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JOHN T. HOPPER 12024 Sunny Street Frisco, TX 75034 972-467-0225 jh16008d4@westpost.


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY Innovative, versatile Pre-Sales Solution Architect and IT Consultant with an MBA and 20+ years experience, including 10+ years as a Senior Consulting IT Architect at IBM. Pivotal technical and leadership resource for both prominent companies and start-ups, with a client roster that included State of Texas, BP, Niemann Marcus, Lockheed Martin, Shell Chemical, Kaiser Permanente, Sysco Foods, Qwest, Blockbuster, Wal-Mart and Baylor Hospital System. Dynamic career spans technology entrepreneurship, practice management, IT executive roles at 3 organizations and software engineering (Raytheon); significant experience in healthcare. * Leverage broad business acumen, technical knowledge and analytical skills to help companies achieve their strategic objectives and articulate a vision for the future. * Critical thinker and visionary who sees challenges and opportunities from multiple vantage points as a technology provider and technology consumer. * Skilled team leader and motivator, effectively partnering with clients, technical teams and business units to plan, integrate and execute complex projects on time/budget. KEY COMPETENCIES Consultative/Technical Sales Business Analytics and Optimization Master Data Management (MDM) Data Warehousing; Enterprise 2.0 Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Business Process Transformation eCommerce Enterprise Collaboration Cloud Computing Social Media Analytics PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS Master Certified IT Architect IBM Certified IT Architect PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE WIPRO TECHNOLOGIES, Addison, TX; 07/2010 - Present PRACTICE MANAGER AND BUSINESS DEVELOPER Driving force for company's largest service line, Business Technology Solutions ($50MM revenue quota) delivering business intelligence, predictive analytics, information lifecycle, SOA, business process management and enterprise social media projects ranging from $40K to $6MM. Coordinate efforts of matrixed resources from sales and delivery teams. Maximize business in Southwest territory with diverse

healthcare, retail and state/local government clientele. KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: * Planned, led and executed 5 deals totaling $12.5MM, from the pre-sales process through implementation. Exceeded all quality, quantity and time standards. * Rapidly established credibility with new clients by demonstrating prior and similar project experience, leading to acquisition of 2 key accounts. IBM CORPORATION, Dallas, TX; 2000 - 07/2010 SENIOR CONSULTING IT ARCHITECT; 10 years Clients: Texas Healthcare Resources, Parkland Hospital, State of Texas, Verizon (Alltel), BP, Qwest, BNSF, MD Anderson, Children's Hospital of Texas, Conifer Health Solutions, Baker Hughes, Conoco Phillips, Pier One, Radio Shack, Blockbuster, Niemann Marcus, Excel Energy, Austin ISD, Excel Energy, Williams, Sysco Foods, Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman, Shell Chemical, Baylor Hospital System, Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, State of Louisiana, Alcon, Kaiser Permanente, Kentucky Farm Bureau, Hallmark Cards Senior Consulting IT Architect, Americas Software Group (2004 - 2010) Consulting IT Architect, Global Business Services/eCommerce Practice (2000 - 2004) In both of these positions, provided expert technical expertise to high-profile enterprise customers and software sales teams on 900+ IBM products spread over 5 brands (WebSphere, Rational, Lotus, Tivoli and Information Management). Collaborated with, built consensus and mitigated conflicts among IBM client teams, brand teams and technical teams to develop technical proposals. * Delivered white boarding sessions, lunch/learn sessions and presentations/briefings across all organizational levels. Accompanied sales teams on client meetings. * Developed readiness plans, solution reviews, architectural diagrams and models. * Enhanced client value and solutions by employing accepted design methods, patterns and best practices. KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: * SHELL CHEMICAL: Architected and directed deployment of a high-profile eCommerce/Portal site for this client, their first major entry in the B2B Web channel. Led a multicultural, multi-national team of 8 to launch site into production in an aggressive 9-month timeline. * Awarded for salvaging relationship with key client wanting their money back. - Identified an alternative solution, assembled team of IBM experts to create a pilot to prove the concept, and overcommunicated with client/team to mitigate issues. - Retained account and avoided loss of $4MM in software licenses and services. * Seamlessly integrated new processes and software applications into clients' existing environments, consisting of Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, HP, BMC and other products. * KAISER PERMANENTE, KENTUCKY FARM BUREAU, HALLMARK CARDS: Designed architectures/applications (Java, C++) for WebSphere Commerce Suite and WebSphere Portal B2B/B2C sites for these leading clients. * JOINT VENTURE PROJECT: Guided the architecture and

development of an e-commerce site that marketed and sold home energy contracts for a large joint-venture between Energy and Internet companies. After delivering project on time in 18 months, requested by customer to stay on and build functionality for new product categories and marketing capabilities. MAXOR NATIONAL PHARMACY SERVICES, Amarillo, TX; 1998 - 2000 VP OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY; 3 years Built an IT organization from the ground up to develop core pharmacy benefit management (PBM) and adjudication applications for sale. KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS: * Recruited, trained and coached a team of 12 developers in a tough hiring market. * Played key role in company expanding its product and service offerings. * Overhauled IT infrastructure and implemented RUP development framework. * Replaced legacy paper reporting processes with Actuate business intelligence platform, an effort that was highlighted in several trade publications. PRIOR EXPERIENCE Founder/Principal, Quorum Innovative Solutions (healthcare clientele) IT Director, Anderson Merchandisers ($B music retailer for key client Wal-Mart) IT Director, Intertrans Corporation (Fortune 500 global transportation provider) Software Engineer, E-Systems (Raytheon) PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS The Open Group Object Management Group TECHNICAL SKILLS LANGUAGES: Ruby on Rails, Java, php, HTML, JavaScript, SQL, C++ DATABASES: Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, MySQL PLATFORMS: Windows, IBM Mainframe SOFTWARE: Cognos BI/TM1, SPSS Predictive Analytics, Actuate Business Intelligence, Rational (RequisitePro, ClearCase, ClearQuest, RUP Workbench, Software Architect), InfoSphere Server, IBM Mashup Center, WebSphere (Application Server, WebSphere, Commerce Suite, Portal, Message Broker, Business Modeler), Lotus Connections, IBM Lombardi Teamworks, Eclipse, Aptana Studio, MS Office Suite METHODOLOGY: RUP, UML, MDA, TeamSD, SOA, CVM EDUCATION University of Dallas, Graduate School of Management, Dallas, TX M.B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1997 Texas A&M University, College Station, TX B.S., Computer Science, 1985