Sr. Executive with expertise in enterprise architecture, entrepreneurship, strategy, and governance.
Sheppard transforms organizations by integrating business strategy with technology innovations (e.g. hybrid multicloud); using Enterprise Architecture to create a journey to sustainable advantage through shifting business challenges.
Why is he an excellent choice for an advisory board member? He has been a board member of 2 startups and has worked for two startups. He has also helped growth small companies organically. He has seen the challenges of transition.
In a 42-year career, Sheppard has helped transform organizations that are in critical need of technology leadership. He is business-driven IT executive and enterprise architect, a visionary thought leader and entrepreneur who focuses on unleashing trapped business value in organizations where investment in enabling and disruptive technology is an integral part of the business strategy. Whether there is a need for massive data integration, stepwise transformation to new infrastructure platforms, or the creation of a unified customer and partner service experience, the challenges may involve a wide array of technologies but the strategic approach is always the same - take the business goals and match them to recurring patterns of proven design that transcend technology shifts to drive solutions that are both high value and can be built in stages. Sheppard has worked in organizations as varied as startups and large multinational organizations and have served in eight uniquely crafted roles in a variety of companies; a facilitator of change, Adept at synthesizing and executing a common vision: to drive organization’s changing goals through sustainable technical innovation. The bottom line is that he has seen what it takes for startups to make the journey to survive and thrive.
Recognized for building strong, diverse, high performance teams delivering exceptional results for mission critical systems (i.e. exchange trading systems) in resource constrained environments., I have played managerial and individual contributor roles -- whether as a Chief Technologist of a global consulting firm, Chief Technical Architect of a global investment bank or Chief Scientist at a startup that was awarded all 7 filed patents. Responsibilities have encompassed all aspects of Enterprise Architecture including mentorship and practice improvement. The latest achievement is to have codified these best practices into a knowledge base and workbench that aids the construction of distributed edge hybrid multicloud architectures to meet the emerging challenges of the digital economy
Sheppard earned his Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Anthropology from State University College NY. He was on the board of Directors for Adaptivity and advisory board member of a Blockchain startup names Agingo. Sheppard is currently in the Advisory Boards for Parentfile, Smart International, and Core Global.
Information Technology Strategy
Information Services and Technology