Phantom Advisor was a special group of Standish Analysts, IT executives, and notorious consultants that conducted a research project on how the big consulting firms manipulated their customers to maximize their fees and revenue. The Phantom Advisors conducted interviews, focus groups, and surveys to come up with a list of 21 common activities that consultants use to maximize revenue. The research was conducted in the spring of 1997 long before the book and HBO series “House of Lies”.
After 35 years as a corporate lawyer in Silicon Valley for companies such as Atari, NetLogic Microsystems and Global Motorsport, Lon Allan is now an educator of directors and C-Suite executives of public, private, venture-backled and non-profit entities at both the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University and the Stanford Senior Executive Leadership Program.
Emmanuel Awolumate is a seasoned professional with 15 plus years of technical, business, and leadership experience gained working in different industries, namely manufacturing, Nuclear, Government, and IT. He holds a bachelor's and master's degrees in chemical engineering as well as a master's degree in Engineering Management. Besides, he is currently working towards his Doctorate in engineering management at the George Washington University.
Dave Bats is a Sr. Consultant in the field of Mobile Telecommunications for several years. I'm an expert in network development life cycle for Enterprise Telecommunications and Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO). Worked with cross-functional teams to develop and deliver new telecom services, devices and products. Within the telecom area I have fundamental knowledge in interconnection and Wholesale Billing systems. Successfully completed my post-graduate in Marketing Management. For the moment I'm taking my Master in IT Management at Antwerp Management School to scale-up my knowledge in digital transformation.
Dave Bealby is an international management consultant and venture angel. Dave is currently the VP Global Services at Avenue Code. Mr. Bealby is a high-technology leader and strategist with in-depth experience in creating structure, maintaining focus and providing clinical execution in sales, services and marketing organizations. Dave has thirty years of demonstrated success developing commercially profitable businesses.
Chip R. Bell is the founder of the Atlanta-based Chip Bell Group, helping organizations build a culture that supports long-term customer loyalty.
David Bicknell is Editor of Government Computing in the United Kingdom. Dave co-founded Campaign4Change. Dave worked as editor and writer for Computer Weekly. Dave co-wrote a book of IT project management case studies called Crash (Simon & Schuster).
Danek Bienkowski is the president of ITConsulting, Inc., an information technology consulting company. Prior to starting ITC, he co-founded ABT Corporation, which provided Enterprise Project Management solutions to major companies.
Bookworms is a group of Standish and non-Standish contributors that like to read books and who spends a lot of time reading and studying. Bookworms provide reviews with a rating from 5 (best) to 1 (worst) butterflies. The rating is based on the value of the information to project managers, sponsors, and the general success of projects. Bookworms include Jim Johnson, Mark Snow, Jennifer Lynch, and Jim Crear.