John Barker, President


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Mr. Barker has over 20 years experience in a range of fields, spanning the aircraft and telecommunications industries, with nearly 17 years experience in information systems, document and software management, and technical documentation technology. He has designed and developed information processing applications for automating documentation management, and has managed both technical documentation and software development projects, working in hetergeneous computing environemnts (UNIX, Windows, Windows NT, web-based thin clients). He has acted as a technology consultant to senior management, and analyized corporate technology strengths in the process of developing corporate strategic plans.

Experience Summary

Mr. Barker has managed several projects, with staff ranging from one to ten while at Interleaf and Mitel, in addition to having been a member of several product management groups at Mitel. Mr. Barker has extensive experience in product development and manufacturing evnironments, the analysis of document creation and management systems for technical publications, and in the carrying out process analysis and the development of specifications for implementation of new business processes.

Recently, he has designed and developed major systems for TransLink (BC), where he was the lead architect for the ARDMS (records management) system, developed and deployed using Open Text's Livelink product. He has also developed database migration applications for customers such as Aircraft Technical Publishers (San Francisco), who migrated from Interleaf's RDM product to Open Text's Livelink product. For Bell Atlantic, he designed and co-developed the Tariff Management System, which provides electronic production and management of regulatory documents.

Previously, for Hughes Aircraft of Canada Systems Division (Richmond, B.C.), utilizing database, UNIX, Visual Basic and other technologies, he co-designed and built an integrated requirements management system for managing changes to requirements specification, while acting as technical lead for a team of up to 15. He has also built interfaces to information management systems, through Microsoft Office products, providing complete database managment of information stored within a docuement.  Most recently, he has begun design and development of a requirements management system based on Java, as well as other Java-based products.

He has implemented applications in support of process changes at the Department of Justice's Statute Revision Commission and the Senate of Canada, where savings of $1.2M were realized in the first year of operation in the nightly production of Senate Debates (Hansard) and Senate Committe Reports.


November, 1999 - Present

Open Text Corporation
September 1997 - November, 1999

CTL-X Information Consultants Inc.
June 1995 - September 1997

Interleaf Canada
January 1992 - May 1995

Mitel Corporation
1984 - 1992

DeHavilland Aircraft of Canada, Ltd
1973 - 1980

General Information


B.A. (With Distinction) in Philosophy
Carleton University, Ottawa

Technial Specialties

Document Conversion Technologies
Object-Oriented Programming
Technical Publishing Technology
Business Process Analysis and Re-engineering
Content Management Systems
Relational Database Design

Additional Training

ISO-9001 Training (MITEL)
Management Skills for Supervisors (Algonquin College)


FWC Mohr Scholarship - Carleton University
FC Lynch Scholarship - Carleton University
Dean's List, 1982, 1983 - Carleton University
Interleaf Service Quality Award
(Exceptional Service, 1992)