He has extensive background advising CxOs, architecting enterprise systems for multinational corporations, and improving business/IT alignment, transformation plans and governance through proven industry best practices.
Dr. Spar is an experienced facilitator for the Deloitte CIO Transition Lab, and has led training efforts for clients in multiple countries. He is an author, textbook and journal editor, conference presenter and lead contributor to federal and industry architecture standards. Creator and designer of the BPwin business process modeling tool, contributor to the industry standard ERwin data modeling/database design tool, former advisor to the Virginia Legislature on technology, and author of numerous journal articles covering finance and IT.
Spar has extensive experience in banking, and designed and built multiple software applications to value financial derivatives, and published a monthly report in Technical Analysis of Stocks & Commodities for 3 years. As an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, and previously at the University of Maryland, Indiana University and the University of Virginia, Spar has earned several instructor awards and contributed to curriculum design and instructional methods.
A security-cleared US Army veteran, Spar has trained and/or supported high-level government and commercial organizations in 14 countries on strategic business, financial and technology projects, spanning planning, architecture, transformation, implementation and integration. Dan is heavily involved in multiple charitable organizations including US Army Wounded Warrior mentoring.
Dan holds bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral and post-doctoral degrees in several fields, including economics, finance, computer science, and business.