Pascal de Haan lives in the Netherlands and works as a Global Risk Manager within DSM Shared Services. Pascal is instrumental in setting up Risk Management and Internal control frameworks within their shared services (IT, HR, Finance). Pascal has a diverse background going from Hospitality, HR, Finance to Risk Management. The latest addition to his field of knowledge is IT, in the form of the executive Master IT Governance and Assurance. Pascal strongly believes in a future driven approach on Risk Management and likes to challenge today's standards. The future is today and today we change "IT".
Hans Dijckmans works as an IT solution architect in the financial sector with a particular specialization in security. Hans founded his own company via which he offers his consultancy services. Hans holds a M.E.E (ing.) in Electronics & Information Technology (KULeuven - Groep T) and a Master in Science (ir.) in Electronics & Telecom (KULeuven). He also retains the CISSP certification since 2016. Hans is currently following an Executive Master in Enterprise & IT Architecture (2017-2019).
Robert Dirks is a consultant, specialized in the domains governance, risk a compliance. He enjoys working with different customers and challenges in these domains. His main drive is to be the black sheep in the flock, so where colleagues focus on being specialized in ethical hacking, auditing, awareness campaigns or risk management, he things the future is in enterprise alignment. Therefor he started in 2017 with the executive master in IT Governance and assurance at the Antwerp Management School.
Mark Donkersloot lives in Belgium and is an Information- and process consultant and has lead multiple projects and teams during the last 20 years. Mark Donkersloot holds his own company where he supports companies in the complex world of information, process and project management. He studied Business IT & Management, followed by the Executive Master IT Governance and Assurance. His duo thesis about fail- and success factors in the Netherlands was created in cooperation with The Standish Group in Boston, under guidance of Professor dr. ing. Hans Mulder.
Jason Feinman is a retired Information Technology planner for United States Postal Service (USPS). Feinman is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Sidnie M. Feit is our Chief Scientist. With over 40 years experience, Dr. Feit is a system architect, designer, lecturer and published author, with specialized knowledge of communications networks. She is experienced in technology evaluation, product review, competitive analysis, product launch, and service launch. Prior to joining The Standish Group, Dr. Feit was a member of ITT's system design and architecture group, where she participated in planning an international network, developed an e-mail gateway, and evaluated products. Dr. Feit holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Cornell University. She is the author of books on topics including TCP/IP, network management, local area networks, and wide area networks, and is working on a comprehensive reference book on high speed local, metro, and wide area networks.
Larry Fleming is IT Manager at Philips Electronics N. America. Prior to Philips Electronics, Mr. Fleming worked at Agilent Technologies and Hewlett Packard in senior IT positions. Larry is a graduate of Babson College, Franklin W. Olin School of Business and University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business and Economics.
Niels Groen is senior consultant at BlinkLane Consulting, the Netherlands. He has extensive experience as an advisor for clients in the private and public sector, assisting on strategy, effective program and project organizations, and business agility. Niels holds a PhD in governance, based on his research on escalating public IT-projects.
The Standish Group’s mission is to change the world in the way software projects are managed. The new dawn in software project management will result in healthier and more rapid software development. We will accomplish this through the promotion and advancement of software value techniques and philosophies. Our philosophy is based on: 1) Group refection 2) Intensive primary research and 3) Constant feedback.
Don Haderle is an IBM Fellow, CTO and the father of DB2. Don retired from IBM in 2005 after 37 years. As CTO for data systems in IBM, Don led the creation of new information management. Don is helping several start-ups and early stage organizations with both technical and management advice.