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Consultant Profile for Øyvind H. Rustan

Øyvind H. Rustan Name: Øyvind H. Rustan
Position: Executive director, chairman of the board and senior consultant
Born: 1954
E-mail: oyvind.rustan@difo.no
Phone: +47 95107280

Senior consultant Øyvind H. Rustan has a very high level of expertise and long experience in IT system design and development, project management, management of human resources, as well as standardization and quality assurance. He has good knowledge of the different areas within the municipal and public sectors. He also has an extensive background from research and publishing.

Work Experience

2003 - Executive director, chairman of the board and senior consultant - Digital Forvaltning AS.

System architecture and design, system development, advice and consultancy. Development of software solutions based on open source code or standard software that, among other things, includes financial management systems, a system for biological collections and botanical gardens and a system for the administration of municipal contracts with General Practitioners.   
1998 - Executive director and senior consultant - Compositae as.

System architecture and design, development, advice and consultancy for, among other, Bærum Local Council, Rikshospitalet University Hospital, University of Oslo and the Norwegian Directorate of Health. Consultancy for the botanical gardens in Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim and Tromsø.
1993 - 1998 Head of systems engineering - Bærum Local Council.

Head of the systems engineering division, with responsibility for both system development, human resources and the finances. The division carried out the 8-10 man-years in 1998. In the period, several major development projects were carried out of client-server based solutions, such as a financial system, a case-recordkeeping system, and a payroll system.
1986 - 1993 Senior system developer - Bærum Local Council.

System architecture, design and development in connection with the transition from mainframe to PC-based client-server solutions. Development on IBM mainframes.
1985 - 1986 System developer - Bærum Local Council.

System development with the use of Cobol, Cics, Easytrieve and Rexx on IBM mainframes.
1981 - 1982 NAVF Scholar - University of Oslo.

Preparation of a Dr. Scient. degree in systematic botany (not completed).
1980 - 1981 Museum candidate - University of Oslo.

Working with collections at the Botanical Museum, Oslo.
1979 - 1983 Consultant for nature surveys - Oslo Local Council and the county governor of Oslo and Akershus.

Work on the survey and assessment of protection status for the flora and vegetation in Hovedøya, Gressholmen and Rambergøya, in Maridalen and for most of the deciduous forests in Oslo.


Project management and system development
  Management and responsibility for the development of IT-systems in Bærum Local Council, such as a financial system, a case-recordkeeping system, a payroll system, as well as a number of smaller systems. Design specifications and development for the IPLOS system managed by the Norwegian Directorate of Health. Development of own products.
System design and architecture
  Design and development of application architectures for client-server, SOA and Web solutions based on multi-tiers models. Standardization of program architecture, development processes and user interfaces. Design and construction of standard components (. NET, DLL, COM, ActiveX). Quality assurance of both process and products, as well as documentation.
  Consulting in connection with the selection of computer systems and system solutions. Quality evaluation of external software.
Management of human resources
  Management of a development division, as well as management and monitoring of projects.
Tools and technologies
  Technologies: Microsoft/Mono .NET, ASP.NET, Web Services, XML, HTML, ADO, ODBC, COM, UML.
Programming languages: C #, C + +, C, Visual Basic.
Databases: MS SQL Server, MySQL, MS Access.
Operating systems: Windows Vista/XP/NT/2000/98/95/3.1, Linux.
  Publication of 20-30 botanical papers in domestic and international journals (see publication list).
Lectures and tutorials
  Presentation and user training for the systems developed in Bærum Local Council. Various lecture / seminars on computer systems and solutions under the direction of Bærum Local Council. Lectures and courses at the University of Oslo in botany, floristics and field work. Public presentations about botanical themes.


1980 - 1984 Dr. Scient. (not completed) - University of Oslo.

Doctorate with subject area systematic botany.
1979 - 1980 Cand. Scient. - University of Oslo.

Graduate with subject area systematic botany.
1974 - 1978 Cand. Mag. - University of Oslo.

Graduate with subject areas biology, botany, nature geography, chemistry, computer science and statistics.
1971 - 1973 Ex. Artium - Hokksund gymnas.

Degree with specialization in scientific subjects.
1985 - Workshops and seminars in systems development, design and project management.