Al Davis is an entrepreneur,
business strategist, consultant, teacher, avid world traveler, author,
and lifelong student, in no particular priority or chronological order.
His industrial experience includes:
Co-Founder and CEO of
Offtoa, Inc., an internet company that helps entrepreneurs
their new business idea has financial merit, and if so, helps them hone
their business strategy to attain optimal financial returns for their investors and themselves.
of an internet company that
enabled consumers to donate a percentage of their online purchases to
their favorite charity – at no cost to them.
Chairman and CEO of
Omni-Vista, Inc., a software company in Colorado
Springs. Omni-Vista’s assets were sold in 2002.
member of the board of directors of Requisite, Inc. Founded in 1996,
Requisite was an acquisition by Rational Software
Corporation in February
1997 and IBM in 2003.
general partner and limited partner of Catalyst InfoTech
Development Fund, a small venture capital
fund in Colorado in the
president of engineering services at BTG, Inc., a Virginia-based
company that had an IPO in
1995, and was acquired by Titan in 2001 and
L-3 Communications in 2003.
at GTE Communication Systems in Phoenix, Arizona,
acquired by Verizon in 1999.
of the Software Technology
Center at GTE Laboratories in
Waltham, Massachusetts, acquired by Verizon in 1999.
for Creative Startups of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
for many corporations
over the past thirty-two years, including
Boeing, Cigna Insurance, Dr. Ed, Federal Express, FrontRange Solutions,
IBM, Loral, MCI, Rational Software, Rockwell, Samsung Electronics,
Schlumberger, Sharp, Software Productivity Consortium, Storage Tek,
Sumitomo, and XAware.
member of the selection committee for High Altitude Investors
(HAI), an angel
for many dozens of entrepreneurs.
His academic experience includes:
University of Colorado Executive MBA program, Denver
(Professor of International Business and Entrepreneurship; formerly Academic Chair and Professor of Business
of Colorado at Colorado Springs (Professor of Business
Strategy and Entrepreneurship; formerly Professor of Information
Systems and Project Management; formerly El Pomar Professor of Software
Mason University (Professor of Information Systems; Chair &
Professor of Computer Science)
of Tennessee (Assistant Professor of Computer Science)
Jaya University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
of Jos, Nigeria
Politécnica de Madrid, Spain
(Visiting Professor and
Erasmus Mundus Professor)
of Technology, Sydney, Australia
of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South
He earned his Ph.D. and masters in computer
science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and
bachelors in mathematics from the State University of New York at
Albany. He has been a fellow
of the IEEE since 1994 and a life fellow since 2014. He was
Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Software from 1994 to 1998. He was a
member of the editorial boards of IEEE Software (1984-1986 and
1991-1994), Journal of Systems and Software (1987-2010),
the Requirements Engineering Journal (2005-2011), and Communications
of the ACM (1981-1991). Dr. Davis has published 100+ articles in
journals, conferences and trade press, and lectured 2,000+ times in 28
countries. He is the author of 8 books:
Requirements: Analysis and Specification (Prentice Hall, 1990),
Requirements: Objects, Functions and States (Prentice Hall, 1993),
best-selling 201 Principles of Software Development (McGraw
Software Debates (Wiley and IEEE CS Press, 2004),
Enough Requirements Management (Dorset House, 2005),
Your New Start Up Make Money (WYNSUMM) (Scrub Oak Press, 2014),
Unusual Africa: Traveling on the Edge (Scrub Oak Press, 2016), and
Unusual Asia: Traveling on the Edge (Scrub Oak Press, 2017).
him at Offtoa:
Davis, Offtoa, Inc., 9975
Wadsworth Pkwy #K2-118; Westminster, CO
phone: 719-232-1938 (cell), 719-425-8858
him for other reasons:
phone: 719-232-1938 (cell)
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