Sharon Marsh Roberts and Ken Roberts
work with large corporations on projects that are new to the corporationson
implementations their clients would prefer to avoid. They also write together,
and for fun, they are active in backcountry skiing and tandem bicycling.
Sharon and Ken use their business and technical expertise to facilitate multidisciplinary
teams, bringing together technical experts and business leaders to tackle new
and difficult projects. Ken has worked primarily with companies in the insurance
and pharmaceutical industries. Sharon has worked in financial reporting and systems
for companies in entertainment, banking, insurance, and pharmaceuticals.
is a Fellow in the Society of Actuaries and has a Ph.D. in Computer Science. Sharon
is a C.P.A. with an M.B.A. and an Advanced Professional Certificate in Finance
and Accounting. Sharon has served as chair of the Independent Computer Consultants
Association (ICCA), in which capacity her goal was to seek new ways for consultants
to work together to meet the needs of their clients.
Ken has authored ten
scientific papers, and his Ph.D. thesis was on active touch with a multi-finger
robot hand. At AT&T Bell Labs, he researched computer vision and animation.
He has also consulted with clients on major issues, ranging from interest-rate
derivatives to business process risk analysis and contingency planning. Ken has
designed and programmed innovative systems and has managed multi-person teams.
Most recently, he led an international life insurance project for a major insurance
Sharon's projects have included systems to implement executive
and technical leaders' compensation plans, an FDA-mandated system to identify
and collect nonclinical payments to investigators on clinical studies, an insurance
system to pay physicians in managed-care arrangements, and numerous financial
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