Patrick van Abbema | Kent Bimson | John Bruder | Elliot Chikofsky | Inta Cinite | Evelyn Clark | Bill Clarke |
Peter Dyck | Ian Gilmour | Allan Jones | Michael D. Kull | Vijay Kumar | Stan Locke | Derrick Palmer |
Phillipe de Ridder | Liz Sanders | John Zachman
Patrick van Abbema
Patrick is an Intervista faculty member and has over 20 years of progressive accomplishments in competitive digital media, Web collaboration and Enterprise/SaaS software markets. Patrick is the Senior Project Advisor and Chief Business Analyst for AltNexus Corp. and provides consulting expertise on enterprise service strategies for various public and private sector clients across the USA, Canada and Europe.
He is responsible for analyzing the business needs of his clients and acts as a liaison among stakeholders to elicit, analyze, communicate and validate requirements for changes to business processes, policies and information systems. Patrick is also known in the industry for his innovative approaches to solving common project management problems. He focuses on two project management specialty areas: Agile Project Management and troubled project recovery.
Patrick is a Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®), Certified Scrum Professional (CSP), and Certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). Patrick has a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s Certificate in Business Analysis, from the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University. Patrick's experience and credentials allows him to bring the unique skills and knowledge areas required for both PM and BA disciplines to the table - ensuring that the product will be on time, on budget and most importantly, on requirements.
Kent Bimson, PhD
Intervista Institute faculty member and leading expert in Information Architecture, Enterprise Information Management and Enterprise Semantics, Kent Bimson works with diverse clients in government and business organizations on complex integration challenges. He holds a PhD in Linguistics from UCLA and a M.S. in Computer Science from California State University Sacramento. Kent brings to the course many years of experience at SAIC, Lockheed and as an independent consultant. Among his projects is the support of the USAF 45th Space Wing in supporting its Knowledge Management Initiative using an ontology to integrate legacy structured and unstructured information. His expertise includes enterprise information integration, semantic and ontology modeling and semantic technology strategy.
John is a member of the Intervista faculty and has over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry. John also has 14 years of experience in developing enterprise business models to support complex business and IT problem solving in both public and private sectors. He is a Senior Manager, Enterprise Architecture, at KPMG LLP. Prior to joining KPMG, he was the Business Architecture Practice Leader at Chartwell IRM Inc. and prior to that the Vice-President of Information Technology at TE Financial.
Elliot Chikofsky is a member of the Intervista faculty and is EM&I Fellow with Engineering Management & Integration (EM&I). He advises on IT investment and portfolio management, enterprise architecture, and systems management for both corporate and government clients. He is also Vice Chair of IEEE's Technical Council on Software Engineering, as well as Chair of the Reengineering Forum industry association. Prior to joining EM&I, he was a research analyst and consulting director for the IT analyst firm Meta Group and an associate director in the consulting firm DMR Group. He is noted for his work on IT investment management, reengineering, reverse engineering, software tools and CASE environments, including IBM's AD/Cycle initiative. In the late 1980s, he was the research and technology director for the Excelerator CASE products. Chikofsky is past-Chair of the IEEE's international Technical Council on Software Engineering (TCSE) and co-chaired the first IEEE EQUITY conference (Amsterdam, 2007) on portfolio and IT investment issues. He also teaches undergraduate and graduate information systems engineering for both the University of Phoenix and Northeastern University in Boston.
Inta Cinite, PhD
Inta is a research associate with Intervista Institute as well as consultant, educator and researcher in the areas of organizational behavior, organizational change management, cross-cultural management and human resource management. She earned her Ph.D. in Management at Carleton University and holds an MBA from State University of New York at Buffalo.
Inta Cinite has taught at the university level and has been a research lead in change management. Recently Inta has done research in innovation management. She has also presented at conferences and published in the area of change management.
