Contributing Analysts


Peter Schooff

Peter Schooff is a former contributing editor and managing editor at ebizQ. He also managed the ebizQ Forum for several years.
http://www.ebizq.net/



Brenda Michelson

Brenda Michelson is the principal of Elemental Links an advisory & consulting practice focused on business-technology capabilities that increase business visibility and responsiveness. Follow Brenda on Twitter.
http://elementallinks.com



Tony Baer (Contributing Analyst)

Tony Baer, Senior Analyst, Ovum
Tony Baer leads Ovum's research on application lifecycle management, software development methodologies (including agile), SOA, IT service management/ITIL, and IT governance. Previously, he led independent analyst firm onStrategies, focusing on technology assessment and market positioning; and directed Datamonitor’s CIO Agenda research service; co-authored some of the earliest books on the Java and .NET frameworks including Understanding the .NET Framework and J2EE Technology in Practice. His blog, onStrategies Perspectives, is frequently cited for its long-term view of the software market.
http://www.ovum.com/



JP Morgenthal (Contributing Analyst)

JP Morgenthal is a leading independent IT architecture consultant in the Washington, DC region who focuses on enterprise architecture, SOA, BPM and cloud computing. He is an authority on XML, Java, SOA, EAI and EII. He has written three books on integration, the most recent Enterprise Information Integration: A Pragmatic Approach.
http://www.jpmorgenthal.com/



Michael Lock (Contributing Analyst)

Michael Lock is a Research Analyst at Aberdeen Group
Michael Lock focuses on end-user adoption and usage of Business Intelligence (BI) technology. In addition to being widely published on the topic of BI, Michael has written on a broad range of topics including unified communications, enterprise mobility, IT service management, green storage, Voice over Wi-Fi, and Business Process Management (BPM). Michael's past research focused on the use of BI within the SMB segment, and he is currently examining collaborative techniques for sharing and distributing analytical information.
http://www.aberdeen.com/



Jeff Kaplan (Contributing Analyst)

Jeff Kaplan is the Founder and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, Inc., the only strategic consulting firm focused entirely on the business implications of the technology industry migration from product-centric to services-driven solutions. THINKstrategies helps enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies; solution providers with their marketing strategies; and venture firms with their investment strategies. Kaplan is also the founder of the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Showplace, the highest ranked, vendor-independent, online directory focused on SaaS solutions and strategies. Prior to founding THINKstrategies, Jeff was VP of Marketing and Business Development at InterOPS Management Solutions, and Director of Strategic Marketing at International Network Services. Jeff was also a leading analyst at IDC, Dataquest and META Group.
http://www.thinkstrategies.com/



Randy Heffner (Contributing Analyst)

Randy Heffner is a vice president and principal analyst at Forrester Research, where he serves Enterprise Architecture professionals. He is a leading expert on architectures and design approaches for building enterprise applications that are secure and resilient in the face of continuous business and technology change. Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is one of Randy's primary focus areas.
http://www.forrester.com/rb/research



Ken Vollmer (Contributing Analyst)

Ken Vollmer is a principal analyst at Forrester Research, where he serves Enterprise Architecture professionals. He covers trends, issues, and strategies related to all forms of integration, including business process management (BPM), enterprise application integration (EAI), B2B integration (B2Bi), and electronic data interchange (EDI).
http://www.forrester.com/rb/research



Craig Le Clair (Contributing Analyst)

Craig Le Clair is a principal analyst at Forrester Research, where he serves Business Process & Applications professionals. He is a leading expert on information management and enterprise content management (ECM), with a specific focus on electronic forms, document imaging, document management, document output management, document processing services, and document-centric BPM.
http://www.forrester.com/rb/research



Judith Hurwitz (Contributing Analyst)

Judith Hurwitz is a technology strategist and thought leader. She is the president of Hurwitz & Associates, a business technology strategy firm that helps companies gain business benefit from their technology investments. In 1992, she founded the Hurwitz Group, a technology research group. She has worked in various corporations, such as John Hancock, Apollo Computer, and Patricia Seybold’s Group. She has written numerous white papers and publishes a regular blog. Judith holds a BS and an MS degree from Boston University. She is a coauthor author of Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies, 2nd Edition, (Wiley Publishing), and Information on Demand for Dummies (2008). Read Judy's blog right here.
http://www.hurwitz.com



Lyndsay Wise (Contributing Analyst)

Lyndsay Wise is the President and Founder of WiseAnalytics, an independent analyst firm specializing in business intelligence, master data management and unstructured data. For more than seven years, she has assisted clients in business systems analysis, software selection and implementation of enterprise applications. Lyndsay conducts regular research studies, consults, writes articles and speaks about improving the value of business intelligence within organizations. Read Lyndsay's blog right here. Other links: Expert Channel, end user BI connection for the mid-market.
http://www.wiseanalytics.com/



Michael Meehan (Contributing Analyst)

Michael Meehan, Senior Analyst of Application Infrastructure for Current Analysis
As Senior Analyst for Application Infrastructure, Michael will monitor the evolution of platforms such as application servers and integration technologies, which form the vital software infrastructure for corporate computing. Michael will also track governance and management solutions as they evolve from standalone solutions to elements within larger suites.
Prior to joining Current Analysis Michael served at the editor-in-chief at SearchSOA.com, leading that site's growth to more than 400,000 registered members. Prior to that he worked both as a freelance writer and as a senior writer for Computerworld, where he covered the middleware and networking markets among others. Michael honed his writing and research skills in the newspaper business in Massachusetts and Connecticut, and is a graduate of Boston University.
http://www.currentanalysis.com



Derek Miers (Contributing Analyst)

Derek Miers, Principal Analyst of Forrester
Derek serves Business Process & Applications professionals. He is an internationally recognized expert in business process management and organizational transformation. He has worked in this area for more than 20 years, dealing with major brands, governmental organizations and NGOs. Derek is a well-known keynote speaker and chair of major BPM conferences.
http://www.forrester.com/rb/research



Elise Olding (Contributing Analyst)

Elise Olding is a Research Director in Gartner’s Business Process Management (BPM) group. Elise provides research on a worldwide basis, advising clients on BPM implementation practices. Her areas of focus include the current and future state of BPM, methodologies, organizational models, change management and communication strategies, and proven approaches to grow BPM disciplines within client organizations.

Elise brings more than 20 years of experience working in the areas of business, process, systems and change management. Her experience includes roles in many industries such as apparel, manufacturing, retail, financial services and high-tech. Her business transformation efforts have included a focus on organizational readiness and communications in order to achieve successful adoption. Elise knows the importance of practical advice and approaches that can be tailored to work within the unique environment of various companies. She developed those skills through her many years of hands-on experience. With her extensive executive interface and strategic planning experience, she can provide the insights and tactics to ensure your business process management initiatives goals are achieved.
http://www.gartner.com/technology/home.jsp



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