Our Consultants

Our principle consultant is Daniel E. Lewis, P.E., Ph.D. Dr. Lewis provides expertise in technology comercialization and emerging markets with over 25 years of success in leading teams in creating solutions that have changed the very way we work and live. These innovations have ranged from tangible products to intangible services across a wide diversity of vertical market applications including: retail operations, logistics, transportation, warehousing, manufacturing, financial services, health care, mobile data, and the Internet. This unique diversity of experience provides tremendous wisdom and insight into not only "what is" and but also the subtle alternatives of what can be, which are often not obvious to those experienced in a particular industry. Dr. Lewis leverages this insight with broad knowledge of best practices to help clients harness their collective knowledge capital and unleash hidden creative capabilities. The result is often innovations that create new opportunities, disrupt established markets,and drive exceptional growth.

D. E. Lewis

Summary

Summary

Strategic business leader with over 25 years of experience in managing successful innovation of computer and information technology based business solutions and market offerings. Exceptional ability to align diverse cross-functional perspectives into synergistic collaboration focused on delivering compelling customer value and user experience. Unique aptitude for selecting the right raw ideas and assuring their transformation into pragmatic, market aligned deliverables that delight customers and accelerate market penetration. Highly skilled in driving continuous improvement of organizational performance through application of expert knowledge in product innovation and marketing best practices and processes. Proficiency demonstrated by history of repeated success in delivering solutions that disrupt and redefine markets, and propel firms into industry leadership positions.

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Descriptive Attributes

Descriptive Attributes

Strategist
Long term strategic thought leader with deep expertise in emerging market dynamics, product life cycles, user adoption behaviors, and competitive positioning, developed from both extensive experience and formal training.
Cross Functional
Business Leader
Skilled strategic leader with history of ability to drive collaboration of individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds by: providing the vision that unifies; earning trust that enables full engagement; and driving the focus needed for task completion.
Solution Innovator
Inventor
Passion for applying technology to create innovative solutions that improve our quality of life. Ability to identify non-obvious solutions exemplified by numerous patent grants.
entrepreneur intrapreneur
My entire career experience has been focused on creating and growing new products and business, whether as an external stand alone company or new internal effort or group.
Technologist
Classically trained and degreed electrical engineer with career experience dedicated to the leading edge of information technology applications.
Change Agent
Dedicated to continuous learning and improvement with ability to lead both incremental and transformational change. Not well suited to situations that want to simply maintain status quo.
Mentor
Knowledge and experience is only of sustained value if you can pass it on to others to build upon. I therefore am always informally mentoring others on how to deal with the politics of collaboration.
Social Scientist
The impact of technology on individuals, organization, and societal behaviors; particularly in the areas of collaboration, trust, and team dynamics; are the areas of my personal continual research.
Professor
I teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level in marketing, strategy, management, leadership, team dynamics, and ethics.

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Career Progression and Positions

Career Progression and Positions

My career began in product development engineering and then progressed through roles in sales, marketing, product management, strategy, business development, and senior management positions. These positions have spanned organizational situations ranging from fortune 100 global multi-nationals to entrpreneurial start-up ventures.
DooWooWoo, LLC
President / Founder
An Internet services company focused on application of Internet technologies and provider of turn-key e-community, collaboration, and knowledge management websites.
Blue Cross NEPA
AllOne Mobile
Sr. Vice President
General manager for group developing and marketing mobile personal health records and mobile health solutions for for-profit subsidary of BlueCross NEPA.
Product Acuity
President / Founder
A market strategy and product innovation consulting firm focused on the application of information and computing technologies. Major Client engagements inlcude:
  • Medfusion / Intuit Health
  • AllOne Health (Blue Cross NEPA) Contract Senior Vice President of Mobile Health Information
  • Allscripts
  • Misys
  • Herman Miller
Arsenal Digital Solutions
Chief Marketing Officer
A venture funded start-up providing managed data back-up services for commercial data centers and an early pioneer in cloud based data storage. Acquired by IBM.
Cable & Wireless
a-Services
Vice President
Start-up Joint Venture with Compaq computer and early application service provider (ASP) and pioneer in cloud computing focused on delivering a virtual desktop PCs experience over the Internet.
Compaq Computers
Internet Products
Sr. Director
Internet Products and Services business unit focused on developing Internet based revenues streams and business models that leveraged market position in desktop computers.
Telxon
Systems Division
Vice President / GM
Systems and software division of publicly traded $500 million provider and manufacturer of handheld computers and wireless mobile data solutions. Now part of Motorola.
Gartner Group
Research Director / Analyst
Networking Technologies
Provided advisory services to fortune 100 CIOs regarding use and application of emerging network and wireless technologies.
British Petroleum
Retail Systems
Sr. Systems Analyst
Project focuse on design and implementation of national point-of-sale network for electronic payment of consumer gasoline purchases.
Diebold
Product Development
Manager - Software
Software product development for for ATM bank debit and credit card transaction processing networks and systems.
Firestone
Corporate Engineering
Systems Project Engineer
Responsible for identifying and implementing technology based solutions for tire manufacturing production and management issues.

