Brian B
EE Topic Advisor, Independant Technology Professional
  • Canada
Member Since: 2004/02/16
Industry: Manufacturing/Production/Operations
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From 1 man shop/outsourced IT to large multi-national. Manufacturing, non profit, development, consulting, I have been there for them all.

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Professional Background
Systems and Network Management
Various
September 1992 – Present
Cambridge, ON
I started with Microsoft in technical support, but have held positions at various companies primarily involving system analysis/administration and application management since 1998. Every company has some form of IT nowadays, but to highlight the sectors where I have worked and the scope of the company:
Software development (worldwide)
Auto parts manufacturing (North America)
Non-profit agricultural association (national)
Engineering consulting (North America)
IT services and consulting (regional)
Utility (local)
Steel production (North America)
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Education
University of Waterloo
BMath
Business Information Systems
1987 – 1992
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Full Biography

I am very interested in finding ways that technology can assist people with disabilities. One of my favourites is tablets with picture driven menus that allow people with speech difficulties to communicate.

As you can tell from my picture (which is not me, but perhaps you have to be my age or older to know who that is), I am also a semi-professional trombonist. I play all styles of music, but mostly concert band and big band.

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English
Native or Bilingual Proficiency

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