Evan Bauer Information Technology (ebIT) is an advisory firm focused on providing technology strategy, architecture, engineering, and process optimization services to enterprises, investors, and entrepreneurs. Successful engagements include infrastructure design, system stabilization, pre-investment due diligence, M&A support, product development, product introduction support, multi-party development, system testing, competitive analysis, market requirements analysis, and product modernization.
Technology projects and products too often fail to deliver on reqirements, meet service levels, and provide value at a multiple of cost. ebIT has the hard-won experience needed to efficiently assess, triage, and turnaround technology initiatives, services, and the teams implementing them.
ebIT clients include: Allegis Capital, Blackstone Group, Citigroup Venture Capital, Collaborative Software Initiative,Francisco Partners, FTV Capital, Fujitsu, HP, Partech International, Pequot Capital, Platform Computing, Principia Partners, StarVest, Sumitomo Trust Bank, and Union Square Advisors.
- Collaborative development of enterprise software
- Secure cloud application deployment
- Enterprise security processes and architecture
- Introduction of Linux and open source technologies to improve quality, lower costs, and open new markets
- Technology risk assessment and mitigation
- Venture capital due diligence
Software and Products
- Real-time master data management to integrate two-dozen SaaS applications into a unified offering
- Data and compute grid design and implementation
- Product strategy and roadmap development
- Cross-cloud operations automation platform to provide stateful, monitored, administration of Linux, Solaris, and Windows servers both in the public cloud and across multiple in-house data centers
- "Open Source Technologies: Do More Than Just Keep the Lights On," Dealing With Technology
- "CSI FeedHandler Architectural Overview," Collaborative Software Initiative, 2009 (available from openmarketdata.org)
- "A New Model for Open Source Software in Public Health," Collaborative Software Initiative
- "Linux 2.6 and Solaris 10: An Analysis of Two Strategies for Enterprise Operating Systems," Robert Francis Group
- "Middleware Strategy and Application Architecture," Robert Francis Group
- "It's Not Just What You Copy, but How: Strategies and Tactics for Data Storage Management and Replication," Robert Francis Group
- "Enterprise Information Integration — An Idea Whose Time May Have Finally Come (Part 1)," Robert Francis Group
- "Enterprise Information Integration — Implementation Rules and Technology Options (Part 2)," Robert Francis Group
- "Total Cost of Ownership for Linux Web Serves in the Enterprise," Robert Francis Group
Evan Bauer has over 40 years of experience as an executive, consultant, analyst, and software engineer in the architecture, design, implementation, and maintenance of complex information systems and software products for mission-critical applications, primarily in the financial services industry. Most recently, he was the Executive Director and Group Head for Technology Operations at KPMG LLP. Evan leads the team responsible for building and operating the firm's infrastructure and system software -- including data centers, cloud, networks, servers, storage, and software platforms. From an ITIL perspective, the TechOps team were the service owners for knowledge, change, incident, and problem management.
From 2010-2015, Evan served as Vice President for Architecture, Platform, Data, and Production Operations for DealerTrack, Inc., a leading on-demand provider of software and information services to the automotive industry.
Previously, Evan served as an adviser to the board of the Open Source Development Lab and was the founding CTO of the Collaborative Software Initiative, an OSDL spin-out that developed new industry-specific open source and community development software projects. He also worked as an independent consultant advising both public and private sector organizations on IT architecture, strategy, best practices, and innovation.
Evan served as CTO at Credit Suisse First Boston, the head of trading and sales architecture at Bankers Trust, and as an industry analyst with both Giga Information Group and the Robert Frances Group. Earlier in his career he worked in software support and development at Digital Equipment, Control Data, SEED Software, First Pennsylvania Bank, and as an intern and then an investigator on the staff of the Subcommittee on Aviation of the United States Senate.
His publications include over one hundred articles, research notes, and monographs; he has been a guest lecturer at Princeton Univeristy, the University of Pennsylvania and New York University as well as a regular presenter at major conferences including Think, Linux End-User Summit, Comdex, Waters Congress, CeBIT, LinuxWorld (NY, San Francisco, Seoul), Internet World, and the CSFB European and Asian Investor's Conferences. He is an alumnus of Wesleyan University and the University of Pennsylvania.
In off hours, Evan shares webmaster duties with his daughter historian Jean Bauer for his wife, award-winning and best-selling author Joan Bauer. Evan is an extra class amateur radio operator and can be found on the air as KC2YAY; he is an Assistant Emergency Coordinator for Kings County as a member of the Amateur Radio Emergency Service and received the KB2SUR Distinguished Service Award for his relief work after Hurricane Sandy. He has been a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity New York City for over 18 years, is a founding member of its Community Builders Society, and served two terms as a member of it's Board of Directors. Evan received the Habby Award for outstanding Borough Leadership Committee member in 2008. Evan is a published photographer, a selection of his work can be seen on his gallery site.