Conference Speakers

Sasha Aganova Sasha Aganova
BPM Practice Lead
MetaPower

Sasha Aganova brings breakthrough results to the Business Process Management arena by integrating cultural development into the methodology. She is an expert in BPM and Continuous Improvement with over 10 years’ experience in leading large scale process improvement initiatives, establishing Business Process Management best practices and developing the overall process Architecture in various business environments and industries. Sasha has helped some of the largest Canadian and international companies to evaluate and implement BPM. Currently Sasha leads the BPM Practice for MetaPower a leading provider of BPM services in the US and Canada.
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Mark Andrews Mark Andrews
Principal Consultant
Altus

Mark Andrews has been with Altus since 2007 and has been key in developing the Consultancy side of the business.  Working in Financial Services since 2002 across the Life, Pensions and Investments, General Insurance and Banking sectors, he has helped build Altus' unique approach to business architecture.  As a Lead Consultant on many client engagements, Mark has delivered assignments ranging from Target Operating Models and Product Launches to Application Assessments and Capability Maturity Models, as well as many of Altus’ modelling engagements.
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Amitabh Apte Amitabh Apte
Chief Technology Officer
Fujitsu

Amitabh Apte is the Chief Technology Officer at Fujitsu focusing on Retail, Post and Telecom businesses. He is a TOGAF certified Enterprise Architecture practitioner who specialises in making Enterprise Architecture real to deliver business benefits to number of Global FTSE 250 and Fortune 500 companies.  Prior to Fujitsu he has successfully performed senior level IT leadership roles as well as a hands-on architecture roles in various disciplines over a period of 15 years. He is a regular blogger, book author and speaker and is the founding member of the BCS Enterprise Architecture Specialist Group. He holds an MBA from the Warwick Business School and an MS in Computer Science.
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Adrian Apthorp Adrian Apthorp
Global Business Architect
DHL Express

Adrian Apthorp is currently Head of Enterprise Architecture for DHL Express Europe and Global Business Architect. In his 23 years with DHL, Adrian has played a number of Architecture roles in different parts of the world, including London, Singapore, Brussels, Prague and currently Bonn. His experience has been mainly in supporting business change and operations by designing enterprise-wide application architectures enabled through message based systems and service oriented techniques. He has also worked with leaders in the field of business process management, contributing to books such as Business Process Management - The Third Wave. Adrian is a Chartered Engineer and Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (previously IEE).
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Caroline Barnsdall-Thompson Caroline Barnsdall-Thompson
Enterprise Business Architect
British Airways

Caroline Barnsdall-Thompson is an Enterprise Architect at British Airways, responsible for developing the Architecture practice for a virtual team of over 50 Architects.  Caroline has worked in the IT industry for over 25 years, with more than 10 years experience in various architecture roles.  Most recently Caroline has been focussing on introducing structured processes to the Architecture practice and developing architecture practices around SoA.
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Sally Bean Sally Bean
Sally Bean Ltd

Sally Bean is an independent Enterprise Architecture consultant. She advises large organizations in the private and public sector on how to develop their EA capability and embed EA approaches into their ways of working. She has over 15 years experience in the field, with 10 years as a member of the EA team in British Airways. Here she championed many successful initiatives to exploit technology and share data and applications more effectively across the organization She also worked on the early stages of the Terminal 5 project and led a successful Architecture Community of Practice. She is particularly interested in Systems Thinking and Complexity approaches and their applicability to enterprise architecture.
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Mike Blackmore Mike Blackmore
Enterprise Architecture Director
Oracle

Mike Blackmore joined Oracle as an Enterprise Architect in 2012 after a 24 year with BT.   Mike’s Enterprise Architecture experience crosses industries and domains and therefore Mike engages across all of Oracle’s EMEA customers.  Mike’s time in BT encompassed almost every aspect of Telco and Enterprise technology domains including roles in IT Security, as Chief Designer for BT Group Systems, Integration Architect for the BT Enterprise Platform and finally as the Enterprise Architect for the Enterprise Architecture led Oracle First Transformation Programme.  Mike is passionate about Enterprise Architecture and specialises in its adoption patterns with a particularly acute understanding of Governance and the cultural change it implicitly requires.  When not immersing himself in technology at work Mike immerses himself in technology at home or can be found on the water or near a car.
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Remco Blom Remco Blom
Service Line Manager and Senior Consultant
BiZZdesign

Remco Blom is Senior Consultant at BiZZdesign. Following his business studies (specialization in Organization, Development and Design) at Radboud University Nijmegen, he worked in the fields of Business Process Management, Enterprise Architecture, Change Management and Business Development. Models, design and change have always been part of his work. As a consultant, he helps national and international organizations in various sectors e.g. media, education, (semi-)government and financial services to re-invent their business models and walk alternative paths. Also the road to implementation with an improved architectures and more agile processes is part of his engagements. In his work as consultant and trainer in Business Model Management, TOGAF, ArchiMate, BPM, Lean Management, etc. he always puts communication first. He is a regular speaker at conferences on architecture and BPM (e.g. Open Group, EAM, IRMUK, etc). Of course, you can follow Remco on twitter via @blomr.
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Roger Burlton Roger Burlton
Co-Founder
BPTrends Associates

