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									Jinks Technology Management, Inc.
2 Tomolonis Drive, Nashua, NH 03062-2323
Voice:   (603)-882-8222                                                Email:     Dan@Jinks.com
Fax:     (603)-886-8886                                                URL:      www.jinksinc.com


                                           Daniel W. Jinks
JTM helps companies plan and execute large, complex, and/or simultaneous projects on-time,
on-budget, while maximizing customer satisfaction. We build collaboration, trust, and
responsibility into large, multi-functional teams, and train a client's internal staff on techniques
for successful project management.

Dan Jinks is President of Jinks Technology Management. An expert in project management,
application development, and Sarbanes-Oxley IT compliance. He assists businesses with
information technology related projects, concentrating his efforts today in website, database, and
application development. He has over thirty years of experience in the manufacturing industry
and twenty in the property and casualty industry. One of his development projects was a finalist
in the international Windows World Open competition at Spring COMDEX/94.
     Dan's experience includes:
         Project management and software development lifecycles, including training
          teams in collaboration, accountability and performance management techniques
         Windows, Internet, and database application development and implementation
         Sarbanes-Oxley IT compliance audits and assistance
         Application analysis and design featuring object-oriented and rapid application
          development techniques
         Evaluation and vendor selection of multi-location computing and networking
          requirements
         Information technology architecture, strategic planning and compliance evaluation
         MIS staff assessment and reorganization assistance

Dan has worked in many industries, including property and casualty insurance, food
manufacturing, consumer paper products, consulting, utilities, commuter railroads, electronics
manufacturing, pharmaceuticals manufacturing, government agencies and health insurance. He
has managed facilities and installed systems in nine countries on four continents. He speaks
fluent German and conversational French.
Prior to founding his own firm, Dan worked for Temple, Barker & Sloane (now Mercer
Management Consulting), an international management consulting firm. Prior to entering
consulting, he served as Systems Manager for Simplex Time Recorder, and as
International Systems Manager at Nashua Corporation. Dan graduated from the United
States Military Academy at West Point in 1967, and in 1972 received an M.S. in Business
Administration from Boston University.




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Representative Consulting Assignments

Representative Project Management Assignments

National Textile Manufacturer:         Documented business processes, developed business
requirements, and evaluated software vendors to replace aging order processing, manufacturing,
and warehousing software for all company locations. Developed IT policies and procedures and
associated compliance tests for conformance with Sarbanes-Oxley regulations.

Top 50 Internet Web Site: As senior project manager for thirteen months, assembled and
facilitated multiple, simultaneous, project teams representing of a large number of technical and
business functions to design, development, and implement major website changes and
enhancements to a highly- active internet web site. Assisted the Technical Director in hiring,
training, and evaluating technical staff, including project managers.

National Mutual Fund Company: In conjunction with a strategic partner, developed a project
management training course and trained middle managers and staff using a collaborative project
management model. Also trained four process redesign teams in project management as they
entered the development and implementation phases of their projects.

New England Consulting Company: Managed 30 technicians and system engineers who tested
18,000 computers for Year 2000 compliance throughout the State of Connecticut. Duties
included coordinating with state agencies, scheduling test teams, processing test results,
maintaining SQL database, and reporting to state agencies.

National Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company:                Developed a prototype order
management system using a client/server architecture, using PowerBuilder and an SQL database.
Developed a graphics-oriented performance management reporting system. Trained and
supervised team of five developers.

Regional Food Manufacturer: Reorganized the MIS staff and supervised the migration of
financial applications from a mainframe to a minicomputer. Converted seven autonomous plants
to a standard chart of accounts and procedures. The project was on time and on budget.

Major International Aviation Insurance Underwriter (six year assignment): Supervised
three development teams that redesigned mainframe computer systems, including accounting
applications, policy management and billing, and claims management. Trained the team
members in project management techniques.

Multinational electronics manufacturer: Planned, designed and implemented an on-line order
entry system, with a five-man team. Trained team members in structural analysis and design and
in project management techniques.




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Jinks Technology Management:
Representative Insurance and Healthcare Consulting Assignments

Property and Casualty Assignments:
World’s 2nd Largest Commercial Lines Insurance Carrier. Developed a Customer Loss Analysis System for
distribution to all the company’s major accounts. The system allows interactive analysis and reporting of the
customer’s claims experience. A custom report writer and graphics capabilities are included. The system also
generates monthly claims history diskettes for each customer. This system has been selected as a finalist in the 1994
Windows World Open competition held at Spring COMDEX. The client feels the system provides them
considerable competitive advantage.

Major International Aviation Insurance Underwriter (six year assignment): Developed an information
technology strategy and long-term information systems plan. Assisted the organization in implementing that plan.
Specific work assignments included:

Evaluated potential hardware platforms, software packages, development environments, and database management
systems for the new environment. Supervised the installation of the new equipment and software. Developed and
implemented a training program for all staff for the new environment.

