Organization and Management
Systems Design & Implementation
Systems Evaluation & Audit
World Wide Web setups
Windows help file construction
Startups and Cleanups a speciality
Certificate in Data Processing.
Registered Professional Engineer.
Chartered Engineer (UK).
Management and Administration.
Tariffs, Economics, Finance and Budgeting.
Law and Administrative Tribunal Practice.
Institution of Engineering and Technology (formerly: Institution of Electrical Engineers).
Association of Professional Engineers of British Columbia.
Ed Guy's career ascent has followed a zig-zag path, alternating several times between the "technical - scientific - engineering" and "economic - finance - legal" areas and as a result he has spent most of his working life using computers to solve real-life problems. Sometimes he has done this as a member or manager of a formal Information Systems Department, but just as often he has worked in or managed a user department where he has been able to get a better view of what real people want to get out of computer technology - and to make sure that they get it.
Ed has often been described as a "catalyst for change" because of his involvement in many successful start-ups and conversions. Only once has a system he was involved in not entered successful operation. That was because while doing the analysis he found a way of avoiding the need for the system, by recommending other business process changes.
An expert at "doing more with less", he has demonstrated that the most expensive solution is frequently not the best solution. When managing a Government agency’s information systems department he was able to produce envied results while spending approximately half what surveys showed that others were spending to operate a system of its size and complexity. His article "Co-operative Processing - Cheap", published in Computing Canada in 1991, resulted in visits by many other systems experts to see how it was done.
Skilled in programming languages as diverse as "C" and Visual Basic, Ed is an accomplished independent software author. One of his products was featured in the 1994 book "Using the Internet", published by QUE Books Division of Prentice-Hall. His HELLLP! system, an extension to Word for Windows, which assisted in the production of Windows Help Files saw sales in over fifty countries.
Ed's community involvement has included six years of service on the West Vancouver Advisory Planning Commission, over fifteen years of service as a community association director and involvement in successful political campaigns at the federal and municipal levels as well as serving as Treasurer, Director of Development and Trustee Chairman at his church.
Development of a text retrieval system.
Development of a 250,000 name integrated contact management system for a non-profit agency.
Conversion from WordPerfect on a DEC Vax to Microsoft Word on a PC LAN.
Client/server document production with variable information from a host database being entered into word processing document templates on personal computers.
Set-up of a World Wide Web site in connection with an international conference.
Comprehensive review and evaluation of a municipal computer system.
Expert Testimony before the National Energy Board of Canada regarding computerized financial modelling.
Development of customised extensions to Microsoft Word.
Demographic selection for direct mail marketing.
Development of a logistics model of the Northwest Territories barge transport system (and presentation of a paper to the CIPS annual conference).
Organization, set-up and staffing of an Information Systems Department for a major tribunal.
Development of systems for utility tariff design.
Development of a computer aided design system for electrical transmission networks.
Development of PlanBee , an inexpensive alternative to MS Project.
|1957-1963||Nottingham Trent University / East Midlands Electricity Board||Engineering studies and practical training|
|1963-1964||East Midlands Electricity Board, Lincoln||Fourth Engineer, Construction and Operation|
|1964-1965||Central Electricity Generating Board Headquarters, London||Third Engineer, Planning|
|1965-1967||Midlands Electricity Board Headquarters, Birmingham||Second Engineer, Planning|
|1967-1968||Saskatchewan Power Corporation, Regina||Special Studies Engineer|
|1968-1973||Calgary Power Ltd, Calgary||Rates and Tariffs Engineer|
|1973-1976||Canadian Artic Gas Pipeline Ltd, Calgary||Coordinator of Planning; Supervisor of Systems Design and Programming|
|1976-1977||Alberta Petroleum Marketing Commission||Director - Technical; Director - Cost of Service Regulation|
|1977-1987||BC Hydro and Power Authority, Vancouver||Supervisor of Regulatory Affairs|
|1987-1992||British Columbia Industrial Relations Council, Vancouver|
British Columbia Labour Relations Board, Vancouver
|Manager of Information Technology|
|1992-1993||British Columbia Workers' Compensation Board, Richmond||Manager of Information Technology Audit|
|1993-1997||Kinsmen Rehabilitation Foundation, Vancouver||Manager of Administration and Finance|
More recently Ed has been reprising his former roles involved with municipal planning, as he has worked with his daughter Marianne's company Lemon Garden Design to develop her properties in Kelowna, British Columbia. Most recently he has worked with her in the rezoning and permitting phases dealing with 250 Lake Avenue, Kelowna and 262 Lake Avenue, Kelowna in the beautiful Abbott Street Conservation Area of that city.