Roger Burlton is a co-founder of BPTrends Associates. He also established the pioneering Process Renewal Group in 1993. He is regarded as one who can bring reason, clarity and practicality to ways of managing complex business process challenges especially at the strategic level. Roger's insights can be found in his acclaimed book "Business Process Management: Profiting from Process". He not only presents these advanced BPM concepts to managers and professionals around the world but works with leading organizations to implement them. To date, he has conducted over seven hundred sessions and has presented to over thirty five thousand professionals globally. His seminars are the longest continuous BPM series in the world running since 1991.
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Wayne Butterfield Wayne Butterfield
Head of UK Back Office, Telefonica
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Wayne Butterfield has been working within Customer Service in Telefónica UK for the past 7 years where he is currently “Business Owner of Back Office” - A large onshore/offshore Back Office Operation consisting of over 400 FTE, completing over 1million transactions per month. Wayne has previously had roles within Credit & Revenue Assurance and Process Outsourcing, before moving to his current role in 2009. Wayne has spent the last 3 years reshaping & refining the existing Back Office, saving Telefónica UK millions in Opex costs in the process. Over the last 18 months Wayne has pursued automation solutions to solve Telefónica UK’s growing back office costs, recently launching 2 projects to automate over 70% of the manual transactions completed within Back Office, thus creating a virtual Back office.
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Jane Chang Jane Chang
Enterprise Architect
British Gas

Jane Chang is an Enterprise Architect working for British Gas. She has been in the IT industry for over 20 years. An experienced advocate of object oriented methods in system design and thinking, Jane is currently examining the target architecture as a result of the digital economy and the changing world of Smart Metering and Smart Grid in the energy market.
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Jim Chapman   Jim Chapman
Director, Business Architecture for Investment Bank
Credit Suisse

Jim Chapman is Director in the Business Architecture & Innovation group at Credit Suisse, responsible for business architecture in region UK/Europe and in the investment bank. Over a twenty year career in investment banking, across seven banks, Jim has worked in roles from Front Office to Programme Office, sometimes cutting code, sometimes managing the delivery of major front-to-back programmes, and sometimes hands-on in line functions (Risk Control, Product Structuring, Quant Modelling).  All these experiences have informed Jim’s views of business architecture as a discipline, and left him with a healthy appreciation of quite how complicated it is to define and manage an effective business architecture for an investment bank.  Outside of his day job, Jim develops software for the Windows Phone and Windows 8/RT platforms.
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Michael Clark Michael Clark
Vice President
JPMorgan

Mike Clark has 16 years experience in the industry, having worked in a variety of business integration roles including architecture and design giving him a broad perspective on the needs of the wider organization across operations to technology. Mike combines enterprise architecture with the skills and practices of business design - building a bridge between the customer, the business and IT.  Mike is currently working at JP Morgan where he plays a leading role in the design of a framework which is the result of combining various (disjoint) industry standards into one integrated framework. The framework has been widely adopted and will provide the basis for a 360 degree of the business from product roadmap through optimizations and revenue opportunities.
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Nathan Clarke Nathan Clarke
IT Business Analyst
PD Ports

Nathan Clarke is a Business Analyst at PD Ports, a key player in Portcentric and Multimodal Logistics. He has had a career in IT spanning 15 years, delivering both back office and operational systems on time and within budget. During this time Nathan has developed a reputation for solving business problems, using innovative solutions, with workflow tools. Nathan was recently awarded the Manufacturing, Logistics and Retail Project of the Year at the UK DM Awards in 2012 for his innovative us of workflow in a process driven application.
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Paul Collins Paul Collins
CTO
Ascendant, An Avnet Company


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Kate De Groot Kate De Groot
Head of Business Planning, Operations and Quality
GeoPlace

Kate De Groot is Head of Business Planning, Operations and Quality at GeoPlace LLP.  She has responsibility for business planning, operational and change management to ensure that the LLP can meet its stakeholder, user and Board requirements as effectively and efficiently as possible.  Kate manages a team with responsibility for: business operations, performance management, programme management, management systems, HR and Infrastructure.  Over the past seven years, Kate had co-ordinated, built and implemented change across the company to align the business with an expanding remit and growing staff numbers.  Kate is an experienced senior business executive specialising in business analysis, operations, quality management, change management, strategy, information management, data analysis and spatial data standards.   She has over 25 years’ experience across public and private sectors, specifically utilities, government, environment, market analysis, and research.  Kate has strong consultancy and business analysis skills together with communication, strategy, organisational and project/programme management and delivery skills
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Louise Ebrey Louise Ebrey
Bridgewater Latitude / Great Insiders

Louise Ebrey is the co-founder of the Great Insiders tribe. She feels specialises in facilitating change ‘from the inside’. This means that she has a particular passion for helping organisations to build up their internal consultant capacity, capability and confidence – in order to create long-lasting and effective change. Louise started her career as an engineer and has worked in a number of sectors, including local government, hospitals, housing, estate management and energy. She was director of the Lean Construction Institute (2009 to 2011). Louise is a facilitator, coach, educator and implementer of Business Improvement solutions which harmonise process improvement with business strategy. Her natural people skills, enhanced by her NLP and Insights accreditations, enable her to design solutions which meet all learning and working styles. Louise has a unique skill for helping organisations to deliver BPM in high energy, high speed ways – without burnout.
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Steve Erlank Steve Erlank
CEO
Faculty Training Institute, South Africa

Steve Erlank is CEO and co-founder off the Faculty Training Institute, a training company specialising on the training needs of knowledge professionals. He holds various degrees in Information Systems, Statistics, Accounting, Computer Science and Knowledge Management.  He is a professional member of the CSSA, AIS, ACM, IEEE and IIBA.  His 30 years of experience range across the spectrum of IT jobs, including technical, operations, development, project management, business analysis, systems analysis and management.  As an academic and practitioner, he has produced a range or articles and text books and is a regular conference presenter.  He is past President of the SA chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis, one of the largest in the world.  His passion is challenging people to realise their untapped talent and potential; his focus is on growing the base of people with skills that will allow them to live and work effectively in the Knowledge Age.
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Rik Farenhorst Rik Farenhorst
Manager Business Line Architecture & Strategy
inspearit B.V.    

