palsy of Middle Tennessee (Pro Bono)
Nashville, TN
2/2011 – Present

Customized template modifications, web analytics, graphics, search engine optimization, social media for nonprofit delivering services on behalf of persons with disabilities and their families.

WordPress Developer

World Convention (Churches of Christ – Christian Churches – Disciples of Christ) Also, Global Women Connecting
Nashville, TN
3/2003 – Present

Customized template modifications, web analytics, graphics, search engine optimization, social media for convention with representatives for nearly 180 countries and territories.

Analyst, Programmer, Systems Architect

Compuware Corporation
Nashville, TN
12/1999 – 2/2009

Accounts:

Technical Operations Analyst

Conclusive Marketing

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)

Programmer/Analyst

Deloitte Consulting

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:

Exchange Server, IIS, Lotus Notes, Microsoft Office 2000/XP, Microsoft Project, SQL Server 2000, Windows 2000 Advanced Server; Access 2000/XP, ASP, COM+, DHTML, Excel 2000/XP, JavaScript, PowerPoint 2000/XP, Visual Basic for Applications, VBScript, Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Studio, Visual Studio.Net beta, Word 2000/XP, XML

ITS Communications Analyst

Deloitte Services

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

Deloitte Services

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:

WebTrends v. 6, v. 8.0d (Active Directory, Apache, ASP, IIS, MySQL, MS SQL Server, Tomcat); DHTML, FreeMind, HeidiSQL, HTML, JavaScript, LogParser 2.2, Microsoft Office, Remote Desktop Connection, Service Desk, SharePoint Team Site, SSL VPN, Text editors, Visual Basic for Applications, Visual Basic Script, WinSQL, XML/XSL

System Architect and Programmer, Web Administrator and Developer

EDS/General Motors/Saturn [1][2]

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

Programmer/Analyst

HCA

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:

IIS, Microsoft Transaction Server, NCR Teradata, Remote Data Services, SQL Server 7.0, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, ActiveX, ADO, ASP, DHTML, Excel 2000, JavaScript, VBScript, XML

Programmer/Analyst

LifePoint Hospitals

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

Programmer/Analyst

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:

DBase, Exchange Server, Gentran, Microsoft Office 2000, Microsoft Project, Solomon Financials, SQL Server 7.0, Windows 2000 Server; Access, ActiveX, ASP, COM, JavaScript, SQL Server 7.0, Visual Basic for Applications, Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Studio

Programmer/Analyst

Peregrine Systems

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:

IIS 5.0, Microsoft Office 2000, SQL Server 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Access 2000, ADO, ASP, Excel 2000, JavaScript, VBScript, Visio, Visual Basic 6.0, Visual Studio

Programmer/Analyst

HealthStream Research
Nashville, TN
August 1998 to December 1999

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
Nashville, TN
March 1994 to August 1998

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

EDUCATION

M.A., Abilene Christian University, Abilene, TX, USA
B.A., Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN, USA
General STEM Studies, University of Minnesota, Morris, MN, USA

ASSOCIATIONS

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,Technology Nashville, formerly Open COMMs, Open Educational Resources, Open Grid, Open Healthcare, Open Journalism, Open Mobile, Open Pharma, Open VOIP, Project Net-Work, and World Convention

HONORS

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.