Resume for Jake Morrison

Phone: +1-510-931-6299


Over 20 years of experience delivering e-commerce, supply chain, and telecom projects

Particular expertise in:

  • International project management and product development
  • Enterprise application integration and business-to-business integration
  • Software development for network service applications
  • Networking and telecommunications, including voice and video over IP

My broad range of experience allows me to produce innovative integrated solutions combining embedded hardware, network communications, enterprise systems, and internet applications.

I have done business all across Asia, working for multinationals, local systems integration companies and startups. I help bridge Asian and Western cultures and business environments.


Cogini, consulting and product development company

Managing Director – July 2005 to present

Managed sales, operations, project delivery and served as solution architect.

  • Developed RouteComplete management platform for intelligent bus transportation. Modules included vehicle tracking, geographical information system interface, real-time route management, scheduling, and alert management, with interfaces to automatic traffic control, passenger information/advertising display, and video surveillance
  • Developed embedded communications and control platform for public transport and logistics applications. Client platform used embedded Linux, interfacing with GPS, GPRS, WiFi, digital I/O, and LCD/LED displays
  • Developed IP-PBX appliance product based on sipX, embedded Linux, and Xen. A web GUI managed all functions, including VoIP, firewall, DHCP, email, and other network services
  • Developed StockComplete hosted warehouse management service for manufacturers in greater China. Utilized extensive AJAX and DHTML to improve usability
  • Developed dozens of web and mobile applications, for example:
    • Health2Sync, developed mobile health applications platform for diabetes management, recently featured in featured on TechChrunc
    • Gulu, restaurant site with extensive social features, featured on TechCrunch
    • ClickMedix, developed mobile health applications platform to HIPAA requirements, including Android, iPhone and web components
    • Bid and Buy, "penny auction" site with publish/subscribe of realtime bids and extensive e-commerce and logistics management features
    • PhD Movie, movie purchase and streaming site for the popular PhD Comics strip
    • Lewis Isein, portfolio website for sculptor
    • Biopeutic, natural cosmetics and skin care e-commerce website
    • Azure, hair care e-commerce website
    • Rimowa, luxury luggage and accessories e-commerce website and custom point of sale system
    • Surf Said Fred, website and iPhone application for surfers and beach communities in Australia
    • Pic Collage, multi-million-user photo sharing Android app
    • Chess University, Chess learning iPhone app with in-app purchase, admin back end
    • OEM iPhone app for a major expo, with maps, live news feed, bulletin board system, augmented reality, QR code scanning, etc
    • OEM Android and iPhone in-car "black box" video recorder apps with interface to OBD2 engine info via Bluetooth
    • OEM iPhone app to generate PDF forms based on a decision tree, including signature capture
    • Glory Days Basketball, amateur basketball league site with stats like the NBA
    • Go Go LLama, social image sharing website
    • SuperThief, Mafia-wars-style Facebook game
    • Adonit, iPad accessory e-commerce website with order management and logistics fulfillment functions
    • Academy, complete internal operations management system for courses, teachers and students
    • The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, custom content management system for the website, including extensive workflow and content editing functions (e.g. round trip between web and MS Word)
    • Helan intranet website to support information sharing for retail outlet staff
    • Modern Godown complete warehouse operations back office system
  • Managed Internet service provider operations, including VPS and dedicated server hosting
  • Set up and managed offices in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and Shanghai
  • Served as local representative in Taiwan for InfraAsia, an engineering consulting company focusing on infrastructure and networking solutions for rail and public transport

Axway, French software and services company focusing on EAI and B2Bi solutions

Senior Consultant – June 2004 to June 2005

Supported Axway’s partners in Asia, helping them with sales, training, and project implementation. Worked extensively with Axway/Cyclone products for electronic data interchange (EDI), business-to-business integration, enterprise application integration (EAI), workflow, business activity monitoring, system management, and managed file transfer. Resolved Asian language localization and character set issues

Developed web services connector for Axway’s XIB EAI product. Deployed the new product at Acer, integrating with web services products from Tibco and Novell. Supported implementation at Danish Post and presales activities in US, Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore

Integrated SAP ERP and Oracle-based shop-floor system for Yageo, the world’s largest manufacturer of passive electronic components. Project involved IDoc mapping, ALE interfacing, and performance tuning of system and network over VPN to factories in Europe, Taiwan and China

Other projects included:

AGP Telecom, startup producing a turn-key VoIP solution for telecom service providers

VP of Product Development – October 2003 to June 2004

Developed integrated voice-over-IP (VoIP) product suite. Products included H.323 gatekeeper, IP-PBX/interactive voice response, voicemail, multi-conference unit, configuration server, provisioning server, firewall traversal/VPN server, IP phones and gateways.