Rik Farenhorst is Manager Business Line Architecture & Strategy at inspearit B.V., where he combines his expertise in enterprise and software architecture, knowledge management, competency development and other, more IT-related topics, to effectively help organizations deal with their (strategic) IT challenges in the broadest sense of the word. Since 2009 he has trained a few hundred architects in many different organizations, designed quite a few large tailor-made training programs for enterprise and IT architects,  and has worked on a large number of projects at client organizations that dealt with the introduction and professionalization of enterprise architecture practices (from people, process and technology points of view). Rik obtained his PhD degree at VU University in Amsterdam. His PhD research focused on architectural knowledge management, which entails the application of knowledge management practices in the enterprise and software architecture domain. He has published more than 20 articles on this topic in international refereed conferences or journals.
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Leonard Fehskens Leonard Fehskens
VP, Skills and Capabilities
The Open Group

Len Fehskens is responsible for The Open Group's activities relating to the professionalization of the discipline of enterprise architecture.  Prior to joining The Open Group, Len led the Worldwide Architecture Profession Office for HP Services at Hewlett-Packard. He majored in Computer Science at MIT, and has almost 45 years of experience in the IT business as both an individual contributor and a manager, within both product engineering and services business units. Len has worked for Digital Equipment Corporation, Data General Corporation, Prime Computer, Compaq and Hewlett Packard.  He is the lead inventor on six software patents on the object oriented management of distributed systems.
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Mike Ferguson Mike Ferguson
Managing Director
Intelligent Business Strategies    

Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited. As an analyst and consultant he specialises in business intelligence, data management and enterprise business integration. With over 31 years of IT experience, Mike has consulted for dozens of companies, spoken at events all over the world and written numerous articles. He is an expert on the B-EYE-Network. Formerly he was a principal and co-founder of Codd and Date Europe Limited – the inventors of the Relational Model, a Chief Architect at Teradata on the Teradata DBMS and European Managing Director of DataBase Associates.
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Sandra Foster Sandra Foster
Senior Consultant
BPTrends Associates

Sandra Foster spent 13 years with Digital Equipment Corporation in a variety of sales and marketing roles, most recently, as a regional manager.  Sandra is a co-founder of Adaptive, a software company specializing in metadata and enterprise architecture management solutions.  Since 1994, Sandy has been helping clients improve business performance by designing and implementing effective, efficient and adaptable business processes.  She has led and participated in many strategic business process improvement projects for private and public sector companies around the globe in all aspects of business from the front office to the back office.   She has taught over 5000 people innovative courses in Business Process Management, Business Process Modeling and Analysis, Facilitation, and Project Management.  She is a thought leader in ways to improve business performance.
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Peter Franz Peter Franz
Managing Director
Archeus Management Services   

Peter Franz is an experienced, independent consultant and thought leader in Business Process Management.  He delivers guest lectures at various universities and works for a portfolio of clients, providing executive coaching to senior management in the area of outcome-driven BPM. Until recently he lead the global BPM practice in Accenture culminating a 30 year consulting career with this firm. During his career he has real experience of implementing business change using pragmatic process excellence and process management. Mr Franz is an author of a number of though provoking articles and a book on value-driven BPM.  He originally completed a degree in computer science and then later added a Masters degree in Business Information.  This has shaped his career focus on connecting business strategy with the execution components in Information Technology and People using process management as the enabler
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Milan Guenther Milan Guenther
Partner
eda.c enterprise design associates. Consultancy

Milan Guenther is experience design practitioner, designer and consultant with an emphasis on projects at the enterprise. His company enterprise design associates -- eda.c -- strives to create clear, meaningful and compelling experiences across all user/enterprise touch points, across all roles, processes, brands, and other relevant elements of an enterprise architecture. He is the author of the book Intersection about Strategic Design in the enterprise, published with Morgan Kaufmann in 2012. Additionally, he is working for the Digital Workplace Group as consultant on employee integration. Milan has worked for over nine years as independent user experience designer. Before this, he cofounded a software company working on virtual communities and collaborative workspaces, and has designed various business information systems and enterprise software products for a variety of platforms and purposes.

Milan holds a Diplom-Designer degree in communication design from the Fachhochschule Düsseldorf (Germany), and an MBA from the Institut Supérieur du Commerce in Paris.
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Paul Harmon Paul Harmon
Executive Editor
BPTrends

Paul Harmon is a Co-Founder, Executive Editor and Market Analyst at BPTrends, the most trusted source of information and analysis on trends, directions and best practices in business process management, (www.bptrends.com). He is also a Co-Founder, Chief Methodologist and Principal Consultant of BPTrends Associates, a professional services company providing executive education, training and consulting services for organizations interested in understanding and implementing business process management. Paul is the Co-Author and Editor of the BPTrends Product Reports, the most widely read reports available on BPM software products and the author of the best selling book, Business Process Change, 2nds edition: A Guide for Business Managers and BPM and Six Sigma Professionals. He is an acknowledged BPM thought leader and noted consultant, educator, author and market analyst concerned with applying new technologies and methodologies to real-world business problems. He is a widely respected keynote speaker and has developed and delivered executive seminars, workshops, briefings and keynote addresses on all aspects of BPM to conferences and major organizations throughout the world.
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Louise Harris Louise Harris
Principal Consultant
SToS Consulting Inc

Louise Harris is a business consultant focused on defining and implementing complex solutions which integrate processes and information across the enterprise in both the public and private sectors. She also has significant experience facilitating collaboration and consensus building across multiple organizations at the executive, senior management and senior specialist levels covering the realms of strategy, policy, business architecture and integrated solution definition. After spending over ten years leading enterprise IT integration initiatives in the health space, Louise has focused her attention over the last six years on helping clients first define integrated business architectures which can subsequently be enabled by successful IT integration solutions. Louise is regarded as a personable consultant who delivers practical, agile, expandable and people friendly solutions for her clients.
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Philip Hellyer Philip Hellyer
Enterprise Architecture Group Lead
Carphone Warehouse

