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Architect , consultant , systems engineer

Christopher Robert Powell, American systems engineer, architect, consultant. Graduate fellow University Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 2001.


Powell, Christopher Robert was born on February 2, 1963 in Summit, New Jersey, United States. Son of Robin Powell and Nancy Mae (Spurling) Gould.


Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science, Clarkson University, 1984. Postgraduate, Syracuse University, 1988. Postgraduate, Binghamton University, Binghamton, 1990.

Master of Business Administration, University Wisconsin, Eau Claire, 2001. Doctor in Technology Systems Management, University Maryland, Adelphi, Maryland, 2010.


Senior associate program International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, Endicott, New York, 1984-1990. Senior system analyst/programmer Supercomputer Systems, Inc., Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1990-1993. System programmer principal Network Systems Corporation/Channel Networking Strategic Business Unit, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, 1993-1996.

System engineering manager II Sequent Computer Systems, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, 1996-1999, International Business Machines Corporation Corporation, Eau Claire, 1999-2000. Vice president program management Tonbu, Inc., 2000. Senior technical director High Performance Technologies, Inc., Arlington, Virginia, since 2001, practice technical lead battlefield system, 2005—2007.

Exhibitor forum Supercomputing Conference, Boulder, Colorado, 2001. Architect Practice Technology Lead and High Performance Computing Integration. Speaker in field; presenter NDIA Systems Engineering Conference, San Diego, 2010, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Southeastern Software Engineering Conference, Huntsville, Alabama, 2006, System of Systems Engineering Center Excellence Conference, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 2006, Military Applications of Progressive Logic Devices Conference, District of Columbia, 2004, Supercomputing Conference, Pittsburgh, 2004.


  • Achievements include assisting in Network Systems and Sequent computer systems registrations for International Organization for Standardization 9000. Architect, developer NUMACenter Unix and Windows Northwest Territories server system, including Advanced Detection and Availability Manager systems management solution. Architecting and implementing secure system for government clients.

    Architecting grid-based and other distributed, heterogeneous systems. Architecting high performance computing environments based on Linux and Unix for government and commercial customers.


Appt. City of Spring Lake Park Energy Commission, 1995. Vice chairman Energy Commission, 1996. Treasurer, trustee, member council, leader adult Sunday School First Baptist Church, Eau Claire, 2000-2003, deacon, 2004-2008, member evangelism committee, 2006-2008, moderator, since 2008.

Chair Pastor Search Center, 2008-2009. Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Association for Computing Machinery, Association of Information Technology Professor, Academy Management, National Defense Industrial Association, Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association, Alpha Phi Omega (torchbearer 1987-2006), Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Delta Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Bonnie Jean Manning, June 10, 1989. 1 child, Emilie Alyson Grace.

Robin Powell Gould

Nancy Mae (Spurling) Gould

Bonnie Jean Manning

Emilie Alyson Grace Powell