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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Partner, Storm Ventures. Previously 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.

Brian Sommer

Brian Sommer

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Brian is one of the titans of the technology services arena with more than 25 years experience in the field, 10 of which were served as Senior Director of Andersen Consulting's (now Accenture's) global Software Intelligence unit.

Chirag Mehta

Chirag Mehta

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Head of Machine Learning and API Ecosystem, Google Cloud, Adjunct Faculty at Santa Clara University. Previously GM and VP, SAP. Lifelong learner. Blogger. Mentor. Design Thinker.

Chris Selland

Chris Selland

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VP Strategic Growth at Unifi Software. Previously VP positions at HP Vertica, Yankee Group and Aberdeen Group, amongst others.

Michael Coté

Michael Coté

I really don’t have hobbies except for the flitting around in the technology world. You may know me from DrunkAndRetired.com, RedMonk, strategy at Dell, my work at 451 Research , or Pivotal. And the Twitters!

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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Founder, CXO of Agile Elephant, a digitial transformation consultancy and solutions provider. Head of D2C, a consulting firm which provides business and social media consulting and Cloud based solutions for content, collaboration, web publishing, online accounting and ERP. Director, EuroCloud UK, Board roles in Cloud Industry Forum, techUK's Software as a Service Group.

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.

Dion Hinchcliffe

Dion Hinchcliffe

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VP, Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, Chief Strategy Officer at 7Summits, Inc. Dion focuses on the topics of digital engagement, customer experience, enterprise collaboration, digital workplace, digital transformation, 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.

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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James, aka @Monkchips is co-founder of RedMonk, the open source analyst firm, which specialises in developer advocacy and analytics.

Jason Corsello

Jason Corsello

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SVP, Strategy & Corporate Development at Cornerstone OnDemand. Previously SVP Knowledge Infusion, Research Director, Yankee Group. Often quoted as an industry expert in human capital management, Jason's research has been featured in leading publications including The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and CIO magazine.

Jason Wood

Jason Wood

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EVP, Senior Portfolio Manager at Rothschild Capital Partners

Jeff Nolan

Jeff Nolan

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CMO at SecureAuth Corporation. Previously VP Marketing at NowSecure, Knurld, Ping Identity, VP Business Develoment at Get Satisfaction, CEO at Teqlo and General Partner at SAP Ventures.

Jevon MacDonald

Jevon MacDonald

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Co-Founder, CEO at Manifold.co. Previously GM Service Cloud SOS and VP at Salesforce, Co-Founder GoInstant, Senior Partner at Dachis Group.

John Taschek

John Taschek

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SVP, Market Strategy @salesforce. Described by at least one person as a seething mass of enlightenment. Loves road trips. Has wanderlust of the mind. Works.

Jon Reed

Jon Reed

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Co-Founder at Diginomica, independent analyst and SAP Mentor. Named best writer by the ERP Focus 2014 and 2016 writer awards

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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Marketing and Product Management Leader, Forbes Columnist, Software Expertise in Analytics, Cloud, CPQ & ERP Solutions. Principal at IQMS, formerly with iBASEt, Cincoom, AMR Research.

Maggie Fox

Maggie Fox

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CMO at Aimia, Advisor atBeringer Capital. Previously SVP Global Digital Marketing at SAP, Founder and CEO of Social Media Group. Maggie 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.

Michael Fauscette

Michael Fauscette

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Chief Research Officer, G2 Crowd, formerly Group VP Software Business Solutions at IDC where his group covered CRM, EA, PPM, PLM, SCM, cloud and SaaS, pricing and licensing, and software partners, channels and alliances.

Michael Krigsman

Michael Krigsman

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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.

Naomi Bloom

Naomi Bloom

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Leading independent voice, analyst, end-user HRM business/delivery system strategy consultant, 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. Known as the "Queen of HCM".

Nenshad Bardoliwalla

Nenshad Bardoliwalla

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Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer at Paxata,the Adaptive Data Preparation pioneer. Previously Co-Founder at Tidemark, VP Product roles at SAP, Siebel. Nenshad 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.