Developed new departmental standards for application development and trained staff in project management,
structured analysis, and structured design.

Supervised three development teams that redesigned mainframe computer systems, including accounting
applications, policy management and billing, and claims management. Application design work stressed modular
and structured techniques and fourth generation languages. Trained the team members in project management
techniques.

Designed the national IBM SNA backbone network connecting the central mainframe to branch office local area
networks (LANs). Developed the technical architecture for the branch office LANs.

Assisted in the design and implementation of a LAN-based litigation management system that links to mainframe
financial data and provides a competitive advantage to the organization.


Health Care Assignments
National Health Evaluation Testing Organization: Developed system to interface with regional laboratories and
transfer information to central office. Developed central office data entry application to capture additional
information and match with lab data. System then transfered matched data to an Oracle database for reporting.

Major Mid-West Blue Cross Blue Shield organization: Evaluated performance problems with an IBM
mainframe running a membership and billing application. Recommended changes that resulted in 100 percent
improvement in overnight batch processing throughput.

Analyzed the work load on multiple mainframes and developed a plan for moving all work from one machine onto
another with minimal cost and time. The client realized a savings of $300,000 to $500,000 per year.

Evaluated on-line claims processing systems to replace an aging and inflexible, internally developed system.
Developed the implementation plan for installation, modification and testing of the selected package.

Major New England Health Care Organization: Evaluated performance problems on the organization's claims
processing system. Conducted a search for a replacement hardware, providing more capacity and reliability.
Designed and conducted benchmark tests to verify acceptable capacity and performance. Our recommendations
resulted in the acquisition of over $5MM of hardware.

Developed an executive information system to analyze claims history data. The system featured graphical
representations of all data and the ability to view data at any level in the database. The system uses Microsoft
Windows and Excel linked to a networked database.


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Jinks Technology Management:
Representative Windows, Client/Server, and Internet Services Consulting Assignments

Top 50 Internet Web Site: As senior project manager for thirteen months, assembled and facilitated multiple,
simultaneous, project teams, representing a large number of technical and business functions, to design,
development, and implement major website changes and enhancements to a highly- active internet web site. Assisted
the Technical Director in hiring, training, and evaluating technical staff, including project managers.

International Aviation Manufacturer: Provided technical direction on development of an ASP application to
manage contractor application and approval. The system interfaced with the client’s internal databases and a third-
party badging system, while using a separate Oracle database. Developed code to interface ASP with the databases.
The application is now being expanded from division to corporate-wide use.

National Textile Manufacturer: Developed business requirements and evaluated software vendors to replace
aging order processing, manufacturing, and warehousing software for all company locations with comprehensive
client-server solution.

New England Consulting Company: Managed 30 technicians and system engineers who tested 18,000 desktop and
server computers for Year 2000 compliance throughout the State of Connecticut. Duties included coordinating with
state agencies, scheduling testing teams, managing processing of test results, maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server
database of all test results, and providing reports to customer organizations.

National Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company: Developed a prototype order management system using a
client/server architecture, Microsoft Windows, PowerBuilder, and an SQL database. The system contained over
ninety screens and was used to determine and verify business requirements. Also developed a graphics-oriented
performance management reporting system, used to define requirements for managing customer service, warehouse,
and carrier performance. Trained and supervised team of five developers.

International Property and Casualty Insurance Company. Developed a Customer Loss Analysis System for
distribution to all the company’s major accounts. The system allows interactive analysis and reporting of the
customer’s claims experience. A custom report writer and graphics capabilities are included. The system also
generates monthly claims history diskettes for each customer. This system has been selected as a finalist in the 1994
Windows World Open competition held at Spring COMDEX.

National Health Evaluation Testing Organization: Developed system to interface with regional laboratories and
transfer information to central office. Developed central office data entry application to capture additional
information and match with lab data. System then transfered matched data to an Oracle database for reporting.

National Financial Services Company: Evaluated performance problems with a twenty user Unix system.
Reviewed and changed benchmark tests and worked with the client and system vendor to resolve problems. Our
recommendations resulted in hardware upgrades, and software changes that increased performance dramatically.
Subsequently evaluated the system's migration to a 300 user, client/server Unix configuration. Reviewed the
benchmark tests being run on a Sun configuration and the local area network (LAN) architecture. Formulated the
successful strategy for removing a major performance problem in the client/server interface.

Regional Facilities Management Company: Designed and developed a Windows-based project management
system used to estimate and manage all projects from proposal through completion. The system allows faster and
more accurate proposal preparation and provides detailed reporting of actual performance against budget. The
system was written in Superbase 2.0

Regional Health Care Insurance Company: Developed an executive information system to analyze claims history
data. The system featured graphical representations of all data and the ability to view data at any level in the
database. The system uses Microsoft Windows and Excel linked to a networked database.




