Dennis W. Wisnosky:
Founder and Senior Principal Partner

Randy Coleman:
Principal Partner

Wizdom Team

Dennis E. WisnoskyDennis E. Wisnosky served as the Chief Architect and Chief Technical Officer of the Department of Defense (DoD) Business Mission Area (BMA) within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Mr. Wisnosky was responsible for providing expert guidance and oversight in the design, development, and modification of federated business architectures.This role incorporated oversight of the DoD Business Enterprise Architecture (BEA), Business Process Reengineering (BPR) and the corporate level systems, processes, and data standards common across the DoD.  Mr. Wisnosky led the transformation of architecture-driven business systems and services development, and deployment. Key principles in DoD business transformation are its focus on data ontology - semantic web methods, Services Oriented Architecture and Cloud Computing.  

As a visionary and entrepreneur in the private sector for more than 25 years, Mr. Wisnosky consulted to the Government and private industry in the development of strategic and operational plans, methods and processes.

Currently, Mr. Wisnosky is performing in multiple roles.  He is the Senior Principal Partner at the company he founded, Wizdom Systems, Inc.  As the senior advisor and expert consultant to the Enterprise Data Management Council (EDMC), leads the standards implementation process for the Council’s Financial Industry Business Ontology (FIBO) suite of standards.  On the Technical Advisory Board of Cleversafe, Inc., the leading provider of dispersed data storage systems. On the Board of Directors of the Association for Enterprise Information (AFEI). And as the Chairman of the Board of Cyberavnet, a start up being formed to provide analytical services to farmers based upon UAV mounted sensors.

Among others, he received a Fed100 Award (2006) and an “Excellence in Government" Leadership Award (2011) in recognition of his accomplishments.

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Randy Coleman has over 42 years of experience serving DoD and Federal Governmental clients. As an industry leader in Enterprise Architecture, his advice has been sought out in this field by the DoD Deputy Chief Management Officer (DCMO) and DoD CIO, as well as the OMB Chief Architect, Government Accountability Office (GAO) and many Government Agencies.  He has taught DoD Architecture Framework (DoDAF) to many Government Activities and contractors. 

He currently is supporting the development of the DoDAF 2.0 current release efforts by the DoD CIO.  Mr. Coleman has led efforts as part of the Section 804 IT Acquisition Reform effort under DepSecDef, to define how enterprise architecture under DoDAF and the JCIDS/6212 NR-KPP will be architecturally defined in support of a streamlined IT Acquisition Process.  He has led a team that was the technical spearhead in the DoD for Service Oriented Architectures (SOA) and Semantic Technologies.  These technologies have been determined as the approach to solving IT efficiencies and interoperability for the DoD.  Similarly he led the Business Process development activities to gain the benefits of IT Consolidation under the DoD DepSecDef and CIO.

Most recently, Mr. Coleman was the Technical Lead for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Process Modeling and Design Center (PMDC), a service for development of the VA SOA based Business Enterprise based on common understanding between business owners and solution architects of people readable, machine readable process diagrams and controlled vocabulary.

Throughout his career, which included being the youngest Chief of Engineering at General Dynamics Electric Boat, Mr. Coleman has brought discipline to Business and Mission Analysis practice for more effective Systems Engineering support for clients.  These areas have specifically been in Enterprise and Information Architecture, Portfolio Management, Requirements Development and Management, Test and Evaluation, Interface Control and Configuration Management.