Asia Technology Partners, consulting and systems integration company
The partners formed AGP Telecom (above) as a joint venture with General Resources and Perfisans

Partner – April 2003 to October 2003

Managed consulting projects and internal product development

Delivered IP telephony and video conferencing solutions, including components from Cisco, Radvision, Polycom, and open-source projects. Consulted on product development for integrated IP-based building automation solutions, combining video surveillance with data acquisition and control systems

Other projects included:

Unitopia, consulting and systems integration company serving Taiwan high-tech manufacturing and semiconductor industries

Director of Solutions/Chief Engineer, reporting to CEO – November 2001 to March 2003

Developed go-to-market packages matching customer and market requirements, focusing on logistics, supply chain management, and business process management. Work included market research, solutions evaluation, and business development. Defined technical direction and strategy for project implementation teams

Led e-Logistics team providing solutions based on Viewlocity Supply Chain Event Management and Axway EDI/B2Bi/EAI products. Wrote Tuxedo ATMI connector for Axway’s EAI platform

Implemented supply-chain event management and e-procurement system for Sampotech, a leading manufacturer of flat-panel displays for OEM customers such as Viewsonic. Integrated with their Oracle ERP system and enhanced Viewlocity product to include web-based e-procurement functions for Sampotech’s suppliers

Defined next-generation integrated air logistics systems for EVA Airlines, including web booking system for freight forwarders, streamlined package handing system for shippers, enhanced workflow system connecting CargoIMP EDI with internal workflow processes using BEA WebLogic J2EE and customer’s existing Tuxedo applications

Developed leave-management workflow system for Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation using Savvion business process management platform, with extensive customization in Java to support complex business rules

LogiMatrix, startup offering hosted e-Logistics services based on i2 supply chain technology

Project Director, reporting to COO – May 2001 to October 2001
(.com startup, VC pulled out)

Managed professional services and software development groups. Set up China branch office. Implemented solutions for route optimization, transportation management and logistics visibility. Produced demos for transportation and high-tech manufacturing prospects in Taiwan and China

Primus Capital Group, venture capital firm

Investment Department Manager, reporting to President – March 2001 to May 2001 (downsized)

Managed venture capital financing projects and portfolio companies. Primary project was fundraising for production of an animated film, "Marco Polo"

BT Global Services, the consulting and systems integration division of British Telecom
Control Data (acquired by BT), US systems integrator and developer of directory and email products

Senior Consultant, reporting to General Manager for Asia Region – April 1995 to March 2001

Provided project and sales support for company offices in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Singapore, India, and Malaysia. Delivered solutions for electronic messaging, X.500/LDAP directory services, custom software development, and trusted-third-party services


  • Managed software development for US$5 M fax/messaging project for PRC Ministry of Railways, coordinating staff in Singapore, Taiwan, and China
  • Partnered with Baltimore Technologies, a world leader in encryption and trusted-third-party services. Trained sales and technical staff in encryption technology. Drove initial sales program, resulting in multiple sales. Worked extensively with Baltimore solution set, including certification authority, S/MIME, and encryption toolkits
  • Designed national public key infrastructure and high-availability directory services for Taiwan National ID smart card project. Consulted on certification practices statement and business applications
  • Implemented web-based business-to-business e-commerce applications for numerous customers, including a joint venture service with Singapore Telecom which developed a hosted e-procurement platform used by customers like Singapore Airlines and Western Digital. Implemented Hotmail-style web-based email and directory service supporting 100,000 users
  • Developed EDI-over-Internet standard (AS1) implementation with S/MIME for e-commerce portal at Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong. Interfaced with Algorithmic Research cryptography hardware
  • Architected web-based B2B payment service interfacing with Visa payment network for VCHEQ
  • Localized software to support Asian languages and character sets

