Steve Morlidge has 30 years of practical experience in designing and running performance management systems in Unilever, including three years as the lead of a global change project. He is a former Chairman of the European Beyond Budgeting Round Table and now works as an academic and independent consultant for a range of major companies. He is a prominent public speaker, drawing on his years of experience at the leading edge of performance management thought and practice.
Vice President, Principal Analyst
Bryan Ball is the vice president and principal analyst for Aberdeen’s Supply Chain and Supplier Management research practice, responsible for developing Aberdeen's research coverage within the practice and delivering findings via published works, speaking engagements, on-line events and media interaction.
With over 30 years of supply chain, operations and materials management experience acquired across multiple product lines and serving several markets, including retail, wholesale, commercial, OEM and private brand customers, Ball brings a high level of knowledge and insight on the challenges and opportunities facing supply chain practitioners worldwide.
Ball’s career encompasses a range of experience areas including system implementations, startup operations, consolidations, and outsourcing, all while delivering value in the form of cost reductions, improved inventory turns and enhanced efficiencies attained through process improvements. His professional accomplishments cover a wide range of disciplines including sales and operations planning, risk mitigation, strategic sourcing, product sourcing, change management, purchasing management, cost reduction, and lean manufacturing.
Office of Finance Subject Matter Expert
Dean works closely with Sales and Solutions delivery teams to ensure that our Finance Performance Management (FPM) solutions are best aligned to address enterprise or industry-specific business issues and challenges, as expressed by the Finance Executives at our clients.
Dean is a California CPA. Prior to joining IBM, Dean worked for 12 years in Big-4 consulting firm where he led a regional Data Management Advisory group, and later a Strategic Finance Consulting Group. As a strategy consultant, he helped several Fortune 1000 Clients design and implement enterprise-wide finance transformation strategies, including new technology deployments. Dean was also a Business Unit Controller for Media and Entertainment Company, and a VP for a Real Estate Investment Management Firm.