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Rick Cogley
Works at eSolia Inc.
Attended Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan
Lives in Totsuka, Yokohama, Japan
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"David Byrne...sits down with Marc to talk about...the world of competitive color guard performances" (and much more) http://bit.ly/1HrXHIA
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What a story. "I Was Bullied So Badly, I Considered Killing Myself" http://bit.ly/1Hr9neO
Many years before I was a world class professional fighter, I was just a kid who didn’t fit in — and that made me a prim…
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PSA: be aware of this odious change - "Unfortunately, we have renewed our ICANN Accreditation" http://bit.ly/1dnyvvE
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This tiny robot weighs just 60 milligrams and has a wingspan of three centimeters. It’s the first robot to achieve liftoff that’s modeled on a fly and built on such a small scale. http://nanoday.com/
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In #Japan on 16 & 17 May 2015? Check out "Art Event Design Festa" at Tokyo Big Sight. ¥1000. http://bit.ly/1JxzYta
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In #Tokyo this weekend? Check out the #Okinawa #Festival at Yoyogi Park, on 9 & 10 May 2015. http://bit.ly/1JuqG11
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Why, thank you, +George Fromtulsa. It was a nice experience for them. They had a lot to talk about after returning home.
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Okinawa Festival at Yoyogi park this weekend.
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  • Tokyo University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania, USA
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James
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⚀ Expat American Helping people in Japan since 1987! ⚁ Experienced IT Manager, PM and Consultant. ⚂ CEO + Founder, +eSolia ⚃ Love Photography, Drumming, Cycling, Tech, Integration, SysAdmin, Mac, Random Oddness ⚄ Fluent Japanese.
Introduction
James Rickard Cogley is based in Tokyo Japan. He has been in Japan for 21 years, and has been working in the IT consulting industry for the past 17 of those. He specializes in bilingual (Japanese - English) consulting and project management, and his company eSolia (English site: www.esolia.com, Japanese site: www.esolia.co.jp, Google+ page: +eSolia) is a privately-held Japanese KK focused on the same.

Prior to starting eSolia, Cogley was a charter member, co-owner and the CIO of PTS, a professional IT training and services firm, which was acquired in 2000 by Datacraft Asia.

In his youth, Cogley was a semi-professional drumset player, and his weekend music activities helped finance an education in pre-med Biology at Allegheny College, Meadville PA. His Allegheny adviser gave him an introduction to a professor of pharmaceutics at Tokyo University, and a homestay opportunity made it possible to attend Tokyo U as a research student for one year in 1988. He made the decision to leave research, and his interest in the Fortran algorithms used to analyze experimental data was the stepping stone to a career in IT.

In his professional career, Cogley has led projects including Mobil's standard managed environment Japan localization effort, Boston Scientific Japan's IT re-structuring for SAP R/3, and project management training development and execution for UBS Japan IT, amongst others, and is now working on a combined IT-reorg and ERP rollout for a US multinational.

In his spare time, Cogley enjoys cycling for fitness, blogging, drumming, watching films, studying to develop himself professionally, and an occasional drink with friends.

Cogley's goal is to develop eSolia into a global consultancy, focused on providing business-focused bilingual-liaison consulting to companies on the most challenging projects.
Bragging rights
In Japan since 1987. Fluent Japanese.
Work
Occupation
Company Owner, Consultant, Project Manager
Skills
IT Governance and Management, Project Management, Risk Management, IT Service Management, ITIL, COBIT, Computer Security, IT Audit, Strategy and Negotiation, Japan Business, Japanese Language
Employment
  • eSolia Inc.
    CEO, co-owner, Consultant, Project Manager, 1999 - present
  • PTS Co. Ltd.
    CIO, co-owner, 1992 - 1999
  • Linc Computer Co. Ltd.
    1991 - 1992
  • Sundex Co. Ltd.
    1988 - 1989
  • FIES Co. Ltd.
    1989 - 1991
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Currently
Totsuka, Yokohama, Japan
Previously
Irwin near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - Kitasenju, Tokyo, Japan - Zushi, Japan - Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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090-9959-5452
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03-6273-3501
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03-3593-3511
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Sawa Building 6F, Nishi-Shinbashi 2-2-2, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0003 Japan
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