Paul Greenberg

Paul Greenberg


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Founder, Managing Principal, The 56 Group, LLC, author of several best-selling books, including CRM at the Speed of Light: Social CRM Strategies, Tools, and Techniques for Engaging Your Customers, but most importantly known as the Grandfather of CRM.

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

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C-Founder at Diginomica, Vice President EuroCloud UK, CEO of strategic consulting group Procullux Ventures.

R "Ray" Wang

R "Ray" Wang

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Principal Analyst, Founder, Chairman at Constellation Research, best selling author of several books with Harvard Business Review Press. Previously Founding Partner at Altimeter Group, VP at Forrester Research, and held Exce. positions at Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young. Regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and well quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNBC TV, Reuters, IDG News Service. Ray has thrice won the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) Analyst of the Year Award.

Ramana Rao

Ramana Rao

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CTO of Livefyre, 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 built a personalized news aggregator that was acquired by the Washington Post.

Ross Mayfield

Ross Mayfield

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CEO and co-founder of Pingpad, making social productivity as instant, simple and social as messaging. Previously VP at SlideShare (acquired by LinkedIn), Co-Founder, CEO at Socialtext (the enterprise social software pioneer) and RateXchange (a B2B bandwidth exchange)

Sadagopan

Sadagopan

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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.

Sameer Patel

Sameer Patel

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CEO at Kahuna, a cross-channel marketing automation platform that uses artificial intelligence to engage and convert consumers on the right device at the right time. Kahuna is trusted by modern digital products such as Dollar Shave Club, Yelp, GoPro and others. Prior to Kahuna, Sameer was SVP for Enterprise Social and Collaborative Software in SAP/ SuccessFactors cloud business unit. Sameer has been cited in publications such as CNBC Business, The New York Times, CIO.com and Forbes on high performing organizations, leadership, and trends in enterprise software.

Sandy Kemsley

Sandy Kemsley

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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.

Bob Warfield

Bob Warfield

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

Jason Busch

Jason Busch

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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.

Steve Mann

Steve Mann

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Chief Marketing Officer at Axioma Inc, also Acting CMO for Adjuvi. Previously CMO of LexisNexis North America, Global Vice President at SAP, where he led SAP’s Social Media Strategy & Total Customer Experience efforts. Named to FierceCMO's Top 15 B2B CMO's to watch and one of the top 100 CMO’s on Twitter, Steve is the founder of AbleBrains, a unique agency which utilizes brain science to deliver digital marketing, social media and content and branding to build and scale businesses.

Susan Scrupski

Susan Scrupski

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Social Impact Entrepreneur, Founder, Big Mountain Data, previously CEO and Founder, Change Agents Worldwide. Named as one of Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology” in 2010, Susan's 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.

Thomas Otter

Thomas Otter

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Group Vice President Product Management at SAP-SuccessFactors. Previously Research Vice President, Gartner Group. Recognised industry leader in HCM (Human Capital Management) technologies.

Tom Raftery

Tom Raftery

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Global VP and Internet of Things Evangelist for SAP. Previously independent analyst focusing on the Internet of Things, Energy and CleanTech, Analyst for RedMonk, leading their GreenMonk practice. Co-founder and director of hyper energy-efficient data center Cork Internet eXchange. Tom serves on the Advisory Boards of SmartCities World and RetailEverywhere.com.

David Dobrin

David Dobrin

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Owner, B2B Analysts, Inc. David has been working as an industry analyst in the enterprise applications area for more than 10 years, first as an analyst for Benchmarking Partners and now managing his own boutique analyst firm.

Vijay Vijayasankar

Vijay Vijayasankar

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General Manager of AI,Analytics,IOT and Watson Health for North America in IBM GBS . Proud Alum of University of Kerala . Geek, Engineer , Blogger and dog lover . Previously senior executive at SAP and MongoDB.

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.