Joseph Hershman

Principle Consultant - Enterprise Systems

Dubai, UAE


Solution Architect

Technical Project Mgmt

Application Development

Requirements Definition


Broad knowledge of system architecture frameworks, methodologies, and IT technologies. Able to translate business, operational, and technical requirements into solution and systems architecture specifications to support the successful design, development, implementation, and operation of GIS-based enterprise solutions. Experienced application developer, with the ability to understand customers needs and how to support their strategic enterprise GIS objectives with products for the desktop, server and web.


Colorado State University

Civil Engineering , Civil Engineering

University of Illinois

Engineering Physics , Engineering Physics


Vice President/Principle Consultant

Geocentric Solutions , Dubai, UAE

November 2011 - January 2012

Provide consulting, systems integration, and custom software development for utility and local government clients throughout the Middle East. Principally focused on ESRI and Telvent GIS enterprise solution technologies.

Technical Project Management
Custom Development
GIS Technical Manager

Knowledge Point , Abu Dhabi, UAE

August 2010 - November 2011

Development lead and system architect for web based GIS C4IS like application for use in Modeling and Simulation Laboratories. System includes many components used in support of Defense and Intelligence decision support including: Terrain analyses tools using ArcGIS Server SOE and displaying results in Silverlight web application Tactical graphic drawing tools using Mil-Std 2525B symbols Collaboration tools allowing for text communication and sending of sketches between multiple system users Interface with Simulators and display of simulation tracks in web applications. 3D viewing of terrain and data

Technical Project Management
System Architecture
Custom Development
Solution Architect

Enspiria Solutions , Denver, Colorado

October 2006 - August 2010

Development of custom Desktop and Server GIS solutions in Utilities, Telecom and Land asset management. Some specialties include: ArcGIS Server application development and design using Silverlight, Flex and Java APIs REST service development with WCF framework in C# for server side support of ArcGIS Server implementations System design for ArcGIS Server system implementations including ArcGIS Image Server. Lead developer, designer and implementer for ArcGIS and ArcFM Solution Desktop systems.

Solution Architect
Define Business Requirements
Custom Development
Manager - Utilities Practice

Accenture Technology Solutions , San Fransisco, CA

April 2006 - October 2006

Consultant at Pacific Gas and Electric Company

Solution Architect
Define Business Requirements
Data Modeling

Pacific Gas and Electric Company , San Fransisco, CA

April 2006 - October 2006

Lead system architect for ArcFM and ArcGIS implementation in one of the country’s largest electric utilities. Responsibilities included data modeling, requirements gathering, implementation and application design and legacy system migration planning.

Solution Architect
Define Business Requirements
Data Modeling
Technical Lead - Implementation Services

Telvent Miner & Miner , Fort Collins, CO

April 2001 - April 2006

Lead architect and development of ArcFM Solution based GIS Systems in the utilities industry. Developed SOA based interface between ArcFM Designer and multiple types of work managements systems. Developed ArcMap extension to manage fiber optic networks. Developed interface between ArcFM and legacy mainframe facility management system. Conducted customization and implementation workshops on techniques to use C# to customize ArcFM and ArcGIS applications with the ArcObject and ArcFM Objects APIs

Technical Management
Requirements Gathering
Custom Development

Safety Kleen , Boulder, CO

January 1999 - January 2001

Software Development
Requirements Gathering
Groundwater Engineer

Shepard Miller , Fort Collins, CO

January 1993 - January 1998

Groundwater Modeling
Project/Team Management
Data Analyses

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