Summary

In today's complex integrated world it can be difficult to see the wood from the trees, simplifying complexity is what I do. Delivering efficiency and business agility by working smarter, providing enterprise and solution architecture services to maximise the use of IT infrastructure and information systems in conjunction with cloud based technologies through Amazon Web Services (AWS), Azure, RackSpace and Google Cloud.
 
I have over 15 years’ experience in e-business & enterprise Information management systems working as a Solutions Architect  providing strategy,  solution architecture, information management, cloud services frame work application integration & business analysis for systems utilising content, transactional and data management systems across the IT services landscape. Have also covered data centre migration to the cloud and application optimisation for the cloud.
My area of application is product agnostic but have operated as SME for enterprise implementation and optimisation of proprietary Tier 1 middle-ware technology solutions across a number of vendors in conjunction with in-house developed solutions for on and off premise application deployment using Amazon Web Services. (VPC Architecture / OpsWorks - AWS) and Azure (Pack / Stack) using Hyper-V

This includes definition, design, modelling and deployment of managed services across business for cloud based solutions for IAAS, PAAS, and SAAS areas. Reference and use of industry specific and standards based architecture patterns using AWS, Azure cloud services and RackSpace.

My expertise has been achieved through a number of assignments to manage & deliver projects covering private business sectors, government (security cleared) as well as a number of strategic projects across the Asia Pacific and European locations.
I can be contacted by email or on any of the numbers shown opposite for discussion on future engagements for solution architecture roles encompassing strategy and program delivery of e-business transformation initiatives. 
A pdf of my resume can be downloaded here, please email me if you need a copy in word format. Additional supplemental information can be downloaded at the foot of this page.
Alternatively if there is no match-up at this time I would welcome your feedback.
 
Specialty Areas

  • Providing Solution Architecture Services for the provision of Managed Services to corporate clients using cloud based technologies. Areas include CMS, Application and transactional integration for optimum performance using cloud hosted infrastructure through AWS, Azure Google cloud and RackSpace domains. Provide SME support using cloud technology stack and integration with on-premise systems.
  • Providing solution architecture for IAAS & PAAS using AWS and Azure (Pack / Stack, Hyper-V) covering private, public and hybrid cloud requirements, including IAM strategy (opens pdf online) and deployment.
  • Solution architecture experience across multiple technologies covering package solutions, information & data management systems, portal, document management for off-site cloud based deployment. (AWS)
  • Provision of solution architecture artefacts for Integration and management of e-Business environments. Covering IT service vendors Tier 1 COTS application middle-ware systems in accordance with architectural frameworks and integration best practice specifically across DOCCM domain.
  • Define and create solution architecture model in accordance with enterprise frameworks using top down & bottom up techniques. 
  • Develop solutions that align with enterprise architecture strategy and support business objectives utilising information & data management technology enablers covering cloud and on premise strategies.
  • Provision of Architecture as a service (AAAS) for SA / EA modelling and end to end solution using industry tool sets with collaboration and standards based scenarios.
  • Provision of solution architecture reference documents in accordance with enterprise architecture frameworks and ITIL practice in relation to business application integration and management of information systems using off the shelf and in-house developed solutions in conjunction with cloud based deployments. (AWS)
  • Solution architecture, Information architecture and analysis across all web domains for full document & information life cycle including inbound, storage, outbound and archiving domains.
  • GAP analysis and assessment for functional and non-functional requirements between current and future state environments.
  • Advanced analytical interpretation and problem solving capability around solving client problems.  
 
Personal Attributes

  • Strategic thinker, innovative, enjoys challenge.
  • Can effectively translate business requirements into operational functional IT solutions across multiple business domains.
  • Sound project management and resource planning skills in enterprise environment. Ability to actively participate in business development and pre / post sales process.
  • Persuasive, ability to influence key stakeholders across business, software vendor and IT domains including approach for the delivery of solutions and consult to CxO level.
  • Across current digital communication technologies and user environments, understands how they are used and interact between end user and corporate operating environments.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with both technical and non-technical stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage priorities and resources to effectively deal with changes in demand.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and provide timely delivery.

 

Worked with the following Cloud Service Providers


       
 
 

Contact Details


 

Government Security Cleared Baseline
Contact:
Alex Duncan

E-Mail:


Status

  • Currently engaged with TfNSW for managed services, infrastructure re-design and data optimisation as part of digital transformation.
  • Previous engagement with Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for definition and integration of cloud services for tax time 2016 using AWS & Azure cloud platforms. Contracted through Lockheed Martin, AGSVA security cleared to Baseline.
  • Previous engagement was with Sydney University providing Solution Architecture Services for Application Integration & Enterprise database functionality using cloud based technologies. 
  • Previous engagement was with MelbourneIT (MIT) providing Solution Architecture Services for digital transformation and deployment for cloud based solutions utilising AWS and Azure technologies.
See Projects for detail on above and past work.

Please feel free to contact me on any of the above numbers or email address shown for future engagements later in 2016.

Business Network 

For my business network details see my LinkedIn public profile and groups which I follow below. Send me a link to request connection if you are not already a connection. 
Public LinkedIn Profile 
 

 
   
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Career Outline
The following outlines my roles to date with the organisations listed. I provided the services in the capacity indicated. 

Period: 2011 - Present, Role: Solution Architect
Company: Enterprise Architect Services (Contract TfNSW March 2018)
Key Domains: TCM, ECM, EDRMS, SOA, DOCCM
Industry sector: Corporate, Government, Financial
Clients: TfNSW, ATO, Byte Technologies, Lockheed Martin, Sydney University, MelbourneIT, IAG, Perceptive Software, RedRock, OCS, Asparona 

Period: 2009 - 2010, Role: Information Architect
Company: Oakton Pty Ltd (Consulting)
Key Domains: ECM, EDRMS, WCM, IM 
Industry sector: Corporate, Government
Clients: ASIC, Sydney Water

Period: 1999 - 2008, Role: Solution Architect
Company: Alcatel Lucent (Telecommunications)
Key Domains: Intranet, Extranet, Internet, SEO, B2B, B2C
Industry sector: Corporate, Government, Retail

Period: 1995 - 1998, Role: CTO - Business Partner
Company: ScanPlus Services (Digital Imaging Services)
Key Domains: IPM, OCR, BPM, DM
Industry sector: Corporate, Retail

Period: 1990 - 1995, Role: Production Engineering Manager
Company: AWA Communications (Telecommunications)
Key Domains: Automation, Efficiency, Resourcing, Design.
Industry sector: Corporate, Government.

Status
    • Australian Citizen
    • AU & EU passport holder
    • AGSVA security clearance to Baseline from June 2016
Quick Links

Cloud Reference Architectures

Select either of the links below to see sample reference architectures for the cloud service providers shown.
 
Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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 MS Azure (Pack / Stack)

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Alex Duncan,
12 Oct 2016, 17:37
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Alex Duncan,
13 Oct 2016, 20:01