Lior Arussy is an author, visionary, consultant, and creative catalyst in the areas of creating delightful customer experiences and executing profitable customer strategies. He is the founder of Strativity Group, Inc. (www.strativity.com) a global customer experience research and consulting firm. From offices in the US, Canada, the UK, Spain, Germany, Norway, Turkey, Latin America and Australia, Strativity advises global 2000 companies and emerging businesses around the world. The company was recognized by Forrester Group as one of the leading pioneers in the area of customer centric transformation. Strativity measures their success by a single method: the customer’s successful execution of their strategies. Arussy’s accomplishments were recognized by leading analysts and press including ABC, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, The Times of London, and Gartner Group. See Lior’s articles on EPM Channel here.
Gary Cokins is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and performance improvement systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC at www.garycokins.com in Cary, North Carolina. His career: First ten years as an executive with a division executive with FMC Corporation; next fifteen years in consulting with Deloitte, KPMG, and EDS; and last fifteen years as a Principal Consultant with SAS, a leading provider of business intelligence and analytics software. See Gary’s articles on EPM Channel here.
Michael Coveney, who is based in the UK, has more than 35 years of experience in the financial analytic software industry, helping enterprises combine ‘best management practices’ with technology to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their performance management processes.His energetic style and insightful views has led him to become a regular speaker at international events, a course leader with the Antwerp Management School, and the author of many articles and books including his latest ‘Strategy to the Max’ – a down to earth look at all you need to know in setting up systems that support the implementation of corporate strategy. See Michael’s articles on EPM Channel here.
Mary Driscoll is APQC’s practice leader for financial management. In this role, she is responsible for identifying and disseminating best practices and metrics used to improve the effectiveness of the office of the CFO. Driscoll has been researching and writing about the evolving role of the CFO—and the corporate finance function—for many years. She is the author of ‘Cash Management—Corporate Strategies for Profit.’ See Mary’s articles on EPM Channel here.
I write about finance and technology, which can range from supercomputers to iPhones and iPads, which have made inroads into enterprise computing in the last year. It’s a fast-moving world with just a bit of hype, so figuring out what’s real is a challenge, and spotting emerging trends is a feat that often comes from listening and deciphering themes amidst the chatter. For a change of pace I turn to photography — I like shooting on the streets of New York, and when I am home in Wisconsin, I turn to our dogs for inspiration, as you can see on Facebook. Tom writes for Banking Technologies in London, and for Forbes, at blogs.forbes.com/tomgroenfeldt. See Tom’s articles on EPM Channel here.
Throughout her 20+ year career, Cindy Balon Harder has had extensive experience in Marketing, Wholesale & Distribution, Supply Chain, and in developing Sales and Operations Planning processes. She is particularly familiar with the Consumer Products industry where she has participated in all aspects of the supply chain, from demand planning to warehouse distribution. Cindy is a Principal at Visual Data Group. Her main focus is Marketing, PR and Social Media, and Supply Chain consulting. See Cindy’s articles on EPM Channel here.
Sanooj Kutty , who is based in the UAE, is a business process management professional, specializing in electronic records management, project management, and business development. He is an AIIM ambassador, and has worked in India and the Middle East in varying roles covering Business Development, Business Analysis, Business Architecture and Project Management. See Sanooj’s articles on EPM Channel here.
Joanie Mann is a recognized authority in the areas of ISV cloud enablement and ASP service delivery. Her extensive work with accounting professionals worldwide has positioned her as an expert consultant and adviser to practitioners looking to leverage cloud accounting solutions, web-based applications and Internet technologies in their firms and with their clients. See Joanie’s articles on EPM Channel here.
John O’Rourke is Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle Corporation, focusing on Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) applications. With a background in accounting and finance, John has over 25 years of experience in the software industry, and 15 years of experience in Product Marketing at Hyperion Solutions and Oracle. He has worked with many customers and partners on financial reporting and planning initiatives and has spoken and written on many topics in enterprise performance management. John has also held positions in strategic marketing and product marketing at Dun & Bradstreet Software, and Kenan Systems. John has a BS degree in accounting from Bentley University and an MBA from Boston College. See John’s articles on EPM Channel here.
Leo Sadovy handles marketing for Performance Management at SAS, which includes the areas of budgeting, planning and forecasting, activity-based management, strategy management, and workforce analytics, and advocates for SAS’ best-in-class analytics capability into the office of finance across all industry sectors. Before joining SAS, he spent seven years as Vice-President of Finance for Business Operations for a North American division of Fujitsu, managing a team focused on commercial operations, customer and alliance partnerships, strategic planning, process management, and continuous improvement. During his 13-year tenure at Fujitsu, Leo developed and implemented the ROI model and processes used in all internal investment decisions—and also held senior management positions in finance and marketing.Prior to Fujitsu, Sadovy was with Digital Equipment Corporation for eight years in sales and financial management. He started his management career in laser optics fabrication for Spectra-Physics and later moved into a finance position at the General Dynamics F-16 fighter plant in Fort Worth, Texas.He has an MBA in Finance and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. He and his wife Ellen live in North Carolina with their three college-age children, and among his unique life experiences he can count a run for U.S. Congress and two singing performances at Carnegie Hall. See Leo’s articles on EPM Channel here.
As Global Senior Director, Business Intelligence (BI), for SAP’s Global Customer Operations (GCO) Reporting & Analytics Platform, Kaan Turnali is responsible for the development, oversight, and execution of strategy for the BI platform across GCO’s worldwide user base. In addition, he manages special mobile BI projects for the Office of co-CEO Bill McDermott and the GCO senior management team. Prior to joining SAP in 2006, he worked as a senior BI consultant specializing in strategy, design, and development of enterprise BI solutions for SMEs and Fortune 500 companies. His background and experience in the integration of business and technology span over two decades. He is also an adjunct professor, teaching BI in the doctor of business administration program at Wilmington University. See Kaan’s articles on EPM Channel here.
Dave Wittenberg is a writer, educator, and practitioner in strategy execution and executive decision-making. He brings the experience of more than 250 major strategic initiatives across a wide spectrum of industries, helping companies successfully execute strategy with greater impact while using less capital. Dave’s unique blend of finance tools and cutting-edge behavioral techniques transforms how business teams attack decisions to foster innovation, wring out waste, and boost growth & ROI. Dave earned his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. See Dave’s articles on EPM Channel here.