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Forrest Ward is currently living in Columbia, South Carolina, working as a CEO in "Meet Safely On-Line" and is interested in For Sale, Security, Services.
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Job Title

CEO

Company

Location

Columbia, South Carolina

Categories of Interest

For Sale, Security, Services

My Interests

Preventing crime attributable to meeting person-to-person over the Internet.

Join Date

Forrest Ward has joined on Sep 27, 2010

Company Size

1-4

Resume

SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Senior application developer with over 24 years experience in the
information technology field including but not limited to; systems design
and analysis, project management, project leadership, coding, testing and
implementation. Detail oriented with a high level of technical, personnel,
and project management skills. Extensive logical and physical computing
environment knowledge.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Application Development:
Online and batch application development, project management and
programming in the IBM/3090 and Z/OS system environments under MVS/TSO
using the following development tools: APS/COBOL, Quality Center, COBOL II,
DB2, IMS and IMS MQ-Series, QMF, EasyTrieve Plus, ENDEVOR, JES2, CLISTS,
PROCS, JCL, ZEKE, CA-7, CA-FileAid, CA-AbendAid, PANVALET, Workbench for
DB2, RC-SECURE for DB2, CA-FileAid for DB2, IBM Passport, Xpeditor,
Dumpmaster, CICS, VSAM and QSAM file systems, Test Director, WinRunner,
JAVA, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, PERL CGI, XML, DHTML, HTML, MySQL

Website programming using HTML/SGML, various authoring systems including
Microsoft FrontPage, HotMetal PRO, JavaScript, Java 1.0 and CGI Scripting,
MySQL and PHP. Apache Server administrator for localhost development.

System Administration/System Management in the PC/LAN Network environments
using Novell Advanced Netware and Artisoft LANtastic NOS

Hardware:
Assembly of PC\'s from 8088\'s to 80x86\'s and Pentium architectures including
all peripherals and I/O Devices, CPU\'s, BIOS\'s, RAM, power supplies, etc.
Network Interface installations and network configurations using Novell and
Artisoft LANtastic networks. SCSI bus installation/configuration including
CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and Optical devices for multimedia

Software:
Installation and configuration of Windows GUI Systems including the
following application programs: Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft
PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, Lotus 123, Ami Pro, WordPerfect, Borland
dBase V, various telecommunications software, various accounting systems
software, various multimedia software packages and video editing systems

professional Experience

Carpool Network USA, LLC http://carpoolnetwork-usa.com
2010
Chief Executive Officer / Owner - Web Developer - Systems Analyst
. Strategic Corporate Planning
. Strategic Business Planning
. Director of Information Technology
. Architecture of Information Technology
. Database Administration
. Strategic IT Planning
. Web Development
Use: JAVA, JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, PERL CGI, XML, DHTML, HTML, MySQL,
Various website authoring tools and software, various CRM software, various
Business Management tools and software, API integration and support, domain
hosting and website development

Websites include: Carpool Network USA http://carpoolnetwork-
usa.com
Meet Safely On-Line http://meetsafelyonline.com
Web Safety Alliance http://websafetyalliance.org
Post Access Hosting http://portaccesshosting.com

Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
2006- 12/2009
Applications Developer/Systems Analyst II
. Development and maintenance of TriCare CICS online adjudication
subsystems
. TriCare online adjudication processes - Subsystems 05, 06, 07
. Primary SME for TriCare Subsystem 07 Provider Pricing subsystem
. On-call support for TriCare Provider Pricing subsystems
. Commercial Systems online and batch systems adjudication processes
. Primary SME for Commercial Systems Online Subsystem 06 for project
RD135A - Elimination of Expansion Database and Common I/O - PIMS,
CLAIMCHECK interfaces - Overlay processing
. Auto Come-ups and Auto Adjudication for Commercial Systems RD135A
project
Use: APS/COBOL, CICS, DB2, VSAM, JCL, Endevor, MQ Series, IMS, ZEKE
scheduling software, Dumpmaster, Eztrieve Plus, Quality Center

Shaw Industries, Inc. Dalton, GA
2005-2006
Programmer Analyst I
. CICS/COBOL/DB2 applications on backend of web-based customer
service/order entry system.
. Process Improvement Winner - April 2006 for submission of process
model study for scheduled release process model and enhanced CHANGE
CONTROL MANAGEMENT
Use: COBOL, CICS, DB2, VSAM, JCL, Endevor, MQ Series, IMS, ZEKE scheduling
software, Dumpmaster, Eztrieve Plus, WebSphere

