James C. Hamilton is the principal and founder of JCHamilton Consulting. He is an experienced IT director, manager and consultant with a very broad background in managing all aspects of Information Technology for large corporations. He has held a variety of executive and senior IT management positions within ExxonMobil, Exxon Chemical Company, TPC Group and Imperial Oil Limited and is very familiar with the Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals industry sectors.
In addition to his background and expertise in managing IT services, he also has many years of project management experience under his belt, including leadership roles in managing complex global IT projects. He is a member of the Project Management Institute and is PMP certified. He has had extensive experience in the practical application of change management protocols in successfully delivering projects and in effectively managing organizational change.
Mr. Hamilton earned a BSc in Chemical Engineering at Edinburgh University and an MSc in Chemical Engineering at the University of Alberta, where he specialized in computer control of chemical plant processes.
He is a life member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta and became a designated Information Systems Professional in the Canadian Information Processing Society in 1992.
Mr. Hamilton's broad, high-profile accomplishments include the following:
General management positions:
Director of Information Technology Services
Director of IT Infrastructure Operations
Manager of SAP Basis System Services
Manager of Project Management Services for North America
Architecture and Technology Services Manager
Manager of Staff Resources for Global Infrastructure Services
Chemical Plant Operations Manager
Major projects, programs and change mangement experiences:
Global Deployment of Standard PC and Email Services
MPLS WAN service implementation
Data Center Virtualization
ERP implementation and upgrade
- Global Strategic Plan Development
- Pre-Merger Planning and Merger Project Execution
- Organizational Restructuring
- Managing Outsourced Services
- Establishment of Inhouse Offshoring Services
- Vendor Management and Contract Negotiations
- Business Alignment at the Executive Level
- IT Governance
- Benchmarking/Best Practices
- Staff Development/Succession Planning
- IT Management Consulting
- IT Consulting Services for the FTC regarding the Kinder Morgan / El Paso Merger
- Senior Project Management Services for Shell's Smart Manufacturing Program