John R. Grala is a technologist responsible for cutting edge designs used in government, healthcare, nuclear and the electric utility industry for over 30 years.
Mr. Grala studied media, technology and culture in Japan at the University of Tsukuba, where he was provided unprecedented access to technology giants and cultural artifacts across Japan by his Sensei and lifelong friend, Professor Saisuke Ieno.
John graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego and has spent most of his career as a technology designer, developer, business process optimization and knowledge transfer expert - while always acting as futurist and solution provider.
John has designed, developed, deployed and supported hundreds of commercial software, hardware, firmware and database applications throughout his career.
While John has many "first to do that" to his credit, he is best known for solving complex problems and designing technology solutions glove fit to industrial level business processes to achieve that coveted order of magnitude increase in efficiency.
Early collaborations include: military over the horizon radar system data storage; nuclear Master Equipment List and Plant Equipment Data Base; FCC northeast geographic radio frequency license propagation data storage and retrieval; statewide healthcare inflow / outflow statistical analysis; nuclear information technology transfer for engineering information, configuration management and records management.
Commercial System Designs Include:
PRDBMS (Personnel Records Database Management System), EAS (Examination Administration System), S8-HUD (Section 8 HUD Waiting List Eligibility Administration System), CCM / PCM (Client / Personal Contacts Manager), MergeWrite (companion for Wordperfect), ADM (Advanced Data Manager), LTCEC-PFS (Long Term Care Executive Council Patient Flow Statistics), TBRS (Time Base Reference Standard, Utility Broadcast), CRIS (Corporate Radio Inventory System), ELOTS (Electronic Label Order Tracking System), PQ-MITS (Power Quality Momentary Interruption System), PQ-CICM (Power Quality Commercial Industrial Customer Monitoring), RIM (Reactive Internet Multimedia), G3C (Gen-3 Cloud ICTS Infrastructure), Cyber AI (InfoSec), Live Labels M2M (multi-mode communications), iRepX (Information Analytics).
Packaging the Future / Celebrating the Past:
Mr. John Grala is a lifelong learner who can switch disciplines to illuminate the "why" for clarity and insight with the passion of the best storytellers.
John has always been involved with producing media and packing it up for delivery since he was a student member of the Audio Engineering Society and held an FCC 3rd Class Radio license.
He is an expert in decoding light & sound and is well known for flawless execution behind the lens.
John is particularly interested in applying advances in our understanding of cognitive neuroscience for learning, knowledge transfer, behavioral and health science.
Young adults seem to gravitate to John like a magnet. He is quick to present a meaningful riddle to solve and the means to get the answer - along with the Why (importance) and How (expert knowledge).
John's approach to "STEAM Power" delivers micro-fractional subject matter expertise rapidly in small bite sized chunks using curated content, 24/7-365 Internet resource e-Learning and edu-tainment multimedia to achieve high rates of knowledge transfer and comprehension for generating organic (community) momentum.
John is the chief architect of the the Digital Deli Pipeline™ - a highly configurable hub, spoke and rim technology architecture designed to provide seamless digital services vertically integrated for use across a wide range of industries and disciplines including: education • entertainment • health and wellness • energy • smART cities • geofenced sensor networks • location based services (LBS) • digital commerce • new forms of advertising, marketing and promotion.
That group of systems appeals to John's holistic approach to packaging the global digital economy in a way that enables scalable enterprise class technologies (cloud infrastructure, cyber security, web dev, network operations) to support digital transformation for economic benefit, educational nourishment and community enrichment, for any size organization.
John has a deep appreciation for the arts, history and culture. He is a writer, producer and director for an edu-tainment multimedia series called The National Treasure Series: Stories Across America, Stories Across Canada, Unique Patterns of Nature and Tales from the Master Storytellers, from the Digital Deli Archive™.
Member: IEEE, IEEE Computer Society, IEEE Communications Society (1996-2018), Technology Alliance of Central New York (TACNY), early adopter TED.
Founder: QC Communications; Co-founder: Digital Deli, Global Media and Communications™; Co-founder: The Digital Deli Archive™; Digital Deli Cyber Intelligence™; Creator: smART Media Visual Solutions™, Live Labels™; Co-creator: smART Health Media™, smART Media for the Classroom™, Digital Deli TV Regional Content and Edu-tainment Networks ™; Master of Light and Sound at Digital Deli Studios™; Inventor: Digital Deli Business Innovation ∴ Think Tank™; Chief Technologist: Digital Deli, Global Media and Communications.