Philip Hellyer is the Enterprise Architecture Group Lead for Carphone Warehouse, leading a team of Enterprise Architects within the Business Change Function.  At CPW, the Architecture function governs the group's change roadmap, ensuring that programmes align to strategies, highlighting risks & dependencies, and monitoring the realisation of business benefit.  With a formal background in accountancy and in systems, Philip walks on both 'sides' of the strategy fence, and is both deeply technical and deeply business-oriented.  As an Enterprise Architect, he sits between IT and the rest of the business, like a kind of strategic interpreter.
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Patrick Hoverstadt Patrick Hoverstadt
Partner
Fractal

Patrick Hoverstadt is a leading writer and practitioner of systems approaches to organisation. He has worked as consultant for 17 years, is a research fellow at Cranfield School of Management and guest lecturer at several business schools in the UK and Europe. He has developed a number of innovative approaches to common organisational problems.
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Patrick Hoverstadt Henning R. Jensen
M.SC. EE, Enterprise Architect
Rambøll

Henning R. Jensen is an experienced Enterprise Architect with a wide knowledge of business analysis and modeling of business processes. Henning is working in the fields of Business Process Management, Enterprise Architecture and Systems Integration, and has experience in Business Process Optimization prior to designing the IT architecture to support the business processes designed. Henning is specialised in facilitating the communication between business and IT, due to his experience in implementing changes both organizationally and technically.  Currently Henning is taking part in a Programme developing the processes and use cases for the future Train Traffic Management in Denmark as well as the design of the IT system to support these new processes. He is participating in all phases from Requirement Specification through design, test, implementation and customer acceptance.
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Sandy Kemsley Sandy Kemsley
Independent Analyst
Kemsley Design

Sandy Kemsley is an independent analyst, application architect and blogger, specializing in business process management and Enterprise 2.0. During her career of more than 20 years, she has started and run successful product and service companies, including a desktop workflow and document management product company and a 40-person services firm specializing in BPM and e-commerce, and held the position of BPM evangelist for a major BPM vendor. Currently, she practices as a BPM analyst and architect, performing engagements for end-user organizations and BPM vendors. She writes the popular "Column 2" BPM blog at www.column2.com, is a contributing author on other business and social media-related blogs, and has been a featured speaker on BPM and its impact on business at conferences and customer sites in several countries.
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Emma Langman Emma Langman
Progression Partnership

Emma Langman has worked as a consultant and trainer since 1999, when she began her transition from Civil Engineer to a cross-sector specialist in Systems Thinking, Organisational Change and Learning & Development. She has worked as an internal or external consultant in engineering, government, retail and not-for-profit.  Her main focus is facilitating change through individual and team interventions that cross both vertical and horizontal organisational silos (and may involve several partner organisations).  She specialises in helping organisations see the role and power of the individuals within the system; and the impact of the current design of the system on the behaviour of teams and individuals – with a view to “improving individual performance through systemic changes – and improving system performance through changes in individuals”.  Emma has a no-jargon, pragmatic and engaging delivery style. She has facilitated numerous workshops and training events from front-line to boardroom; with groups from 1-to-1 to large scale (100+) events.
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Teemu Lehto Teemu Lehto
VP of Business Development
QPR Software

As a VP of Business Development at QPR Software, Teemu Lehto is driving the company’s innovations and product development in Automated Business Process Discovery. Having held several managerial positions over past 20 years in Nokia and Fujitsu Services, he joined QPR over 10 years ago and has gained extensive experience in process development and has passion for analytics, perfect combination for driving the development of data centric software. Teemu is a seasoned speaker in industry events and holds a Masters in Computer Science. Currently he is working on his PHD on Automated Business Process Discovery and Analysis in Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland.
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Lucy Loh Lucy Loh
Principal Consultant
Fractal

Lucy Loh has a long track record in blue chip organisations as both an internal change agent and external consultant. This includes developing innovative ways to get senior managers to engage with complex ideas, specifically around the integration of business strategy,  EA and IT planning.
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Kathy Long Kathy Long
BPM Lead Onshore Americas
Shell Exploration & Production

Kathy Long is currently BPM Lead for Shell Oil Exploration & Production’s Onshore Division, was formally  president of her own company, Innovative Process Consulting. She has accumulated two decades of experience in Business Process Management. She previously divided her time between assisting clients with their BPM projects and training organizations in process improvement. She is a frequent conference speaker on the various topics of Business Process Management. She is now dedicating her time to helping with the improvement of processes for Shell’s Onshore business. Ms. Long is the author of several articles related to the various aspects of process.  She is also a regular column contributor to the Business Rules Journal and the eBizq BPM forum..
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Peter Matthijssen Peter Matthijssen
Senior Consultant & Service Line Manager
BiZZDesign

Peter Matthijssen is a senior consultant and service line manager at BiZZdesign.  As a Lean Six Sigma black belt and Business Process Management expert, he helps organizations to get better results from their processes. In his work he aims at making organizations stronger, as well as developing its employees. Peter is the author of several books and publications on BPM and Lean management, for example ‘Thinking in processes’ [2011]. He speaks on a regular basis on international conferences like IRM and Building Business Capabilities.
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Michael McDermot Michael McDermott
MDM Consulting 