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Education & Professional Credentials

Education & Professional Credentials

EDUCATION
Ph.D. - Organization and Management - Technology and Innovation Management
AMIA 10x10 Biomedical Informatics Certificate, Oregon Health and Science University
e-Business Graduate Studies Certificate - Capella University 
M.B.A. - Marketing and Management, The University of Akron
B.S.E.E. - The Ohio State University
LICENSES AND PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
PE (Professional Engineer License) - State of Ohio
PMP (Project Management Professional) - Project Management Institute
NPDP (New Product Development Professional) - Product Development and Management Association
ITIL Certified 
CPHIMS (Certified Professional Health Information Management Systems) HIMSS 
CPHIT - Certified Professional Heath Information Technologies
CPEHR - Certified Professiononal Electronic Health Records
CHSS - Certified HIPAA Security Specialist
Pragmatic Marketing
Spiral Dynamics Certified Level II
Marquis Who

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Patents

Patents

# 6,259,898 (2001) - Multi-channel wireless network access point.

# 6,393,261 (2002) - Multi-function wireless network access point.

# 6,453,159 (2002) - Multi-level encryption system for wireless networks.

# 6,457,049 (2002) - Handheld computer middleware for enterprise systems.

# 6,473,805 (2002) - Wireless middleware server for enterprise networks.

# 6,526,506 (2003) - Multi-level encryption access point for wireless network.

# 6,876,295 (2005) - RF-ID Tag device configuration

# 7,106,175 (2006) - Wireless device configuration by RF-ID tag

# 7,234,002 (2007) - Tracking method for enterprise transactions.

# 7,917,536 (2011) - Systems for managing remotely located storage systems.

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Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

AOM (Academy of Management)
PDMA (Product Development and Management Association)
PMI (Project Management Institute) 
AMA (American Marketing Association)
HTC (Houston Technology Center)
Rice Alliance for Entrepreneurship
IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers)     
HIMSS (Health Information Management System Society)
MGMA (Medical Group Management Association)

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Civic Activities

Civic Activities

Vice President - Texas Municipal Uility District (MUD) #40
Vice President - Panther Creek Village Association
Former Chariman - Panther Creek RDRC
Graduate of Montgomery County Texas Citizen Sheriff's Academy
Graduate of FEMA CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training.
Community Representative on local Law Enforcement Advisory Council

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Articles and Research Manuscripts

Articles and Research Manuscripts

Most of my writing today is Internet based in terms of web articles and discussion posting. Prior formal work includes the following.
  • (2005) Ethical dilemmas in internet data collection Capella University
  • (2005) Role of the Stage Gate Process in Transformational Change and Continuous Improvement, Capella University
  • (2005) Collaboration and Trust in New Product Development, Capella University
  • (2005) Organizational Lifecycles in Technology Firms, Capella University
  • (2005) Barriers to Market Adoption of Telemedicine Solutions for the Consumer Market, Capella University
  • (2004) The Fuzzy Front End of Product Development, Capella University
  • (2003) Application of Contingency Theory in Transitional Firms; Capella University
  • (2003) An Emergent Market Opportunity for Managed Data Protection Services, Capella University
  • (2003) Transformational Change in an Emergent Growth Company, Capella University
  • (2003) The Use of Statistical Significance Testing in Adoption and Diffusion Research; Capella University
  • (2002) An Analysis of Storage Networks as a Disruptive Technology in the Future of Information Systems, Capella University
  • (2002) A Collaboration ASP Start-Up Business Plan, Capella University
  • (2002) An Electronic Collaboration Environment for New Product Teams, Capella University
  • (2002) Telemedicine Internet Delivered Health Care: an Emergent Disruptive Internet Application; Capella University
  • (2002) Virtual Community Application in a Hospital Volunteer Organization, Capella University
  • (2003) Keeping the Doors Open, Computer Technology Review, August 2003, Volume XXIII Number 8
  • (1996) Rugged Wireless Systems for Front Line Workers, Wireless for the Corporate User, 1996 Buyers Guide
  • (1995) Wireless LAN Fault Tolerance, Wireless for the Corporate User, 1995 Buyers Guide
  • (1995) When the wireless network is mission critical, it must be fault-tolerant, Automatic ID News, March 1995, Volume 11 No. 3
  • (1994) Manufacturer Takes Stock in Wireless System, Wireless for the Corporate User, May/June 1994, Volume 3 Number 3
  • (1994) MRP Goes on the Air, ID Systems, August 1994, Vol 14. No.8

 

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