David Read


David Read is CTO of Blue Slate Solutions and leads the company’s technology consulting team, helping determine functional requirements, platforms, products, integration approaches, architectures, QA procedures and implementation processes, primarily within healthcare and financial services. Blue Slate focuses on effective integration and construction of secure and reliable service-oriented systems, including appropriately leveraging each client’s existing systems and architecture investments.

Dave provides leadership surrounding data security, including encryption, protocols, policies and processes for multiple healthcare and insurance clients. He is also involved in speaking engagements and education at forums such as the PCIAA, an IT conference for Property and Casualty Insurers, and the Business Rules Forum. His expertise extends to significant data mining experience, and he is currently working on projects to leverage semantic Web concepts as a path to improve data reusability and integration approaches. Prior to joining Blue Slate, Dave had 15 years of IT leadership experience, including various positions within GE, where he was a lead architect for many diverse Web-based applications focusing on a scalable and standards-based infrastructure. The success of these applications led to his receiving GE’s Internet Pioneer of the Year award. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems from the College of Saint Rose.