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Meet Dana Holcman, Instructor for DSCI 21010 Enterprise Architecture

Posted Aug. 29, 2012

Dana Holcman has been doing Enterprise Architecture for almost 6 years. She has used Enterprise Architecture techniques to develop strategic roadmaps at corporations including the Walt Disney Company, Raytheon, and Microsoft Corporation. She also worked to determine best practices of the Corporate Tax, Shareholder Services, Corporate CIO, and Sales organizations at The Walt Disney Company. She is highly skilled in developing process visualizations including budget forecasts, management processes, and project priority organizational charts to improve functionality within each organization. She has experience educating personnel on Enterprise Architecture techniques and conducting workshops with business partners to discuss and validate findings. She wrote and published an article titled “Top 10 Characteristics for Evaluating an Enterprise Architect Certification Program”.

While at Big Brothers Big Sisters, Dana created and facilitated workshop sessions multiple times each week with corporate volunteers and their mentees. Additionally, she recruited and trained groups of volunteers through the use of presentations. At Pinnacle Business Group, she assists Sam Holcman in the EACOE workshops educating participants in the EACOE Enterprise Architecture methodology.

She is skilled in Enterprise Architecture, Business Analysis, and Process Modeling and Analysis. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. She is an EACOE certified Senior Enterprise Architect and is excited to be teaching Enterprise Architecture to undergraduates at Kent State.