Dee Wayne Anthony

Dee Wayne Anthony

Disruptive Technology Integration Lead, Consulting

Greater Atlanta Area
Information Technology and Services

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Dee Wayne Anthony's Overview

  • Navy Flight Officer at VAW77, US NAVY
  • Vice President at META Group
  • Architect Consultant at Inacom
  • Prinicpal Consultant at Vanstar
  • Director, Distributed Computing at Ceridian Employer Services

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Dee Wayne Anthony's Summary

Disruptive Technology (Cloud, Social, Mobile, and Data) Integration Lead for Consulting
Digital Enterprise Core Member
Gartner Consulting Center of Innovation Core Member

+ Senior IT advisor and consultant who develops strategic plans with successful implementation plans for IT leaders of Fortune 500 and public sector organizations.


Technical: Cloud; Social Media & Social Business; IT Strategy; Organizational Change; Enterprise Architecture; Workplace Innovation (BYOD and beyond); Implementation Planning; Program & Project Management; Roles, Responsibility, and Accountability; Process Optimization; Service Design

Business: Employee Mentoring, Sales Strategies, Business Development, Key Account Development, Pipeline Development, Professional Service Offerings, New Product Introductions, Public Speaking and Presentation.

Dee Wayne Anthony's Experience

IT Advisor


Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; IT; Information Technology and Services industry

November 2010Present (3 years 6 months)

+ Engagement Manager who is able to lead large projects and programs as well as coach executives and senior members on all aspects of IT including:

++ IT Strategy
++ Cloud Strategy
++ Service Design
++ Service Management
++ Multi-vendor Sourcing
++ Social Media Strategy
++ Enterprise Architecture
++ Operational Management
++ Performance Management
++ Roles, Responsibly, Accountability
++ Transformation and Implementation Planning

+ Recognized leader for the development of intellectual property and establishment of industry best practices in multiple disciplines.

+ Develops highly effective and efficient IT consulting models including design, implementation, and management of industry focused solutions and practice based capabilities.



Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

January 2009November 2010 (1 year 11 months)

Collabera Senior IT Advisor

+ Strategic and tactical planning with successful implementation plans for IT leaders.

+ Executive and senior manager coach on IT including strategy, governance, process and architecture design, transformation planning and performance management.

+ Collabera consulting practice leader for Enterprise Architecture, Process Optimization, Governance and Organizational Transformation.

IT Advisor

Gartner, Inc.

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; IT; Information Technology and Services industry

July 2000December 2008 (8 years 6 months)

Information Technology Consultant with specializing in:

+ IT Strategy - Vision / Goal Planning to include the development of multi-year achievement plans to meet corporate business goals and objectives. Alignment of IT with Business through service design.

+ Enterprise Architecture - Technical architecture design and development to meet service design requirements including business solution, technology and information architectures.

+ IT Governance - Governance model development including governing styles, decision rights, and governance mechanisms and associated organizational transformation planning.

+ Process Optimization and Engineering - Development of service strategy, design, transformation, operations, and performance measurement systems for continuous improvement.


United States Navy

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

March 1983December 2007 (24 years 10 months)

+ Active Duty included: AOCS, VT-10, VAW-110, VAW-114, Forces Command, USS INDEPENDENCE (Japan)

+ Active through 1993. Reserves 1993-2007 at VAW-77 specializing in Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR).

+ Certified Navy Instructor; Mission Commander; and Navy Aviation Training, Operations and Standardization Officer.

Navy Flight Officer


Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

19962007 (11 years)

+ Responsible for planning, development, execution and operations associated with counter-narco-terrorism in Central and South America.

+ Responsible for providing airborne reconnaissance for Homeland Security, and FEMA.

Vice President

META Group

Public Company; 501-1000 employees; METG; Information Technology and Services industry

July 2000March 2005 (4 years 9 months)

+ Business development including consultative sales and solution packaging

+ Methodology development including refinement of development and delivery processes

+ Employee mentoring and management including alignment of employees with skill, professional, and personal development

+ Project Manager and Consultant including leading large and complex architecture, process, and governance projects

Architect Consultant


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; ICO; Information Technology and Services industry

March 1999July 2000 (1 year 5 months)

+ Consulting Practice Lead - Coordinated and forecasted service revenues from business development activities. Responsible for the methodology, training, engagement processes, sales and marketing assistance, technical delivery, and business model for new services and the integration into existing consulting practices.

+ Consulting Product Leader - Responsible for the development of services offerings and programs relating to the six (6) consulting services areas of Inacom’s Solution Delivery Practice.

Prinicpal Consultant


Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; VST; Information Technology and Services industry

October 1996March 1999 (2 years 6 months)

+ Solution Development and Practice Lead - Responsible for the analysis of client needs and recommendation of appropriate solutions based upon architectural designs for major information subsystems that provide feasible solutions for technical and business problems and opportunities. Additional responsibilities included mentoring and management of over 125 consulting resources during project based events.

+ Product and Methodology Leader - Responsible for the development of technical best practices and sales/marketing materials surrounding Vanstar service offerings.

+ National Practice Organization Developer - Responsible for the establishment of national consulting capabilities including the direct management, growth and development of consultants based in the United States.

+ Practice Lead - Responsible for the growth of revenue and control of expenses of consulting level engagements nationally.

Director, Distributed Computing

Ceridian Employer Services

Privately Held; 5001-10,000 employees; Human Resources industry

November 1993October 1996 (3 years)

+ Responsible for design improvement, implementation, and maintenance of Ceridian’s Enterprise Network to include vendor relations, application compatibility testing, budgeting and personnel management.

Dee Wayne Anthony's Honors and Awards

  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal

    United States Forces Command
    • May 1991

Dee Wayne Anthony's Projects

  • Cloud Adoption Strategy & Adoption Playbook

    • March 2014 to Present

    Gartner has been engaged to:

    - Establish a baseline of knowledge within the client specific to their industry
    - Develop and refine a Cloud Vision based upon business needs
    - Identify specific cloud requirements and readiness relating to security, compliance, technical and operational dimensions
    - Provide and refine the Gartner Cloud Workload Decision Model

  • Cloud Based Infrastructure Provider Selection Support

    • March 2014 to Present

    Gartner has been engaged to:

    - Provide subject matter expertise in the form of best-in-class cloud computing toolkits (business case models, requirement frameworks, reference architectures, and sourcing vendor scoring templates).
    - Provide coaching and advice services from a team of Senior and Experienced Cloud Advisors as part of the RFP evaluation team to help leverage and apply these toolkits within the client environment.

  • Data Center Strategy

    • October 2013 to Present
    Team Members: Dee Wayne Anthony, Kevin Murphy, Richard Calman

    Gartner has been engaged to:

    - Determine the client's data center strategy, particularly as it relates to the use of cloud services
    - Develop content for a vendor solicitation
    - Develop a roadmap/plan for the transition to a new data center provider and the evolution of related client processes
    Facilitate the process of evaluating vendor responses to the solicitation, and selecting a provider
    Support contract negotiations with the provider, including service definitions, SLA’s, terms and conditions, and pricing

  • Cloud Adoption Support

    • October 2013 to March 2014

    Gartner has been engaged to:

    Conduct a series of 8 education and working sessions to cover key sections that will be developed as part of the safe cloud adoption playbook through the Gartner provided toolkit which includes;

    - Education of cloud basics
    - Vision alignment
    - Establishing cloud requirements and assessing enterprise cloud readiness
    - Building cloud reference architectures
    - Building a cloud adoption roadmap
    - Building a cloud decision model and establishing cloud governance
    - Sourcing cloud services

  • Cloud Adoption Support

    • November 2013 to January 2014

    Gartner has been engaged to:

    Develop a safe cloud adoption strategy addressing:

    - Education of cloud basics
    - Vision alignment
    - Establishing cloud requirements and assessing enterprise cloud readiness
    - Building cloud reference architectures
    - Building a cloud decision model and establishing cloud governance

