CV: Chris Hammond-Thrasher MLIS, CISSP

Chris Hammond-Thrasher MLIS, CISSP
email: thrashor(AT)gmail(DOT)com
(updated August, 2008)

Ten years of consulting experience in the areas of,

  • Information Management
  • Information Security and Privacy
  • Library Systems Management

Significant Accomplishments

Managed Services Subject Matter Expert (2007)
Chris is sharing his experience with managed services contracts with the implementation committee of the University of the South Pacific’s multi-million dollar Document Imaging and Reproduction Project with Fuji-Xerox.

Consultant and Systems Librarian (2003-2006)
Chris was the Solution Architect for Fujitsu Consulting’s Library ASP offering now live at the Calgary Board of Eduction . Infosec: Conducted privacy consultation, risk assessment, and security oversight.

Corporate Knowledge Manager (2002-2003)
Responsible for knowledge management for the Canadian Trading Area of Fujitsu Consulting – roughly 2000 employees in ten provinces.

Province of Alberta Tendering Strategy Consultant (2001)
Lead Fujitsu Consulting’s consultation and strategy for the future of public sector tendering in the Province of Alberta. This strategy resulted in the development of the Alberta Purchasing Connection .

2001 World Track and Field Championships Website Architect and Manager (2000-2001)
Lead Fujitsu Consulting’s design, development, security management, and operations of the 2001 IAAF World Track and Field Championships Local Operating Committee website. The IAAF championships are the 3rd largest sporting even in the world by television viewing audience. The site exceeded all marketing and technical goals. Infosec: Security operations.

Education and Certification

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (2001)
International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium

Masters of Library and Information Studies (1998)
Focus on information technology and records and information management
University of Alberta

Certified Java Programmer (1997)
Sun Microsystems

Bachelor of Arts (with honours) (1994)
Religious Studies
University of Alberta

Professional Experience

University of the South Pacific (2006 – present)
Library Systems Manager responsible for library systems operations and strategic direction across a dozen USP countries in the South Pacific.

Fujitsu Consulting (2003 – 2006)
Principal Management Consultant
Library Systems/Security, Privacy, and Technical Risk
Chris the Western Canadian Security, Privacy and Technical Risk Practice Lead.

University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension (2003 – 2006)
Sessional Instructor
Information Technology Management Certificate Program

Fujitsu Consulting (2002 – 2003)
Knowledge Management Coordinator
Knowledge management operations for the Canadian Division

DMR Consulting (now known as Fujitsu Consulting) (2000 – 2001)
Management Consultant

LGS Group Inc. (since acquired by IBM) (1997-2000)
Internet Technologies

Thrasher Information Services (1995-1998)
Internet Technologies

Recent Teaching and Speaking

Building the Moana Greenstone Digital Library Collection (2008), IAMSLIC 2008 , Suva, Fiji

Information Security Workshop (2008) PacINET 2008 , Cook Islands

Open Source Library Technology (2008) PacINET 2008 , Cook Islands

Information Security Workshop (2007) PacINET 2007 , Honiara, Solomon Islands

Finding an IT Job in Canada (2006) seminar for the South Pacific Computer Society , Suva, Fiji

How Hackers Do It (2006) seminar for the South Pacific Computer Society , Suva, Fiji

Information Technology Strategic Planning (2003-2006) required course in the IT Management Diploma program at the University of Alberta Faculty of Extension, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Professional Memberships

International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium