Meet the Enterprise Irregulars

Welcome to the Enterprise Irregulars. We are a diverse group of practitioners, consultants, investors, journalists, analysts and full time bloggers who share a common passion –  enterprise technology and its application to business in the 21st century.

Our Members are:

 

Anshu Sharma

Anshu Sharma

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Until recently VP of product management & strategy at salesforce.com across applications and platform. Previously founded and led Oracle SaaS Platform, and held engineering and product management roles in SOA and Identity Management. Anshu has a B. Tech. (Honors) and M.S. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill respectively. Read his blog here.

Basab Pradhan

Basab Pradhan

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Basab Pradhan writes about enterprise technology and services and other things on his mind at his blog 6 AM Pacific.

Brian Sommer

Brian Sommer

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Charlie Wood

Charlie Wood

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Charlie is the founder and CEO of Spanning Cloud Apps, a startup that aims to become the Norton Computing of the cloud computing era. He's a married father of two and a native Austinite. He blogs at Moonwatcher

Chris Selland

Chris Selland

Chris Selland is VP of Marketing at HP Vertica. He brings 20+ years of success driving demand and revenue via innovative online, search & inbound marketing programs as well as leading key strategic alliance & corporate development initiatives for entrepreneurial, high-growth companies including SoundBite Communications (NASDAQ:SDBT), Constant Contact (NASDAQ:CTCT) and Lumigent Technologies (acquired by BeyondTrust). Chris is an established thought leader, speaker and author on customer strategy-related topics including CRM, Customer Metrics & Loyalty, Customer Support and Social Media Marketing, and was an Expert Advisor at Focus.com as well as a founding member of the Enterprise Irregulars. Earlier in his career he was VP of CRM and Internet Research at the Yankee Group, and later founded Reservoir Partners, a customer strategy research firm that merged with Aberdeen Group, where he became VP of Sell-Side Research. Chris serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards, and has a BS in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA in International Business & Economics from NYU Stern School of Business.

Michael Coté

Michael Coté

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I’m Coté, a software Industry Analyst with RedMonk. Generally, I cover software: making it, using it, and living with it.

Typically, I cover a wide range of topics in the software and technology world: primarily enterprise software, open source, IT management & cloud, software development, collaborative, the web, emerging technologies, and social/collaborative software. I'm RedMonk’s IT Management Lead. My blog is available at http://www.PeopleOverProcess.com and I producs the RedMonk podcasts as well as the video podcast RedMonkTV.

Craig Cmehil

Craig Cmehil

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Technology and Developer Evangelist with SAP AG in Germany who is a person driven to interact and communicate, always looking to innovate over the years he's been through all spectrums of the development process for all platforms. He's built communities and helped define strategies to communicate and engage.

David Terrar

David Terrar

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David heads up D2C, a consulting firm which provides business and social media consulting and Cloud based solutions for content, collaboration, web publishing, online accounting and ERP. He is Chair of the UK's Intellect Software as a Service Group, a director of EuroCloud UK, on the governance board of the Cloud Industry Forum, and a regular speaker at social media and Cloud Computing events including chairing London's Cloud Computing World Forum in 2009, 2010 and 2011. David organizes London Wiki Wednesdays, was one of the founders of CreativeCoffee Club and was part of the team that started Amplified (the Network of Networks).

Denis Pombriant

Denis Pombriant

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Well-known CRM analyst and thought leader, Denis has made contributions to our thinking about cloud computing, CRM, social media, analytics and mobility. He runs the Beagle Research Group, LLC and is co-founder and managing principal of The Bullpen Group. He frequently contributes to this and other outlets.

Dennis Moore

Dennis Moore

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Enterprise Software veteran, with over twenty years' experience on every side of of business, from user and buyer to VP, CEO and Board Member roles; from Procter & Gamble to Oracle, SAP and OQO. Founder of the OracAlumni Network.
Aactively tracks the trends and strategies of the enterprise software world, shares his news digest and analysis at Next Gen Enterprise.

Dion Hinchcliffe

Dion Hinchcliffe

Chief Strategy Officer at Adjuvi, Dion focuses on the topics of workforce collaboration, digital transformation, Enterprise 2.0, Web 2.0, Social Business, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), open business models, and next-generation enterprises. His thought leadership can be found on ZDNet, On Web Strategy, InformationWeek, ebizQ, and the Adjuvi Blog. He co-authored Web 2.0 Architectures for O'Reilly and the just-published Social Business By Design (Spring, 2012) from Wiley.
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Jason M. Lemkin

Jason M. Lemkin

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Co-Founder and CEO of EchoSign from inception through tens of millions in cash-flow positive SaaS revenue and acquisition by Adobe Systems Inc. Jason then served as Vice President, Web Services at Adobe, where EchoSign was named the most successful acquisition of 2011-12, posting 199% YoY growth.

