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Chicago, Illinois, United States
May 08, 2019

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Joseph J. Uzubell, MS *** Salisbury Dr., Munster IN 46321


Senior Innovative Technical Executive

Successfully utilizing my solid technical know-how in project management, application/software development, and high-tech operations expertise, I’ve improved productivity and contained costs while increasing product satisfaction and profitability. I possess a history of reengineering systems and technical teams to support global systems in such industries as consulting, biotech, healthcare, energy, food products, and manufacturing.

I am a distinguished, creative, innovative Information Technology and Operations executive who is skilled at leading organizations through complex transformations, turnarounds, integrations and process improvements that drive quantifiable business results and align the organization for success. I influence technology and innovation and inspire engagement and loyalty to achieve remarkable and sustainable performance. I am a respected strategic and tactical thinker who delivers results in record time while managing crises effectively by leveraging technical knowledge and broad business acumen. I am able to achieve cost-effective, flexible, value-driven solutions on time and within budget.

Invent and progress innovative, viable products increasing revenue and customer offerings

Reengineer processes to streamline operations, cut costs, and deliver a superior product

Improve customer satisfaction, increase revenues, cut costs

Identified opportunities and provided thought leadership on the creation of event driven, configurable interfaces and worked with internal teams and vendors through successful design and delivery


Jones Lang LaSalle – Solution architect & leader for Blackbird application (flagship product)

Holland LP –digital, mobile, cloud technologies (iCloud, AWS, O365, Hadoop) strategy, big data/data lake & integration strategies, took on CTO role advising CIO and senior management team

Abbvie (Abbott Labs) – supervised global EA team, worked with stakeholders & technical staff in 33 countries for global application re-platform, (data) safe harbor strategy, cloud integration & ESB integration strategies

National Restaurant – current & future state documentation, (Azure) cloud strategy, set development & data standards, worked with business stakeholders to align IT direction with business strategy, CMS strategy, security & compliance

Blue Cross Blue Shield Michigan –supervised EA & Performance Architect teams, set enterprise standards for performance and testing strategy, senior management team member (senior director level), application(s) re-platform

Career History

Vice President - Chief Technologist, EnVision IT, Inc., 2018 to Present. Providing leadership, enterprise architecture, and application solutions, sales, long and near-term strategy, and revenue generation. Clients: Antares Capital LP, United Airlines, Ziyad Brothers, Pay Day Loan Services (PLS)

Provide leadership and technical knowledge and architecture driving a Data as a Service (Daas) self-service offering. Move data infrastructure to MS Azure SQL. Risk management, Governance, SOX, COBiT, ITIL, Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, Power BI, Big Data, NoSQL, Python, Data Strategy

Part of leadership team to re-architect/re-engineer ($18B revenue, $70M project) utilizing react.js, node.js, micro-services (SOA), .NET, WCF, MVC, CI/CD to increase sales and profits by 10% respectively. Responsible for three development teams staffed with over 60 developers, business analysts, and project managers. Led application performance testing & tuning efforts (code changes) of achieving over a 200% increased responsiveness. E-commerce and digital strategy

Implemented different solutions which applied data analytics, business intelligence, predictive analysis (Power BI, Excel, SSRS), and machine learning techniques consequentially cutting waste by 30% and increasing profits. Spearheaded efforts to upgrade hardware infrastructure including fiber optic, servers, switches and telecom (telephone) system resulting in redundancy, better performance and increased external access

Led efforts to migrate financial lending applications to Azure cloud and create solutions to application processing issues, cloud strategy

Member, Purdue University NW CIT Advisory Board, 2016 to Present, Non-faculty board member providing input on college degree curriculum

Adjunct Professor, 2018 to 2018, Purdue University NW, Instruct (part-time) course on information assurance – disaster recovery, business continuity, security risks, information security

CIO/CTO/Enterprise Architect, RailWatchers Inc, 2015 to 2018. Entrepreneur who co-founded a company providing railroad safety technology for rail industry & driverless cars - SaaS. Developed strategic plan progressing short & long-term product strategy & goals along with risk vs. benefit. Built, supervised, provided leadership & guidance to development, infrastructure & support teams (data center, cyber-security). Managed budget, created deliverables, & timelines, data analytics, statistical analysis, machine learning techniques, hands-on development, CI/CD. Devised technology platform. Managed multi-million dollar budget, Data strategy, digital strategy. Key achievements

Drove innovation and led developed, invented and oversaw complex algorithm development by applying machine learning (ML) & artificial intelligence (AI) technologies & IoT leading to several patent application filings

Established operational standards for cost control, quality, complete & on-time delivery, and budget resulting in client & employee satisfaction (lead, coach, mentor, inspire)

Championed efforts to secure funding through grants & investors leading to a partnership

Defined plan for 3 year cost saving initiatives to support mission of best service and lowest cost

F#, C#, AWS ML, Big Data, HADOOP, Apache SPARK, S3, SQL Server, Agile SCRUM, TDD, IoT, REST API, JSON, Big Data, NoSQL, Python

Director of IT, Ziyad Brothers Importing, 2016 to 2016. Executive Director of IT for largest U.S. Middle Eastern food import & distribution company. Supply Chain, Warehouse automation, food manufacturing/production, data analytics, statistical analysis. Key achievements:

Maximized technology investments resulting in a $20M business capacity increase without additional headcount

Championed migration to Office 365 reducing email costs while increasing accessibility and reducing failure risks

