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.
(Please note that after a recent platform change this site is still under construction – the list below is incomplete, for now.)
Vice President of product management & strategy at salesforce.com across applications and platfrom. 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 is the Head of Global Sales and Marketing at Infosys. He writes about enterprise technology and services and other things on his mind at his blog 6 AM Pacific. He is the co-author of Offshore - India's Services Juggernaut.
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 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.
Technology 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 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).
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.
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 is a internationally recognized business strategist, enterprise architect, and keynote speaker. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the Dachis Group. Dion focuses on the topics of 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, Dachis Group Collaboratory, InformationWeek, ebizQ, and Musings and Ruminations on Building Great Systems. He co-authored Web 2.0 Architectures for O'Reilly and the just-published Social Business By Design (Spring, 2012) from Wiley. You can also reach Dion at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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
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.
Jeff leads on demand marketing for SMB and ISV at Ping Identity; more than 700 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.
Technologist. Communication expert. VP Strategy at salesforce.com, Editorial Director of CloudBlog.
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.
Senior Manager, Enterprise Marketing at Cincom Systems specializing in competitive analysis, strategic marketing planning, and sales for ERP and CPQ systems. Previously Louis was a senior analyst at AMR Research. He earned his MBA from Pepperdine University and completed the Strategic Marketing Management & Digital Marketing Programs at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. Louis teaches graduate-level courses in International Marketing, International Business and global competitive strategy in the MBA Program at Webster University. He writes for Forbes and has his own blog, A Passion For Research.
Maggie Fox is the founder, CEO and Chief Marketing Officer of Social Media Group, established in 2006 and one of the world’s most highly respected independent agencies helping business navigate the socially engaged Web. Pioneers in their field, Social Media Group has helped some of the best-known brands in Europe and North America get social, including Ford Motor Company, SAP, RBC, 3M and Thomson Reuters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Enterprise Irregular. He has played critical leadership roles in the market success of many of the products that now comprise the Oracle and SAP EPM and BI suites. Nenshad holds a BA from Cornell University and an MA from New York University.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sadagopan is Global Vice President - Business & IT Transformation Services & Cloud Computing for HCL Technologies. He has led international teams and initiatives for large enterprises across many areas throughout the US, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa. Sadagopan's blog focus is on business, enterprise software, IT services & web presence.
Sameer is the GM/Global VP for SAP's Enterprise Social Software Business. Previously, he was a Partner at The Sovos Group, a management consulting and technology advisory firm that helped leading organizations execute on business strategy using social and collaborative software for customer, employee and partner collaboration. Organizations he has been privileged to advise include McKessonHBOC, WR Wrigley Jr. Co., CA, KPMG, Nike, Oracle, The Sabre Group, Grupo Televisa (Mx), and The World Bank. Sameer has been cited in publications such as CNBC Business, The New York Times, CIO.com and Forbes on the promise and pitfalls of collaboration, and trends in enterprise software. He blogs at Pretzel Logic.
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.
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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.
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.
Founder and CEO of AbleBrains, a firm that specializes in helping companies "get their juice back" so that they can go to market in a compelling, innovative and profitable fashion.
Prior to AbleBrains, Steve was a senior executive with SAP, leading some of the companies efforts in the mid-market, as well as leading their Customer Experience, Oracle Competitive Strategy, Social Media, Services Marketing & the Global Competitive and Market Intelligence teams.
He has been an EIR for BRM Capital as well as CA's product strategy lead for its Unicenter product line. He's held numerous technology and marketing positions throughout his career.
Susan has been a writer, analyst, 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. Susan participates on various industry conference boards, blogs for the Enterprise Irregulars, and spends most of her time supporting and inspiring enterprise early adopters in their efforts to introduce disruptive technologies and new processes to their worldwide organizations. She is currently working on a new startup: Change Agents Worldwide. You can find Susan on LinkedIn, Twitter, G+, and About.Me/SusanScrupski.
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.
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.
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.
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.