  • Cloud Adoption Strategy Support

    • November 2013 to December 2013

    Gartner has been engaged to provide insight into how other companies have utilized Cloud Computing and to what degree of success and how our client should leverage cloud services. This includes:

    - Where other organizations of similar size/industry are using cloud applications successfully today
    - Business risks of moving to the cloud and how to mitigate them
    - Cloud governance principles providing direction to our client’s companies on use of cloud technologies
    - Information on what generic types of applications are recommended by Gartner as “cloud ready” based on maturity and security and integration
    - Understanding of how data classification and cloud solutions relate (i.e. what types of data are reasonable to put in the cloud)
    - What security and legal items our client should be aware of as they venture in to the cloud (perhaps a checklist to assess fit of a cloud provider)
    - High level recommendations related to interfacing cloud systems and on premise solutions
    - Review and comment on our client’s draft standards related to resilience of information in the cloud

  • Enterprise Cloud Strategy

    • August 2013 to October 2013

    Gartner has been engaged to:

    - Identify key cloud requirements and level of enterprise readiness to support tailoring of the decision model and provide input and context to the business case and vendor landscape analysis.
    - Assess a selected portion of the IT services portfolio to form a set of directional recommendations for cloud adoption.
    - Conduct a detailed ROI analysis of workloads comparing PaaS, IaaS, and on premise solutions.
    - Identify specific cloud service providers (and brokers) that can help meet the client’s requirements.
    - Identify contractual T’s and C’s unique for the cloud environment for use in cloud services sourcing

  • Email Consolidation Sourcing Strategy

    • July 2013 to October 2013

    The client has requested assistance to identify potential alternatives and recommend the optimal path to a consolidated email environment. Gartner will outline the scope, benefits, risks, trade-offs, and high level costs associated the various viable options.

    The client current manages over 25 separate email and collaboration systems across its various component organizations in support of over 100,000 users.

  • Enterprise Collaboration- Email Selection and Evaluation Support

    • July 2013 to September 2013

    Gartner has been engaged to:

    - Establish which email delivery options will make most sense given its current situation.
    - Develop meaningful functional and technical evaluation criteria and weightings for such delivery model.
    - Support the client in the evaluation of IBM Lotus versus Google Apps for Business versus Microsoft O365 or other given the functional and technical requirements.
    - Determine Costing criteria and estimated Total Cost of Ownership (7 years) for the different platforms.

  • Cloud RFP Assistance and Advisement

    • February 2013 to May 2013

    Gartner is providing subject matter expertise in the form of best-in-class cloud computing toolkits (business case models, requirement frameworks, reference architectures, and sourcing templates).

    In addition, Gartner is providing coaching services from a team of Senior and Experienced Cloud Advisors as part of the client RFP evaluation team to help leverage and apply these toolkits within the client environment.

  • End User Strategy and Roadmap

    • March 2013 to May 2013

    Gartner is providing the following services:

    - Define the End User Computing Business Requirements Vision and Strategy against Gartner’s technology trends and insights (External Validation of Strategy)

    - Develop a set of requirements and management strategies for systems access, security, integration, data and information management, governance and service management.

    - Provide high-level guidance on the integration of mobile applications that transcends to user devices and operating systems.

    - Build a roadmap of Immediate, short-term, mid-term and longer term initiatives over the next 2 – 3 years.

  • Cloud Playbook for Utilities Company

    • December 2012 to March 2013

    This project established the necessary client capabilities to operationalize Cloud Services in a series of cross functional competencies, expand the development of architectural standards for the Cloud Service Models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, BPaaS), and the development of a decision framework for the Cloud Delivery Models (Private, VPrivate, Hybrid, Community, and Public) focusing on the following areas:

    - IT Strategic Context
    - Enterprise Architecture
    - Service Management with additional focus on Demand Management
    - Information Management and Data Governance
    - Information Risk and Security
    - Finance and Budgeting
    - Sourcing and Procurement

