John R. Grala is a technologist responsible for cutting edge designs used in government, healthcare, nuclear and the electric utility industry for over 30 years.
Mr. Grala studied media, technology and culture in Japan at the University of Tsukuba, where he was provided unprecedented access to technology giants and cultural artifacts across Japan by his Sensei and lifelong friend, Professor Saisuke Ieno.
John graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego and has spent most of his career as a technology designer, developer, business process optimization and knowledge transfer expert - while always acting as futurist and solution provider.
John has designed, developed, deployed and supported hundreds of commercial software, hardware, firmware and database applications throughout his career.
While John has many "first to do that" to his credit, he is best known for solving complex problems and designing technology solutions glove fit to industrial level business processes to achieve that coveted order of magnitude increase in efficiency.
Early collaborations include: military over the horizon radar system data storage; nuclear Master Equipment List and Plant Equipment Data Base; FCC northeast geographic radio frequency license propagation data storage and retrieval; statewide healthcare inflow / outflow statistical analysis; nuclear information technology transfer for engineering information, configuration management and records management.
Commercial System Designs Include
PRDBMS (Personnel Records Database Management System), EAS (Examination Administration System), S8-HUD (Section 8 HUD Waiting List Eligibility Administration System), CCM / PCM (Client / Personal Contacts Manager), MergeWrite (companion for Wordperfect), ADM (Advanced Data Manager), LTCEC-PFS (Long Term Care Executive Council Patient Flow Statistics), TBRS (Time Base Reference Standard, Utility Broadcast), CRIS (Corporate Radio Inventory System), ELOTS (Electronic Label Order Tracking System), PQ-MITS (Power Quality Momentary Interruption System), PQ-CICM (Power Quality Commercial Industrial Customer Monitoring), RIM (Reactive Internet Multimedia), G3C (Gen-3 Cloud ICTS Infrastructure), Cyber AI (InfoSec), Live Labels M2M (multi-mode communications), iRepX (Information Analytics).
Packaging the Future
John is the chief architect of the the Digital Deli Pipeline™ - a highly configurable hub, spoke and rim technology architecture designed to provide seamless digital services vertically integrated for use across a wide range of industries and disciplines including: education • entertainment • health and wellness • energy • smART cities • geofenced sensor networks • location based services (LBS) • digital commerce • new forms of advertising, marketing and promotion.
That group of systems appeals to John's holistic approach to packaging the global digital economy in a way that enables scalable enterprise class technologies (cloud infrastructure, cyber security, web dev, network operations) to support digital transformation for economic benefit, educational nourishment and community enrichment, for any size organization.
Quick Facts About John R. Grala
Mentored in svLSI (now nano-electronics) at 16. Learned to burn solder (make electronics). Introduced to AEGIS super-computing, fiber optic, satellite and radio communications.
Built his first computer (before PC) and connected to ARPANET.
Studied radio and TV broadcasting, audio engineering, instructional media development at State University of New York Oswego.
Audio Engineering Society Student member, FCC 3rd Class Radio license with Endorsement (WRVO). [Bill Shigley, Lou O'Donnel, Tina Pieracinni]
Assistant Instructor Technology and Media for S. Ieno, University Tsukuba, Japan.
Studied culture, art, history, technology University Tsukuba, Japan.
Software architect, designer, developer PC based database applications. [PRDBMS, EAS, ADM, MergeWrite, PCM, BCM...]
IT Configuration Management nuclear plant build 1st NRC required database for all safety related components. [MEL/PEDB]
Implemented ultra-precision TBRS (time base reference standard) for C/I customer electric metering.
Designed, developed, deployed 1st SQL client/server enterprise class advanced statistical performance database to analyze the electric power grid. Called the most advanced system in North America. [PQ-MITS]
Inducted into the IEEE and Computer Society for groundbreaking work.
Received a visit from the father of the electric power grid. [Jack Casazza]
Modified firmware 35 most advanced commercial/industrial meters to provide the deepest view into the electric transmission and distribution grid. Built AMI communications servers used by Energy Measurements and billing.
John and his partner Barbara created the GT1 (geospatial Team One) Student Explorer Program to teach middle school children about culture, history, geoinformatics, cloud computing, archival grade research and eco-cultural heritage presentation skill development.
John is the Chief Technology Architect of the Digital Deli.
Member: IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society (1996-2018), Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY), early adopter TED.
Founder: QC Communications; Co-founder: Digital Deli, Global Media and Communications™; Co-founder: The Digital Deli Archive™; Digital Deli Cyber Intelligence™; Creator: smART Media Visual Solutions™, Live Labels™; Co-creator: smART Health Media™, smART Media for the Classroom™, Digital Deli TV Regional Content and Edu-tainment Networks ™; Master of Light and Sound at Digital Deli Studios™; Inventor: Digital Deli Business Innovation ∴ Think Tank™; Chief Technologist: Digital Deli, Global Media and Communications.