Evelyn is an Intervista faculty member and award winning communicator, author and featured presenter for a wide range of organizations. She has delivered keynotes, workshops and management retreats for Microsoft, Royal Dutch Shell, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab, Bank of Austria/UniCredit Group, VeriSign and the National Reconnaissance Office.
Evelyn is also a founding faculty member of The International Storytelling Center, she was a featured speaker at the 2007 Singapore Storytelling Festival and the Asian Storytelling Congress, and led the master class at the 2007 European Storytelling Congress. A graduate of the University of Washington, Evelyn began her career as broadcast editor for the Associated Press.
She earned her accreditation from the Public Relations Society of American and has served on the leadership team for a number of professional and community organizations.
This lively and strategically-oriented session clarifies the best practices of SOA implementation and management. It is animated by the eminent Bill Clarke - who was previously Senior Consultant for SOA Strategy with AgilePath. Bill has over twenty years of experience as an independent consultant, market analyst and consultant. He has guided clients such as Hartford Life, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Partners Healthcare, U.S. TRANSCOM (a DoD command), Lockheed Martin and others. Bill holds an M.A degree from Boston University where he is completing a Ph.D.
This course also draws upon some interesting research provided by The Burton Group, an independent research and advisory firm that assists enterprises and governments to reduce risk in the most complex IT environments.
With these contributors, Intervista has assembled a concise and strategic session that will greatly assist you and your team in balancing the risks against the rewards of your SOA implementation and governance initiative.
He has formed a new consulting company named CheckPoint Partners where he is the managing partner.
Peter is a member of the Intervista faculty and has over 25 years of experience in the information technology and management consulting industries. Peter has 13 years of experience in supporting business and IT strategy and transformation using enterprise business architecture. Peter also has experience teaching at the University level. Peter is a Senior Manager in the Strategy and Performance practice at KPMG LLP. Prior to joining KPMG, he worked as a Senior Consultant at Chartwell IRM Inc. and an IT Manager at a large Canadian insurance company.
Ian is a member of the Intervista faculty and has 25 years experience in applying information technology to support business innovation. He consults regularly with public and private sector clients on the development of Business Architectures to solve complex business problems. He is an Associate Partner, Enterprise Architecture, at KPMG LLP. Prior to joining KPMG, he was the Chief Methodologist at Chartwell IRM Inc. and the associate director of the Convergent Engineering Institute, San Mateo, CA.
Allan Jones, PhD
Dr. Allan Jones has 20 years experience providing organizational change and development, leadership and management, organizational assessment, strategic planning and business process improvement. His clients have included various large organizations including goverment. He is currently with Engineering, Management & Integration, Inc. (EM&I).
He received his Ph.D. from Virginia Polytechnic and State University (VA Tech), a Masters degree from The George Washington University, and holds a professional certification in organizational development from Georgetown University and a PMP certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI). Dr. Jones has taught graduate level courses in social and organizational learning and presents regularly at professional and academic conferences.
Recent presentations and conference papers have included “Social Network Dynamics, Enterprise Culture and eSociety: A New View of Disruptive Technology,” co-authored with Dr. Gary Berg-Cross; “Fears Big and Small: Moving Beyond Command and Control through Archetypes,” and “Organizational Learning: Tapping into the Wisdom of Your Organization”.
Michael D. Kull, PhD
Michael D. Kull is a leading expert in knowledge management, organizational storytelling and digital media, and a pioneer in knowledge retention and digital storytelling. He has spoken at more than 50 conferences and has authored over 30 publications. As the founder of AMPLIFI, his consulting work has guided government and Fortune 500 organizations to discover new ways to leverage human capital and leadership talent. His clients include U.S. Federal Government agencies, the Department of Defense, the Canadian government, Monster Worldwide, Lexis-Nexis, Citibank, Microsoft, Fannie Mae, the Smithsonian Institution, the Brookings Institution, and a host of technology companies. He has been interviewed by the Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Fox News, CNN, KM Magazine, KM World, CIO Magazine, Federal Computer Week, and the Voice of America.
