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Russell O'Brien

Joined 9 years ago from Sydney




Russell O’Brien is a veteran of the information age with over 25 years of experience in the computer industry. He began his working life in Sydney, punching program cards and loading magnetic disks. From these humble beginnings, he rose through the IT ranks and is now CEO of Bluescribe.com, the world’s leading authority on Integration Blueprinting.

Russell is a much sought after technical advisor to the newspaper and media industries where, for example, he saved Associated Newspapers Ltd more than $15 Million through the creation of their first Integration Blueprint. He is also a frequent speaker at events hosted by media industry groups around the world, including IFRA, the world's leading association for newspaper and media publishing, and the Pacific Area Newspaper Publishers Association (PANPA).

As CEO of Bluescribe, Russell has patented a unique Integration Blueprinting process that has been used by clients to minimize their business costs and significantly reduce the risks commonly associated with large-scale integration projects. In addition, he has recently been appointed to the position of convener for the International Association for Integration Blueprinting www.integrationblueprinting.org.

Apart from his passion for the IT industry, Russell enjoys reading, keeping fit, beekeeping, playing chess, and keeping his two young daughters entertained.

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    6 years ago

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    Integration Architecture Explained

    9 years ago

    An explanation of Integration Architecture for IT managers and software developers who would like to have a simple overview of Integration Architecture and not get lost in technical jargon.