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Robert LavigneBranchOut Member

“Seasoned GenX Leader Capable of Leveraging the Technically Savvy GenY Knowledge Worker”
Toronto, Ontario


Robert Lavigne is currently available for hire to assist you in formulating your Enterprise 2.0 strategy and corporate integration. 

Robert Lavigne, PMP (@RLavigne42) has acquired over 20 years of business-enablement via technological innovation. During these years, he has contributed to over 60 major projects and 15 commercialized products in both Startup and Enterprise organizations.

Rob is passionate about growing businesses via the enablement of new technologies and innovative approaches.

Robert has headed numerous mission critical software development departments with multi-million dollar budgets. He has been accountable for systems responsible for the payment of millions of monthly payrolls. Systems under his care have calculated the market-driving audience metrics for both the TV and Radio industry in Canada.

Robert has been responsible for products that have evolved from the “Paper Napkin” stage through to Tier-1 implementation at major Telecommunication Providers.

Robert Lavigne has been recently researching and networking in the fields of Enterprise 2.0, Social Media, Social CRM and Personal Branding to compliment his existing Agile Development and Leadership experience.

This evolutionary knowledge furthers the delivery of Real Corporate Value (RCV). The use of modern social networking tools and related mindsets fully engages business relationships and departmental convergence.

Rob subscribes to the need for further contextualization of accessible content to achieve real returns in the field of Competitive Intelligence and Business Innovation.


* Enterprise 2.0, Social Media, Social CRM & Branding * Agile, SCRUM, PMBOK & RAD Methodologies * SaaS, SOA, .NET, JAVA & N-Tier Architectures * Networking, Staffing, Team Building & Mentoring * Strategic Planning, Innovation & Cost Savings * Product Management, Sales & Marketing Support * Win-Win Negotiations, Partnerships & Prioritization * Project Management Professional (PMP) * Honours Bachelor of Commerce (MIS) * Bilingual: English (fluent), French (spoken)


Robert is connected to 18,920 people at 13,162 companies.

Work History

The Digital Grapevine (#TDGv)2009 – Present

Enterprise 2.0 Mentor and LeaderThis is my personal brand. Nice. Simple. Tweet-able. Tagged. Contextual. To the Point.

“Seasoned GenX Leader Capable of Leveraging the Technically Savvy GenY Knowledge Worker”

My personal brand is a clear indicator of both who I am and who I wish to mentor towards making an organizational shift leveraging the values of Enterprise 2.0, Agile Development, Transparency and Accountability, Collaboration and Engagement, and providing a cultural shift both within your organization and across yours customer base.

It only cost me 2 years and 10,000 hours worth of effort, research, networking, and financing!

Do you have 10,000 hours to waste?


Then leverage my findings and social network, and engage with Robert Lavigne (@RLavigne42).

#TDGv Studios2009 – Present

Social Media Producer, Editor and Director#TDGv Studios is a Digital Agency Produced, Created and Directed by @RLavigne42

Segments include:
#TDGv Collaboration
#TDGv Engage
#TDGv MuayThai
#TDGv Out4Milk
#TDGv Promo
#TDGv Live
#TDGv Agile
#TDGv Racing
#TDGv #101010
#TDGv Mosport
#TDGv VideoDeck

The @RLavigne42 Tweet Round-Up2009 – Present

Enterprise 2.0, Social Media, Social CRM and Personal Branding Micro-Blogger and Researcher* Researching the fields of Enterprise 2.0, Social Media, Social CRM, and Personal Branding as a means of providing Real Corporate Value (RCV) for Small, Medium, and Enterprise-sized organizations

* Socially Networking within the ranks of thought leaders and analysts generating an oversight on emerging thoughts on business enablement via culture and technology innovation

* Successfully studied for and earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) accreditation on initial attempt

* Provided Tweet Round-Up Conference Coverage of LotusSphere 2010, DreamForce ’09, E20 Summit ’09, E20 Conference ’09, and Web2.0 Expo ’09 (among many others)

Network: 2000+ @RLavigne42 Followers, 16,000+ emergent tweets aggregated over 300 blog entries, 600+ LinkedIn connections with leading thought leaders and emergent minds

Budget: Priceless

Research Topics: Enterprise 2.0 (#E20), Social Media (#SocialMedia), Social CRM (#sCRM), Personal Branding (#Branding), Agile Development, and Leadership.