Evangelos Simoudis

Evangelos Simoudis

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Managing Director at Trident Capital focusing on investments in Internet and software businesses. Prior to entering venture capital, Evangelos had more than 20 years experience in high-technology industries, in executive roles spanning operations, marketing, sales and engineering. Evangelos earned a PhD in computer science from Brandeis University and a BS in electrical engineering from Caltech.

Esteban Kolsky

Esteban Kolsky

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Esteban Kolsky is the founder and principal of thinkJar, a Customer Strategy consulting and think tank organization helping vendors and user successfully become better, more open, and more collaborative organizations. More information about thinkJar

James Governor

James Governor

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Jason Corsello

Jason Corsello

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Jason Corsello is Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy for Cornerstone OnDemand. In this role, Corsello is responsible for identifying key market opportunities, driving corporate initiatives and guiding M&A, as well as supporting product strategy and service innovation. Corsello is often quoted as an industry expert in human capital management, and his research has been featured in leading publications including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and CIO magazine. Corsello holds a BA in business administration management and marketing from the University of San Diego.

Jason Wood

Jason Wood

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Jeff Nolan

Jeff Nolan

Jeff leads leads marekting at Ping Identity; more than 2,000 companies use Ping to provide secure and convenient single signon to their customers, employees, and partners. Jeff is a former venture capitalist with wide ranging experience in enterprise software, consumer applications, social technologies, and media markets.
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John Taschek

John Taschek

Technologist. Communication expert. VP Strategy at salesforce.com,  Editorial Director of CloudBlogLinkedIn Twitter

Jon Reed

Jon Reed

Jon Reed is an independent analyst and SAP Mentor who blogs and podcasts on SAP market trends via JonERP.com. He is the Editor in Chief of ERP Executive and an SAP Research Fellow with Pierre Audoin Consultants. Jon is tracking ByDesign and on-demand trends closely in 2011. He is a fan of spirited enterprise conversation. LinkedIn Twitter

Dave Kellogg

Dave Kellogg

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CEO, HostAnalytics,  a leader in cloud-based enterprise performance management (EPM).   Previously Dave was SVP/GM of Service Cloud at Salesforce ,  CEO at MarkLogic and CMO at Business Objects for nearly a decade as it grew from $30M to over $1B.  See Dave's disclaimers at Kellblog.

Louis Columbus

Louis Columbus

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Vice President, Marketing at iBASEt. Previous positions include product marketing at Plex Systems, senior analyst at AMR Research (now Gartner), marketing and business development at Cincom Systems, Ingram Micro, a SaaS start-up and at hardware companies. I am also a member of the Enterprise Irregulars. My background includes marketing, product management, sales and industry analyst roles in the enterprise software and IT industries. My academic background includes an MBA from Pepperdine University and completion of the Strategic Marketing Management Program at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. I teach MBA courses in international business, global competitive strategies, international market research, and capstone courses in strategic planning and market research. I've taught at California State University, Fullerton: University of California, Irvine; Marymount University, and Webster University. I am a Forbes contributor, you can find my blog here on Forbes and I write my own blog, A Passion For Research.

Maggie Fox

Maggie Fox

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Maggie Fox is the Senior Vice President of Digital Marketing at SAP, responsible for delivering a unified digital experience to SAP customers and the market globally. Prior to joining SAP, Fox was founder and CEO of Social Media Group, established in 2006 and one of the world's most highly respected independent agencies helping businesses navigate the socially engaged Web. She has been interviewed about social and digital trends by Inc. magazine, The Washington Post, CBC Radio, The Globe and Mail, CBC News, CTV News and The Financial Post, among others. In 2011, The National Post named her one of Canada's Top Innovators. Fox sits on the boards of GetElevate.com and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Mark Crofton

Mark Crofton

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Merv Adrian

Merv Adrian


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Vice President, Research at Gartner, focusing on Data Management and Integration. Three decades in the IT Industry, most recently running his own IT Market Strategy, prior to that with Forrester as Senior Vice President, earlier with the Giga Information Group.

Michael Fauscette

Michael Fauscette

Enterprise software analyst, blogger, author, speaker and executive at IDC focused on emerging trends in the enterprise, which currently includes social, mobile, cloud and the networked business. Formerly a software executive at a wide range of software vendors including Autodesk, PeopleSoft and MRO, Inc and three silicon valley software startups, I moved to the analyst side in 2006. The group I lead at IDC covers CRM, EA, PPM, PLM, SCM, cloud and SaaS, pricing and licensing, and software partners, channels and alliances. Frequently quoted by the press on topics related to enterprise software, social business, enterprise mobility, cloud computing and other emerging enterprise trends. My IDC Profile. LinkedIn Twitter

