Mr. David Watson has over twenty-five years in the enterprise software and services industry. He is able to leverage his background as an engineer to help clients understand what mix of processes, technology, products and services will best address both their current needs as well as their future business requirements. David is able to communicate the benefits of these solutions across all levels of the organization – from the day-to-day end users to the executive suite. His customers have come from all different industries including retail, financial services, telecommunications, ecommerce, logistics, supply chain, heavy industrial, high tech and life sciences, among others.
David started his career working with IBM to help clients understand how to maximize their investment in both hardware and software. Later, David joined i2 Technologies where he helped one of the largest ecommerce companies in the world optimize their distribution network as it grew from a single warehouse location to dozens of locations across North America. This was an early version of solving a “big data” problem for a very complex distribution network.
David also had an opportunity to work with a start-up called eCash Technologies. He worked closely with the Product Development team to leverage Agile development technologies in order to rapidly deploy a stored gift card payments application for a web-based greeting card company and ½ dozen online retailers.
During his days at PTC, David also engaged with a major aerospace & defense company to deploy a product lifecycle management to support +20,000 geographically dispersed users. This highly complex, services-driven solution included program management, supply chain management, continuous integration, distributed product development, collaboration/data management, change/configuration management and complex levels of data security/access.
Most recently, David worked with Oracle to support several high technology, industrial manufacturing and gaming companies across a variety of domains including ERP, master data management, CRM, customer service, product lifecycle management and program management.
Currently, David is working with several local clients to provide custom solutions across technology areas like Big Data (Strategy Assessment, BI, Analytics, Data Management), Cloud (Assessment/Selection, ROI Analysis and Implementation) and Strategy (Data Governance, Alignment of Technology Solutions).
While David and his wife of +24 years miss the friendly confines (yes – Wrigley Field reference) of downtown Chicago, they love to take advantage of everything the Pacific Northwest can offer their two sons (13 and 16). Frequent activities include kayaking in the San Juan Islands with the orca whales, skiing in the Cascade Mountains, boating/paddle boarding/jet skiing the water in Lake Washington/Pacific Ocean/Priest Lake or hiking the Olympic Mountains. The family also loves to travel extensively – especially to exciting locations outside of North America.
David received his BS Engineering from the University of Illinois and has been involved in community service both locally and internationally (YMCA, United Way, local schools, Chairman of Board for Mama Maria Kenya, etc.).