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Michael W. Meissner – IBM Tenure

IBM-Logo.jpgMichael Meissner is a technologist and experienced Information Technology Architect.

From 1987-1992 Michael Meissner was and Advisory Systems Engineer with IBM Public Sector Industry, in White Plains, New York.  Mr. Meissner had I.T. Engineering responsibility for Federal, State and Local Government, Hospitals, K-12 and Higher Education Markets.

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In addition Meissner was in a Systems Engineer in a specialist unit, responsible for research development and deployment of advanced technologies into key infrastructures.

Meissner research involved work in Knowledge Based System (AI – Artificial Intelligence), Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems (IVHS), Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Distributed Systems, and Telecommunications

  • Knowledge Based Systems (KBS) or Artificial Intelligence (AI) – Knowledge Based System Center, Cambridge, Massachussetts.
  • Intelligent Highway Vehicle Systems (IVHS) – Self Driving Vehicles, Fleet Management, Intelligent Highway Systems Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS)  (i.e. Traffic SCADA, Ramp Metering, Intelligent Signs, Weigh-In-Motion, Emergency Routing). Smart Cars, Vehicle Information Systems, and Detection Technology. – Los Alamos National Labs, Los Alamos, New Mexico
  • Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA)
  • Distributed Systems
  • Telecommunications – Infrastructure Architectures:
    • Satellite
    • Microwave
    • Fiber/OPGW
    • Copper
    • Internet WAN
    • Wireless (Cellular, RF, and Mobility)
  • Data Center Design – Green, Secure, Reliable Data Centers
    • Structured Cabling
    • Electronic Safety and Security

Meissner deployed Knowledge Based Systems including TIRS and Knowledgeware solutions at key Federal and State Agencies including Health and Human Service solutions for Foodstamps, AFDC and other programs for the at the State of Colorado, State of Iowa, and the State of New York.


State of Colorado – Department of Health and Human Services – Artificial Intelligent Application for Food Stamps, AFDC and other Programs.

State of Colorado – Department of Transportation – Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems Pilot, utilizing AI techniques for Ramp Meter Control.

State of Iowa – Department of Health and Human Services – Artificial Intelligent Application for Food Stamps, AFDC and other Programs.

State of New York- Department of Human Services – Artificial Intelligent Application for Food Stamps, AFDC and other Programs

U.S. Department of Energy – Classified Networks, – Rockwell International, Rocky Flats Colorado

U.S. Department of Transportation – Intelligent Vehicle Highway Systems


  • Facilitated Strategic Systems Planning, Joint Application Design (JAD), Requirements Studies Integration and Knowledge Engineering for large business systems, across multiple industries.
  • Managed and owned the relation with the customer executives
  • Managed Knowledge-Based development teams during (JAD) knowledge acquisitioning, codification, and the successful development and deployment of Welfare Eligibility System
  • Technologies Consultant to lead team in design and implementation of a traffic management system including early Internet of Things (loop detectors, ramp meters, intelligent signs, and Weigh-In-Motion)
  • Pre-sales support including configurations, pricing, RFP responses, JAD sessions (net sales 55 Million)
  • Requirements analysis, HW/SW Demonstrations, partnership management and general client inquiries. Supported client in role of Systems Engineer, including hardware, software and network installation, support and maintenance.
  • Lead Engineer in design and deployment of integrated Billing Systems, Customer Care Systems, and Record Management Systems.
  • System Engineering including total systems design, network design, and data centre/call centre/NOC design and consolidations.
  • Re-engineering of applications and business processes.
  • Technical marketing support for Large Systems, UNIX, AS/400, Local and Wide Area Networks, and workstations. Maintained and updated client software levels.

Technology Stack


  • IBM PC and PS/2
  • RT and RISC Technologies
  • AS/400
  • IBM 3090 and ES9000


  • MVS
  • VM
  • OS/2
  • Z/OS
  • AIX
  • RACF
  • JCL
  • CICS
  • IMS and associated utilities
  • DB2 and associated utilities
  • TIRS

US Marketing and Sales

In addition to Meissner research role. Meissner carried a quota with responsibility for Technical Account Management for:

  • IBM’s key Public Sector Accounts
    • Federal Department of Energy
    • Federal Department of Health and Human Services
    • Federal Department of Transportation
    • State of Colorado – Executive Branch
    • State of Colorado – Department of Health and Human Service
    • State of Colorado – Department of Transportation
    • State of Colorado – Department of Natural Resources
    • State of New York – Department of Human Services
    • State of New York – Department of Transportation
    • State of New York – Port Authority
    • State of Iowa – Department of Health and Human Services
  • K-12 and Higher Education
    • Denver Public Schools
    • Colorado School of Mines
    • University of Colorado
    • University of Wyoming
    • U.S. Air Force Academy
  • Health and Hospitals
    • Denver General Hospital
    • St. Anthony’s Hospital
    • Kaiser Permanente
    • St. Luke’s Hospital
    • Veterans Hospitals
  • Energy, Oil & Gas, Construction, A&E, and Mining
    • Newmont Mining
    • Johns Manville
    • Amax Mining Corporation
    • Scientific Software
    • Paradigm Software
  • Channel Development
    • IBM RISC Architecture
    • IBM Microchannel Architecture
    • Application Software Alliances
    • Services Alliances


Training and Education

IBM has a reputation of providing extensive training and in Meissner case that was no exception. In addition to general training, Meissner sought training in IBM’s Large Systems Schools, Advanced and Emerging Technology Schools.

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IBM Large Systems School – Dallas, Texas 1987

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Emerging Technology School – Atlanta, Georgia 1988

Michael W. Meissner – IBM Badge

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