Sam Opdenakker is a project manager. After a few years in consulting, he has been active in the banking & insurance industry for the last 10 years. Sam is a bridgebuilder between business and IT and has taken up several roles as analyst, team manager, and process and project manager. His specialisation is to harmonize these two worlds in order to realize maximum value creation out of his projects. He holds a master degree in "Commercial Engineering", several certifications and is currently involved in the two year program of "Executive Master in IT Management" at the Antwerp Management School.
Joseph Puthenpurackal (aka PC) has over 25 years of IT experience in the Banking and Financial Services domain across functions like Application Development, IT Infrastructure, Information Security, IT Services Management and Program / Project Management. He is currently based in Bangalore, India and leads the Technology Operations function at Wells Fargo EGS, where he is responsible for program governance and process excellence across all Technology verticals and helps Wells Fargo run IT as a business. Current real-life experiences in program delivery effectiveness, catalysed by insights from the Good Sponsor workshops form the genesis of these articles.
Jon M Quigley is the author of several books on project management and software development. Mr. Quigley is also a frequent speaker at industry events. Jon is a principal at Value Transformation LLC. Value Transformation is a product development training and cost improvement organization. He has more then twenty years of product development experience, ranging from embedded hardware and software through verification and project management.
Joseph Raynus provides industry consulting, mentoring and training for quality and process improvement initiatives, management of conflicting business objectives and development of measurement frameworks. Joseph is the author of several books including “Software Process Improvement with CMM. Raynus is an Adjunct Professor of Information Systems at Northeastern University College of Engineering, where he teaches courses in Information Systems.
David Saul is Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist at State Street Services. David also acted as State Street’s Chief Information Security Officer and other duties during his 20-year career at State Street including being on the PMO’s advisor committee. Prior to joining State Street David was a project manager at IBM’s Cambridge Scientific Center. David has a master’s from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mike Sledge is Chief Operating Officer at Acuity, Inc. As Chief Operating Officer of Acuity, Inc., a firm that helps federal agencies safeguard the country by delivering real results and measurable taxpayer value, Mike is responsible for all internal business operations and process improvements. Prior to Acuity, Mike was Chief Executive Officer at Robbins-Gioia.
Bill Smillie is a former Executive with IBM’s Learning and Knowledge function within its Global Business Services, where he led the professional development programs for all consulting partners and staff worldwide. He also provided thought leadership in project management best practices and delivery excellence, based on his perspectives gained from over 30 years of international programme and project management.
Marilyn Smith is the CIO for George Mason University. Ms. Smith was the former Head of Information Services and Technology at MIT. She also worked at The Hanover Insurance Group and Liberty Mutual Group, and is a graduate of Babson College.
Richard Soley is chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group, Inc. Mr. Soley is one of the great thought leaders of our time. He is constantly pushing the envelope on standards and technology. A frequent venture angel, Mr. Soley recently started the Boston CTO Club.
Gene is an Agile Enthusiast, Certified Scrum Master, and Professional Team and Leadership Coach, with 30+ years of Software Engineering, Business Consulting, and Non-Profit leadership experience. Gene combines professional Coaching with a deep understanding of Agile principles and Scrum practices to help organizations reap the benefits of becoming truly Agile. Gene is the founder of Strong Tower Solutions, LLC https://strong-tower.org