CIGNA HealthCare, Inc., Chattanooga, TN
1998-2005
Senior Applications Developer
. Served as Y2K conversion correspondence coordinator with outside 3rd
parties and vendors.
. Developed automated procedure to replicate production file systems for
multiple testing environments.
. Led development of Systems Acceptance, Release End-to-End, Production
Support and Training testing environments and standardization of
development life-cycle procedures for CLIST components.
. Created the Field Office Directory Information System responsible for
providing assignment of document numbers and routing of claims by
field office number, return addressing of CHECKS/EOBS and
Correspondence and distribution of EOB Reprints.
. Achieved significant cost reductions by elimination of over 300
obsolete weekly and monthly management reports.
. Project leadership in development/enhancement of various critical path
systems including: Management Reporting, Correspondence, EOB Reprints,
Cleared Draft Updates, Late Payment Interest
. SME designation in various critical path and non-critical path batch
and online application systems including: Management Reporting,
Correspondence, EOB Reprints, Cleared Draft Updates, Late Payment
Interest, Work Units, Manual Claims Entry, ProClaim Batch Payment,
Gatekeeper Escrow Account System.
. Directed Y2K remediation of critical path batch and online application
systems in the OS/390 environment and coordinated Y2K conversion
correspondence.
. Led conversion of distributed client server applications to OS/390
mainframe applications.
Use: COBOL, CICS, DB2, VSAM, JCL, Endevor, MQ Series, IMS, CA-7, Xpeditor,
CA-7, CA-FileAid, CA-AbendAid, PANVALET, Workbench for DB2, RC-SECURE for
DB2, CA-FileAid for DB2, IBM Passport, Xpeditor, Test Director, WinRunner

FREELANCE PROGRAMMER ANALYST & WEBSITE DEVELOPER, Kingsport, TN
1995-1998
Programmer Developer
. Development of internet websites using HTML/SGML authoring tools,
JavaScript, Java 1.0 and CGI Scripting languages
. Dial-up Networking configurations and trouble-shooting.
Use: HTML/SGML, JavaScript, Java 1.0, CGI, PERL, PHP, XML, DHTML

DESIGNTREE ENTERPRISES, INC., Kingsport, TN
1990-1995
Owner/President, Systems & Applications Developer, Programmer Analyst
. VAR/VAD reseller, Systems Integrator, Database Administrator and
Programmer Analyst providing products and services to small and medium
sized businesses in Upper East Tennessee.
. Sales and installation of systems hardware, software and LAN networks.


. Performed system maintenance on personal computers and LAN Networks.
. Developed programs to interface with pre-existing software as well as
new sub-systems to interact with existing database structures.
Use: VAR/VAD, LAN/WAN

AFG Industries, Inc., Kingsport, TN
1987-1989
Programmer Analyst
. Performed computer operations manipulating nightly batch processes,
system IPL\'s and backup/restore procedures.
. Use of GAMMA 4GL for development of COBOL/CICS applications in the IBM
VM/DOS/VSE environment utilizing VTAM/CICS.
. Responsible for coordinating system design with end-users as well as
department heads and tracking of assigned projects.
. Worked with batch edit procedures for correction of online file data.
Setup the JCL necessary for development and production.
. Coordinated file creation and allocations with Systems Group. Author
of nationally distributed PC software for showing energy savings using
AFG glass.
Use: COBOL, CICS, DB2, VM/DOS/VSE, VTAM, VSAM, JCL, GAMMA 4GL

EDUCATION
Northeast State Technical Community College, Blountville, TN
A.A.S. - Management Information Science
Graduated June 1987 with Honors (4.0+ QPA)
Associate of Applied Science, Management Information Science
Minor - Accounting

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
President of DPMA Student Chapter - Northeast State Technical Community
College
President, Alpha Kappa Phi - National Honor Society
Who\'s Who in American Junior Colleges - 1987
Boy Scouts of America - Eagle Scout - 1966

Data Processing Management Association, East Tennessee Chapter - #125
Offices held: Vice-President - 1988 to 1989
Treasurer - 1987 to 1988
Newsletter Editor - 1986 to 1989

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Forrest Ward
Name: Forrest Ward
Link: http://www.salespider.com/p-8774201/forrest-ward
Location: Columbia,South Carolina,United States
Job Title: CEO
Company: Meet Safely On-Line

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