Alistair Croll, Visiting Executive at Harvard Business School
I’ve known Dan for years—as a consultant, an educator, and a cloud innovator. He’s an authority on technology, but what makes him unique is his pragmatism. He understands the realities and challenges of technology deployment and adoption, and that culture matters as much to the success of a project as the tech itself.
Whether explaining complex concepts clearly, working through the pitfalls of a project, or helping people better understand what innovation means to their business, he’s an excellent partner.
Maurice Chenier, VP Transformation, CBSA
It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Dan Murphy. I have had the pleasure of viewing Mr. Murphy’s professional development over the past ten years, and I can state with confidence that he is a motivated and responsible person with a high degree of integrity.
I came to know Mr. Murphy in his sales role at Cisco, and then later, in my role as ADM of PWGSC, ITSB, where he joined my organization, as an Executive Advisor reporting to my then DG of Product Development, Jirka Danek.
There were three key initiatives that Mr. Murphy was instrumental in accomplishing during this time that came to my attention. They were:
- The development and implementation of a very cost effective and strategic private Metro Area Network, that has since grown to over 200 sites in the national capital and has become the Data Center Interconnection Network for SSC;
- He authored a National Business Case for Telepresence, and then led the implementation of a national Proof of Value, to validate the indicative estimates of the business case. He led a small Agile team and delivered the service, in production, in just 90 days. The service was for my DM (Francois Guimont) and my 15 ADM colleges nationally.
- He developed an exceptionally innovative solution to reduce Secure Channel access costs in order to significantly mitigate Internet access risk across the GC.
Mr. Murphy is innovative and very practical in his approach to business problems and I have enjoyed knowing him and working with him over the years. He has a deep understanding of Agile approaches and techniques is well suited to provide IT and IT project advice and guidance at the executive level. If you need any further information about Dan, please do not hesitate to contact me.