RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Peter Aiken, CEO and founding director of Data Blueprint, associate professor of information systems at Virginia Commonwealth University, and president of DAMA International, received the 2010 International Stevens Award on Oct. 13 at the 17th Annual Working Conference on Reverse Engineering in Beverly, Mass.
Aiken received the award in recognition of his evangelism of data reverse engineering and data-focused software development techniques and methods. The Stevens Award is given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the literature or practice of methods for software and systems development. Past recipients of the International Stevens Award have included Larry Constantine (2009), Grady Booch (2006), Peter Chen (2001), Tom DeMarco (1999), Tom McCabe (1998), & Michael Jackson (1997). Aiken delivered the Stevens Award Lecture as the keynote speaker at the conference. His talk, "The Starting Point isn't the Beginning: How Data Reengineering Changes IT," highlighted the three important ways in which data engineering has contributed to the IT profession.
In 1999 Aiken founded Data Blueprint, a data management and IT consulting firm. The firm, which is partially owned by VCU, focuses on his core expertise -- improving organizational data and data management practices. It has extensive experience in the federal, commercial and medical sectors through projects at the C.W. Bill Young DoD Marrow Donor Center, as well as the U.S. Federal Government's Railroad Retirement Board (based in Chicago), and Philip Morris International (based in Lausanne, Switzerland). Data Blueprint and Dr. Aiken have worked with six of the world's ten largest banks. Commercial projects include improving data management practices at some of the world's largest retail and pharmaceutical companies, namely Circuit City Stores, RadioShack, and Merck & Company, Inc. In addition, Data Blueprint and Dr. Aiken have performed work for the U.S. Department of Defense including the U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army CIO and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Other awards and recognitions include an invitation to participate on the Defense Logistics Information Research (DLIR) Program Technical Solutions Council (TSC), along with the greater Richmond Technology Council IT Builder's Award Finalist, International DAMA Community and Individual Service Awards, and a nomination for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts MUSE Award.
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