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Dennis E. Wisnosky

Labeled a visionary early in his career, Wisnosky accepts that tag if it means clearly being able to see the confluence of technology and social trends before others – and most importantly being able to define a clear path to an achievable practical end goal.  In the private sector for the majority of his career, and recently in the Government, he identified big problems before others.  He understood that the solution required a multidisciplined approach, and he recruited and formed a team of outstanding individuals with the skills necessary and sufficient to solve the problem.  And, they did.

Examples of successes include:  As a Director in a Fortune 500 company – built an Enterprise Architecture that served as the North Star for installation of more than 100 industrial robots in less than a year, implementation of a corporate wide MRP system, procurement of a CAD/CAM system that standardized design and manufacturing practices across the company.  As Group Vice President in a Mid Tier High Technology – integrated 3 dysfunctional business units and 2 startups into a new organization that became the 2nd largest Robotics company in the USA and the 5th largest in the world – it was profitable.  In 2 separate tours with the US DoD – pioneered the methodology most used for 3 decades to build Enterprise Architecture in industry, it became a NIST and an IEEE standard.  Recruited by Donald Rumsfeld to build and implement a DoD Business Transformation Plan – reduced the cost of the DoD Business Enterprise Architecture from hundreds of millions to a fraction of that cost with acceptance for the first time by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).  Designed the first ever DoD Business Operating Environment.  Developed a plan to implement Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) in the DoD – it was accepted.  Recognized the importance of Semantic Web Technology as the only hope to reduce runaway costs in managing Health Care and other DoD information.  Using this technology, to implement an Enterprise Information Web which will deliver Business Intelligence information to the highest levels of the Department with provenance – on demand.  As the CEO of his own companies, developed technology ranging from factory controllers to BPR and Business Process Modeling.  Successfully exited through sale to a Fortune 100 Company.
September 2006 to June 2012 - As the Chief Architect and Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of the Department of Defense (DoD) Business Mission Area (BMA) within the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO) Dennis E. Wisnosky was responsible for providing expert guidance and oversight in the design, development, and modification of the federated architectures supporting the Department's Business Mission Area. This role incorporated oversight of the DoD Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA), Business Process Reengineering (BPR) and the corporate level systems, processes, and data standards common across the DoD.  Mr. Wisnosky led the transformation of architecture-driven business systems and services development, and deployment. Key principles in DoD business transformation are its focus on data ontology - semantic web methods, Services Oriented Architecture and Cloud Computing.   Among others, he received a Fed100 Award (2006) and an “Excellence in Government Leadership Award (2011) in recognition of his accomplishments.
June 1965 to September 2006 - As a serial entrepreneur in the private sector, Mr. Wisnosky consulted to the Government and private industry in the development of strategic and operational plans, methods and processes.  As the head of his own companies, he led the development and marketing of products ranging from industrial robots and factory controls to software for Project Management, Business Process Modeling/Analysis/Optimization.  He is the author of 7 books on these topics, and an internationally acclaimed writer and speaker.   He has received many awards and honors for his work in the private sector including being named a "Hero of US Manufacturing" by Fortune Magazine in 1997.
Mr. Wisnosky earned Degrees from California University (PA), the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Dayton.  He is a Certified Enterprise Architect, a Certified Manufacturing Engineer (Robotics), a PADI Certified Rescue Diver and an Instrument Rated Private Pilot in Multiengine Aircraft. He and his wife, live in Naperville, Illinois. They have three daughters and nine grandchildren