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2.1.8  Industry Experience:
Project Management

Slicksurface has experience in managing a variety of technology-related projects.

Prior Experience

Standard & Poor's, Platts

In addition to his regular duties as Manager of Technical Operations for Platts, Jay Harper participated in a 3-member committee with the Manager of Editorial Operations and a member of the Business Development team. The committee prioritized all technical projects and oversaw their completion. These projects included resolutions to problems and new initiatives, and they required interaction with internal staff as well as a variety of people at wire services such as Reuters, Comstock, and Bloomberg.

SCP Communications, Inc.

Jay Harper managed a variety of technical projects while at SCP Communications. These included:

  • Responsibility for the development of SCP's 2 primary production databases:
    • TRAKit!, the production database for the Projects Division (a $40M+ Division)
    • ATS, the database application that managed the article development process for SCP's Journals Division
  • Numerous extranet sites for pharmaceutical product managers. These sites provided up-to-date information on meetings SCPsponsored for medical professionals. These included:
    • Avandia® Regional Advisory Board Meetings for SmithKline Beecham
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb–sponsored meetings related to hypertension (Vanlev® drug launch)
    • Ortho-McNeil (Regranex®)–sponsored meetings related to wound healing (Learn More)
    • Bristol-Myers Squibb–sponsored meetings related to anti-infectives (Tequin® drug launch)
    • GlaxoWellcome–sponsored State family practitioners meetings
    • Depakote® promotional meetings for Abbott Laboratories
  • Extranet for pharmaceutical sales reps from SmithKline Beecham and Bristol-Myers Squibb. The site had data on "thought leaders" qualified to speak on Avandia®, in addition to information on all Avandia®-related meetings. (Learn More)

Jay was the technical lead in all of these projects, and on the larger projects he also responsible for the management of consultants and oversight of the budget.