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Jinks Technology Management:
Representative Consulting Assignments for Manufacturers:

National Textile Manufacturer: Documented business processes, developed business requirements, and evaluated
software vendors to replace aging order processing, manufacturing, and warehousing software for all company
locations. Developed IT policies and procedures and associated compliance tests for conformance with Sarbanes-
Oxley regulations.

National Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Company: Developed a prototype order management system using a
client/server architecture, Microsoft Windows, PowerBuilder, and an SQL database. The system contained over
ninety screens and was used to determine and verify business requirements. Also developed a graphics-oriented
performance management reporting system, used to define requirements for managing customer service, warehouse,
and carrier performance. Trained and supervised a team of five developers.


International Precious Metals Manufacturer:
For six years supported and enhanced the company’s business systems and manufacturing systems. Modules include
order management, invoicing, order and sales analysis, commisions, inventory control, hedging control, and quality
control. The system supports 30 users, with Microsoft Windows clients and a central database.


Regional food manufacturer:
During a seven month period, reorganized the MIS staff and supervised the migration of financial applications from
a mainframe to a minicomputer. Converted seven autonomous plants to a standard chart of accounts and procedures.
Implemented general ledger and accounts payable packages, trained staff, designed and managed program
modifications, for all seven plants. The project was on time and on budget.

Designed and implemented an SNA network from the company's IBM mainframe and minicomputer to all branches
where personal computers and terminals were networked together.


Multinational electronics manufacturer:
Managed system analysis, design and project management for the development and implementation of an on-line
order entry system. The project took five man years over a 14 month period.

Trained thirty systems developers in project management, structured analysis, and structured design techniques.
Developed a corporate application development methodology and IS standards, including tracking and control
procedures as well as reporting software.

Reorganized and supervised six international data processing facilities at subsidiary locations, upgrading equipment,
developing and installing corporate standard accounting software, and hiring and training staff.


Multinational computer products and office equipment manufacturer:
Reorganized and supervised five international data processing facilities at subsidiary locations, upgrading equipment,
and hiring and training staff. Developed corporate standard accounting software and installed it in all international
subsidiaries, training both MIS and accounting staff.


Multinational chemical products manufacturer:
Developed a technology architecture plan for offering computing and networking services from three different
mainframe computing facilities to several thousand employees of a major research center.


National fluid instruments manufacturer:
Developed an information technology plan for replacing the firm's aging minicomputer-based equipment and
systems. Assisting in the evaluation of software packages for the new environment. Developed an executive
information system used to analyzing sales and order information using graphical charting techniques, interactive
design, Microsoft Windows and Excel, and Superbase.


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Jinks Technology Management:
Educational, Training and Speaking Engagements

Course co-developer and trainer, T. Rowe Price, Owings Mills, MD, Project Management

Session Speaker, PC EXPO, New York City, NY Client/Server 201: Data Access and
Development Tools

Session Speaker, Networks EXPO, Boston, MA. Client/Server Computing

Session Speaker, Networks EXPO, Boston, MA. Client/Server Front-Ends

Session Speaker, Networks EXPO, Boston, MA. Client/Server Development Tools

Main Speaker, Babson College, Center for Information Management Studies, Wellesley, MA.
Windows Development Tools

Session Speaker, PC EXPO, New York City, NY. Evaluating Windows Development Tools

Session Speaker, Business Software Solutions Conference, Front-end Tools vs Development
Languages

Session Speaker, PC EXPO, New York City, NY. An Introduction to Client/Server Computing

Trainer, Harvard Community Health Plan, Boston, MA. An Introduction to Client/Server and
Graphical User Interface Technologies

Main Speaker, Babson College, Center for Information Management Studies, Wellesley, MA.
Graphical User Interfaces

Session Speaker, Windows World, Chicago, IL. Windows DDE Links - Making Windows
Applications Work Together

Session Speaker, PC EXPO, Chicago, IL. Operating Systems Environments - A Comparison of
16- and 32-bit OSs With Graphical User Interfaces

Session Speaker, PC EXPO, Chicago, IL. Windows Productivity Enhancements

Session Speaker, PC EXPO, Chicago, IL. Building Windows Applications Is Easier Than You
Think

Session Speaker, PC EXPO, New York City, NY. Windows Development For The End User

Technical Knowledge
ASP.NET, COM/DCOM, CrystalComm, HTML/DHTML/XML, IIS, JavaScript, VB Script,
Oracle, SQL Server, Visual Basic, Visual C++, XML, Superbase, Cobol, RPG, Windows
2000/XP, MS Office applications, MS Project



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