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  • Emanuel "Manny" Friss

    Emanuel "Manny" Friss
    Principal
    • Areas of expertise
    • Architecture, development, implementation and management of enterprise applications
    • Distributed software architectures for smart client and web applications
    • Software development team mentoring and knowledge transfer
    • Enterprise application framework development
    • Application development project assessments
    • Security and Identity Management
    • Industry experience in healthcare, life sciences, consumer goods and financial services
    • Technical skills and experience
    • Computer Practical Engineer, Tel-Aviv University
    • 25+ years of software development and system architecture
    • Architect and consultant for Microsoft Consulting Services
    • Chief Web Architect for Anheuser-Busch
    • Development manager for SIS (a company that builds healthcare software)
    • OS Engineer and architect at Digital Equipment Corporation
    • Microsoft Development Platform: C#, ASP.NET, VB.NET, VC++, .NET Framework
    • Other platforms: Java, WebSphere
    • Microsoft Server Platforms: Windows Server, SQL Server, SharePoint Portal Server and Identity Lifecycle Manager
    • Sample of specific project experience
    • Designed and implemented the Anheuser-Busch Enterprise Application Framework and a corporate security and identity management solution.
    • Designed and implemented Eli Lilly & Company’s’ Enterprise Application Framework. When Lilly moved a large number of development teams to the .NET platform they needed a simple to use and robust set of enterprise ready components. The development teams also needed mentoring help with moving to the .NET platform from other platforms, such as Java and Cold Fusion.
    • Evaluated and redesigned a St. Louis company’s failed application. The application was ported to .NET but did not incorporate an scalable, reliable architecture. The restructured application successfully improved scale, availability and maintainability with a smaller code base. At the same time, the application’s development team was mentored and was able to successfully deploy the new version.
    • Enterprise Strategic Consultant for BCBS Nebraska. This customer required assistance with designing and architecting a large distributed application able to process millions of transactions per day.
    • Architected and implemented a multi-year collaboration and identity management solution for Eli Lily & Company using SharePoint Portal Server and Microsoft Identity Integration Server. This comprehensive collaboration solution will eventually be used by over 200,000 users around the world.
    • Architected and implemented Merck’s Enterprise Application Framework and tool set for clinical trials. A solution was delivered that allows Merck employees to safely collaborate on the same document for FDA submission.
    • Re-implemented a set of COM+ components written in Visual Basic and Site Server to Visual C++/ATL and ADSI resulting in a 30x performance gain for Anheuser-Busch’s wholesaler systems.