Michael Krigsman

Michael Krigsman

Well-known expert on why IT projects fail, CEO of Asuret, a Brookline, MA consultancy that uses specialized tools to measure and detect potential vulnerabilities in projects, programs, and initiatives. Also a popular and prolific blogger, writing the IT Project Failures blog for ZDNet. Frequently quoted by the press on topics related to IT management.
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Naomi Bloom

Naomi Bloom

Leading independent voice, analyst, end-user HRM business/delivery system strategyconsultant, vendor HR technology/HRO business strategy/platform architecture/object model consultant, and thought leader across the HRM/HR technology/HR outsourcing industry now is the 23rd year of her solo practice, Bloom & Wallace. You can learn more about Naomi's work and thinking at In Full Bloom.
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Nenshad Bardoliwalla

Nenshad Bardoliwalla

Nenshad Bardoliwalla is Co-Author of Driven to Perform: Risk-Aware Performance Management From Strategy Through Execution (Evolved Technologist Press, New York, NY, 2009), and an entrepreneurial analytics product executive. He is currently Co-Founder and VP Products at Paxata, the Adaptive Data Preparation pioneer. He has played critical leadership roles in the market success of many of the analytic products that now comprise the Oracle and SAP Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence suites. Nenshad holds a BA from Cornell University and an MA from New York University.
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Niel Robertson

Niel Robertson

Niel Robertson is a technology entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Trada, a paid search marketplace, and currently serves on the board of VigLink, an affiliate technology company. Blog: www.trada.com/blog


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Paul Greenberg

Paul Greenberg

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Phil Fersht

Phil Fersht


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Founder and Chief Executive Officer of HfS Research, the leading global research analyst organization covering global sourcing strategies. Acclaimed Industry Analyst and Consultant who scribes the leading blog for the services industry "Horses for Sources".  Previously worked  at AMR Research (Gartner Inc),  Deloitte Consulting’s BPO Advisory Services, the  Everest Group and  IDC .  In 2010, Phil was named “IIAR Analyst of the Year” by the Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR). This is the most coveted global award for industry analysts in technology and services.

Phil Wainewright

Phil Wainewright

For more than a decade, Phil Wainewright has been a trusted thought leader in cloud computing, as an analyst, blogger and consultant. He maintains a popular blog on software-as-a-service on ZDNet and serves as vice-president of EuroCloud, a pan-European business network promoting cloud services and applications. He is also CEO of strategic consulting group Procullux Ventures, where he advises top cloud vendors on messaging, positioning and go-to-market strategy. His forthcoming book, Frictionless Enterprise, describes how forward-looking enterprises are harnessing the cloud for business transformation, redefining best practice for successful organisations in the 21st century.
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R "Ray" Wang

R "Ray" Wang

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CEO & Principal Analyst of Constellation Research, Inc. , previously a founding partner at Altimeter Group where he led the Enterprise Strategy team.  Ray authors the  popular enterprise software blog "A Software Insider's Point of View"., and his point of view is frequently sought by publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune, Inc., The Associated Press, CIO Magazine, Information Week, ComputerWorld, Financial Times, eWeek, CRM Magazine, IDG News, ZDNet, TechTarget, and Managing Automation. In both 2008 and 2009, Ray was recognized by the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) as the Analyst of the Year and in 2009 he was recognized as one of the most important analysts for Enteprise, SMB, and Software.

Ramana Rao

Ramana Rao

Beyond search entrepreneur. Started out at Xerox PARC, spun out Inxight, a pioneering company on text analytics and information visualization, his path took him through building products for governments, publishers, enterprises and end users. He's now taking his shot at iCurrent to deliver personalized news for the mainstream audience.
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Ross Mayfield

Ross Mayfield

Chairman, President & Co-founder of Socialtext, a leading Enterprise Social Software provider. Previously  VP of Marketing for a Fujitsu spinout and CEO of an enterprise risk management software company. Co-founded RateXchange (AMEX:RTX), the leading B2B commodity exchange for telecom, founded an ISP, a web-design company, and has served on a number of Advisory Boards of high tech startups. Mayfield is a former advisor to the Office of the President of Estonia and began his career in the non-profit sector. He is a noted blogger, industry expert, conference speaker. 
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Sadagopan

Sadagopan

Sadagopan is Global Vice President & Business Leader - Digital Experience & Marketing, Collaboration, Content and Social lines of business for HCL Technologies. He has led international teams and initiatives for large enterprises and leveraging digital technologies to create change, focused on enabling new client experiences, creating new customer markets, & fragmenting markets to destroy existing value chains, by working with clients to shift value within and across industries, change the nature of industry control points, & redefine how work is done. Sadagopan's blog focus is on business, enterprise software, IT services & digital presence.
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Sameer Patel

Sameer Patel

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SVP for Enterprise Social and Collaborative Software in SAP's cloud business unit, leading product management and go-to-market. Sameer has been cited in publications such as CNBC Business, The New York Times, CIO.com and Forbes on high performing collaborative organizations and trends in enterprise software. He blogs at Pretzel Logic.