Michael McDermott is the owner of MDM Consulting, the founder of Inside Business Architecture, and the leading authority on Organizational Resilience.  Through the course of his tenure and practice, Mr. McDermott came to recognize that most companies don’t deal well with unanticipated change.  Over time, Mr. McDermott recognized that this stemmed from a general failure to account for three persistent themes: that companies are embedded in their environments, that participation changes the game, and that the best companies are built to change.  Realizing this, Mr. McDermott advanced the implications into a fully integrated, business allied, and technically vested approach to surviving change through Organizational Resilience.  Today, Mr. McDermott assists companies in achieving the benefits that accompany Organizational Resilience.  To that end, Mr. McDermott provides practical insight, tools and methods designed to assist in evaluation of both readiness and level of maturity, make the business case, and to provide guidance during transformation. 
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Mark McGregor Mark McGregor
Product Marketing Director
OpenText 


Mark McGregor combines a wealth of experience as a seasoned BPM practitioner, a Six Sigma Black Belt and certified PRINCE2 practitioner with a talent for writing and analysis, having presented on and published hundreds of articles and papers on the subject of process modelling, Enterprise Architecture, BPM and process improvement. Mark has authored or co-authored a number of well known books on process, including "People Centric Process Management; Ask the Smart Questions", "In Search of BPM Excellence", "Thrive; How to Succeed in the Age of The Customer", and "Winning with Enterprise Process Management". Mark is also a certified trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and uses these skills to assist organisations in dealing with the cultural aspects of change and performance improvement. A recognised industry expert, Mark has been identified by Influencer 50 as among the top 50 influencers globally in both BPM and Case Management, he has worked with and advised many leading software vendors in the BPM sector. Mark is currently Product Marketing Director at OpenText, where he has a focus on modelling and BPM.
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Gilles Morin Gilles Morin
VP BPM CoE
Alithis

Gilles Morin is Vice President BPM Center of Expertise at Alithis. He his responsible for the BPM consulting and training practices. He has been involved in delivering BPM services in large organizations in France and Canada. His perspective on BPM reflects his practical and hands-on exprience on both side of the fence: as a former VP IT Services who led the implementation of a BPM Program and CoE, and as a senior strategic advisor who works with IT and Business clients to implement and optimize their BPM program.
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Ross Offer Ross Offer
Technical Lead
Atkins

Ross Offer is a Technical Lead at Atkins, one of the world’s leading design, engineering and project management consultancies. He has had a career in IT spanning over 10 years working mostly with enterprise level corporate systems.  During this time Ross has delivered a number of successful internal projects imbedding BPM solutions into the day to day Atkins world.  He specialises in integrating IS solutions with the core corporate systems portfolio at Atkins – predominantly within the Oracle stack.
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Martin Owen Martin Owen
CEO
Corso

Martin Owen is the former Global Director of Enterprise Architecture and Strategic Planning for IBM, where he led the growth of IBM enterprise architecture tools and now continues to develop the success of EA and strategic planning tools at Corso. Martin has over twenty years' experience in Enterprise Architecture, MODAF and other industry frameworks and was a co-author of the BPMN specification. Martin is active with industry standards bodies and is the author of several white papers, currently leading the ArchiMate and UML mapping initiatives at the Open Group. He is CEO of Corso and responsible for strategy, products and direction.
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Mark Paauwe Mark Paauwe
Chief Product Officer/Visual Enterprise Architect
The Dragon1 Company

After finishing his studies at the Utrecht Institute of Technologies, Mark Paauwe started working as a software engineer and later as a technical & information architect for several consultancy firms.  Since 2005 Mark is the business owner of The Dragon1 Company that primarily focusses on creating web based EA software tools and supporting architects in creating visual architecture products for CIO’s, managers, stakeholders and engineers.  Together with a group of people Mark founded the open enterprise architecture method Dragon1 that focuses on Visual Enterprise Architecture. Based on this method Mark has developed different software tools for the architect and manager. Mark is very active in the EA community. Chances are you will meet him and talk about effective architecture visualization steering changes and management risks.
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Angela Parratt Angela Parratt
Head of Transformation, Joint CIO
Bath & North East Somerset Council

Angela Parratt is Head of Transformation & Joint CIO at Bath & North East Somerset, responsible for IT change programmes in BANES Council and ensuring that the IT architecture evolves and changes in a way which fully supports and aligns with the structure and business operating model of the Council.
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Bharat Patel
Senior Solution Architect
EDF Energy

Bharat Patel was previously Enterprise Architecture Manager at QBE Insurance and is now a Senior Solution Architect at EDF Energy.
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Chris Potts Chris Potts
Corporate Strategist
Dominic Barrrow

Chris Potts is a world-leading specialist in strategies for investing in change.  He is a hands-on corporate strategist, a mentor to CIOs, Enterprise Architects, and Portfolio Managers, as well as a writer and award-winning speaker.  He has over twenty-five years’ experience in Corporate and Business Strategies, Enterprise Architecture, Business Processes, Investment Management and IT.  Chris is the author of two groundbreaking business novels – “FruITion: Creating the Ultimate Corporate Strategy for Information Technology” and “RecrEAtion:  Realizing the Extraordinary Contribution of Your Enterprise Architects”.  He delivers inspirational conference keynotes, public seminars and private workshops around the world.
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Kristiaan Proost Kristiaan Proost
Business Architect
AE

Kristiaan Proost is a pragmatic consultant with over 15 years of experience in business and IT. Starting as a software programmer and analyst in the nineties, he is now primarily working as a business architect in strategic change projects.  His aim is to focus on the end-result for your customers, and to work towards the goals and expectations of the organisation’s stakeholders, while business processes, applications, roles and responsibilities are being modified. He is able to define, communicate and implement business changes including IT, always taking into account the culture and background of the people involved. Kristiaan has primarily been working in a business administration context (versus manufacturing), in diverse sectors: government and semi-government, social services, banking and insurance, postal and logistics, maritime and environmental industry.
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Pundarik Ranchhod Pundarik Ranchhod
Head of Process & Mobile (Europe)
Ascendant, An Avnet Companyy

Pundarik Ranchhod is the Head of Mobile & BPM in Europe for Ascendant (now part of AVNET Inc.), where he focuses on business process improvement, design and mobility. With 18 years of software engineering and business management experience, he has helped many organisations implement complex business systems. He has worked previously for Texas Instruments Software, Sterling Software, Sun Microsystems and co-founded an IBM business partner company. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Information Systems from Rhodes University.