BBM Canada2007 – 2009

Director, Applications DevelopmentBBM Canada is the leading supplier of radio and television audience ratings services to the broadcast advertising industry in Canada. As its Director of Applications Development, I was accountable for the development, operations, and support of their systems.

Team Size: 3 Departments, 2 Managers, 12 Developers, 2 QA, 2 Operators, Contractors, Offshore

Budget: ~2.5 Million

Technology: ASP.Net, C#, C++, Oracle 10G, SQL Server 2008, SharePoint, Reporting Services, Team Foundation Server, SOA

Accruent2006 – 2006

Manager, Application DevelopmentAs a Development Manager for Accruent’s Real Estate Lifecycle Management solutions, I was responsible for the development of products that transform the way companies manage real estate and related assets by providing a reliable system of record and measurable ROI.

Team Size: 6 Developers, Offshore

Budget: ~1.25 Million

Technology: ASP.NET 2.0, C#, SQL2005, IIS, J2SE, Virtual Server 2005

ADP Canada2004 – 2006

Development ManagerAs the Development Manager for the eProduct Systems (Payroll and Human Resourcing), I supervised the development of products that service over 10,000 companies and over a million employee payrolls.

Team Size: 2 Team Leads, 10 Developers

Budget: ~1.5 Million

Technology: ASP.NET, ASP, C#, VB, SQL2000, IIS, Biztalk2000, Web Services

Compass360/Racing2003 – 2004

Team StrategistAs the Team Strategist for a newly formed professional and televised race team, I coordinated driver changes, fuel stops, timing and scoring, pit setup, and sponsorship opportunities.

* Took a year off to follow a life dream of being actively involved in sports car racing.

* “Robert’s passion for racing is as astonishing as his analytical skills. His timing of our pit stop helped us get a top-10 finish in only our second Grand Am Cup race”

* Published online the 30,000 word Short Story “A Brand and a Dream” recounting the rise of the C360R start-up racing team in 2004 to becoming Series Champions in 2009.

NTG Clarity / Metaplus2001 – 2003

Director, Research and DevelopmentAs the Director of Research and Development, I oversaw the Smart2Go enterprise software platform from its early inception to its implementation at two of Canada’s Tier 1 Telecommunication Providers with yearly license and support revenues.

Team Size: 10-20 Developers, Contractors, Offshore

Budget: ~1.5 Million

Technology: J2EE, JSP, ASP, VB, C++, Oracle 9i, SQL2000, Web Services

Daleen Technologies2000 – 2001

Engineering ManagerAs the Engineering Manager for the eCare Platform, I coordinated the development of the customer self-care, billing, and product catalogues modules.

Team Size: 13 Developers, Contractors

Budget: ~2 Million

Technology: J2EE, JSP, CoBrA, Oracle 8i, BEA Weblogic

Mediconsult1999 – 2000

Application Development ManagerAs the Application Development Manager, I provided healthcare solutions, interactive tools, and online clinical forums for physicians, pharmaceutical companies, and patients during the turbulent dotcom boom.

Team Size: 1 Architect Lead, 8 Developers, 2 QA, Contractors

Budget: ~1.5 Million

Technology: Java 1.1, JSP, Domino 4.x, Oracle 8i, BEA Weblogic

Akanda Innovation Inc.1997 – 1999

Manager, Application DevelopmentAs the Development Manager, I defined the technical direction of Spatially-Enabled Collaborative Solutions across numerous states-side implementations.

Team Size: 6 Developers, Contractors

Budget: ~1 Million

Technology: Domino 4.x, VB, ASP, Java 1.1, SQL6, Oracle 8, MapObjects GIS

IKON Technology Services1995 – 1997

Senior Workflow and Messaging ConsultantAs a Senior Workflow and Messaging Consultant, I provided complex messaging and workflow solutions during the height of the GroupWare market.

Electronic Data Systems1992 – 1995

Systems EngineerAs a graduate of the EDS Systems Engineer Development program, I evolved quickly from “green screen” programming to become a champion of Groupware-based applications


Project Management InstitutePMP2009

Project Management Professional

Lakehead UniversityHonours Bachelor1992



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