Future Technologies Conference, New York, August 2014
|Occupation||Technologist, software architect, software developer, audio engineer|
David Cittadini was an important technologist in the New Zealand business market in the 1990s. He was involved in creating and leading a number of important technology developments within New Zealand, such as Object-oriented programming and Distributed object computing. He was a member of a number of New Zealand technology-related standard groups (including Standards New Zealand) and was involved in a number of international standard bodies, such as the Object Management Group, and was an energetic proponent of leading-edge approaches and technologies in New Zealand.
He is recorded as being the initial Technology Architect for the INCIS Project and was strongly identified as being the initiator of the leading-edge technology approach of the INCIS project. However, the August 1994 Sapphire Technology Ltd handover report, tabled as part of the 2000 Ministerial Inquiry into the project, Cittadini recommended that New Zealand Police should not proceed with the project; the project subsequently collapsed (see INCIS).
He has contributed to many technology-based books, such as Java Development on PDAs where Cittadini is credited as a key contributor by the author Daryl Wilding-McBride. He is the author of many published technology articles, such as a Java Naming article published in the Java Developers Journal.
He was an early adopter of a number of leading-edge technologies, such as those developed by Taligent. He was the only non-IBM person on IBMs internal technology review team and was the only person to develop and release a product using Taligent technology
He created the initial firewall configuration script which is now a very important security component in numerous Unix implementations, such as FreeS/WAN.
Cittadini was one of the earliest Solutions Architect in New Zealand and Australia. He created a comprehensive Solution architecture, called the Sapphire Enterprise Architecture for analyzing, describing and building complex enterprise-based Information Technology systems.
Audio and film career
In 2013 Cittadini, along with Andrew Hills, used Binaural recording techniques and technologies on the Australian short film The Blind Passenger. On 29th August 2013 and 31st August 2013 he recorded The Metropolitan Orchestra using binaural recording techniques, the first recording of an orchestra in Australia using binaural recording techniques.
|2013||The Blind Passenger|
- Small, Dr Francis (2000-11-01). "Schedule 9 Sapphire Report as at 31 August 1994". New Zealand Ministry of Justice. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
- Small, Dr Francis (2000-11-01). "Ministerial Inquiry into INCIS". New Zealand Ministry of Justice. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
- Wilding-McBride, Daryl (2003). Java Development on PDAs: Building Applications for PocketPC and Palm Devices. Addison-Wesley Professional. ISBN 0-201-71954-1.
- Cittadini, David (July 1998). "JDK Naming Services: COSnaming and JNDI". Java Developers Journal. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
- "Taligent announces availability of Places For Project Teams to support new work group environments; new intuitive user interface & project management features Spur Team collaboration". Business Wire. 1997-06-26. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
- "Enterprise Architecture Web Links". James W. Brown. Retrieved 2008-07-23.
David Cittadini secondary source material:
- INCIS Handover Report, Handover report written by Sapphire Technology Ltd.
- Ministerial Inquiry into INCIS, Complete Ministerial inquiry into the New Zealand Police INCIS project.
- Embracing Risk: What we can learn from the INCIS Experience, Draft thesis by Emeritus Professor Jim Taylor and Elizabeth Van Every, University of Montreal, on the INCIS Project.
- Java Development on PDAs: Building Applications for PocketPC and Palm Devices, Book contribution by Cittadini.
- Java Developers Journal - JDK Naming Services, Naming Services article written by Cittadini for Java Developers Journal.
- Linux Firewall Configuration, Details the firewall script written by Cittadini and now included in many Linux implementations.
- Early Taligent supporter, Press report showing Cittadini's support for Taligent technologies.
- David Cittadini at the Internet Movie Database
- The Blind Passenger at the Internet Movie Database