Daniel L. Koger


Professional Summary

Solutions Architect

I have performed Hosted Solutions architecture design sessions to the global 1000 in 14 countries with a 95% success rate resulting in sales to some of the top ISP and Telecomm leaders. I have the ability to see beyond the technical and couple the needs of the business drivers to provide solutions for customers that unite business needs and technical constraints. I have designed and deployed both implementations and proof of concept environments ranging from a few thousand users to multinational enterprises with over 1 million Exchange subscribers.

Standards Architect

I have been involved in the development of several standards that have had impact on some of the largest software companies globally. I have spoken in front of government, private sector, executive council and standards conferences ranging from intimate groups of 3 or 4 to packed auditoriums with multiple thousands of attendees. Standards I have authored or co-authored are in use by Microsoft, Adobe, Apple, Boeing, AOL, API, Vignette and many others.


I have had oversight, mentoring and development of teams of developers, architects, sales/pre-sales, vendors and business strategy teams. I have worked as a Program Manager for Microsoft and a Technical lead at Boeing. I have led individual teams and groups of teams ranging from a few developers to 24 strategists.


I have been a leader in the Infrastructure Optimization, Hosted Solutions and Standards development community. I have been recognized by the industry with awards for my contribution, vision and out-of-the-box thinking.


“Daniel is one if the greatest assets that Microsoft has encountered and is one if a kind! He is well known for his knowledge of not only SQL but programming knowledge & security skills. Daniel has been a pleasure to work with and always makes people laugh. He is the kind of person that people enjoy having around. I'm sure that Daniel's future will continue to be bright.”
Byron Engelbrecht, Systems Engineer, Microsoft

“Daniel is one of the most intelligent people I have met. Excellent out of the box thinker with architecting new solutions and extremely committed to getting the job done always.”
Tim Poole (tpoole@ciber.com), Senior Recruiter, CIBER

“Dan & I served on the ICE-Authoring group together to define the ICE 1.0+ and 1.1 versions of the standard. Dan's knowledge of content distribution and networking systems were widely appreciated in the authoring group. Dan was a deep contributor to the development of the ICE-Standard and could always be counted on to deliver on his commitments. Dan both writes and communicates well. I found his advice and counsel always excellent and his technical contributions first rate. I would be pleased to work with him again.”
Bruce Hunt, Director Engineering, Adobe System's Inc.


Endeavor October 2007 – August 2008
Position: Director, Solutions Architecture
Managed architecture for the professional services team and directed new business development in the Microsoft sector. CoroWare June 2006 – October 2007
Position: Director, Enterprise Business Solutions
Managed four teams and directed new business development in the Microsoft sector. Microsoft June 2002 – August 2008 [subcontractor]
Position: Senior Solutions Architect/Senior Consulting Engineer/Program Manager
Skunk works Infrastructure Optimization (IO) – http://www.microsoftio.com Microsoft Managed Solutions (MMS) - https://spsites.microsoft.com/sites/mms-services/default.aspx Business Desktop Deployment (BDD) Reporting
Hosted Solutions Architecture Team
Hosted Solutions Development Team
Ciber, Inc. June 2001 – June 2002
Position: Practice Director - Microsoft .NET Technologies
Managed and directed a team of 20 senior Microsoft .NET developers.
BEST Consulting/Herrick Douglass October 1997 – January 2001
Position: Director, XML Strategies/Senior Consultant
Managed and directed a team of senior Web developers for Herrick Douglass. 
Microsoft/CellPro March 1993 – October 1997 [subcontractor]
Position: Network Analyst and member of the Operations Web Development Team
Designed and integrated a standardized database front-end for Web users to retrieve data on current conditions in the Microsoft Operations Center.  Web site was published in "Worldwide Operations Integration," regarding the final web site and tool kit. 
Second Generation Data Corp/HST Group January 1987 – March 1993
Position: Developer/Analyst
Designed and implemented software applications.  Trained staff, scheduled personnel and managed a staff of five.  Provided customer relations, debugged software product and managed hardware resources.

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Proficient text HTML, XHTML, CSS, XML, XSL, XSLT, ECMAScript, JavaScript, Windows Script, T-SQL, ICE, PRISM, Topic Maps, XML Fonts, Open Aircraft Specification, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008, Microsoft SharePoint Designer, SQL Server 2000 & 2005, Exchange Server 2003, SharePoint Server, Windows 2000, Windows 2003, System Center Operation Manager, System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Active Directory, LDAP, SOA, SaaS, Web Services, InfoPath, Standards Development, Architecture Standards, Architecture Design, Infrastructure Optimization, Hosted Applications, Program Management, Project Management, Technical Pre-sales, Technical Director, Solutions Architecture, International presentations
Exposure text C#, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Python, Perl, Power Shell, Tcl, Silverlight, ITIL, EDI, UN/EDIFACT,  Oracle, SEM, SOM, MOF, Xenix, HR XML, PDF, User Interface Design, Usability Design, QA and Test, TCP/IP, RDF, Relax, SGML, MySQL, VMWare, Parallels, Adobe InDesign, Adobe InCopy, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe LiveCycle, Dreamweaver, FireFox, Opera, Startups, International Sales, New product design, SCRUM, PMBOK, Agile