Karl S. Allen

Director,  RWW  Solutions 1994-98 
Chief Architect Signa Systems 1991-94
Systems Director, IBS 1989-91 
Senior Manager, ISS Systems, 1986-89
Principal,  SPE Systems 1984-86
Software Engineer,  SoftTech 1981-84


20 years  performance management
20 years systems integration 

10 years document imaging
10 years technology architecture

BSc Computer Science,
Univ Mass, 1981

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Mr. Allen is an experienced designer and systems integrator of high-performance computer systems covering a variety of business areas, advanced technologies, and platforms.  He has served as chief architect  for several advanced technology firms and is widely recognized as a leader in complex systems development  Mr. Allen also is considered an industry expert in telecommunications and has substantial experience in the financial services sector, as well. He also is extensively experienced in knowledge management, data warehousing, document imaging systems, advanced search technology and internet/XML applications development.

His recent accomplishments include:

  • Acting Chief Technology Officer for In-Q-Tel, a technology innovation venture capital company
  • Chief architect of e-collaboration and web discovery programs for In-Q-Tel programs for the CIA.
  • Chief architect for Bell Atlantic's strategic billing and customer care systems
  • Chief architect for imaging systems development for Signa and Image Business Systems
  • Program Manager for the system re-engineering of the UK National Health Care System
  • Performance engineering in several projects achieving order of magnitude performance improvement in such firms as JP Morgan, Hyperion, and Bell Atlantic.
  • Designing and implementing  performance certification test labs for MCI, Bell Atlantic, McKesson UK, Hyperion, JP Morgan, and other companies, using advanced testing tools including  LoadRunner and WinRunner from Mercury Interactive.
  • Lead systems integrator for several major development efforts including ImageSystem, an advanced imaging, document management and workflow system, and data warehousing systems to the Las Vegas gaming industry
  • Executive advisor, Geo-Spatial Data Consortium
  • Board member Ionic Geo-Spatial Technology, Inc