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Kramer Reeves Kramer Reeves
Director of Marketing
Business Process Software, IBM

Kramer Reeves has over 15 years experience in the enterprise software industry, 10 of which at IBM.  He is currently Director of Product Marketing for IBM’s Business Process Management (BPM) and Operational Decision Management (ODM), Business Rules and Event Processing software portfolios and leads IBM's Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) marketing agenda. In this role, Kramer leads a global organization that defines IBM’s strategy and message for a portfolio of product and service offerings under BPM, ODM, and SOA.  Kramer leads teams in the understanding of core customer and market requirements; defines IBM’s BPM go-to-market strategy and vision based on client business challenges; and brings IBM BPM solutions and skills to market.  Kramer has held various management and leadership positions while at IBM including acquisition related roles for six acquired companies, including ILOG and Lombardi. Prior to joining IBM, Kramer spent six years consulting and developing customer information and billing systems for global clients in the energy and utility industries.
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Jochen Reinartz Jochen Reinartz
Manager Business Process Centre
Atradius

Jochen Reinartz is heading the Business Process Centre of Atradius Credit Insurance, Netherlands. Jochen has 15 years of experience in Business/IT Consulting. He works for and consulted leading German and international companies and served concurrently as university lecturer. His key interests are Business Process Management, Enterprise / Solution Architecture and Business Analysis and how these disciplines correlate / influence each other and can be materialised for the benefit of an enterprise enabling value creation. Questions in the background are: What are the right models and views to gain a better understanding of the complexity of an enterprise? How to engage with individuals, groups and culture in this context?
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John Reynolds John Reynolds
Product Manager for BPM
IBM

John Reynolds is a Product Manager for IBM BPM, focusing on empowering Business Users through collaboration and a wider spectrum of work patterns. Prior to IBM, John was a BPM practitioner with Lombardi where he had focused on client enablement by coaching business and technical teams through their initial BPM implementation projects.. John is also the author of the BPM flavored blog ThoughtfulProgrammer.com. John lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his wife Teri.
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Brett Robinson Brett Robinson
N EMEA Sales Director
Vordel (now part of Axway)


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Professor Michael Rosemann Professor Michael Rosemann
Queensland University of Technology

Dr Michael Rosemann is Professor and Head of the Information Systems School at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.  Dr Rosemann is the author/editor of seven books, more than 200 refereed papers, Editorial Board member of ten international journals and co-inventor of US patents. His recently edited ‘Handbook of Business Process Management’ is the most comprehensive consolidation of global BPM thought leaders; his publications have been translated into German, Russian, Portuguese and Mandarin.  He has been the Chair of the first International Conference on Business Process Management outside Europe (2007). Dr Rosemann regularly conducts global conference keynotes and invited presentations for organizations such as Gartner, Oracle or SAP. His research projects received funding from industry partners such as Accenture, Brisbane Airport, Infosys, Rio Tinto, Queensland Government, SAP, Suncorp and Woolworths. Michael regularly provides advice to organisations from diverse industries including telco, banking, insurance, utility, retail, public sector, logistics and the film industry.  In 2010, Dr Rosemann was appointed as a Visiting Professor at Viktoria Institute, Gothenburg, Sweden.
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Michael Rosen Michael Rosen
Director, Business and Enterprise Architecture
Cutter Consortium

Mike Rosen is Director of Cutter Consortium’s Business and Enterprise Architecture Practice and Senior Consultant with its Business-IT Strategies Practice. Mr. Rosen is also a Founding Member of the Business Architecture Guild. He has more than 30 years of technical leadership experience architecting, designing, and developing software applications and products. Currently, he provides expert consulting services in the areas of Enterprise Architecture, Business Architecture and SOA. Previously, Mr. Rosen was CTO at AZORA Technologies and M2VP, Inc., and Chief Enterprise Architect at IONA Technologies, PLC, and Genesis Development Corporation. Mr. Rosen was also a product architect, technical leader, and developer for commercial middleware products from BEA and Digital. His involvement in product development includes Web services, Java, CORBA, COM, messaging, transaction processing, DCE, networking, and operating systems.
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Ron Ross Ron Ross
Co-Founder and Principal
Business Rule Solutions, LLC

Ronald G. Ross serves as Executive Editor of BRCommunity and the Business Rules Journal. He gives popular public seminars though IRM-UK.  Mr. Ross is recognized internationally as the "father of business rules." He was a charter member of the Business Rules Group (BRG) in the 1980s, and an editor of the two landmark BRG papers, "The Business Motivation Model" and "Business Rules Manifesto". He is active in OMG standards, with core involvement in SBVR.  Mr. Ross is Principal and Co-Founder of Business Rule Solutions, LLC. At BRS, Mr. Ross actively consults and co-develops Proteus®, its innovative business rules and decision analysis methodology, including the popular RuleSpeak® (www.RuleSpeak.com). Mr. Ross is the author of nine professional books. His newest: Business Rule Concepts (2013), a 4th edition of his ever-popular, easy-to-read 1998 handbook, and Building Business Solutions: Business Analysis with Business Rules (with Gladys S.W. Lam, 2011, an IIBA® Sponsored Handbook).
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Jorge Sanz Jorge Sanz
Services Research
IBM

