VSJ – May 2008 – Members’ News

Council members Martin Doe and Edwin Keen are both seeking re-election this year. They talk about themselves and the Institution below.

I’ve been in the field of programming and analysis for most of my time since 1988, when I left full-time education. Much of my experience has been in the area of database programming, particularly using Progress 4GL. I joined the Institution in 1996, and the Council in 2005. Married with three children, I’m also a school governor and a charity trustee.

The IAP has to remain relevant to its members, and I hope to play a part in helping the Council in its ongoing task of achieving this. All of us on the Council want to hear from you, the members, as to how the IAP can best serve you in today’s fast-changing world. Please contact me if you have ideas that you would like me to put forward on your behalf.

Martin Doe

A computing professional from 1978 until 1995, I held a variety of programming and analysis positions before being IT manager for a large drinks distribution company.

Gaining a MSc with distinction in Computer Communications and Networks in 1998 I became an academic at the University of Bolton and am currently tasked with developing a course in Computer Forensics. My main areas of interest are computer and network security and computer forensics and in particular the detection of Trojan or rootkit activity through the analysis of network traffic.

A Fellow of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers since 1983, I am one of the earliest members and was elected to Council initially in June 1995.I am currently serving a second term of office.

Edwin Keen

We welcome two new Fellows.

Martin D. Simmonds  BSc

Martin has been programming for nearly 30 years, mainly on contract but with some periods of regular employment.  He has wide experience of both mainframe and PC software. Starting with seven years at Legal and General Assurance in England, he then moved to the first of a series of contracts at home and abroad.  Amongst others these included Lombard Tricity, Dow Corning (Belgium), Datronics Inc (Fort Lauderdale), Blue Cross (Kansas City) and Adpac (San Francisco).  Returning to the UK in 1999 he became Technical Manager for Computer Associates of Slough, responsible for their Technical Support team throughout Europe.  Now their Senior Software Engineer he is still with Computer Associates.

Juan C. Novosad

Juan Novosad was born in Argentina where he studied and spent his early working career as an Analyst/Programmer.  During some 28 years as a Software Developer and Data Modeller he has been Team Leader, Project Manager, Coach and Mentor, mainly in fields covering Telecommunications, Health Care, Insurance and Government.  Moving to Canada in 1999 he worked for KRS Multimedia providing application support for Bell Canada – this involved everything from programming to writing the manuals.  He then moved to EDS Canada, providing application support for General Motors and other major companies.  Since 2003 Juan has been programming for BAE Systems (Dhahran), involving the combination of skills in naval platforms, military aircraft and intelligent electronic systems.

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