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)
Gene Bounds is the president of Bounds Associates. Bounds Associates provides advice, assistance, and training on business management, project/program management, acquisition management, and financial management. Mr. Bounds worked for Booz Allen Hamilton and Robbins-Gioia.
Cafe CHAOS is a Standish Group’s blog that provides our opinion of critical project performance issues. The Standish Group specializes in group-reflection. Group-reflection is the art and science of harnessing the deep knowledge, sentiment and understanding of an organization or a group of organizations to improve the well being of the information technology project delivery environment. The Standish Group provides a platform that produces actionable items that yield meaningful results. Café CHAOS provides practical information on this platform.
is an author, teacher, and senior technology executive. Tim is the author of “The End of Software” and “Cloud”. Tim is a lecturer at Stanford University. Tim works with technology start-up firms focusing on cloud computing. Mr. Chou was the president and founder of Oracle On Demand. Tim held senior executive positions at Reasoning, Inc. and Tandem Computers.
Lieven Coelus is a Belgian director in a European equipment manufacturing Group. He has over 15 years of experience as CFO and over 15 years of experience in corporate banking, holds a Master degree in Nautical Sciences at nautical University Antwerp, two Master degree’s in Accountancy and in Tax Management at Vlekho Brussels, is certified in Middle Management and obtained a Master degree in Controllership at Vlerick School , and is CSFM certified at Insead Paris. He is co-author of the basic handbook on Consolidation still used today in Belgian economical universities .He is now taking up the Master in IT Management at Antwerp Management School to endeavour the digital transformation in the business environment.
Dr. Herb Cohen is an internationally renowned consultant on negotiating strategy, commercial dealings, and crisis management. The author of The New York Times bestseller,You Can Negotiate Anything, his clients have included business executives, large corporations, and governmental agencies.
Bill Coleman is a Partner with the venture capital firm, Alsop Louie. In 1995, he founded BEA Systems, Inc. Bill was Chairman and CEO of the company from its founding through September 2001 during which BEA became the fastest growing software company ever to reach a billion dollars in annual revenue, a record that still stands today.
Tony Collins writes a blog for ComputerWorldUK and is freelance writer. Tony co-founded Campaign4Change. Tony worked as editor and writer for Computer Weekly. Tony co-wrote a book of IT project management case studies called Crash (Simon & Schuster).