Statewide Voter Registration System Conversion
Orchestrated the conversion of
Georgia's Statewide Voter Registration System, a custom green screen CICS Cobol application developed by the Department of Administrative
Services (DOAS) in 1995, containing with 5.7 million registered electors
to ElectioNet a web-based JAVA vendor solution from PCC Technology Group.
Elections Supply Inventory System Conversion
Led the selection of a
server based commercial off of the shelf (COTS) inventory solution to
replace the legacy 3270 mainframe COBOL application to manage the
elections supply warehouse operated by the GA Secretary of State.
Administration System Conversion
This strategic effort that brought the outsourced policy administration
system in-house from a third party administrator. The TPA provided staff and their
custom life policy system from their remote mainframe system developed in
COBOL/IDMS-DC. The new system was then IBM’s
LifePro Policy Administration System
that ran on an NT server using Pervasive SQL. My department led the conversion
effort that entailed collaboration between the TPA vendor and their programmers,
the IBM implementation team and a number of Atlanta Life contact and fulltime
programmers, and the VP of Operations at Atlanta Life. There was also
substantial customization of the LifePro application to suit the unique
requirements of Atlanta Life “debit policies”. The eight-month conversion effort
was extremely aggressive due to the certain expiration of the outsourcing
agreement December 31, 1999. Execution of the conversion programs took place
over the Christmas holiday. The effort also included replacement of 60 of the
3270 workstations in the Customer Service Center with PC’s running the LifePro
application on Atlanta Life network for the new staff and a telephony upgrade.
Another significant part of the conversion was to implement new billing system
print infrastructure, mail folding/sorting and postal systems to produce monthly
statements for 600,000+ policyholders. The system went live January 2,
2000 with minimal issues.
Y2K Conversion – Arrived as the first
Director of IT for Atlanta Life in December of 1998 to lead the strategic in
sourcing of their policy administration system and lead their Y2K compliance
effort. An outside consulting firm initially projected Y2K compliance by July of
1999. After a three month assessment I presented to the board of directors the
“state of the union” and an action plan to meet compliance by December of 1999.
I initiated a wholesale overhaul of the technology infrastructure. Desktops
were migrated from 486 clones running Windows 95 to Pentium based Windows NT
stations. The servers were migrated from to Novell 4.11 to NT Server. The
enterprise applications were migrated from DOS to Windows. Internet connectivity
was upgraded from ISDN to T1, a Checkpoint firewall was implemented and Norton
Corporate Antivirus was deployed to all workstations and servers. Telephony,
HVAC, elevators and access control security systems were upgraded to compliant
states. Brought in a team of consultants to conduct regression testing and
certify all application systems, network facilities and telephony components
were compliant. During this same timeframe we were executing the policy
administration system conversion which went live on January 2, 2000. There were
no incidents related to Y2K.