Dr. Jorge Sanz has more than 20 years in research and practice in business transformation, process management and technical areas of information sciences and communication technologies. He has worked in telecommunications, health care and banking for global firms. Jorge held executive positions in marketing, business development and founder of a start-up company in health care systems. He led services innovation and digital distribution channels. He was a full professor in the United States and President of a business and economics school. Jorge conducts research on the foundational modeling and SW tooling of business operations, business processes, componentized architectures and information technology as a transformational instrument in enterprises. He has a PhD in computer science, and specializes in statistical modeling of time series applied to analytical modeling in companies and macro-economics. Today, he works for IBM Research and does applied research work on the liaisons between business processes and information, as well as deep analytics for business performance modeling and prediction.   He actively consulted for European, American and Chinese companies. He leads professional activities in international communities of business informatics and service engineering and has chaired several conferences on the interplay of business and IT, both from an architecture and a practice view. Jorge has more than 130 published papers and several books. He is a Fellow of the IEEE Society.
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Kai Schluter Kai Schlüter
Director of Enterprise Architecture
Danfoss

Kai Schlüter has been working as Director of Enterprise Architecture since January 2012 and has worked with Architecture since 2006. His focus has always been to optimize the flow of information for better outcome. His current area of focus is to build an Enterprise Architecture function in Danfoss A/S. Occasional blogger on http://socialea.chickenbrain.de
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Jeff Scott Jeff Scott
VP Business & Technology Strategy
Accelare

Jeff Scott is the Vice President of Business and Technology Strategy for Accelare Inc., a US based management consulting firm enabling strategy execution excellence. He works with Fortune 1000 companies on a wide variety of consulting engagements including strategy development, business architecture, organizational change, and innovation management. Before joining Accelare, Jeff was a principal analyst with Forrester Research where he established Forrester’s business architecture practice and published over 50 research reports and numerous articles on the topics of business architecture, enterprise architecture management, and strategy development.  Jeff is an internationally recognized thought leader in the areas of business architecture, IT leadership, and organizational innovation. He frequently speaks, writes, and teaches seminars on these topics. He has a Master of Arts degree in learning and experimental psychology from Wake Forest University. Jeff currently writes the blog: The Business Architect.
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Dr. Ricardo Seguel Dr. Ricardo Seguel
Excellentia BPM     

Dr. Ricardo Seguel is Vice Director of Excellentia BPM, a consultancy company expert on Enterprise Architecture, Process Management and Process Intelligence.  He is also Founder and Director of BPM LATAM, the innovation and research center of Excellentia BPM, which is the main spot in the region. Ricardo is Ph.D. from the Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, and he has worked with several multinational companies improving their processes using Process Analytics and Process Mining. He has also helped companies to transform their business models innovating in the service value proposition.
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Dr. Alaa Serry Dr. Alaa Serry
Managing Director
P++ Performance Plus Plus Inc.

Dr. Alaa Serry is P++ founder. In an odyssey that took more than three decades, he developed a keen interest in systems and application performance. In 1984, Dr. Serry earned his PhD in computer systems performance from the University of Toronto and an Executive Global MBA from the Toronto Rotman School of Management in 1999. Dr. Serry worked with organizations worldwide covering financial, government, health, and private sectors. He was privileged to be a PhD student of Prof. Ken Sevcik [1944-2005] of the Computer Science department at University of Toronto. Prof. Sevcik is a renowned scholar and a worldwide expert of systems performance who was instrumental in advancing that field. Dr. Serry and Prof. Sevcik maintained contact and friendship for well over 25 years. Dr. Serry is blessed with two wonderful daughters who have become successful business ladies and a son attending University of Waterloo to become a commercial pilot soon.
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Alec Sharp Alec Sharp
Senior Consultant
Clariteq

Alec Sharp has managed his consulting and education business, Clariteq Systems Consulting Ltd., for over 30 years. Serving clients from Ireland to India, and Washington to Wellington, Alec's expertise includes facilitation, strategy development, data management, business analysis, and business process improvement. He conducts workshops and conference presentations on these topics globally, consistently receiving "excellent" ratings. Alec is the author of the second edition of "Workflow Modeling" (Artech House, 2008) which is widely used as a university text and is a best-seller in the field.
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Phil Short Phil Short
IT Director
Mars Canada Inc

Phil Short leads the IT Operations for the Canadian Division of Mars Inc. and offers support to other major business change initiatives in the global organization. He has a formal engineering education that has been adapted to the modern business environment. He has a track record of providing pragmatic solutions to business problems including a successful SAP implementation and the establishment of business process governance. He is continuously looking to lead and drive enhanced business performance through the appropriate use of business processes management and supporting technologies.
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Richard Shreeve Richard Shreeve
Principal Business Consultant
IPL

Richard Shreeve is a Principal Business Consultant at IPL, a leading UK IT services company specializing in the delivery of intelligent business solutions.  He has over 20 years experience in a variety of senior roles working at a number of leading organizations including BP, Bank of England, Cassidian, HBOS and Orange.  Experienced in the fields of Enterprise Architecture, Business Process Management, Information Management and Requirements Engineering, Richard has contributed to the success of many high profile programmes across a variety of sectors including Manufacturing, Financial Services, Telecoms and Emergency Services. 
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Darius Silingas Darius Silingas
Head of Solutions Department
No Magic Europe

Dr. Darius Silingas is a Head of Solutions Department at No Magic Europe, a vendor of a worldwide popular modeling platform MagicDraw. His main responsibility is helping organizations to build efficient modeling culture, which enables sustainable business and system architectures. Darius delivered over 200 training and consultancy sessions for public and private sector organizations in 20 countries, spoke at numerous conferences, and wrote multiple articles on business and software modeling. Darius is the founder and chair of an annual conference BPM in Practice, which is annually held in Vilnius, Lithuania. Darius is also a part-time Associate Professor at Vytautas Magnus University, where he teaches Business Systems Analysis and Modeling and a Visiting Lecturer in BPM program at ISM Executive School, where he teaches Business Process Modeling with BPMN. Darius holds Ph.D. in Informatics and is OMG Certified Expert in BPM.
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Martin Sykes Martin Sykes
Enterprise Strategy and Architecture Director
Microsoft

