Dr. Botchkarev is a Senior Information Management Advisor with the Knowledge Management Branch, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (Government of Ontario), and an Adjunct Professor at Ryerson University.

Alexei holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the Kiev Aviation Engineering Academy (1975), Ukraine, and Ph.D. from the aerospace R&D Institute (1985).

Also, he is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by Project Management Institute (PMI) and Certified Modelling and Simulation Professional (M&SPCC NTSA/NDIA).

Dr. Alexei Botchkarev is an information and knowledge management professional, consultant and researcher. He has over 30 years of experience in project management, systems analysis, modelling and simulation, business processes analysis, information systems solutions, requirements analysis and scientific research.

In the course of his career, Alexei worked as an employee or consultant in multiple industries (aerospace, information technologies, advanced materials, healthcare, education and training) and in various capacities (program/project manager, product manager, marketing manager, research analyst) in Canada, US, Europe, and Asia. He has more than 15 years of successful career in the aerospace R&D and manufacturing environment with expertise in managing/coordinating R&D projects. Alexei has solid background in the quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, and simulation modelling of complex processes and systems. He has experience in coordinating complex avionics integration programs in commercial aviation industry. 7 years of patent research and coordinating intellectual property issues. 7 years in the education industry in Toronto.

Alexei has authored or co-authored more than 60 publications, including chapters in three books.

He 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.

His current interests are in information and knowledge management methodology, enterprise and business architecture, modelling and simulation, quantitative methods in project management and performance evaluation.

IEEE Activities
REGIONS: member, Board of Directors, R7 (IEEE Canada) 2008-09; member, R7 Humanitarian Initiatives Committee 2009-10; editor, IEEE Canada Newsletter 2006-07.

SECTIONS/CHAPTERS: Toronto, Section Past Chair and Chair, Nominations Committee 2010; Toronto, Section Chair 2008-09; Toronto, Section Vice Chair 2006-07; Toronto, Chair, Membership Development Committee 2005; Toronto, Chair, Conferences/Conventions Committee, 2004-7; Toronto, member, Executive Committee 2004 – Present; Toronto, member, Milestone Committee – External Cardiac Pacemaker 2008-09.

SOCIETIES: member Computer Society, member Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society; member Power and Energy Society 2005-06; member Industry Applications Society 2004-06.

CONFERENCES: IEEE 24th Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2011), Publicity Chair. IEEE Toronto International Conference – Science and Technology for Humanity (IEEE TIC-STH 2009), founding member of the Organizing Committee and member of the Steering Committee. Special Session: Design, Analysis and Tools for Integrated Circuits and Systems (DATICS’09) of The 4th IEEE Conference on Industrial Electronics and Applications 2009 (ICIEA 2009), member of the International Program Committee. Symposium on Alternate Energy – and Global Synergy 2008, member of the Organizing Committee. IEEE 21st Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (IEEE CCECE 2008), Publicity Chair. Intelligent Transportation Systems Conference (ITSC 2006), Chair, Publicity and Public Relations Committee. IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE 2004), chaired conference’s Robotics and Control Session.

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