Michael D. Kull earned a Ph.D., M.B.A., and M.A. from The George Washington University, where he taught the first knowledge management course in the world. His international experience includes around-the-world travel and documentary work across 31 countries. When not otherwise engaged, Dr. Kull works with independent filmmakers.
Prof. Vijay Kumar
Prof. Vijay Kumar leads the strategic design and innovation program at the Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA. Kumar has taught, published, lectured, and consulted throughout the world about how to use structured methods, tools, and frameworks for conceiving new human-centered innovation opportunities and turning them into strategic innovation plans for organizations. He has helped organizations reframe emerging innovation opportunities in education, health care, communication, retail, social reform, and emerging markets among others. Kumar has over 25 years of experience in these areas worldwide.
He also leads his consulting firm, Innovation Methods, based at Chicago providing services on user-centered innovation planning and methods. He was the Chief Methodologist at Doblin Inc. - a strategic innovation planning consulting firm based at Chicago – for more than 12 years. He has consulted with companies such as Alamo, Amoco, Hallmark, Lenscrafters, McDonald’s, Motorola, Pfizer, Shell, SAS Airlines, Steelcase, Texas Instruments, Wells Fargo, Proctor & Gamble, Target, Bose, Autodesk, Kraft Foods, and T-Mobile. Kumar is a frequent speaker worldwide and is widely published on the topic of innovation.
Long time faculty member of the Intervista Institute and Enterprise Architecture implementation consultant, researcher and practitioner. Publisher of the Zachman Framework e-book and architect of the Zachman Framework Standard. Provides leadership, advisory services and project consulting to corporations and large government organizations in Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Modeling, Repository management and related initiatives.
Derrick Palmer is a Managing Principal of InnovationPoint and advises on strategic innovation to global and Fortune 1000 companies, new ventures and medium-sized organizations. His areas of focus include breakthrough strategy, new product and service innovation, consumer insight research as well as designing and instituting best-in-class innovation processes.
With 25 years of management and consulting experience, Derrick brings a wealth of traditional and non-traditional consulting approaches which he blends to creatively solve business problems and develop innovative strategies. He has extensive experience leading cross-functional and multi-cultural teams through the fuzzy front end innovation process.
Phillipe de Ridder
Phillipe de Ridder is a member of the Intervista faculty and founder of the Board of Innovation, an international consultancy from Belgium. He supports companies in developing next-generation products, services and business models around the globe.
As an entrepreneurial generalist, Phillipe has a broad interest in ambitious innovation and business development projects. Phillipe de Ridder has worked with organizations like eBay, Cisco, P&G, Carglass, Volkswagen, European Commission, and many others. He has contributed to ambitious innovation strategies, translating trends into business opportunities and prototyping new business models.
He also gives inspiring lectures and workshops about trends, innovation and new business models such as The Entrepreneurship Summit (Mumbai, India), MediaFutureWeek (Almere, Netherlands), Antwerp Management School (Belgium), and PDMA's 35th Annual Conference (Phoenix, US).
Liz Sanders, PhD
Liz Sanders is the President of MakeTools, a company that explores new spaces in the emerging design research landscape. She is a visionary in applied design research, having introduced many of the tools, techniques and methods being used today to drive and/or inspire design from a human-centered perspective.
Liz has practiced across all the design disciplines. Her current focus is on bringing participatory, human-centered design thinking to the planning and architectural design process. Liz also speaks about and offers learning experiences in human-centered design research and innovation for clients, colleagues and students around the world. She has a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology and a B.A. in both Psychology and in Anthropology.
Internationally recognized thought leader in the discipline of Enterprise Architecture. Originator of one of the most authoritative conceptual structures on IS architecture Framework for Enterprise Architecture, author of the e-book "The Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture A Primer" and the Zachman Framework Standards.
Inspiring conference speaker and long time faculty member of the Intervista Institute.
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