Steve Edwards is a senior vice president of Carrier Services at Neustar. Steve has over 25 years experience in the global Telecoms and High-Tech industry including start-up ventures and multi-national corporations. Steve has significant experience in business operations, product management, business development and corporate/strategic marketing.
Jason Feinman is a retired Information Technology planner for United States Postal Service (USPS). Feinman is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Sidnie M. Feit is our Chief Scientist. With over 40 years experience, Dr. Feit is a system architect, designer, lecturer and published author, with specialized knowledge of communications networks. She is experienced in technology evaluation, product review, competitive analysis, product launch, and service launch. Prior to joining The Standish Group, Dr. Feit was a member of ITT's system design and architecture group, where she participated in planning an international network, developed an e-mail gateway, and evaluated products. Dr. Feit holds a Ph.D. in Mathematics from Cornell University. She is the author of books on topics including TCP/IP, network management, local area networks, and wide area networks, and is working on a comprehensive reference book on high speed local, metro, and wide area networks.
Larry Fleming is IT Manager at Philips Electronics N. America. Prior to Philips Electronics, Mr. Fleming worked at Agilent Technologies and Hewlett Packard in senior IT positions. Larry is a graduate of Babson College, Franklin W. Olin School of Business and University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business and Economics.
Niels Groen is senior consultant at BlinkLane Consulting, the Netherlands. He has extensive experience as an advisor for clients in the private and public sector, assisting on strategy, effective program and project organizations, and business agility. Niels holds a PhD in governance, based on his research on escalating public IT-projects.
The Standish Group’s mission is to change the world in the way software projects are managed. The new dawn in software project management will result in healthier and more rapid software development. We will accomplish this through the promotion and advancement of software value techniques and philosophies. Our philosophy is based on: 1) Group refection 2) Intensive primary research and 3) Constant feedback.
Don Haderle is an IBM Fellow, CTO and the father of DB2. Don retired from IBM in 2005 after 37 years. As CTO for data systems in IBM, Don led the creation of new information management. Don is helping several start-ups and early stage organizations with both technical and management advice.
Ellen Hancock is an experience senior executive having served as Chief Executive Officer of Exodus Communications, Inc. Chief Technology Officer of Apple Computer, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of National Semiconductor Corporation. Mrs. Hancock worked at IBM for almost 30 years rising to the level of president and general manager of IBM’s Communication Products Division. Ellen is currently on the board of directors for several Fortune 500 and higher-level educational organizations.
Bill Heil is a Angel Investor, Adviser, Volunteer and Ex Chief Bottle Washer at VMware. Prior to VMware, Bill was the President and COO for WebEx. Bill was also the general manager of Compaq’s Business Critical Server Division. Before Compaq, Bill was the general manager for Tandem Computers. Bill is a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School.
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