Ivan Labra

Inhaber, Principal, somatisch.io

Stuttgart, Germany


Solution Architecture
Business Development
Business Intelligence
Strategic planning
Business Strategy
Portfolio Management
Product Development
Product Marketing
Software Development
Agile Methods
Agile Development
Total Quality Management (TQM)
Lean management
Lean Six Sigma
Systems engineering
Distributed Systems
Big Data
Data Modeling
Semantics and Artificial Intelligence
Semantic Web
Social Networking
Linked Data
Enterprise architecture
Offshore Software Development
Web Services
Rational Unified Process
Cloud Computing
Open Source
Decision Making
Decision Support
Rapid Application Development (RAD) Extreme Progr
critical thinking
Business analysis
Business process modeling
Business Case
TCO Analysis
ROI Analysen
Requirements Analysis
Requirements Engineering


Professional experience for Ivan Labra

  • Current 7 years and 9 months, since Sep 2016



  • 5 years and 8 months, Dec 2010 - Jul 2016

    Program Manager

    DRS Technologies

    Worked as the lead strategist, chief technologist, and solutions architect for the International Division of DRS Technologies. Corporate lead in defining the Cyber Security Product/Services strategy for the company which included the development of over $2B in pipeline. Functioned as the solution architect for large business captures for IT, Cyber, and Software Services and supported capture of over $1.7B in contract value resulting in over $120M in revenue in new markets.

  • 2 years and 2 months, Oct 2008 - Nov 2010

    Research Faculty

    Naval Post Graduate School - Cebrowski Insititute For Information Superiority

    Researched “Generative Networks” self-propagating, distributed, and dynamical systems that unify effort across organizations that are normally in a state of non-cooperation. Researched computationally supported collaboration and innovation, the development and deployment of new technology, process adoption, and organizational composition. Developed prototypes, using social network analysis, and evaluating technologies in complex distrubuted operations such as pandemic and humanitarian response

  • 2 years, Oct 2006 - Sep 2008

    Lead Architect Multinational Interoperability Group


    Designed and developed open source engagement/investment models and methodologies for building a SaaS (software as a service) platform. Performed consultant duties to ASD NII - CIO of the defense department office Integrated ICT Support Developed $100,000 R&D investment into programs with annual combined budgets of $12 million per year Scaled cross-discipline team from 2 to 42 members

  • 3 years and 1 month, Sep 2003 - Sep 2006

    Software Services Group Manager Europe


    Functioned as CTO for division defining technology roadmap and managing technology portfolio and skill development Managed the Software Services Group for the European Division of SPAWAR Systems Center Charleston. Led multiple multi-million dollar software development projects. Designed operational model for group. Designed project rollout and stakeholder, user, community and engagement approach.

  • 7 months, Mar 2003 - Sep 2003

    Learning Systems Architect

    MC Dean

    Designed, developed, and deployed Learning Management System as a service (SaaS) for NATO/PfP

  • 1 year and 11 months, Jan 2000 - Nov 2001

    Engineering Project Manager, Architecture Group


    As early stage employee in this well funded startup worked with the VP of Engineering, VP Product Marketing, and C level staff to define product and implementation plans Led team of 22 engineers to three successful deliveries of Certive’s first revenue generating product, a financial project portfolio management and analytics ASP targeted at small to medium size (long tail) Professional Service Organizations.

  • 1 year and 1 month, Jan 1999 - Jan 2000

    Consultant - Software Operations

    Matson Navigation

    Reported to Director in support of all areas of internal mission critical systems development Implemented methods and processes for project management, risk management, quality assurance, requirements analysis, system modeling, data modeling, and business case evaluation of development efforts.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Aug 1997 - Jan 1999

    Technical Documentation Specialist


    Worked with cross-functional professional services teams in support of customers such as Bank of America, Wells Fargo, MTC, Southwestern Bell, and Charles Schwab, to develop and deliver technical RFPs and RFIs Delivered technical papers, architectural models, business analysis, and project plans

  • 1 year and 5 months, Apr 1996 - Aug 1997

    Emerging Market Software Development Team Administrator


    Fourth member of the team responsible for the full life-cycle development of the San Francisco Java Beans project Supported IBM's first offshoring international object oriented software development team that grew to over 300 developers in Beijing, China; Riga, Latvia; Minsk, Belarus; and Bangalore, India, serving as focal point for international communications Researched emerging technology markets, development methodologies, and business practices for new technology frameworks

Educational background for Ivan Labra

  • 1 month, Mar 2010 - Mar 2010

    Distributed Collaboration and Team Management

    Pluralistic Networks

    Workshop on computation and collaboration in diverse distributed teams

  • 1 month, Aug 2009 - Aug 2009

    Social Networking Analysis

    Harvard University

    Workshop on Social Network Analysis Using R and statnet

  • 1 month, May 2001 - May 2001

    Business Metrics

    American Management Institute

    Professional course in metrics based management approaches, TQM, PMI

  • 1 month, Mar 2001 - Mar 2001

    Software Engineering


    Professional course on CMMI and PMI fundamentals applied to rapid application development models

  • 3 years and 9 months, Sep 1990 - May 1994

    Art history, philosophy

    Pomona College

    Studied the history of symbolic systems, semiotics, and representation and relationship to systems of reasoning.


  • English

    First language

  • Spanish

    First language

  • German


  • Italian



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