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:
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.
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.
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!
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 is the Founder and CXO of Agile Elephant, a digitial transformation consultancy and solutions provider. He also 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 a director of EuroCloud UK, on the governance board of the Cloud Industry Forum, and Chaired techUK's Software as a Service Group. This year he is one of the judges of the UK Cloud Awards. He is a regular speaker at digital, social business, social media and Cloud Computing events including keynoting at the CeBIT Social Business Arena in 2015, chairing London's Cloud Computing World Forum in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 and lecturing on digital at Henley Business School and INSEEC. Agile Elephant co-produces the London edition of the Enterprise Digital Summit London, and David organizes the Combined Social Business Sessions London (incorporating London Wiki Wednesdays), was one of the founders of CreativeCoffee Club and 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.
Chief Strategy Officer at 7Summits, Inc., Dion focuses on the topics of strategic online communities, workforce collaboration, 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. He is a judge for the famed CIO 100 Awards each year and works with the leadership teams of Fortune 500 and Global 2000 firms to drive successful digital change. He co-authored Web 2.0 Architectures for O'Reilly as well as the best-selling Social Business By Design (Spring, 2012) from Wiley.
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
Tech commentator, producer, Head of Technical Media Strategy at Salesforce. While not an EI member, he is Producer / Agent Provocateur of the Enterprise Gang show, featuring several Enterprise Irregulars.
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 is a Silicon Valley native with a diverse background in venture capital and operating roles at startups and growth stage companies. Currently VP Marketing at mobile security startup NowSecure, Jeff brings strategic insight together with strong product marketing, demand generation and brand management. The result is a track record of innovative companies and a fearless approach to the next new thing.
Jeff is a longtime operational executive in enterprise software. A triple threat marketing guy, Jeff delivers best-in-class product marketing skills for application and infrastructure software, branding, and demand generation disciplines. Equally at home in a fix-it role as that of early stage startup, Jeff's background as the #2 at SAP Ventures is ideally suited for delivering strategic planning and tactical execution to early and growth stage companies.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
Speaker's Short BioR "Ray" Wang is the Principal Analyst, Founder, and Chairman of Silicon Valley based Constellation Research, Inc. He's also the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog "A Software Insider’s Point of View". With viewership in the 10's of millions of page views a year, his blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models such as digital transformation impact brands, enterprises, and organizations. Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at companies such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, and Johns Hopkins Hospital.
His new best selling book Disrupting Digital Business, published by Harvard Business Review Press and globally available in Spring of 2015, provides insights on why 52% of the Fortune 500 have been merged, acquired, gone bankrupt, or fallen off the list since 2000. In fact, this impact of digital disruption is real. However, it’s not the technologies that drive this change. It’s a shift in how new business models are created.
Wang has held executive roles in product, marketing, strategy, and consulting at companies such as Forrester Research, Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Personify, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He is a prominent and dynamic keynote speaker and research analyst working with clients on digital, innovation, business model design, engagement strategies, customer experience, matrix commerce, and big data.
His Silicon Valley research firm, Constellation Research, Inc., advises Global 2000 companies on the future, business strategy, and disruptive technology adoption. Ray is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and well quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNBC TV, Reuters, IDG News Service, and other global media outlets. Wang has thrice won the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) Analyst of the Year Award
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 and is right now CTO of Livefyre.
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 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.
Sameer is 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.
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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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.
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. He is also the Acting Chief Marketing Officer for Adjuvi, a boutique consulting firm dedicated to helping CIO’s, CMO’s and CHRO’s transform their organizations, drive deeper employee engagement, and foster digital transformation of the enterprise. Steve was the CMO of LexisNexis North America and was 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. He 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 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, Twitter, G+, and About.Me/SusanScrupski.
Tom Raftery is Global Internet of Things Evangelist for SAP.
Previously Tom worked as an independent analyst focussing on the Internet of Things, Energy and CleanTech.
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. And Tom worked as an Analyst for RedMonk, leading their GreenMonk practice for 7 years.
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.