Ari has a broad background in systems development, and has been directly responsible for the design, development, and implementation of numerous state-of-the-art systems in Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. He founded BIBLOS Technology in 1983, and Parsec in 1990, companies with 20 to 30 data processing professionals. In 1993, both companies merged to create the systems development division of The Summit Group.
In addition to his management responsibilities, Ari played a leading role in establishing the TSG's Year 2000 conversion and testing methodology - Method56T, as well as the development of the associated conversion and testing tools.
Ari's technical career focused on the financial industry, where he managed large development projects in the Private Banking, Trust, Global Custody, and Employee Benefits areas. Several of these application have been deployed in numerous countries around the world.
Outside the financial industry, Ari managed projects in the Health Industry, and several large developments for the City of New York, including departments such as Transportation, Finance, Correction and the Brooklyn and Queens District Attorney Offices. The majority of these projects were on a fixed price basis, where proper management concluded in on time and on budget implementation.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, Ari was a major contributor in the development of the BIBLOST software, an application generator for the IBM mainframe environment. The software was a source code generator that included a prototyper, a screen painter and an interactive debugger, and operated with several databases such as IMS, IDMS, ADABAS etc. Many systems, both in the financial and the government industries, were developed using the BIBLOST software.
Ari developed and was in charge of the administration of more than thirty data processing courses for the Educational Department for Adults - ORT Israel. These were evening courses of an average of 350 hours per year.
Ari's initial education and experience in data processing was in the Israeli Army. He also holds a B.Sc. in Physics and a M.Sc. in Computer Science.