The Story Behind The Wise Man
Founder and President of BANK DATA BANK, an Independent Consultancy,
Doug has over the past 22 years, designed and managed major management consulting and technology projects for 58 major domestic and foreign banks and Wall Street firms. Prior to this he held executive and technical positions with CITIBANK, THRIFT TRANSFER SERVICES INC., COOPERS & LYBRAND and the RCA CORPORATION, the latter while based in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
Doug works with
the entire spectrum of modern financial services technology, including
trading telecommunications and computers, LAN/WAN design, communications
cabling, wireless communications, front and back office financial processing
systems, security software and devices, and special hardware and software
projects of all types.
A respected designer of original computer hardware and software for the financial services industry, Doug is the inventor of "WITS" (Wireless Integrated Trading System), a 20Mb/s bandwidth infrared system used for trading room disaster recovery; the TELEPORTAL electronic office access system, installed in major office buildings nationwide; and the Q-MINDER microprocessor system for measuring productivity in 'moving line' situations, installed at shuttle operations at LaGuardia Airport and various bank branches in Manhattan. He recently completed the systems design and programming of an online foreign exchange trading system for a Swiss hedge fund.
Doug is the founder of the Website "Wise Man's Guide To The Twenty-First Century" - a clearing house for information about the art and practice of Independent Consulting - and author of a new book (published by BANK DATA BANK PRESS November 2001) "Wise Man's Guide To The Twenty-First Century Independent Consulting Practice".
Doug studied Computer Science at Northeastern University, Business Administration at the University of Maryland, and Electronics Engineering at SUNY Binghamton. He writes for CABLING BUSINESS MAGAZINE, for MCGRAW-HILL's DATAPRO RESEARCH, the WALL STREET TELECOMMUNICATIONS NEWSLETTER and other technical media, and is the author of several books on banking, computers and telecommunications, as well as many articles in the financial press. He is a former U.S. Marine.
licensed Radio Engineer, he is a recognized expert on microwave technology
and holds the U.S. Top Secret Industrial Clearance granted by the United
States Department Of Defense. He is a Member of IEEE, AIIE, ASM, EFTA,
and is a Founding Member of the NEW YORK SOFTWARE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION.