JUAN CARLOS CHIPI

Senior Manager at Truenorth Corporation

Mr. Chipi has worked for 27 years as a consultant, instructor, project manager, and program manager for private companies and public government agencies in Puerto Rico and the United States.

He started his professional career, while still in college, working as a Software Engineer for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) of the United States, at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, where he designed and developed the computer programs that control the electrical and instrumentation systems of the Space Shuttle.

After finishing college and moving back to Puerto Rico, he started working for Integration Technologies Corporation, where he moved up the company ranks in positions that included Consultant, Senior Consultant, Principal Consultant, and Business Line Manager. In his tenure at Integration Technologies Corporation, he managed, designed, and developed Information Systems solutions that included the Internet infrastructure implementation for prstar.net, now pr.gov, the Government of Puerto Rico Internet portal; First Bank Internet banking implementation; Sistema Universitario Ana G. Méndez (SUAGM) collaborative Internet portal; and security infrastructure implementations for Bacardi, Cingular, Puerto Rico Telephone Company (PRTC), TLD, Triple-S, and Universal Insurance.

He moved on to become a partner in Dadivan Corporation, where he occupied the position of Director of Information Technology Services and oversaw all company projects, including the implementation of distance learning systems for Universidad del Turabo, Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico, and Universidad del Sagrado Corazón and the development of a new Microsoft Certified Technical Education Center (CTEC) for Dreyfous & Associates.

After having served on the Board of Directors of the College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR), as President of the Institute of Computer Engineers (IICOM), he continued his career as Director of Operations of the College of Engineers and Land Surveyors of Puerto Rico (CIAPR), the organization that represents close to 12,000 active engineers in Puerto Rico. In this position, he oversaw the daily operations of the organization, including the Information Systems, Member Services, Facilities, Security, and Maintenance departments.

His latest career opportunity has been as Senior Manager of Truenorth Corporation. In this position, he has managed the implementation of Information Systems solutions that include the Kronos Workforce Management system for the Department of Education; Doral IT Policies & Procedures development and Credit Decision Engine Requirements Gathering; Department of Health Information Systems Audit and Security Assessment; MCS Information Systems Audit; Indulac Information Systems Audit, IT Policies & Procedures development, and Business Continuity Plan development; Puerto Rico Aqueducts and Sewers Authority (AAA) Technology Improvements Program Management; Puerto Rico Police Department Project Management training and consulting; Puerto Rico Medicaid Program Technology Program Management; Bancrédito IT Risk Assessment; and Liberty Technology Program Management.

Mr. Chipi responsibilities as Senior Manager of Truenorth Corporation include the structuring and management of projects from pre-sales to completion, including formulating the value proposition, writing the proposal, negotiating the contract, assembling the project team, managing the project, and overseeing the budget and the quality of the deliverables. In addition, as Puerto Rico Aqueducts and Sewers Authority (AAA) Technology Program Manager, he was in charge of the Technology Improvements Program, which was comprised of 50 projects and a budget of $35,000,000, to be implemented in 4 years. His responsibilities included managing the cost, time, and quality of the projects; maintaining the risks and issues logs; documenting and negotiating change requests; and preparing and presenting the status of projects, on a monthly basis, to the CIO and the executive team.

Mr. Chipi is also Past President of the International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners – Puerto Rico Chapter (IAMCP-PR) and Past President of the Puerto Rico Information Technology Cluster (PRITC).