Martin Sykes is the People and Delivery Director for the Enterprise Strategy and Architecture practice in Microsoft Services. During the last 16 years he has been the lead in three organizations for their Enterprise Architecture teams and a coach to EAs around the world. Over that time Martin has been developing an approach to corporate storytelling through work in the public and private sectors called CAST that is described in the book Stories that Move Mountains.
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Andrew Tucker Andrew Tucker
Head of IT Strategy and Architecture
DWP

Andrew Tucker joined the DWP 5 years ago. Initially working within the DWP Corporate and Shared Service Architecture team. He then moved to the DWP CTO office - during the next few years he work within a number of CIT organisational areas – helping to develop a number of departmental IT strategies and working constantly to embed the Enterprise Architecture into CIT Operations as well as explaining its relevance. In Early 2011 he was asked to Head the Strategy and Architecture function – to both lead the CIT Strategy team and to re-establish the DWP Enterprise Architecture. Andrew has an Msc in Computing and is TOGAF certified as well as a certified IBM Enterprise Architect.
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David Twaddell David Twaddell
Enterprise Architect
Inpreci

David Twaddell is an enterprise architect working in financial services, and a data management specialist. David is also the present chairman of the BCS Enterprise Architecture Group.
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Rick F. van der Lans

Rick F. van der Lans
R20/Consultancy

Rick F. van der Lans is an independent analyst, consultant, author, and lecturer specializing in data warehousing, Business Intelligence, and database technology. He is Managing Director of R20/Consultancy. Mr. van der Lans is an internationally acclaimed lecturer. For many years now, he is the chairman of the annual European Business Intelligence and Data Warehouse conference. Rick writes for various websites including the well-kwown B-eye-Network.com, and he is the author of many whitepapers. His popular books, including "Introduction to SQL" and "The SQL Guide to Oracle", have been translated into many languages and have sold over 100,000 copies. Recently, Rick published a new book entitled "Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems".
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Sari Vehtari

Sari Vehtari
Chief Architect, Business Processes
Fortum Oyj

Sari Vehtari has wide experience in process and change management. She has  worked with business process management, supply chain management, lean implementation, business development and IT. Sari currently works as Chief Architect, Business Processes in Fortum (international energy company with operations in Nordic, Baltics, Europe, Russia and India). Previously Sari has worked in Nokia in several process development leadership positions.

Sari Vehtari has M.Sc. degree in operations management from Lappeenranta University of Technology and D.Sc in Industrial Management from Helsinki University of Technology.
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Kai Wähner Kai Wähner
Principal Consultant
Talend


Kai Wähner works as Principal Consultant at Talend. His main area of expertise lies within the fields of Java EE, SOA, Cloud Computing, BPM, Big Data, and Enterprise Architecture Management. He is speaker at international IT conferences such as JavaOne, ApacheCon or OOP, writes articles for professional journals, and shares his experiences with new technologies on his blog (www.kai-waehner.de/blog).
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Neil Ward-Dutton Neil Ward-Dutton
Co-founder and Research Director
MWD Advisors

Neil Ward-Dutton is co-founder and Research Director at MWD Advisors, a specialist research and advisory firm which provides practical, independent industry insights to business analytics, process improvement and digital collaboration professionals working to drive change with the help of technology. With over 20 years’ experience Neil is one of Europe's most experienced and high-profile IT industry analysts. His areas of expertise include business process management (BPM), enterprise architecture (EA), Cloud computing and IT strategy. In addition to his research activities Neil acts as an advisor to BPM practitioners and IT leaders in enterprises around the world, as well as to leading technology vendors. He is also a regular speaker at conferences across Europe and North America. He is quoted frequently in mainstream and IT specialist media.
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Kristian Witting Kristian Witting
Director, IT and Business Process Development
Ruukki Construction


M.Sc (eng) Kristian Witting is responsible of IT and process development in Ruukki Construction Oy. He has been working in Ruukki for over 20 years in different roles, mainly in the development function. Lately Kristian has been leading the roll outs of Ruukki’s common ERP system to different countries and market areas where Ruukki Construction has business activities. Thereby he has gained a large experience of different working cultures and processes. Nowadays the main focus is on development and harmonizing the business processes.
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Selvyn Wright Selvyn Wright
Celestial Consulting

Selvyn Wright Is a professional trainer with over 17 years of experience teaching technology and analysis, design and architecture methodology.  He has taught TOGAF for over 5 years.  During this time he has taught over 450 students with a certification pass of approximately 99%.  His clients include Barclays Capital, Atos, Network Rail, Logica, Ericson, BAE and MBDA.  Previous to this, Selvyn was a Graduate Training Programme Lecturer at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and a Technical CORBA Architect at NATS.
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John Zachman John Zachman
President
Zachman International

John A. Zachman is the originator of the "Framework for Enterprise Architecture" which has received broad acceptance around the world as an integrative framework, or "periodic table" of descriptive representations for Enterprises. He is not only known for this work on Enterprise Architecture, but is also known for his early contributions to IBMs Information Strategy methodology as well as to their Executive team planning techniques.  Mr. Zachman retired from IBM in 1990, having served them for 26 years. He is Chief Executive Officer of the Zachman Institute for Framework Advancement (ZIFA), an organization dedicated to advancing the conceptual and implementation states of the art in Enterprise Architecture. He also operates his own education and consulting business, Zachman International.
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