We have over 17 years’ experience in building solutions from the ground up to the cloud and an extensive knowledge and passion for Java, Oracle and .NET technologies. We can work with you to help ensure your business requirements and vision are clearly understood and documented. With that cornerstone in place, we can help you understand what solution is right for you by explaining the benefits and trade-offs of various architecture patterns such as a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Multitier Architecture, Microservices, Event Driven Architecture, etc. Finally we will deliver a solution that is designed and architected in order to achieve perfect harmony and realization of your business goals.
Enterprise Architecture takes into account both business and technical viewpoints when building solutions. This practice leads to greater effectiveness, efficiency, agility and durability. Many organizations don’t know where to start when defining an Enterprise or Solution architecture. We can help get you started through collaborative workshops and help you communicate the business problem to technical stakeholders, and the technical solution to business stakeholders. Ultimate, we take your business vision and goals and ensure that your IT solutions are enabling them.
Are you considering moving some or all of your business to the cloud but don't know where to start? Maybe you are wondering how you can get more efficiency out of your current systems and processes. Do you need a strategy for modernizing your legacy applications in order to serve your staff or customers better? These are all common problems that we have experience solving. Together we can define, plan and execute your strategy for solving these problems, or get you going on any IM/IT related initiative being contemplated.
Enterprise and Solution Architect
Alec Wilcox is a results oriented solution architect with over 17 years of experience in strategic leadership, technical architecture, systems design, development and implementation with strong specializations in Enterprise Java, .NET, Cloud, Platform as a Service, and SOA technologies. Alec has experience working as an architect and delivery leader on a variety of complex Cloud projects, Service Oriented Initiatives and Enterprise Application designs.
For the past eleven years, Alec has worked as an architect and technical advisor on various large public and private sector initiatives, and has successfully managed delivery and architecture teams in challenging multi-stakeholder environments.
Alec was responsible for the review and analysis of the requirements for improving service delivery and optimizing processes across lines of business for Crown Land Tenure Systems along with the creation of the technical architectures, User Experiences, and Services Designs required to implement the solution. In addition, Alec also has the responsibility of managing the development team to ensure the work is completed on time, and is of the highest quality.
Alec led an agile team that through iterative-based requirements elicitation, service design, continuous development and deployment, and consistent product demonstrations with the project stakeholders transformed the business solution for managing Passenger Directed Vehicle carriers in the Province. Alec's team developed multiple production releases that included input from stakeholders, providing incremental improvements to their business processes, and a level of transparency in to the overall project and its progression
Alec prepared an extensive report and recommendations to Court on options for replacing their aging and risk prone Court Operating System. Alec compared options including purchasing a COTS, doing custom development and implementing a configurable CRM along with a weighting scheme to help the Court decide which option best meets their needs and requirements.
Alec led the Order Management technical team who are responsible for designing the technical solution that will allow all BC Ministries and Broader Public Sector users to submit order requests through the HP ServiceAnywhere SaaS portal.
Alec held many roles within Sierra that involved him working with Sales, Human Resources, and Delivery Management to help set technical direction and strategy for the company and numerous clients. One of his primary areas of focus was on how to take advantage of emerging technology trends including mobile, social, analytics and cloud computing.
Alec worked with both stakeholder groups to design and architect a cloud based dispatch system built on the Microsoft Azure platform. Alec was also responsible for the architecture of a responsive, multi-channel, public facing website where the union members could get information about the work picture and current assignments.
Alec created a roadmap for the organization that documented their current state and provided options and a strategy for modernizing their legacy Oracle Forms application. After accepting many of the recommendations outlined in the roadmap, Alec guided a team of consultants on how to implement improved backups, disaster recovery and had conversations about how to start to move towards the cloud.
Alec has provided IT strategy and delivery support for the BC Ministry of Justice and related branches for over eight years and is considered a trusted advisor. Alec served on the Architectural Review Board for the Ministry and helped ensure that proposed vendor solutions aligned to Ministry and Central Government direction and standards.
Alec documented the current state for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for their Offender Management Solution which was a hodge-podge of around fifty different applications. He helped the client determine their business principles and created a conceptual architecture representing their business vision in order to help guide the replacement of their OMS.
Alec was responsible for revitalizing the original Enterprise Architecture work that had been completed for the client. He worked with the business to articulate a business and technical vision along with a set of guiding principles and a prioritized set of actions to be taken to close the gap between the current state and vision.
Alec designed a robust technical service based on webMethods and Kofax aimed at reducing the backlog of applications submitted to the client through document recognition and processing. The solution was architected to be consumable as a service by other government agencies and partners.
Alec was the lead architect of a large team of IT professionals building a system to deliver electronic services to Correction’s clients under both custody and community supervision. Alec was involved in the requirements gathering, functional and technical design and implementation of all aspects of the system including the software solution, secure network and secure electronic devices for accessing the services.
Alec worked with the telecommunications vendor to design and implement an API to integrate the call control system with the client’s case management solution. The goal of integrating the two systems was to provide provisioning of identity from the source of truth into the call control system to reduce the duplication of information in the two systems.
Alec helped the Premier of BC achieve her promise of free criminal record checks for volunteer organizations. At the same time, he helped the client modernize the look and feel of their public facing website to a more contemporary style that is accessible on a variety of devices.
Alec helped elaborate the requirements and participated in the service design of the Provincial Court Scheduling System (PCSS) to help address some causes of lengthy delays in the court process. He also led the architecture effort for the solution and helped the team get started on its implementation.
Alec was the principal architect for a multi-year initiative aimed at gaining operational efficiencies and moving towards a common set of architectural patterns. Alec created a reference architecture that helped realize the business vision for the modernization of their technology portfolio.
Alec was the technical lead for the ICON project which improved the day-to-day activities of Corrections Officers, Parole Officers, Case Workers and others. Alec communicated between the various stakeholder groups and development team to ensure that the solution built on Oracle SOA Suite and BPEL technology met all business requirements and functional designs.
Alec was the lead developer for the Offender Based Tracking System project, a J2EE-based repository fed by client source system generated events. He wrote technical specifications for the development team and ensured that all code was built effectively and efficiently.