John M. Joy
Chief Technical Officer
the Chief Technical Officer of Savage Joy Corporation, is a member
of the Association for Computing
Machinery, the Institute of
Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society, and the
Chamber of Commerce.
computer science graduate of the Worcester
Polytechnic Institute, John was also employed as a teaching
assistant, and was elected to the Massachusetts
Alpha chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, honor society of the
computing sciences. Also
while at WPI, he was recognized for his research on computer and
technological literacy education, earning a nomination for the
Institute President’s Interactive
Qualifying Project Award.
has a long history of public service and community involvement.
He was instrumental in creating the Electronic
Valley, for which he was recognized
in 1997 with the Valley
United Way Volunteer Action Center’s Community Hero Award.
The Electronic Valley was recognized by Connecticut
magazine, in its April 2000 issue, as one of the top
fifty Web sites in the state—and was one of only two
regional sites to receive this honor.
In 2004, the Electronic Valley organization, a 501(C)(3)
non-profit, also received the
Silver Medal Award of the
Chamber of Commerce. John presently serves as
the general manager and technical coordinator of the Electronic
he served the town of Oxford
as a member of its Zoning Board of Appeals from 1997 to 1999 as
well as two-term member of the town's Board of Ethics through
presently serves as a Justice of the Peace.
the autumn of 1994, John was elected to the Board of Directors of
the Valley Chapter of the
American Red Cross, serving a six-year term which ended
December 2000. He was
elected Chapter chair in 1995, holding that position until August
1999. On December 10,
1999, John was presented with the Chapter’s volunteer of the
year recognition: the Clara Barton Award for Meritorious Volunteer
presently serves as the Chapter's information systems specialist,
and is a local disaster services volunteer. Beyond the
Chapter, he served as a delegate to the Connecticut State Service
Council, resigning in 1999. On
June 14, 1999, he received recognition by the SSC for his efforts
on the Council. As a
member of the state’s Information Services Committee, he was
instrumental in Connecticut’s rapid compliance with national IS
requirements, which received regional recognition in 1998.
He also took a lead role in the development and
implementation of the SSC’s statewide
Internet and “extranet” Web sites, and, necessitated by
the crises of the autumn of 2001, created ARCWELD, the
innovative electronic disaster reporting system of the American
Red Cross in Connecticut.
past projects of John’s include: establishment of the
highly-successful Web site of the State
of Connecticut Department of Revenue Services; turnkey site
development for the Griffin
Hospital, Derby, Connecticut, including Griffin subsidiaries Planetree,
Research Center, and Integrative
Medicine Center; creation of Cradle
Views, Griffin’s innovative Web-based birth announcement
service; and development of Griffin's Web-based employment
opportunities system and a
database of Griffin physicians.
Present projects include: enhancements to the Electronic Valley,
including development of an "Electronic Valley Mall" e-commerce
venture for local merchants; enhancements to the invaluable Red Cross ARCWELD
system; creation of LUAU, an Internet-enabled, unified land use and
permitting database for local municipalities; and many commercial
Web development and integration projects. In addition, John is an
instructor with the Workforce
Institute at Norwalk
Community College, providing customized training for companies
located in Fairfield County, Connecticut.
is a lifelong resident of the town of Oxford, Connecticut, and a
descendent of one of the town’s founding families.
He is a citizen of both the United States and Ireland,
and carries both US and Irish (European Union) passports.
He is single, has no children but one dog (Maggie).
Personal interests include: culinary pursuits; oenology
(including winemaking); electronic and computer based analysis and
composition of music; mountain biking (he rides a
Dawg); and aviation (John is a student pilot).
He holds a Technician class amateur
radio license (call sign KB1GBJ), and studies Jun Fan Gung Fu
/ Jeet Kune Do and Kun Tao under Ron Kosakowski at his Practical
Self Defense Training Center. Past interests and
activities have included: local
emergency services, theatre
and concert production work and motion picture projection, and
the performing arts.