Led digital strategy by launching conversion of legacy desktop apps to contemporary web technologies reducing development costs by 20% and increased availability of information and statistics

Developed IT governance framework including policies and procedures, defined 3 year budget & strategy

Recommend long-term approach to strategic suppliers and technologies with the aim of optimizing operations and delivering savings; renegotiated contracts for savings, Data analytics


Vice President - Chief Technologist/Enterprise Architect, EnVision IT, Inc., 2009 to 2015. Directed several global application development teams along with providing application solutions. Enhanced operation of software applications optimizing productivity. Lead a department of over 50; managed $30M budget, hands-on development. Responsible for sales and revenue generation, RFI, KPI, SLAs financials, & forecasting for customers including Microsoft Technology Center, TD Bank, Jones Lang LaSalle, Filogix/Cyence, AllState, Accenture, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Michigan, Holland LP Co, Abbvie, National Restaurant Assoc. Key achievements:

Achieved $54M in new revenue with a $1M investment by collaborating & winning management team support & championing efforts with an innovative web strategy; won an innovation award for efforts

Provided (team) leadership & applied problem solving skills for complex issues increasing productivity and profitability

Utilized cutting-edge technology, generated new revenue & improved processes

Devised & communicated enterprise near-term & long-term strategic vision resulting cloud, ERP, CRM, SharePoint, custom applications implementations to secure data storage & align to business strategies, SLAs

Communicated progress & removed roadblocks with stakeholders & partner with the executive team(s)

Orchestrated cloud computing & enterprise architecture strategies for datacenters & applications

Spearheaded efforts achieving disaster recovery & business continuity plans, IT Policies & Governance, cyber-security

Led & worked with offshore teams in APAC, EMEA, Australia, Europe, South America & Canada

Interim Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Holland LP; Chief Information Officer (CIO),

IFS, MS Dynamics, SAP, IT steering committee, Enterprise Risk Assessments, Governance, B2B, B2C, TOGAF

.NET(C#,VB.NET),J2EE,mobile(Android,Apple),SQL Server, Oracle, object oriented, RESTful, MySQL, Hadoop, NoSQL, REST API, JSON, data warehouse, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), data science,, & MS Azure, SCRUM Agile, DevOps, IOT, Data lakes, international teams

Vice President - Application Development, Swim Lane Software, 2008 to 2009, Recruited as VP by this startup specializing in Medicare processing software. Member of Board of Directors & Executive Management Team. Responsible for RFP, product development & placement strategies, hands-on development. Delivered “C-Level” technical sales support. Agile/SCRUM methodology. Managed network infrastructure, Metrics/Analytics (KPIs, KRAs, SLAs), .NET, SQL Server, SaaS/BPM, helped acquire $2M in capital funding

Manager & Architect, Accenture, 2007 to 2009, Directed & led all day-to-day operations & strategic & long term planning. Managed $3M+ budget plus new sales and revenue generation. Team was responsible for performance management, performance architecture, & troubleshooting issues for networks, databases, applications, & SAP (performance engineering). Team performed application development, design, architecture assessments. Organized & drove efforts creating operating model, budget, rules for governance & strategy, international team

Technical Lead/Program Manager, CoAms, 2005 to 2007 Led development of web-based service-oriented architecture (SOA) application with a team of 10 individuals. Managed day-to-day architect & development activities & customer relations. Improved processes, cut costs, & achieved SAS 70 compliance. Recruited to provide leadership & technical expertise. Delivered product ready for sale to such customers as Microsoft, Porsche, & Rolex. Generated $1M+ in new revenues while reducing costs. .NET, SQL Server, B2B, B2C

Principal / Consultant, Vision Consulting, 1998 to 2005, Provided consulting technical services for project management, systems engineering, & development. Clients included Inl& Steel, Computer Associates, XOR, Tellabs, Kraft, NiSource, & Argonne National Laboratory. SOX & SAS 70 compliance. Created manufacturing methodology for Vision Consulting biotech client, Argonne National Laboratory. Client discovered way to mass produce proteins for scientific research. However, they lacked manufacturing knowledge. Developed production model to automate process & create custom process control software. Production levels grew to 100+ proteins per month, surpassing expectations, & winning $220M grant from NIH.

Earlier: Started career in US Army as enlisted man, rising to rank of Captain (company commander). Joined Tommy Armour Golf as Programmer/Analyst. Recruited by Arthur Andersen as Programmer/Analyst.

Adjunct College Professor, South Suburban College, Taught different programming languages.




Purdue University M.S. Technology - Emphasis in Cloud Computing & Cyber Security (cybersecurity)

Purdue University B.S. Computer Information Systems

Purdue University A.A.S. Computer Programming & Analysis

Other Training: Completed U.S. Army Signal Corp Captain Career course which emphasizes network management, network security, network design & layout, & information assurance along with voice communication using telephone & VOIP, satellite communication.


Purdue NW CIT Alumni of Year 2016


Uzubell, J. “Steganography: Data Hiding in Audio Streaming“, May 2011

Uzubell, J., Larson, D. “A Gap Analysis for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security District One Law Enforcement”, Purdue University Calumet & Indiana Department of Homeland Security District 1, December 2009

“RELIC--a bioinformatics server for combinatorial peptide analysis & identification of protein-ligand interaction sites,” Proteomics, May 2004


Harley Davidson, Corvettes, Pop Warner football coach, American Legion, Knights of Columbus, hunting, fishing, camping, former volunteer Museum of Science & Industry, Boy Scouts of America

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