Advantech, manufacturer of industrial computers and data-acquisition/control products

Publications Manager, reporting to VP of Marketing – August 1994 to April 1995

Led team of four writers and managed relationships with external contractors

Technical Writer, August 1992 to August 1994

Wrote and typeset technical documentation, brochures, and advertising


  • Aerospace Engineering – BSAE, University of Southern California, Dec. 1991
  • Native English, fluent Mandarin Chinese, intermediate Japanese, basic French, Korean, and Spanish


In years of consulting and systems integration projects, I have worked with a wide range of tools and technologies. I am always happy to learn something new to help a customer.

  • Methodologies: Agile development (Scrum, mainly); Rational Unified Process object-oriented design, analysis, and project management; UML and data modeling for relational databases
  • Programming languages:
    Primary: Python, Erlang, Ruby, Perl, PHP, Java, C/C++, JavaScript, Lua, Unix shell, SQL
    Secondary: Visual Basic/VBA (Word, Excel), Common Lisp, Scheme, Blub, FORTRAN, various macro and proprietary languages
  • Web development:
    • Programming with Ruby on Rails, Python, PHP, Java, ASP, Google App Engine
    • Design using HTML/XHTML, CSS, and JavaScript (jQuery, Dojo, Prototype/Scriptaculous)
    • Experience architecting high-performance, high-availability web systems
  • Databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL, SQLite, Oracle, Informix, MS SQL Server, DB2, ODBC
  • Middleware: Web Services (SOAP, WDSL, XML Schema, XML-RPC, REST), CORBA, J2EE, JMS, Tibco Rv, IBM MQ, AMQP, Tuxedo, COM
  • Operating systems: Experience with system administration, capacity planning, clustering/high-availability, and virtualization (Xen, KVM, VMWare). Particular expertise in Linux server and embedded applications (especially Debian/Ubuntu, OpenEmbedded, and uClinux distros). Experience with Solaris, HP/UX, AIX, FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD, Windows, Mac OS X, and Novell NetWare
  • Internationalization and localization:
    Extensive experience with Asian languages and character sets
  • B2B integration standards:
    EDI (EDIFACT, X12, CargoIMP), ebXML, RosettaNet, IETF EDI-INT
  • Commercial applications:
    • Axway/Cyclone EDI, B2Bi, EAI, BAM, system management, and managed file transfer
    • Viewlocity supply chain event management, Extricity B2Bi, BEA Integrator
    • Syntegra messaging and directory products
    • Savvion business process management, Remedy workflow, ARIS business modeling
    • Baltimore Technologies CA and encryption toolkits
    • i2 TradeMatrix supply chain products, EXE warehouse management
    • Clarify CRM
    • Business Objects OLAP, Actuate database report generation
  • Open source projects:
    sipX and Asterisk IP-PBXs, GnuGk H.323 Gatekeeper, OpenH323, Apache, Tomcat, Axis, Qt/KDE, ACE/TAO, GNU toolchain, build systems (make, autoconf, bitbake, Debian debs, BSD ports, Gentoo portage), CVS, Subversion, Git, Trac, OpenSSL, OpenLDAP, PGP/GPG, Twisted Python, Monit, Munin, Nagios, Postfix
  • Networking:
    TCP/IP, IPX, Ethernet, X.25, frame relay, Wireless (802.11, WiMAX, Zigbee), VPNs; Cisco, Vyatta, and pfSense routers
  • Protocols and standards:
    H.323, SIP, HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, LDAP, SSL/TLS, S/MIME, DNS, RADIUS, DHCP, SNMP, Zeroconf, Universal Plug and Play
  • Document and printing systems:
    XML, SGML, HTML, DocBook, XSLT, PostScript/PDF, LaTeX, RTF
  • Office applications:
    Adobe PageMaker, InDesign, Photoshop, CorelDraw, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, Project, OpenOffice. I have helped my father publish a dozen books and have professional-level skills in desktop publishing