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  • Dr. Botchkarev is an information and knowledge management professional, consultant and researcher. He has multi-year experience in project management, systems analysis, modelling and simulation, business processes analysis, information systems solutions, requirements analysis and scientific research.

  • He provides expert opinions and recommendations to senior management on the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) strategic direction and policies related to information and knowledge management, and leads projects for the design, development and implementation of knowledge transfer standards, models, processes and tools on the enterprise content management systems to ensure timely and effective access and exchange of quality and authoritative information to support evidence-based decision making and effective business planning/management in the health care sector.

  • He has comprehensive knowledge of the Ontario government project management policies, processes and approaches in program planning and performance reporting. Knowledge of Ontario Public Service standards. He has hands-on experience developing business cases, project charters, schedules and plans according to the government methodology. Monitoring and reporting status and performance.

          His recent consultant assignments were in the areas of:    

           - Business process re-engineering and enterprise transformation with the Alcohol

             and Gaming Commission of Ontario;

           - Business modelling with the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care;

           - Large systems transformations with the Independent Electricity System Operator

             (part of the former Ontario Hydro).

  • Experienced, goal-oriented research and technology consultant with strong leadership abilities, solid administrative skills, and proven results in:

        Identifying research opportunities, planning and conducting research and experimental development.

        Developing system/product requirements.

        Capturing and analyzing customer requirements.

        Project management on projects that are cross-functional in nature, multi-disciplinary and resource intensive.

        Establishing new contacts and building long-term relationships.

  • Multiple year experience and strong knowledge of research and development in a variety of industries including Aerospace, Avionics, Information Technologies, Computers, Telecommunications, Electronics, Control Systems, Advanced Materials.

  • Solid background in the quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and simulation modelling of complex processes and systems. Strong analytical and research skills.

  • Extensive publications record. Authored and co-authored more than 70 original research and review publications including chapters in three books dedicated to the new trends and emerging technologies in aerospace, pattern recognition, signal processing, artificial intelligence, communications, and avionics.

  • Practical and applied knowledge of systems engineering processes, and current professional contacts in a variety of industries in Ontario: metalworking, pulp and paper, electric motors, hydro, computers, electronics/semiconductors, diamond, glass, casting, chemical, pharmaceutical, mining, oil, gas, marine, glass, steel, education, etc.

  • Strong program management and product development skills. Knowledge of industry accepted project management methodologies and standards.

  • Hands-on experience in planning, monitoring, and reporting project finances in the manufacturing and R&D environment. Experience in project procurement management. Financial statements analysis.

  • Formal education and 7 years of professional experience in the field of intellectual property. Developed key skills and detailed knowledge of various types of intellectual property, their creation, maintenance and commercial-relevance. Conducted prior art and other legal searches.

  • 7 years in the adult education and training industry in Toronto.

  • Experience working for large / multi-national R&D-oriented ISO-certified companies:

   Consultant at Chartwell Inc. (acquired by KPMG). (Cached Sep. 2009).

   Program Manager at Rockwell International Corporation (Rockwell Collins).

   Product Manager at Carbone of America (Carbone Lorraine Group - corporate name changed to Mersen).

   Project Coordinator at Independent Electricity System Operator (part of the former Ontario Hydro).

   Manufacturing Project Coordinator at MDS Sciex (current name Applied Biosystems/MDS SCIEX) (Cached Sep. 2009)