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Peter Aiken Bio
People Pages    2/7/2004 11:42:45 AM

 Founding director and principal owner, Peter Aiken, spearheads development the technological basis for Data Blueprint's research efforts in conjunction with Institute Associates, Sponsors and Affiliates. He has more than 20 years of business/information technology experience. Between 1989-1993 he was the Director of a research laboratory at George Mason University where he supervised research into systems and requirements engineering. Dr. Aiken's areas of research interest focus primarily on metadata engineering, as it relates to improving the effectiveness of systems and business engineering. Dr. Aiken is an Associate Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, where he has taught since 1993. He returned to VCU following a stint with the US Department of Defense and the awarding of his doctorate from George Mason University in 1989. (He has had an affiliation with the department since since 1977 when he first entered the VCU Business Building.) In 1992 he was recruited by the Department of Defense to work in the Center for Information Management's (CIM) Information Engineering Directorate. From 1992-1997 he held the position of Computer Scientist, most recently with the Office of the CIO. At CIM, he directed a multimillion-dollar DoD-wide reverse engineering program aimed at recovering data architectures. He also participated in the development of a DoD-wide strategic level data model and data engineering efforts. He has assisted a number of organizations with their data management strategies and systems initiatives. These results have been reported in publications ranging from the Communications of the ACM to the IBM Systems Journal to InformationWEEK and five books including Data Reverse Engineering and (with Clive Finkelstein) Building Corporate Portals Using XML (McGraw-Hill 1996/99). Dr. Aiken's achievements have resulted in recognition in Who's Who in Science and Engineering, Who's Who in American Education and other biographical compilations. He is the recipient of the 2001 DAMA International Achievement Award ( with Ted Codd). His clear and concise presentation style make him a sought-after speaker and he has spoken at numerous foreign and domestic conferences and events. His electronic addresses are peter@datablueprint.com and http://fast.to/peteraiken.



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