Dr. Keri E. Pearlson is an expert in the area of managing and using information. She has worked with CIOs and executives from some of the largest corporations in the world. She has expertise in helping executives create strategies to become Web 2.0-enabled enterprises, designing and delivering executive leadership programs, and managing multi-client programs on issues of interest to senior executives of information systems. She specializes in helping IT executives prepare to participate in the strategy formulation processes with their executive peers, specifically around building social business strategy.
Keri is a skilled relationship manager, an accomplished meeting facilitator, an often-sought-after information resource, and a proven leader. She’s the Founding Partner and President of KP Partners.
Keri has held various positions in academia and industry. She regularly works with CIOs and their leadership teams. She has designed programs for the CIO Executive Council at CIO Magazine. She’s an Adjunct professor at Babson College, in the Boston area, where she co-designed and teaches an Information Management and Social Business course in the Fast Track MBA program. Her past affiliations include nGenera (formerly the Concours Group), The Research Board (A CIO Think Tank), The University of Texas Graduate School of Business, Harvard Business School, Stanford Business School, AT&T and Hughes Aircraft Company. She’s widely published, including a text book, Managing and Using Information: A Strategic Approach, used in about 100 schools around the world, a trade book, Zero Time: Creating Instant Customer Value Every Time—All the Time, about providing instant customer value, and a variety of case studies, columns and articles.
Keri holds a Doctorate from Harvard Business School and a Masters and Bachelors from Stanford University.
For over 30 years, Jim has helped executives and organizations become more effective by making better use of information and communications technology. Jim has attacked these problems as an entrepreneur, senior executive, professor, author, blogger, speaker, systems developer, designer, and consultant. Today, he works with senior executives in organizations to formulate, structure, and solve problems in the effective use of information technology in complex knowledge work settings.
Jim is am adept at working with organizations to recognize patterns and make sense of complex situations. He collaborates with clients to design and build new business patterns and practices to take advantage of these situations and opportunities.
Jim’s website: www.mcgeesmusings.net
Joe Hunter is an Information Technology (IT) Management professional with over thirty-five years of experience. He has held various IT management positions including twelve years as a CIO (Chief Information Officer). For the last nine years Joe, as an IT Management Consultant, has assisted global CIOs and business leaders in managing their transformational initiatives in IT and business strategy, IT operations and governance, and global change programs. He helps his clients identify and overcome their business challenges by applying IT management approaches that align with each corporation's strategic intent. He has leveraged a deep understanding of business strategy to help clients align their tactical and strategic initiatives with their vision.
Joe's areas of expertise include: IT transformation, IT Strategy, IT Operating Model, Process Reengineering, Service Management, Portfolio Management, Project Management, Program Management, Relationship Management, and Organizational Change Management. He provides personal coaching services to IT executives and professionals. He has served as an interim CIO for companies looking to change their IT leadership direction.
Joe has experience in the following industries: Gas & Electric Utilities; Pharmaceuticals; Financial Services and Manufacturing. He has a B.Sc. in Engineering and Physics, an MBA in finance, and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering.
Joe’s website: www.corecounselconsulting.com
Dr. Laura Morgan Roberts is an author, professor, researcher and organizational consultant. She is the co-founder and Principal of R-PAQ Solutions, LLC, an Atlanta-based research and consulting firm that brings strength-based practices to leaders who seek extraordinary performance and personal fulfillment.
As a professor of organizational behavior, Dr. Roberts has served on the faculties of the Harvard Business School, University of Michigan, Wharton School, Simmons School of Management, and Georgia State University. She is also a faculty affiliate of the Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management in Boston, and a faculty affiliate of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business in Ann Arbor. Dr. Roberts has earned accolades for her executive, MBA, and undergraduate business and psychology courses in leadership, organizational behavior, group dynamics, talent management, diversity and negotiations in the United States, Europe and Africa.
Dr. Roberts is an architect of personal and professional alignment, who helps leaders to unlock the pathways for constructing, sustaining and restoring positive identities at work. She has published her work on authenticity, identity, diversity, strengths, and value creation in her edited book, Exploring Positive Identities and Organizations (Roberts & Dutton, Eds.) and in over 30 articles, book chapters, and case studies.
A native of Gary, Indiana, Dr. Roberts earned her BA in Psychology with highest distinction and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Virginia. She then received her MA and Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan.
Laura’s website: www.lauramorganroberts.com
Companies today must be able to respond instantly. Customers demand it. The environment in which we work demands it. The emerging social business environment enables it. KP Partners is an executive advisory services firm specializing in issues at the intersection of business strategy, organizational design and information system. We most often work with CIOs and their executive teams on issues of strategic importance and strategy formulation. Utilizing our extensive and well-regarded network of IT and organization design experts, we provide executive coaching, team learning, multi-client programs, research and advisory services and consulting services.
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