Peter Shikli, Bizware's Founder
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Educational Background

  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.S. Engineering, 1972

  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, M.B.A., 1982
    • Thesis: Computer Integrated Manufacturing

  • UCLA, Computerized Management Information Systems, 1983

  • SRI International, Artificial Intelligence, 1983

  • Garrett Corp., Professional Eloquence (public speaking), 1984

  • USC, Artificial Intelligence & Expert Systems, 1984

  • Novell, Certified Netware Engineer, 1991

  • Conversant in French, German, Spanish, and Hungarian

Professional Experience

  • Nov 00 to Feb 02: ICX Electronics (online component exchange), Part-time CIO/CTO

  • Jul 98 to present: WebTeam (web developer consortium), Sr. Partner

  • Jan 84 to present: Bizware Online Applications, Inc. (formerly BusinessWare), Owner

  • Oct 87 to Jan 90: SAIC (international think tank), Program Manager

  • June 86 to Oct 87: 3S Inc. (software services), Vice President, Marketing

  • Oct 85 to June 86: IntelliCorp (artificial intelligence software), Business Development Manager

  • Sept 82 to Oct 85: Signal Co., Business development within the electronics divisions of Garrett & Ampex

  • Dec 81 to Sept 82: Creative Strategies International, Market Research Analyst

  • Dec 79 to July 80: I.M.S., Hamburg, West Germany (offshore engineering), Project Manager

Career Highlights
(starting with most recent)

  • Built an online exchange from concept to completion for ICX Electronics, an electronics component dealer. The B2B application became a multimillion dollar success and carried all of ICX's transactions within six months. Assumed the duties of part-time CIO and CTO.

  • Elected to Board of Directors of Southern California ColdFusion Users Group, the world's largest user group of DB-web connectivity professionals.

  • Won the subcontract on a competitive basis, and became the Technical Lead on a federal project to develop a comprehensive online DB of the nation's hiking trails.

  • Elected Director of WebTeam, a marketing coalition of the premier website developers in Orange County

  • Appointed 1997 Chairman of the Internet Consortium of the Orange County Business Council, Orange County's largest business membership organization

  • Hands-on development of an 10,000-record online database (Good Time Net) in 1995, with the L.A. Times purchasing exclusive data rights in 1997

  • Selected to be on the evaluation team reviewing proposals for millions of dollars awarded in 1995 by the federal National Telecommunications and Information Administration for projects involving the internet

  • Developed, managed, and marketed BusinessWare for VARs, a commercial accounting and operations software program with 30 relational databases and over 100,000 lines of code

  • Won and managed a $150,000 government grant for BusinessWare out of 12 competitors to develop an expert system for the US Department of Agriculture

  • Developed formal expert system verification methodologies using SAIC's proprietary System Maintenance Analysis and Requirements Tracing Tool

  • Built, used, and/or taught users the following expert systems:
    • satellite anomaly detection
    • manufacturing cell simulation
    • satellite communications networking
    • intelligent data communications model
    • turbine diagnostic advisor

  • Wrote the proposal and made the $20 million sale of Garrett components to the Hughes Aircraft Company's PLRS Program, resulting in a multi-billion dollar revenue stream

  • As a technology integrator for the Signal Companies, coordinated joint-venture marketing activities between their Garrett division and a small artificial intelligence company

  • Researched and wrote a widely-accepted market research book on Computer Integrated Manufacturing

  • Managed a multi-million dollar feasibility study on semisubmersibles for the German Government

  • In Paris for 7 months with project responsibility for the design-through-test of critical natural gas components with Technigaz, one of France's leading energy firms.

Published with:

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • British Hydraulics Research Association
  • Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters, Journal of
  • Computer Reseller
  • Electronic Engineering Times
  • Engineering Times (National Society of Professional Engineers)
  • India Society of Engineers
  • Loyola MBA Review, Editor
  • Machine Design
  • Marine Technology Society
  • Reseller Management (computers)
  • UCLA Engineering Newsletter, Editor
  • WebTechniques Magazine
Current list of internet-related articles.

Certifications & Accreditations:

  • Accredited Computer Instructor at Saddleback Business College
  • Certified Manufacturing Engineer
  • Certified WordPerfect Resource
  • Novell Certified Netware Engineer
  • Registered Professional Engineer
  • Security clearance
    • Level: Secret, issued by U.S. Department of Defense
  • Vendor-certified repair technician for over 30 computer products

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