Bio


Metadata Consulting is lead by Markus. Markus has 20 years of experience in the Metadata/Business Intelligence industry and has led numerous successful enterprise initiatives. Proof of that success is the number of awards achieved along the way. The most recent award, the "Wilshire Award for Best Practices in Metadata Management 2007," launched the company's consulting initiative. Metadata Consulting provides a wide range of consulting services from best practices initiatives, communities of practice and information architecture to .NET architecture and development. While integrating and implementing Microsoft technologies is the cornerstone of our work, we also work with open source including PHP (Wordpress, Moodle) and Perl.


Mission

Metadata Consulting is dedicated to understanding your needs, paying attention to detail and using the latest cutting-edge techniques to deliver the best possible value for your project. 

Awards & Distinguishments

2014
2007
CA World 2007 Guest Speaker "SOA Implementation for Metadata"
2007
2004
CA World Wide Reference Site for Advantage Repository
‘02-‘04
CA World 2004 Guest Speaker for AllFusion Repository
2004
CA World 2003 Canadian Media Interviewee for AllFusion Repository
2003
2000
User Interface Engineering: Winner of the GUI Design Award
1998
13 MVP Awards, 1 Rewards & Recognition (’06) Nomination
‘97-‘06



Recent Projects

Emerging Zoonoses Sentinel Animal Health Surveillance System  - www.ezsurveillance.net
The EZSAHS system is designed for veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitation centers and provincial parks across British Columbia to securely report demographics, diagnostics (disease and outbreak data), as well as laboratory submission information on a weekly basis for public health surveillance. The primary requisites included: secure and very user friendly reporting system with full case historical review, user report export to PDF, system wide emergency broadcast messages, email blasts, administrative dashboard for managers, user audit capabilities and upload document management system. Deliverables included; 

collaborated with lead investigator to scope, architect, design, test and deliver the EZSAHS secure system in entirety 
o   designed logical and physical entity data models
o designed and incorporated best-of-breed security practices such as column level encryption, enforced password lengths, ip logging, application logging, sql injection testing, XSS/SSL testing, data validation, least privileges and least surface area principles with tools like Nikto, Fiddler
o proficient in Adobe Form lifecycle management and certified documents
o implementation used Microsoft technologies in a three-tier configuration;
§ front-end developed using Visual Studio written in C# ASP.NET with  AJAX Control Toolkit integration for improved user interface (UI)
§ middle-tier using IIS and integrating Membership patterns & practices API
§ back-end using SQL Server analytical/operation database containing the business data with stored procedures with full historical user sentinel activity  
o    provided training to end-users => YouTube Video tinyurl.com/2dz7yep
British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre - bcicac.com
BCICAC is an organization supported by the British Columbia and Government of Canada and its role is to offering alternatives to dispute resolution including CIRA (.ca) domain name disputes.
o  worked collaboratively with the Board of Directors, included University of British Columbia Law Faculty and the Vancouver Board of Trade as well as a representative of the Attorney General’s Department of British Columbia to architect and design an information workflow strategy for their organization and website redesign
o designed custom Wordpress theme using PHP/jQuery with SEO in mindo    designed custom widgets and plug-ins to enable searchable profile membership database, custom form entry menu and payment system integration
o provided training and on-going support and security reviews
o Adobe Fillable forms creation and collection with self signing digital signatures 
Digitally Signing PDF Documents Using Adobe Acrobat 9*: An Introduction_3    


Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society  northwestwildlife.com


Home of the Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society Preservation, a society dedicated to the preservation of healthy wildlife eco-systems throughout northwest North America.

  • corrected and eliminated Google Barracuda/SpamAssassin tagging from PHP Mailer form, reduced SPAM score from 1.37 to 0.
  • added ~200+ redirection 301 rules to prevent Google Page Rank bleeding
  • integrated Google Custom Site Search engine, maximizing exposure
  • integrated full SEO optimization with Google Analytics campaigns
  • Google optimized site and page speed
  • added Google Picassa managed picture galleries
  • added Google Events Calendar
  • added Google Maps
  • added Google Small Business Ads
  • perfected jFormer with new input validations, masks and error responses  tested on  tablets (Ipad, PlayBook, Win8 Surface). jFormer is a form framework written on top of jQuery that allows you to quickly generate beautiful, standards compliant forms.

La Maison de Pascalle - maisonpascale.com
La Maison de Pascalle is a boutique fashion on-line fashion house specializing in swimwear.
o designed/developed/integrated Wordpress theme, shopping cart with SEO and security as key objectives
o extensive experience with Canada Post Gateway for electronic cart delivery options



Past experiences involved metadata management implementation and delivery in an enterprise wide initiative at a large financial institution for 10+ years. 

Philanthropy

Elizabeth's Wildlife Center - www.elizabethswildlifecenter.org
Elizabeth's Wildlife Center is non-profit wildlife rehabilitator open 365 days a year since 1986.
o designed/developed/integrated a new site; added/edited video posting, Google calendar, integrated donation PayPal buttons, Flickr for SEO
o video drove a great deal of donations and a happy win for Elizabeth


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