Priscilla Walmsley's professional experience


Broad experience in all aspects of software development and implementation, including software architecture, content design, data modeling, application development, training and project management.

Strong technical and subject matter expertise in XML core technologies, NIEM, Web services, enterprise application integration, electronic publishing and content management.

Work experience

Consultant and Managing Director, Datypic, Inc., Traverse City, Michigan (2002 to present)

Specializing in electronic publishing, XML architecture and implementation, XML Schema design and training, data conversion and meta data management. Provide development and training services to wide variety of large and small businesses, educational institutions and government agencies.

Enterprise Architect/Associate Consultant, Trusted Federal Systems (2008 to 2013)

Extensive experience implementing XML in the areas of justice, law enforcement, defense and homeland security using NIEM and LEXS.

Software Architect, Vitria Technology, Sunnyvale, California (2001 to 2002)

Architect of XML-related applications. Advised development teams on XML Schema and XML design. Designed and developed software using Java and XML, including EDI and HL7 converters, schema management software, and XML transformation software.

Vice President of Research, XMLSolutions Corporation, McLean, Virginia (1999 to 2001)

Responsible for researching and building prototypes for new products, specializing in the area of schemas and meta data in XML. As one of five founding owners of the corporation, helped grow the organization to 160 people. XMLSolutions was later acquired by Vitria Technology.

SAP Development Manager, Platinum technology, Vienna, Virginia (1998 to 1999)

Researched, designed and developed CA Advantage Data Transformer (ADT) for SAP R/3 (formerly known as InfoPump and DecisionBase), a data warehousing tool that extracts data from SAP R/3. Developed an interface to Platinum Repository/OEE using Visual Basic, C++, and SAP ABAP. Designed ABAP components of an SAP data extraction tool and provided SAP expertise to other development teams. Played a crucial role in sales and marketing of the product, bringing in $1.5 million in sales in the first 6 months.

SAP Program Manager, Microsoft Corp/Platinum technology, Redmond, Washington (1997 to 1998)

As part of a Microsoft/Platinum partnership, worked on-site at Microsoft to plan and develop the integration of SAP R/3 with the Microsoft Repository. Designed and developed tools for accessing SAP functions in Visual Basic and C++. Performed extensive UML modeling of SAP meta data.

International Data Warehousing Manager, Platinum technology, Paris, France (1996 to 1997)

Worked with dozens of Platinum prospects and customers throughout Europe to implement Platinum's data warehousing and repository products (DecisionBase, InfoPump, and Platinum Repository). Established an international support organization, organizing procedures and resources at local Platinum offices for sales support, technical support and consulting. Performed consulting and technical sales support, specializing in the areas of meta data management, data warehousing, and business intelligence.

Consultant/Developer, RELTECH Group/Platinum technology, Arlington, Virginia (1990 to 1996)

Provided consulting in the areas of data warehousing and repository implementation. Performed a wide range of tasks at customer engagements, including data modeling, database design, data warehouse design, application development, and tools implementation. Managed teams of 3-12 people. Developed Platinum's internal methodologies for repository and data warehouse implementation. Clients included such large organizations as AC Nielsen, Sprint Corporation, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Virginia, Kraft General Foods, and the US Postal Service.

Technical experience

XML-Related Technologies
XML, XML Schema, Schematron, RELAX NG, XQuery, XForms, XProc, XSLT, XSL-FO, XHTML, HTML5, XML programming APIs (DOM, SAX, JDOM, StAX)
SOA/Web Services-related Technologies
SOA concepts, analysis and design, WSDL, SOAP, XML Schema, the WS-* stack, data binding tools
Other Languages/Environments
JavaScript, JSON, Java EE, Struts, Spring Framework, Android and iOS Apps, JSP, AJAX, .NET, ASP.NET, C#, C++ SQL
MarkLogic Server, eXist, EMC X-Hive, CouchDB, MongoDB, Oracle, DB2, SQL Server, MySQL


B.S. in Management Information Systems (MIS), McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia, 1990.


Frequent presenter at industry conferences on the topics of core XML technologies.


Author of several well-regarded books and numerous articles on technical topics.

Professional affiliations


  • Fluent in French, including technical and business terminology
  • Dual citizen of the United States and the United Kingdom