Reed-Matthews, Inc. provides Internet Directory and Security Architecture
and Systems Integration consulting to developers, consumers, and service
Ed Reed, our principal consultant in this area, is a systems integration
architect with particular skills in translating concepts from one frame
of reference to another. A generalist in data processing and computer
science, he has exceptional depth of knowledge in the areas of networking,
distributed name services (ala directories) and distributed security services.
Ed's educational background includes a bachelor of science degree from
Purdue University with emphasis in general management and marketing and
a master of science degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in artificial
intelligence. His professional career spans 30+ years of data processing,
customer training and support, programming and teaching, network operations
and design, product architecture and product management. He's a frequently
requested speaker at international conferences on directory and security
topics, and active in the Internet Engineering Task Force standardization
efforts pertaining to directories (LDAPEXT) and their replication (LDUP).