Professional communities

element61 supports both from the content perspective and as sponsor several Profesional Community initiatives that work around networking & sharing of experiences in the profession of Business Intelligence & Performance Management and broader ICT Architecture.

These include:

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element61 is a member of the EPM International consulting network.

EPM International is the only global integrated Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) consulting network. EPM is an umbrella term that describes all of the processes, methodologies, metrics and systems needed to measure and manage an organizations performance. The EPM International members are five leading EPM consultancies with operations in nine European, North American and Asian countries and over 600 consultants, working with many diverse companies across multiple industries including some of the world's largest multinational corporations. The members of EPM International are: Capacent (Sweden, Denmark and  Finland), Column5 Consulting Group, (USA, UK and Asia), element61 (Belgium and Luxembourg),  ifb group (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, China, USA) MDS ap (UAE, KSA, Kuwait and Qatar) and ValorGest (Portugal and Spain). 

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element61 is a member of ADM.

Knowledge exchange and knowledge build-up are synonyms for ADM. ADM wants to offer professionals from the ICT sector a network of peers with whom they can exchange their views, experiences and knowledge about ICT and so learn from each other. Not only will this interaction enrich the person as a professional, but it will also help every member to use their knowledge to move their business forward.

ADM wants to facilitate knowledge exchange by encouraging people from both business and ICT to actively participate in its network and the activities that ADM has to offer. The more a member participates, the more he or she gets out of it as an individual and the more he or she has to offer the company.

In contrast to many other peer organisations, ADM doesnt want to focus on niche groups but to be relevant to a broad audience. ADM targets all levels of the organisation and uses ICT as the connecting thread. This helps in achieving a better understanding between the different departments of an organisation and offers our members what they are looking for.

ba4all logo element is a member of BA4ALL.

BUSINESS ANALYTICS FOR ALL manages a community where business and technical professionals come together to share ideas, connect with peers and get must-have insights in order to maximize the business impact of information management and business analytics initiatives.

BA4ALL operates with the advice and input of a number of individuals from end-user organizations and solution providers, to help guide the content and direction of our program and ensure that it addresses the needs of the audience.
etic logo element61 has signed the eTic code of Conduct (registered under nbr. 888).

The aim of this Code of Conduct is to provide the service providers and their potential customers alike with a protocol that very precisely sets out the rules of conduct which the supplier-signatories voluntarily undertake to comply with in the context of their business relationships. This undertaking is materialised in the right to use the deposited collective eTIC trademark by the Code signatories (I.C.T. industry suppliers). The Code is aimed at establishing customer-supplier relationships built on quality and in accordance with clearly described terms and conditions.

The Code also aims to provide the supplier-signatories, through their adoption of the Code, a commercial tool and a competitive advantage through their commitment to a professional code of conduct in terms of the quality of the way in which the customer is approached, in terms of the way his needs and requirements are handled and duly satisfied, and in terms of the way any problems are managed and settled.
tdwi logo TDWI (The Data Warehousing Institute) provides education, training, certification, news, and research for executives and information technology (IT) professionals worldwide. Founded in 1995, TDWI is the premier educational institute for business intelligence and data warehousing. TDWI fosters a community of learning where business and technical professionals come together to gain knowledge and skills, network with peers, and advance their careers. Through education and research programs, TDWI enables individuals, teams, and organizations to leverage information to improve decision-making, optimize performance, and achieve business objectives. TDWI has a local Benelux chapter that networks on a regular basis through local events & activities.

Main events of the local Chapter can be found in the "News & Events section of our website or on
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element61 is the Belgian partner in iBond (, an international independent network of Business Analytics & Performance Management Professionals. The network offers research, coaching & consulting services, both for end-customers and vendors, in the areas of Business Intelligence, Performance Management and Business Integration/BPM.


Between the founding members of iBond are some well-respected and very experienced European Performance Management Professionals including Dr. Wolfgang Martin (Germany/France), Mike Ferguson (UK), John Moorhead (Switzerland) and Frédéric Doche (France).


Designated one of the top 10 most influential IT consultants in Europe (by Info Economist magazine), Wolfgang Martin is a leading European authority on BI/CPM, BPM, SOA & CRM. After 5 years with META Group, latterly as Senior Vice President International Application Delivery Strategies, Mr. Martin established the Wolfgang Martin Team in 2001. He continues to focus on technological innovations that drive business, examining their impact on organization, enterprise culture, business architecture and business processes. Wolfgang also is a Ventana Research Advisor and a Research Advisor at the Institute of Business Intelligence at the Steinbeis Hochschule, Berlin.


Mike Ferguson is Managing Director of Intelligent Business Strategies Limited. As an analyst and consultant he specialises in Business Intelligence and enterprise business integration. With over 26 years of IT experience, Mike has consulted for dozens of companies on business intelligence strategy, technology selection, enterprise architecture, enterprise portals, business process integration, SOA and data integration. He has spoken at events all over the world and written numerous articles. Mike is a resident expert on the Business Intelligence Network, providing articles, blogs and his insights on the industry. Formerly he was a principal and co-founder of Codd and Date Europe Limited the inventors of the Relational Model, a Chief Architect at NCR on the Teradata DBMS and European Managing Director of Database Associates.


John Moorhead is the founder of Bridgent. John has more than 8 years experience advising global companies, software vendors and start ups on Strategy (including Marketing, Business Development, Business Performance Management and Business Intelligence strategies). As Managing Partner of Bridgent, John Moorhead advises leading Global companies in the design and deployment of Business Intelligence (BI) and Business Performance Management (BPM) strategies. He is a leading expert on BI, BPM, Data Warehousing, Scorecards/Dashboards, CRM (Customer Relationship Management) as well as SCM (Supply Chain Management) Analytics.


Frédéric Doche is president and founder of Décision Performance Conseil. He has over 20 years of industry and consulting experience. Décision Performance Conseil is dedicated to added value and specialized consulting for leading groups and has a team of senior consultants experienced in Performance Improvement, mainly in Business Intelligence & Project Management. In addition to managing key assignments for leading multinationals in various industries, Frédéric Doche is a key speaker and moderator in conferences as well as author in Business Intelligence and Financial Management. He has been co-author of a book on IFRS standards (2004) "How to implement IFRS standard. Before founding Décision Performance Conseil, Frédéric Doche was partner with Pricewaterhouse-Coopers, responsible for the EMEA (Europe, Middle-East, Africa) practice in Business Intelligence and CRM Analytics. Prior to his consulting role, Frédéric Doche has worked in industry and banking, mainly in process improvement and IT management. Frédéric is a member of DFCG (French Finance Directors and Controllers Association) and president of Centrale Consultants, association of Centrale Paris graduates in consulting business.