Kenneth Lew, Chief Executive Officer
As a thought leader in technology strategy, Mr. Lew has as the company’s primary goal the delivery of solutions that optimize investment in information technology and accelerate operational efficiencies for public, not-for-profit, and commercial clients. Mr. Lew has a unique blend of strong technology skills and knowledge coupled with business process development and organizational experience.
Prior to founding the Innovation Network, Kenneth Lew rose through the ranks of the software consulting company, Noblestar Systems, Inc., to become CEO in 2005. Mr. Lew began his career at Noblestar in May 1996 leading ERP implementations for clients such as Borders Group, Sprint, BT North America, College Board, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, among others. He acquired much of his global work experience through the deployment of enterprise software implementations throughout the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific. As Managing Director, he built the ERP and packaged software practices at NobleStar and transformed Noblestar into a technology consulting focused organization.
In addition, he led efforts to form a strategic partnership with IBM, which he has continued to foster at The Innovation Network.
Mr. Lew has held leadership positions in the PeopleSoft Mid-Atlantic and the IBM Websphere User Groups in Washington, D.C. He is a board member of the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association and a frequent guest speaker on technology and innovation at conferences and other events. Mr. Lew holds a M.S. in Software Engineering from Johns Hopkins University and a B.S. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland.
David Vinson, Managing Partner and Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Vinson is a managing partner and Chief Technology Officer for the Innovation Network. Mr. Vinson’s vast technical expertise centers on Agile Software Development Lifecycle methodology, IBM software development tools, and grant cycle management. He ensures that software implementation client engagements adhere to a software development framework, which he developed to ensure project results consistently meet or exceed success metrics and quality standards. This powerful framework leverages Agile software development methodology and IBM Rational Jazz tools at each stage of the software development life cycle and is implemented on the Cloud.
Mr. Vinson has 24 years of software application development and integration experience and a track record of delivering technology implementations for public and private sector clients. Mr. Vinson is often called upon by our business partner, IBM, to demonstrate the applicability of Rational Jazz tools to the Agile process. Among the various client technology implementations Mr. Vinson oversees is the modernization of an enterprise workflow application that supports archival processes for both video and voice.
He is also a subject matter expert in the grants management cycle and the implementation of Fluxx, an interactive, real-time, cloud based, mobile technology platform that supports the grants management cycle. Mr. Vinson led the recovery and stabilization of the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s grants system, ensuring its continued and enhanced operation. He designed the grants system currently in use at DOJ, led the development and testing of the production grants.gov connector, and managed the transition and retirement of legacy grants systems. Mr. Vinson holds a B.S. degree from the University of Oklahoma.
Paul Chin, Managing Partner and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Chin has 15 years of experience in technology strategy and implementation consulting. Mr. Chin specializes in leading data architecture and full life cycle software development implementation projects for the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. He has broad experience in enterprise, Commercial of-the-Shelf (COTS), and custom built software implementations. In addition, Mr.Chin has 10 years of experience in management and technology consulting for grants management programs, where he brings his technical insight in data architecture, data mapping and conversion, grants audit and compliance metrics. Within the grants management domain, Mr. Chin has also led investigative reporting and data analytics efforts, audit and risk assessments, in support of expansive grant management programs. Mr. Chin’s technology work has encompassed major organizations, including the U.S. Department of Justice, MitreTek Solutions, and ICF International. He currently leads client delivery teams for the Innovation Network’s prestigious not-for-profit clients.
Mr. Chin holds a B.S. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland and is a Certified Agile SCRUM Master with the Scrum Alliance. He is also a Certified Fluxx Consultant.