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Host: Andrew J. Panin

Rick Kucia: Graduated with an undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Case Western, and would later follow up with a masters degree from Case. He would again go back to school for a MBA from Baldwin Wallace. He currently works as an independent consult.

Career Summary:

Twenty years of independent software consulting. Extensive experience with a
broad range of Microsoft-based technologies.
Twenty years of progressively more responsible positions within small, medium and
large IT organizations.
Eighteen years of relational database design and implementation; expert-level
developer of SQL stored procedures.

Ten years of Microsoft .Net design and development experience.
Experience across multiple business areas, particularly health care, clinical drug
trials, financial, legal and industrial automation.
Particularly skilled at working with non-technical business personnel to identify
business requirements and explore technical opportunities/limitations.

Technical lead for an application that matches clinical data in real time with
standards of care for any number of cataloged diseases.

Technical lead for a genomics application that matches a patient-supplied family
health history with markers for genetically-based diseases.

Technical lead for a mission-critical global audit application for Ernst & Young, a Big
Four audit firm (75,000 daily worldwide users).

Responsibility, leadership and international experience: direct supervision of on-
shore and off-shore contractor development teams; multiple engagements with
European and Asian clients, including direct contact with executives, managers and
development teams.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; presenter at national conference
and local SIGs; article published in IEEE journal.

Strong academic credentials: two Master's degrees (MBA and MS/CompSci); MCSD
certification; three years of teaching Microsoft Official Curriculum .Net courses.
Hands-on designer/developer of several commercial software products.

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