Research Director, Stryve Advisors
Bob has held innovation leadership positions with The Concours Group, CSC Index and General Electric Information Services Company. He is currently Research Director at Stryve Advisors. He has also been a commentator on workforce issues on Nightly Business Report on PBS.
Bob has been leading breakthrough research at the intersection of business, technology, and human asset management for more than 20 years. He has worked with over 300 major organizations and written or edited more than 150 research reports and management guides on topics ranging from workforce management and business innovation to business process reengineering, collaborative business models, and business analytics. His work combines insight, innovation, and pragmatic attention to how organizations work and change.
An engaging speaker and discussion leader, Bob’s talks are always interactive, thought-provoking, action-oriented, witty – and focused on the ways in which organizations can grow, innovate, collaborate and maximize employee engagement.
An award-winning author, his books and publications include:
· Analytics at Work: Smarter Decisions, Better Results, coauthored with Tom Davenport and Jeanne Harris, 2010
· Six Questions Executive Teams Should Be Asking About Their Information Systems, Stryve Advisors Management Guide
· Making Collaboration Work, Stryve Advisors
· Teaming Up to Crack Innovation and Enterprise Integration (with James Cash and Michael Earl), Harvard Business Review, 2008.
· Workforce Crisis: How to Beat the Coming Shortage of Skills and Talent (with Ken Dychtwald and Tamara Erickson), Harvard Business Press, 2006.
· It’s Time to Retire Retirement, coauthored with Ken Dychtwald and Tamara Erickson, Harvard Business Review, 2004. Winner of the McKinsey Award as best HBR article of 2004.
Bob holds an A.B. from Dartmouth College and an M.A. from Boston University.
Senior Research Analyst, Marketing Effectiveness & Strategy
Trip Kucera is a senior research analyst for Marketing Effectiveness and Strategy at the Aberdeen Group, a leading provider of fact-based research focused on the global technology-driven value chain.
With over a decade of proven experience driving market awareness and mindshare for high-growth technology companies, Kucera brings a passion for integrated marketing and content development to his role at Aberdeen. Kucera spent a good part of his early career helping Progress Software start-up Sonic Software establish the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) product category. Most recently he was the senior manager of corporate communications at SuccessFactors (following the acquisition of Plateau Systems), a global SaaS HCM provider. Prior to SuccessFactors, he led corporate communications at remote access software provider LogMeIn.
Business Unit Executive, Market Strategy, IBM Business Analytics
John brings over 30 years of business experience to his role of Market Strategist for IBM’s Business Analytics group, and over 20 years involvement in the business intelligence and analytics market.
He joins IBM from research and advisory firm Gartner where he was Vice President and Distinguished Analyst and key contributor to the business analytics practice.
He also led the Gartner BI Magic Quadrant research in 2011-2012. Prior to Gartner, John was VP and Research Fellow at AMR Research, and held management roles in marketing and product management at Pilot Software, Cognos, and Dun & Bradstreet Software.
John has been a frequent speaker at industry events, and is a recognized expert in the applied use of business analytics to address key business issues.