John Carlson Bio

John Carlson  IT Consultant and Administrator

For 8 plus years, John Carlson has been the primary systems administrator and go-to computer technology implementer and troubleshooter for Galvan and Associates. John has guided and done the implementation of all Galvan's business systems into the cloud, most notably the Microsoft Office 365 suite: SharePoint, Exchange email, and Deltek Time Collection.

As Galvan's Systems Administrator, John insures that all the company's data in the cloud is securely stored, and compartmentalized according to security requirements. John creates secure user access to cloud documents and resources for all authorized users who are able to use industry-standard devices e.g. PC's, Macs, tablets, smartphones.

When projects and proposals require close collaboration between Galvan and client participants, John creates seamless online collaboration environments for these participants wherever they may be located nationwide. John does valuable ad hoc work for Galvan by writing proposals, conducting researching and creating reports on a wide range of business and government-related topics.

With the constant, fast-moving advance of information technology, John is aggressively researching and testing emerging technologies that can provide strategic and timely solutions for Galvan's  current and future clients, e.g. IBM i2 Smarter Cities, Data Analytics (including IBM Watson), Blockchain, Internet of Things (IoT).

John has 30 plus years of business and technology experience working in a variety of industries: Fortune 500 Media Publishing, Banking and Financial Services, Fortune 100 industrial manufacturing.

John completed an MBA in Finance/Accounting, Benedictine University, Lisle, IL,  a B.S. in Marketing/Business Administration, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
Certifications: IBM Intelligent Operations, ITIL v3

John served in the U.S. Navy (Petty Officer) destroyer ship communications
Vietnam Service Ribbon, Vietnam Campaign Ribbon - 2 tours, Combat Action Ribbon