David Horton

Senior Technical Consultant

Career Highlights

       Telco Network fault and performance reporting systems deployments using HP OpenView Operations(OVO), Network Node Manager (NNM) and IBM Tivoli NetView

       Network performance audits of Telco networks and support systems

       ATM standardization and implementation AToMMIB, NHRP, LANE, PNNI, MPOA, CES, VTOA, FRF.5/8

       SNMP agents and NMS for ATM networks for new hardware for NEC Japan, Eulix Networks, Carrier Access Corporation

       SNMP CNM M3 Proxy agent for NEC USA

       CMIP manager for Newbridge ATM

       OpenView Network Management deployment and application development experience

       worked with AOTC on development of Fastpac software

       Configuration, fault, billing and performance monitoring systems in the Telco environment

       innovative technology

       CORBA and distributed transactions

       UNIX (> 20years. Solaris, HP-UX, Linux, Ultrix, FreeBSD, SunOS)

       systems integration

       statistical analysis

       real-time systems

       www back-end systems (ASP, PHP, Perl, CGI)

Key Skills

       C, C++



       Shell, Perl, PHP, Javascript and other scripting languages


       Network and Element Management

       OpenView Windows, Network Node Manager, Operations (OVO), Tivoli NetView

       Requirements analysis and design

       Visual Basic, ASP

       Unix application development




With Lead Up from 2002, I have mostly worked with telcos in planning and deploying systems supporting fault reporting, performance analysis and billing data collection. HP OpenView Network Node Manager and Operations were used as a platform for some of these systems. Other systems and analysis included use of Perl and other scripting.

Since 2002 I developed IN-network configuration applications for AAPT using Visual Basic, ASP and Access databases.

In 2001, I worked with HP in Colorado as a consultant in designing systems for managing VoIP hardware in conjunction with Cisco, and large scale internet data centers.

From 1993 to 2001, I worked on SNMP agents and NMS systems for the management of ATM networks. Implementations have been based on ATM Forum and IETF derived standards such as RFC 1695/2515 (AToMMIB) and M3 interfaces as well as proprietary interfaces. The NMS systems included advanced prototypes using early releases of MPOA, NHRP and PNNI management in ATM. Some implementations were based on HPs OpenView network management platform with SNMP agent development based the use of CiTRs MIB Master SNMP toolkit. David is active in the IETF, and attended IETF meetings, introducing RFCs jointly developed with NEC Japan. For NEC USA we developed an ATMF M3 interface providing a Customer Network Management view into ATM network service provided by a NEC Model 10 backbone.

In 1999, I was seconded to Astracon to work on IP-VPN network designs and CMIP based ATM switch configuration.

Prior to this I was involved as a project architect for the Australian and Overseas Telecommunications Corporation's Fastpac Network Services implementing a network management system for the AOTC Fastpac 2 Mb/s service. This was developed on the OpenView windows and SNMP-DM APIs.

I was also involved in research into finding applications that would suit a massively-parallel supercomputer (MasPar) in addition to supporting about 80 users throughout Australia. This computer was used for neural network and database research. I run training courses on this technology for the users.

An earlier project was the A-Series SQL*Star product for the Australian Centre for Unisys Software (ACUS). This project involved porting Oracle products to the Unisys A Series platform to enable A Series systems to participate in SQL*Star networks. On this project David worked with a real-time system and large databases, response time performance analysis and developed quality control methods.

Before joining CiTR, I was a software specialist for Digital Equipment Corporation in Brisbane and Melbourne, developing custom technical applications for customers. This involved tuning large databases, creating real-time applications, and generating quality control and test plans. Some particular specialisations were Ada and C languages, CASE tools and telex/communications software.


Personal details

       Name: David Hugh Nicholas Horton

       Marital status: Married (no children)

       Nationality: Australian

       Birth date: 15 October, 1959

       Hobbies: Cycling, Family tree research, Travel


       Phone: (07) 33788912

       Mobile: 0403 757 119

       Email: dhorton@iprimus.com.au

       Postal: 12 Marney St, Chapel Hill, QLD, 4069

       Web: http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net

Education and affiliations

       Graduate Diploma in Computer Science, 1988, Queensland University of Technology.

       BSc (Honours) in Physics, 1980, The University of Queensland.

       Member of the System Administrators Guild of Australia

       Member of the Australian Computer Society.

Employment history

       Lead Up Software (2002-2004)

       CiTR (1990-2002)

       Digital Equipment Corporation (1985-1990)

       La Trobe University (1984-1985)

       Monash University (1984)

       University of Queensland (1980-1983)


       Scott Mann (Managing Director, Lead Up) 0408 070 073

       Clive Tudge (Marketing Director, Lead Up) 0402 999885 or ctudge@gil.com.au

       Norm Lawler (Senior Program Manager, QLD Health) 0412 361652 or n.lawler@iinet.net.au (Engineering manager CiTR)

       Rob Cook (Chief Technology Officer, DSTC) (07) 3365 4672 or rob.cook@dstc.com (was Managing Director at CiTR, then at Astracon).

       Phil Gunter (Experienced Software Engineer, Boeing) Philip.Gunter@member.sage-au.org.au (colleague at CiTR)

[*] A more detailed job history can be found at http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/job_history.html and the current version of this CV at http://www.chapelhill.homeip.net/CV-HortonD.pdf