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.
Ellen Hancock is an experience senior executive having served as Chief Executive Officer of Exodus Communications, Inc. Chief Technology Officer of Apple Computer, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of National Semiconductor Corporation. Mrs. Hancock worked at IBM for almost 30 years rising to the level of president and general manager of IBM’s Communication Products Division. Ellen is currently on the board of directors for several Fortune 500 and higher-level educational organizations.
Bill Heil is the Chief Bottle Washer (CBW) at VMware. Prior to VMware, Bill was the President and COO for WebEx. Bill was also the general manager of Compaq’s Business Critical Server Division. Before Compaq, Bill was the general manager for Tandem Computers. Bill is a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School.
The purpose of the history lesson section is to provide an opportunity for you to gain insight of past events that could apply to a current situation. Learning from these events could help in preventing problems and improving the value of current situation. The history collection provides lessons throughout the world and centuries.
George Hogan is senior vice president of Wex International formally Wright Express. Mr. Hogan has served as the general manager of Fleet One and the CIO of Wright Express. Prior to Wex International George held senior and technical positions at Visa International, Unum, and Security Life of Denver. Mr. Hogan has his MBA from Boston University.
Dan Horsey is a senior information technology executive. His expertise includes project management, software design and development. His skilled in networks, distributed processing, enterprise Architecture and technology strategy. He also has experience in marketing strategy, and business/technology alignment. Dan has held senior positions are the IRS, Bureau of National Affairs and Thomson Corp.
Abid Javaid is a Senior Consultant, specialized in the external audit, internal audit, internal control system development, risk assessment, International reporting standards (IFRS) and US GAAP. Abid has eight years of experience as Consultant & Senior Auditor with one of the big four accounting firms, Ernst & Young, in the various sector like financial services and industrial .He is now taking up the Master in IT Governance and Assurance at Antwerp Management School to boost-up my knowledge in digital transformation in the business environment.
Sue and John are fictional characters in The Good Mate book written by Jim Johnson and Evan Sorensen. Sue is an emergency-room doctor; therefore, she has a very stressful job. John recently got terminated from a high-paying engineering job and has started his own consulting firm at home. They have two children: a boy, Bradford, age 10, and a girl, Sally, age 8. John also has a 12-year-old son, JJ, from a previous marriage. While Sue and John are composites of real people, their in-session conversations stem from their interaction with their therapist, Evan Sorensen.