David Wright




17 year veteran Enterprise Software Architect and IT Director.  Deep expertise in all phases of software development lifecycle.    Experience managing architecture and development teams of 5-50.   Comprehensive familiarity with J2EE and Microsoft .NET.    Executive presales and business strategy skills.




2001 - present


San Francisco, CA


.NET Architect Evangelist, Enterprise Strategist

n     Senior .NET Architect for Microsoft in Northern California

n     Responsible for providing senior architectural support and .NET evangelism to 135 enterprise architects and CIO/CTOs in Microsoft's 25 largest Northern California accounts

n     Special district role as senior Java Insider in the San Francisco office, providing internal district training, presenting .NET to hostile J2EE audiences, and representing Microsoft in 2 key public J2EE vs. .NET debates against Sun Microsystems.

n     In an 18 month period converted 12 J2EE-centric Fortune 500 accounts into .NET advocates, resulting in numerous production .NET systems.

n     Guest speaker at numerous local industry events, including the OMG's Integrate2003, the AeA CTO Forum, Keynote Global Internet Performance Conference, Conxion Web Services, and the SEMATECH eDiagnostics Working Group.    

n     Member of the Microsoft Northern California Leadership Team, a special district team assigned to leadership of key district projects.




Xavient Technologies

Palo Alto, CA


Chief Technology Officer

n     Senior technology executive for 100-person information systems consultancy with offices in Palo Alto and India

n     Design, Development and Integration of Fab Floor Information Systems for High-tech manufacturers in Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Mumbai and Sri Lanka.

n     Personnel management, project & program oversight, corporate business planning and market strategy, executive consultative sales, IT infrastructure planning, vendor and investor relations. 



2000 - 2001


San Francisco, CA

Managing Director, Technology Innovation Center

n     Line management responsibility for 30 senior architects and engineers

n     Integrated eBusiness systems strategies and designs using ATG Dynamo, BEA Weblogic, Oracle, and Solaris

n     Market & competitive analysis, financial modeling, technology selection & scoping, and business plan development for incubated ventures in  B2B, Wireless, Telecom and 2nd Generation ASP markets.

n     Director of Scient Asset Framework Initiative.   Over 6 months led 15 teams to create reusable component software frameworks with a total estimated 12 month ROI of $2M

n     Lead Architect of the Scient Engineering Acceleration Center in Dallas TX, a high-performance software development facility comprised of multi-disciplinary teams, automated platform and software configuration management, multi-client and multi-partner project and VPN integration,  and CMM-3 processes for requirements management, design traceability, and asset reuse. 



1999 - 2000


San Francisco, CA

Director of Architecture, Knowledge Mgmt & Communications Practice

n     Senior technical director for 60-person consulting practice focused on enterprise knowledge portals.    System design and technical management of projects using Vignette, Broadvision, ATG Dynamo, BEA Weblogic, and other technologies.

n     Requirements analysis & integration specifications for  eCommerce, CRM, Single-Sign-On, Subscriber Management,  Content Management, XML-based Business Process Integration, and Wireless device support.

n     Lead architect on B2B Sourcing Hub providing automated RFQ/RFP, Custom Rate Card management, automated contract negotiation &  workflow, sourcing,  and Ariba / CommerceOne / ERP integration.



1997 - 1999


Redwood Shores, CA


Technical Manager, Oracle Consulting Services

n     Internet systems design & development for enterprise and government clients.   Web site design & development, database and application server implementations, operational datastores and high-volume data processing systems, eCommerce systems and ERP integration. 


Systems Architect, Network Computer, Inc.

n     Design of interactive TV systems for clients in US and Europe.  Technical team leadership in multi-partner systems integration efforts. Thin-client broadband multimedia application design, MCNS/DVB-RC network requirements, Cable and DSL head-end integration, network device and subscriber registration & administration systems.




1989 - 1996

The Hypermedia Group

Emeryville, CA


Director of Technical Services

n     Management of all technical resources in 40-person multimedia and CD-ROM development company

n     Winner of 1994 Invision Awards Silver Medal in Children's Instructional category   



2002 - 2005

The Wharton School of Business

San Francisco, CA


n     Candidate for Master's in Business Administration June 2005



1980 - 1985

Haverford College

Haverford, PA


n     B.A., Political Philosophy & Science

n     Summa Cum Laude nominee.

n     Magill Rhoads Scholar



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