Fernando C. Colon
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|| Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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Education and Professional Experience
Ph.D. in Electrical & Computer Engineering. 1977 University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MS in Electrical & Computer Engineering. 1973 University of Massachusetts, Amherst
BS in Electrical Engineering. 1970 Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.
E M P L O Y M E N T
President & CEO,
1998 - 2001
President & CEO of Acunet.net, Inc. Acunet, until its sale this year, was a
provider of eBusiness and eCommerce
products and solutions World Wide. Dr.
Colon Osorio was instrumental in the design and development of AcushopTM,
a 4th generation eCommerce platform capable of executing
business-to-business, business-to-consumer, auctioning, and Customer
Relationship functions at a fraction of the cost of traditional approaches.
three-tier distributed architecture supports full distributed processing
of transaction while guaranteeing transaction integrity under failure conditions
President & CEO,
1993 - 1998
the Acumen Consulting Group
President & CEO of the Acumen Consulting Group, Inc.
Dr. Colon Osorio
the company and grew its business to an annual run rate of $ 6 M. The primary focus of the Acumen Consulting Group, Inc. while Dr. Colon
Osorio was at the helm was the use of Information technology to re-structure the
business processes of client corporation, and help them achieve dominance in
their respective industry. Successful client engagements included ATT, Bankers
Trust, the Monitor Group, and Chemical Leaman Corporation.
Senior Executive Vice President,
Kendall Square Research
Responsible for the development of the KSR-2 and
KSR-3 systems. Included the
management of a multi-disciplinary engineering organization, as well as ongoing
support of the KSR-1.
1988 - 1992
Senior Group Manager
Business Unit, Digital Equipment Corporation
one of 15 Corporate Consulting Engineer, served as member of the Strategic Task
Force (STF). In this capacity, we
were responsible for setting both the product and technology direction for the
corporation. This included making recommendations to the office of the President
on core physical technologies such as semiconductors & heads/media, system
technologies such as Operating Systems and Networks, as well as System &
Applications Software strategies. Specifically, a five-year technology and
product development strategy will be developed and updated annually. Based on
such strategy all corporate wide Research & Development, Product
Development, as well as International Engineering developments efforts will be
analyzed, and a Corporate Wide investment recommendation together with an
operational plan and budget committed. This plan will be presented to the Office
of the president and Digitalís Executive Committee for approval. In this
context, this group as a whole was responsible for recommending the total annual
engineering budget, and had final say on all DEC engineering product decisions.
Senior Group Manager, I was responsible for the High Availability and Fault
Tolerant Business Unit. In this
capacity, I had total Research & Development, Product Development,
Manufacturing, as well as P&L responsibility for the VAXCluster Systems
Business Unit. Specific
two new businesses for Digital Equipment Corporation. These were the VIS (VAXCluster
Integration Services), which within one year had revenue growth from $0 to $18
M, and the Fault Tolerant Business with revenue growth from $ 2M in FY'90 to a
run rate of $ 93 M in FY'93.
for worldwide Marketing of High Availability systems for Digital Equipment
Corporation. Amongst the most successful campaigns, launched the "Beat
Murphy's Law" marketing campaign while at the same time developing
distribution channels worldwide in Europe (ALENIA), JAPAN (DEC Japan), South
America (SONDA), and Africa (NCS).
and introduced to manufacturing a multiplicity of software and hardware, as well
as systems products. Among the most important: DEC's Fault Tolerant Product line
both OSF/1 based as well as VMS, Disaster Tolerant FDDI VAXClusters, a series of
high speed network interconnect products including the CIXCD, as well as a large
set of software distributed tools for performance and capacity planning in large
Total P&L responsibility for a $ 1.3B business with an expense budget of $60M.
Senior Consulting Engineer and 1985 -1988
Systems, Digital Equipment Corporation
development and market introduction of the VAX 8600, a 1.5X performance
improvement over the VAX 8600. Technical
Director and Advanced Development Manager for the High Performance
Systems/Information Business Unit. Responsible for technical strategy for
Digital's High End Systems, VAXCluster Systems, and Digital's Transaction
Processing Performance Modeling and Evaluation Tools.
Consulting Engineer and
1982 - 1985
Systems, Digital Equipment Corporation
of the principal architects and project leader of the VAX 8600.
The VAX 8600 product generated $ 2.189B in revenues for FY'86 and FY'87,
and profits in excess of $250M. Managed the VAX 8600 design validation, product
debug, and introduction to manufacturing. Introduced software simulation models,
and novel design verification techniques (such as I/O transactors) to reduce
time to market.
Consulting Engineer ,
1976 - 1982
PDP-11 Group, Digital
1976 through 1982, as a Consulting Engineer and/or Engineering Manager, led the
development of multiple engineering and research projects.
These include: a 1.0u single chip VAX., code named MicroSystems; Research & Development of several multiprocessor software and hardware
development projects based on LSI-11 technology; and the design and
implementation of several PDP-11 processors.
B A C K G R O U N D
& E D U C A T I O N
Osorio was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1949 where he completed his
secondary education. In 1970, Dr. Colon Osorio completed his Bachelors degree in
Electrical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. Dr.
Colon Osorio completed his Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer
Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1973 and 1976
A C A D E M I A
& P U B L I C
S E C T O R
his extensive industrial experience, Dr. Colon Osorio has been involved through
the years with both academia and the public sector. Specifically, Dr. Colon Osorio held an Associate
Professorship appointment at the University of Connecticut, was Associate Editor
of the IEEE Transaction on Computers from 1978 to 1982, published numerous
articles in the computer field and a textbook on artificial intelligence
entitled "Engineering Intelligent Systems".
In the public sector, Dr. Colon Osorio has been a member of the Council
for Economic Advisors on Technology to the Governor of Puerto Rico, and has been
chairperson or board member of several public corporations.