Scott Sutherland


Director, Collaborative Data Services
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

I am a director-level technologist, with a programming background, and seventeen years of experience building and managing teams to deliver outstanding technology and data-related solutions.

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2003 - now

Director, Collaborative Data Services

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Seattle, Washington

Collaborative Data Services (CDS) is a 35 to 100-person shared resource serving 150-200 projects a year with a range of integrated services, including custom technology development, creative services (website/print/video), call center, and data acquisition/management teams. Responsible for high-level direction and strategy, overseeing department administration, customer relationship management, and high-level solutions architecture.

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2001 - 2003

Project Manager / Technology Architect

eHealth Department, Cincinnati Children's Hospital

Cincinnati, Ohio

First manager hired to help create a new eHealth department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and ultimately served as the technology representative on an institution-level team to completely redesign healthcare delivery at the hospital.

1999 - 2001

(Founding) Faculty Member

School of Informatics, New Media Program, Indiana University

Indianapolis, Indiana

Created and taught graduate-level courses in website development, management of web development projects, and data-driven website development, in the newly created New Media Program and School of Informatics. Also taught intro-level undergraduate courses. Directed development of the program and department websites, supervised webmaster, and served on departmental and university committees.

1998 - 2000

Technology Director

Herron School of Art, Indiana University

Indianapolis, Indiana

Served as Information Systems Director for the school. Responsible for technology planning and management. Supervised as many as 14 people in a mixed-OS computing environment of approximately 100 CPUs. Managed large projects, such as whole-school computer upgrades. Taught classes in interactive media design. Wrote grants and participated on committees.

1995 - 1998

Senior Associate Computational Scientist

Darwin Molecular Corp./Chiroscience Corp.

Bothell, Washington

Hired as a Systems Assistant, but promoted after a year to provide novel technology solutions for the chemistry and biological scientists. Designed and managed development of one of the first large-scale web-enabled compound registration databases using Oracle, MDL products, and server-side JavaScript, and presented it at the national MDL user conference. Managed and maintained IRIX servers, Oracle databases, and chemistry and biology software.

1988 - 1995

Systems Analyst and Co-Technology Director

Department of Dance, The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

Directed technology efforts of the department, and managed systems administration and user support for all desktop systems. Supervised one staff member and two graduate students. Designed and developed a custom Mac application to facilitate notation/recording of human movement. Designed and directed several interactive media projects. Awarded the Michael Scherker / Preserve, Inc. award for excellence and innovation in documentation and preservation of dance, 1998. Taught workshops and presented at international conferences. Helped with grant writing, and served on various committees.



The Ohio State University

BFA in Informatics (Interactive Media)

graduated 1995

This was a one-of-a-kind program and was later used as a model for a web design/development degree at OSU.