Ken Bourgeois

Principal


Ken Bourgeois

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Principle Areas of Practice

  • IT Operations (on-premise, Azure, IBM (soft layer) IaaS)
  • Business/Information Systems Analysis
  • Technical Infrastructure Support
  • Network Administration
  • Database Design/Development
  • Project Governance
  • Regulatory Compliance (CIP)
  • Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Software Testing
  • Application Deployment

Professional Experience

Ken is a Principal in Opportune’s Energy Supply and Trading Consulting practice. Ken has over 30 years of experience providing clients with information technology (IT) solutions, including custom ERP solutions, ETRM implementations and support, and application integration. He specializes in the full spectrum of implementation activities from software selection to go-live. Before joining Opportune, Ken served as a Vice President, Information Systems at Amigo Energy. 

Ken holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

Representative Projects

  • Served as Delivery Manager of team responsible for design, coding, and testing of RightAngle S23.x price, accounting, and trading integrations using Opportune’s Azure-based EDS integration layer, as well as provisioning and deployment of Azure resources for all EDS and RightAngle development and production environments. Responsible for workplan and timeline for the team’s deliverables.
  • Manages Opportune’s ETRM Support practice. Responsible for management of multiple clients, SOW preparation and approval, staffing and demand management for multiple RightAngle support teams, and collaboration with client technical support teams.
  • Prepared and executed a work plan for the upgrade of a large RightAngle installation from S15.1 to S20.1. The plan addressed upgrade activities in production, disaster recovery, and all non-production environments. Managed collaboration across Opportune, client, and multiple vendor support teams to configure, build and test new production servers, support user acceptance testing, and coordinate deployment tasks. Managed staffing and deployment on go-live weekend.
  • Served as Deployment Manager responsible for implementing a suite of BOL (Bill of Lading) interfaces to retrieve information from more than 30 refined oil product truck and rail delivery terminals. The interfaces retrieved BOL information from multiple vendor systems (TopTech, Bourque Data Systems, DTN), validated the information, and imported the information into Solarc RightAngle.
  • Designed and deployed a RightAngle interface to import RINs transactions from EMTS, create RINs movements and match to purchase, sale, and blending deals.
  • Completed the Allegro University System Administrator’s curriculum and received Allegro System Administrator certification.
  • Managed a team of developers tasked with completing data and visual model changes, Crystal Reports, and web service extensions to the Allegro 8.x physical logistics solution for the Green Plains DDG (dried distillers' grain) implementation.
  • Designed, coded, deployed, and supported a custom application for a Texas retail electricity provider that automated integration with all aspects of the Texas retail electricity market, integration with wholesale trading, automated customer enrollment, created and distributed retail customer bills, automated download and posting of customer payments from drop box, credit /debit card providers, multiple cash payment sites, and automated creation and posting of all accounting entries to the general ledger.