element61, the thought-leading Performance Management consulting company in the Belgian marketplace today announced that it has accepted the invitation to join iBond
, an international independent network of Performance Management Professionals.
iBond covered to date, from the geographical perspective, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Switzerland. element61 will cover Belgium for the network. 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 5½ 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. In the topic of BI/CPM, he partners with Ventana Research as a Ventana Research Advisor. and he is a Research Advisor at the Institute of Bus-iness Intelligence at the Steinbeis Hochschule, Berlin. A frequent contributor of articles for IT journals and trade papers, he is also an editor of technical literature, such as "Strategic Bulletin on BI” (Munich, 2003, 2004 & 2005).
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.