Jim is the chief information officer and architect for The Standish Group International. He is an experienced executive with over 40 years of experience in the field of Information Technology. He has had a diverse career leading IT organizations in academia, biomedical, manufacturing, and software companies.
Lee Gesmer is a founding partner of the Boston law firm Gesmer Updegrove LLP. The firm, which employees 50 lawyers and support staff, was formed in 1986. Since then it has become one of New England’s leading technology law firms, representing hundreds of institutions ranging from large organizations, such as Harvard University, The Linux Foundation and ThermoFisher Scientific, to hundreds of small and mid-sized emerging companies.
Jim Johnson is a professor at the Antwerp Management School and the founder and chairman of The Standish Group. He has been professionally involved in the computer industry for over 40 years and has a long list of published books, papers, articles and speeches. He has a combination of technical, marketing, and research achievements focused on mission-critical applications and technology. He is best known for his research on project performance and early recognizing technology trends. Jim is a pioneer of modern research techniques and continues to advance in the research industry through case-based analytical technology.
Robert Kelley is a senior professional with experience in IT from start-ups and Fortune 200 companies. Mr. Kelley has much experience with SAP and Oracle, especially in FDA compliance and governance.
Jennifer Lynch is Communication Manager for The Standish Group. Jennifer’s expertise is to create and execute an industry, press and customer communications strategy designed to increase the visibility and awareness of The Standish Group, its products, services, and corporate citizenship initiatives.
Prof.dr.ing. Hans Mulder MSc BA is Standish European research director and professor at the Antwerp Management School. As the founder of his own company, Venture Informatisering Adviesgroep, he is on the management and executive boards of various IT companies. He is regularly engaged as an IT expert when conflicts between companies need to be resolved in or out of court.
Theo Mulder is a serial enterpriser and venture angel. Mr. Mulder is CEO of Venture Management bv with respect to investment in ICT companies. Theo provides advice to the management of Inventive Holding bv. He also participates in advisory projects of VIAgroep NV.
Jan Poort is a seasoned high-level global IT executive. Jan has well-rounded skills in general management, software development, IT operations, sales and marketing. He has worked for such powerhouses as Unisys, HP, Digital and Philips. He helps technology start-ups in general operations and opening global markets. Jan is especially skilled at forming and managing strategic partnerships.
Dr. Lou Vianna is the South American Research Director for The Standish Group. Lou is a project management professional and educator. He has trained more than seven thousand project managers through his affiliation with Fundação Getulio Vargas and other educational outlets. His background includes work at the Naval Research Institute in Brazil and service in the Brazilian Navy. Lou received his masters in project management from George Washington University, his masters in engineering from McGill and Ph.D in complexity from Fluminense Federal University.