Executive Summary
The mission of Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. is to apply superior techniques in analysis, design, test and verification to create and develop new and innovative technologies for military and commercial applications to enhance capabilities, performance and security while ensuring safety and reliability.
– Edgewater Computer Systems Inc. Mission Statement
Duane L. Anderson, President of Edgewater Computer Systems

Duane L. Anderson


Duane Anderson founded Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI) in 1988 and as Canadian-controlled private corporation (CCPC) in 1989 with the goal of developing theoretically correct real-time computer systems based on open system standards. He has and continues to provide research and development consulting services to corporations and government organizations, including the Canadian Department of National Defence and the U.S. Air Force, that require assistance to produce high-performance multi-processor systems.

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Mr. Anderson has driven ECSI’s expansion to offer products in addition to services. He is at the forefront of the company's development of a wired real-time computer networking products and wireless computer networking products, for which he founded Edgewater Wireless Systems Inc. (EWSI) as a subsidiary of ECSI, and a real-time software development toolset product. The real-time wired computer networking product is compliant with the NATO standard (STANAG 7221) for a high-performance data network, to which ECSI was the primary technical contributor, and the real-time software development toolset product is compliant with the Architecture Analysis & Design Language (AADL) standard, which is an architecture description language standardized by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) to which ECSI was a major technical contributor. He also took EWSI public in 2011.

Prior to founding ECSI, Mr. Anderson spent several years as a senior engineer and project engineer with a major manufacturer of VMEbus-based military computers. He also has experience as the architect and principal designer of high-speed VLSI Tech test equipment product. Additionally, he has worked as the designer of a power-system instrumentation product and the research and development of a microprocessor-based oilfield instrumentation product.

Mr. Anderson earned a BSc in electrical engineering from the University of Saskatchewan. He has been an active participant in real-time computer systems research and in high-performance interface standard developments by organizations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the SAE.

Greg Fielding, Vice-President of Marketing, Edgewater Computer Systems

Greg Fielding

Vice-President of Marketing

Greg Fielding’s thirty-plus years of experience includes managing the largest Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) design center in Canada for a major-multinational corporation, founding a private Canadian company involved in the successful development of components for multi-channel wireless communications, leading the reverse-take-over (RTO) of, and acting as the chief executive officer of, a publicly traded company to grow and expand his multi-channel wireless communications business, and growing both commercial and military enterprises where he is raised tens of millions of dollars of investment and driven hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.

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Greg is currently focused on driving the direction and managing the success of Edgewater Computer Systems, Inc. (ECSI). ECSI’s E1553® technology has been standardized by NATO and is now a key component of multiple major international military modernization programs.

John Prokopenko, Vice-President of Engineering, Edgewater Computer Systems

John Prokopenko

Vice-President of Engineering

John Prokopenko joined Edgewater in 2005 after holding senior technical leadership roles at IBM, Rational Software, ObjecTime and Bell Northern Research. Before joining Edgewater he was development lead for IBM Rational Software Architect, Rational's first major product delivery post-acquisition.

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Prior to IBM's acquisition of Rational he was Director of Rational Suites where his team developed the platform that enabled Rational tools to run on both Eclipse and Microsoft VS.Net environments. Leading up to Rational's acquisition of ObjecTime he was development lead for a number of products critical to the success of a small startup. Having helped transition two companies through an often challenging acquisition process he was often tasked with building, evaluating and aligning multi-site teams.

During his tenure at Bell Northern Research (the R&D arm of Nortel and Bell Canada) Mr Prokopenko led multi-site teams working on SONET, GSM, and telecommunication applications including the first applications of Internet protocols. While at BNR, John received the company’s highest award for leadership while working on wireless GSM networking.

Over his career John has delivered numerous commercially successful products in domains ranging from software development environments, highly reliable distributed systems, real-time systems, high speed optical networking (10Gbps), wireless infrastructure, IP networking and avionics communications.

Serban Gheorghe, Chief Technical Scientist, Edgewater Computer Systems

Serban Gheorghe

Chief Technical Scientist

Serban Gheorghe joined Edgewater in 2004, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in developing software for embedded systems, real-time operating systems, compilers and development tools. He has held various roles in design and implementation, specification and architecture, and technical team management.

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Mr. Gheorghe joined Edgewater from Silicon Access Networks, a fabless semiconductor company involved in very high-performance network processor design, where he was Director of the Software Simulation and Tools group. Prior to that, he spent six years as Vice President of Research and Development at ObjecTime until its acquisition by Rational Software.

Mr. Gheorghe is an active member of the Architecture Analysis & Design Language (AADL) tool development consortium bringing decades of experience in the implementation of real-time modeling for advanced engineering design and simulation tools.

Mr. Gheorghe has an MSc in computer science from the Polytechnic University of Bucharest. He has been an active participant in computer research and standards development by organizations such as the Object Management Group (OMG).