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Jaime Santiago

  • PhD

    Research interests

    eCommerceEntrepreneurship

    About

    Jaime Santiago has over 37 years of information systems technology experience. Having started early in his life, (fresh out of vocational high school), he worked for the late Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) Aguadilla Manufacturing Plant. While in DEC, he was part of the new product teams that introduced the manufacturing of products such as high end Switching Power Supplies, mid-sized computer systems, and computer based manufacturing test equipment. As a Training Center Instructor, he managed the implementation of training projects in the areas of Computer Operating Systems, Process Management, Analog and Digital electronics training courses and the implementation of the Six Sigma program in the Aguadilla manufacturing plant during the late 80’s and early 90’s. After DEC left the island, he worked as an Information System Consultant for the Research Institute (a federally funded social research institute within ASSMCA) and the “Universidad Central del Caribe”, school of medicine in Bayamon where he implemented projects in the area of networking, information technology use in social research programs, technical training and proposal writing. He is currently employed by TV Station WLII, now Univision PR working in support of the Univision Inc. MIS group. In WLII, he implemented projects for the migration of local area networking coax cabling to structured cabling systems, migrated applications to the client/server computing model including the migration of standard telecommunications voice systems to computer based platforms, and the implementation of digital workflows for station operations. Day to day responsibilities include the support of IT needs including local station sponsored TV productions and Broadcast engineering digital workflow operations in addition to personnel training on technical subjects. Jaime is also a professional lecturer on Information Technology, Renewable Energy, and Project Management subjects delivering lectures, seminars, and talks to both public and private institutions. Jaime has a PhD-BA/eCommerce from Northcentral University, an MBA/eBusiness from Phoenix University Puerto Rico Campus, a BA in Psychology from the Interamerican University San German Campus, an associate degree in Criminology from Caribbean Detective Academy, Mayaguez; and an Associate Degree in Programming from the Electronic Data Processing College, San Sebastian Campus. In addition, Jaime is PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) certified. He holds professional certificates in Conflict Mediation from the University of Puerto Rico, Arbitration from the University College of Professional Mediation of Puerto Rico, renewable energy systems from Frostburg State University (Maryland), International Commerce from the Small Business Technology and Development Center, Interamerican University Puerto Rico, Geographical Information Systems implementation and management from the University of Puerto Rico, and Homeland Security from American University, Puerto Rico. Jaime serves as a subject matter expert volunteer reviewer for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Directorate of Engineering, Information Technology, Communications, and Renewable Energy Systems for Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (SBIR/STTR) phase I - II grants and the Partnership for Innovation: Advancing Innovation Research (PFI:AIR) programs. He also served as a subject matter expert proposal reviewer for the United States Department of Commerce in 2009 for the first round of funding for the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program under the sponsorship of the United States Department of Commerce.

    Education

    PhD Administration/eCommerce

    Northcentral University

    November 2005 - June 2013(8 years)

    MBA/eBusiness

    University of Phoenix

    August 2003 - August 2005(2 years)

    BA Psychology

    Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico

    August 1986 - May 1992(6 years)

    Associate Degree Programming

    EDP College

    August 1979 - May 1982(3 years)