Sandy Kemsley

Sandy Kemsley

Independent analyst and systems architect specializing in business process management and Enterprise 2.0. Previously founded two successful product and service companies focusing on content management, BPM and e-commerce. Featured conference speaker on BPM and its impact on business, and writes the Column 2 blog on BPM and Enterprise 2.0.
All posts are © Sandy Kemsley.
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Sig Rinde

Sig Rinde

Born in Norway, lived in Switzerland and Spain, now living in the south of France. Educated at ETH Zürich, Switzerland and INSEAD, France. Done multiple LBOs, founded a few companies and advised on Mergers & Acquisitions world wide. Now entirely focused on Enterprise Software and a radical break with all former how-to-run-your-business assumptions and systems architecture - distilled into a new solution named Thingamy. Spending time off running orienteering races, cycling, skiing and snowboarding.
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Bob Warfield

Bob Warfield

Serial Entrepreneur, 5 startups, Product Guy, and Inveterate Blogger!
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Jason Busch

Jason Busch

Obsessed with how companies manage, spend and save money, Jason writes about procurement, trade and supply chain issues @ Spend Matters. He has significant first hand experience developing and marketing technology and services products, has advised numerous companies on sourcing and related techniques as well as M&A pursuits.  In previous lives before tech, he was a management consultant and merchant banking analyst.
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Steve Mann

Steve Mann

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Recently named to FierceCMO's Top 15 B2B CMO's to watch, Steve is currently the CMO of the Research and Litigation division of LexisNexis and is responsible for transforming this venerable brand into one that Millennials seek out and connect with. Steve has over 20 years’ experience in technology marketing, product strategy, and product development ranging from venture-backed startups to global technology organizations. Steve spent seven years as a Global Vice President of SAP AG. He led SAP’s Social Media Strategy & Total Customer Experience efforts. Steve also led Services Marketing and SAP’s Competitive Program and Strategy team against Oracle. He was also responsible for the Global Market Intelligence function as well as for Marketing Innovation. Prior to joining SAP, Steve was a principal and Executive-in-Residence with the BRM Group, a Jerusalem-based Venture Capital firm and prior to joining BRM, Steve was the vice president of product strategy, for Computer Associates.

Susan Scrupski

Susan Scrupski

Susan has been a writer, analyst, influencer, and entrepreneur covering the IT Services and social collaboration markets for over 25 years. Named as one of Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology” in 2010, her insights have been featured in industry research, as well as mainstream media such as The New York Times, BusinessWeek, The Wall Street Journal, and CNBC. Her interests are in disruptive applications of technology and the consumerization of IT. A serial entrepreneur, Susan founded Change Agents Worldwide in 2012, and The 2.0 Adoption Council in 2009.  Her focus in technology is inspiring enterprise early adopters in their efforts to introduce disruptive technologies and new processes to their worldwide organizations.  In the summer of 2014, Susan turned her professional interests and focus toward launching a social impact organization: Big Mountain Data.  You can find Susan on LinkedIn, TwitterG+, and About.Me/SusanScrupski. LinkedIn Twitter

Thomas Otter

Thomas Otter

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Tom Foydel

Tom Foydel

Spent several years with ADP where I learned Oracle, and then 9 years subsequently with Oracle as an ERP consultant and Project Manager. Founded SightLines Consulting 5 years ago as a NetSuite VAR and consultancy. Committed early on to the idea of software as a service and happily the wider world seems to be getting the idea.
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Tom Raftery

Tom Raftery

Tom Raftery is the lead analyst of GreenMonk , the Energy and Sustainability practice of industry analyst firm RedMonk. Tom has a very strong background in social media, is the former co-founder of a software firm and is co-founder and director of hyper energy-efficient data center Cork Internet eXchange.
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David Dobrin

David Dobrin

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Vinnie Mirchandani

Vinnie Mirchandani

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CEO of Deal Architect, a top advisory boutique recognized in The Black Book of Outsourcing, author of a widely praised book on technology enabled innovation, The New Polymath, prolific blogger, writing about technology-enabled innovation at New Florence, New Renaissance and about waste in technology at Deal Architect.  Previously Analyst  at Gartner, Partner with PwC Consulting. Keynoted at many business and technology conferences and has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, The Financial Times, CIO Magazine, and other executive and technology publications.

Zoli Erdos

Zoli Erdos

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Publisher / Editor @ CloudAve and Enterprise Irregulars. Industry Observer, Blogger, Startup Advisor, Program Chair @ SVASE (Silicon Valley Association of Startup Entrepreneurs). In his "prior life" spent 15 years immersed in the business of Enterprise Software, at management positions with SAP, IBM, Deloitte, KPMG and the like.