Phantom Advisor was a special group of Standish Analysts, IT executives, and notorious consultants that conducted a research project on how the big consulting firms manipulated their customers to maximize their fees and revenue. The Phantom Advisors conducted interviews, focus groups, and surveys to come up with a list of 21 common activities that consultants use to maximize revenue. The research was conducted in the spring of 1997 long before the book and HBO series “House of Lies”.
After 35 years as a corporate lawyer in Silicon Valley for companies such as Atari, NetLogic Microsystems and Global Motorsport, Lon Allan is now an educator of directors and C-Suite executives of public, private, venture-backled and non-profit entities at both the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and the Stanford Senior Executive Leadership Program.
Dave Bats is a Sr. Consultant in the field of Mobile Telecommunications for several years. I'm an expert in network development life cycle for Enterprise Telecommunications and Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). Worked with cross-functional teams to develop and deliver new telecom services, devices and products. Within the telecom area I have fundamental knowledge in interconnection and Wholesale Billing systems. Successfully completed my post-graduate in Marketing Management. For the moment I'm taking my Master in IT Management at Antwerp Management School to scale-up my knowledge in digital transformation.
Dave Bealby is an international management consultant and venture angel. Dave is currently the VP Global Services at Avenue Code. Mr. Bealby is a high-technology leader and strategist with in-depth experience in creating structure, maintaining focus and providing clinical execution in sales, services and marketing organizations. Dave has thirty years of demonstrated success developing commercially profitable businesses.
Chip R. Bell is the founder of the Atlanta-based Chip Bell Group, helping organizations build a culture that supports long-term customer loyalty.
Danek Bienkowski is the president of ITConsulting, Inc., an information technology consulting company. Prior to starting ITC, he co-founded ABT Corporation, which provided Enterprise Project Management solutions to major companies.
Bookworms is a group of Standish and non-Standish contributors that like to read books and who spends a lot of time reading and studying. Bookworms provide reviews with a rating from 5 (best) to 1 (worst) butterflies. The rating is based on the value of the information to project managers, sponsors, and the general success of projects. Bookworms include Jim Johnson, Mark Snow, Jennifer Lynch, and Jim Crear.
Pieter Borrias holds his own company where he helps and supports companies in roles like: project lead, manager of professional knowledge, business consultant, enterprise engineer, invisor/advisor, business analyst. Peter has a technical background as a systems-network-DBA and interim technical team-lead. Peter has studied DEMO bachelor and DEMO Master+ under guidance of Professor dr. ing. Jan Dietz. In his work Peter is focused on Performing in Social Interaction (DEMO/PSI). Peter currently is a first year student Executive Master Enterprise IT Architecture at the University of Antwerp Management School.
Mohamed Bougharda is a Consultant/Architect with focus on Security, Infrastructure and Cloud. Mohamed is a first-year student at the Antwerp Management School and following the track Executive Master Enterprise of IT Architecture. Working for more than 21 years in the IT business and started 12 years ago with at his own company with providing consultancy services to different customers. As an IT Consultant/Architect, Mohamed helps customers with transforming and innovating their IT landscape to the Next Generation IT landscape. Mohamed is now working on a transformation project, where he helps the customer with an onboarding strategy to the Cloud and phasing out their legacy IT landscape. At this moment he is investigating the As-Is situation and now he is started moving to the To-Be environment. Mohamed beliefs that companies are made by people. Understanding the culture of a company and involving people into Business/IT Strategy’s is crucial for the success of a company. Mohamed is has several security certifications of EC-Council: Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Security Analyst and Licensed Penetration Tester (ESCA LPT), Certified Network Defence Architect (CNDA)