  • Cloud Safe Adoption Plan for Healthcare Services Company

    • October 2012 to December 2012

    This project provided the following for the client.
    - Private Cloud requirements validation and solidification (leveraging Gartner’s Cloud requirements framework)
    - Business & Functional Requirements (incl. Security, Privacy & Compliance)
    - Technical Requirements
    - Operational Requirements
    - Private Cloud architecture validation and support
    - Tailored detailed target state private Cloud reference architectures to validate proposed solutions (solution architectures) and identify gaps
    - Alignment of governance, architecture and deployment approaches across the various cloud initiatives within the client's IT group
    - Prioritized roadmap of initiatives to mitigate current gaps
    - Vendor selection and solution verification and implementation support
    - CSB(s) for short-term or strategic competency ramp-up or risk mitigation
    - Externally hosted cloud services provider(s)
    - Internal Cloud Solution (cloud management platform, etc.)

  • IT Portfolio Assessment for Federal Agency

    • June 2012 to September 2012

    Gartner performed an IT Portfolio Review and Analysis resulting in the recommendations and guidance on the following areas:

    - Potential to reduce portfolio volume and complexity; lower overall IT costs
    - Realign IT efforts with business priorities and reallocate budgets to most prominent gaps identified
    - Leverage synergies across the enterprise through better portfolio clarity
    - Repeatable, consistent framework:
    -- Investment decisions
    -- Performance capture and analysis
    -- Continuous improvement
    - Engage business stakeholders in IT investment decisions
    - Lower data center/ infrastructure costs through decommissioning and/or consolidation
    - Prioritize efforts and focus for IT Delivery organization
    - Identify and prioritize the required IT skills needed to support business requirements

  • Data Center Move - Vendor Selection, Negotiation, and Transition Support

    • May 2012 to November 2012

    Gartner provided the following:

    - Confirm Scoping and Strategy
    -- Which services are in scope for Co-Location
    -- Which services are in-scope for Managed Services
    -- Confirm single vendor strategy vs. multi-source
    - Based on the selected service delivery strategy, define the Vendor Shortlist
    - Develop and issue an RFP/Bid Package
    - Recommend and select preferred vendor
    - Support contract negotiations
    - Support transition planning and risk mitigation

  • Operating & Service Delivery Model Assessment & Planning Services for State IT Agency

    • February 2012 to May 2012

    Gartner performed the following for this State IT Agency.

    - Established a baseline understanding of the current operating and service delivery model(s) for service delivery;
    - Conducted a high level evaluation of the current service delivery models;
    - Developed findings and recommendations aligned with best practices and the business imperatives of for a target state operating and service delivery model;
    - Developed a project plan to structure and sequence the implementation of accepted recommendations for improvement to the current operating and service delivery model(s).

Dee Wayne Anthony's Skills & Expertise

  1. Cloud Computing
  2. Social Media
  3. Mentoring
  4. IT Governance
  5. Organizational Change
  6. Enterprise Architecture
  7. Project Implementation
  8. Key Account Development
  9. IT Strategy
  10. Change Management
  11. Program Management
  12. Management Consulting
  13. ITIL
  14. Team Building
  15. Process Engineering
  16. Vendor Management
  17. Team Leadership
  18. IT Service Management
  19. Strategic Planning
  20. IT Management
  21. Consultancy
  22. Team Management
  23. Leadership Development
  24. Process Improvement
  25. Outsourcing
  26. Coaching
  27. Project Planning
  28. Problem Solving
  29. New Business Development
  30. Consultants
  31. Public Speaking
  32. IT Outsourcing
  33. Training
  34. IT Operations
  35. Service Management
  36. Information Technology
  37. Requirements Analysis
  38. Leadership
  39. Management
  40. Professional Services
  41. Business Intelligence
  42. Enterprise Software
  43. Business Development
  44. Business Process Improvement
  45. Analysis
  46. Project Portfolio Management
  47. Strategy
  48. Data Center
  49. Consulting
  50. PMO

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Dee Wayne Anthony's Education

Georgia State University


Troy University


Dee Wayne Anthony's Additional Information

Honors and Awards:

Information Technology Infrastructure Library Service Manager
Gartner - Outstanding Citizenship Award

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