IRM UK Speakers

Our carefully selected presenters have superior technical knowledge, teaching skills and a wide range of practical business experience. They are some of the most influential technologists, methodologists and original thinkers in IT today. If you are interested in speaking for IRM UK please e-mail Jeremy Hall

Conference Speakers

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Seminar Speakers

Speaker: James Archer

Speaker: James Archer

James Archer is co-editor of Business Analysis and Leadership (Kogan Page – Sept 2013). He is a former Business Analyst of the year and has been an organiser of the European Business Analysis Conference since it began.

James uses his more than 20 years’ experience helping people, teams, and organisations tackle difficult problems and challenges by:

  • designing an individual approach to challenges
  • drawing on creative problem solving, business analysis, programme and project management skills, tools and techniques
  • discovering the essence of the real business problem before leaping into technical solutions
  • using design thinking and ethnographical research to really understand the customers perspective
  • using a systemic approach that recognizes the biggest challenge in implementing change is working with people.

Seminars: Mastering the Requirements Process and Mastering Business Analysis

Ashley Braganza IRM UK

Speaker: Ashley Braganza

Ashley Braganza is Professor of Organizational Transformation at Brunel University, London.  He is Head of Department of Economics and Finance.  Prior to becoming Head, Ashley held a number of senior positions in Brunel Business School, UK, which recently won the coveted Times Higher Education’s Business School of the Year Award.  His research and consultancy expertise covers the development and implementation of change management.  He has direct experience in creating and implementing strategic processes and enterprise-wide architectures.  Some examples include his work with organizations such as DFiD (UK), Astra Zeneca, The National Audit Office, McDonalds, British Telecom, ABN Amro Bank, Brunel Business School and IFAD (Rome).

Seminar: Delivering Benefits from Implementing Change – Practical Tools that Deliver Results

Speaker: Roger T Burlton

Speaker: Roger Burlton

Roger T Burlton, P.Eng., CMC, is the co-founder of BPTrends Associates, the services arm of the BPM knowledge portal and the author of the thought leading book ‘Business Process Management: Profiting from Process’. He is considered the industry leader in the introduction of realistic ways of implementing enterprise BPM programs as well as innovative approaches for organizational and process change.

He is the author of the ‘Business Process Manifesto’ which is now available in fourteen languages. He is regarded as a realistic practitioner, who delivers pragmatic solutions for his clients. He has helped over one hundred organizations implement BPM as a corporate strategy in many different industries, countries and cultures.

An exceptional speaker, he has chaired over forty high profile conferences on Advanced Business Process Management around the world. To date, he has conducted over seven hundred seminars and has presented to over sixty thousand professionals. His seminars have been translated for diverse audiences around the globe.

Conference Chair: Business Process Management Conference Europe
Seminar: Business Architecture – Building Alingment for Rapid Change

Speaker: Jan Henderyckx - Inpuls

Speaker: Jan Henderyckx

Jan Henderyckx is a highly rated consultant, speaker and author who has been active in the field of Information Management and Relational Database Management since 1986. He has presented, moderated and taught workshops at many international conferences and User Group meetings worldwide. Jan’s experiences, combined with information architecture and management expertise, have enabled him to help many organisations to optimise the business value of their information assets. He is a Director of the Belgium and Luxembourg chapter of DAMA (Data Management Association) and runs the Belgian Information Governance Council. He has published articles in many leading industry journals, and has been elected to the IDUG Speakers Hall of Fame, based upon numerous Best Speaker awards.

Conference Chair: Data Governance Conference Europe
Seminar: Defining and Executing your Informaiton Strategy

Speaker: Steve Hoberman

Speaker: Steve Hoberman

Steve Hoberman is the most requested data modelling instructor in the world. Introduced at over 50 international conferences as everything from a “data modelling guru” to “data modelling rock star”, Steve balances the formality and precision of data modelling with the realities of building software systems with severe time, budget, and people constraints.

In his consulting and teaching, he focuses on templates, tools, and guidelines to reap the benefits of data modelling with minimal investment. He taught his first data modelling class in 1992 and has educated more than 10,000 people about data modelling and business intelligence techniques since then, spanning every continent except Africa and Antarctica. Steve is known for his entertaining, interactive teaching and lecture style (watch out for flying candy!), and is the author of five books on data modelling, including the bestseller Data Modelling Made Simple. He is the founder of the Design Challenges group, inventor of the Data Model Scorecard®, and CEO of Technics Publications.

Seminar: Data Modelling Fundamentals and Data Modelling Masterclass

Speaker: Danette McGilvray

Speaker: Danette McGilvray

Danette McGilvray is president and principal of Granite Falls Consulting, Inc., a firm that helps organizations increase their success by addressing the information quality and data governance aspects of their business efforts. Focusing on bottom-line results, Danette helps organizations enhance the value of their information assets by incorporating information quality management into the business. She also emphasizes communication and the human aspect of data quality and governance.

Danette is the author of Executing Data Quality Projects: Ten Steps to Quality Data and Trusted Information™ (Morgan Kaufmann, 2008). An internationally respected expert, her Ten Steps™ approach to information quality has been embraced as a proven method for creating, improving, and managing information and data quality in the enterprise. Her trademarked approach, in which she has trained Fortune 500 clients and thousands of workshop attendees, applies to all types of data and all organizations. Her book is used as a textbook in university graduate programs. The Chinese translation was the first data quality book available in Chinese.

Danette helps clients solve specific data quality problems through data quality projects or incorporating data quality activities into other projects or methodologies. In addition to projects, Danette helps companies set up data quality and governance programs – formal on-going initiatives that address business needs by providing a foundation and services to sustain data quality. Her approach is outlined in her chapter on Data Quality Projects and Programs, in: S. Sadiq (ed.), Handbook of Data Quality Research and Practice (Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2013).

Danette is an invited speaker at conferences around the world and received IAIDQ’s Distinguished Member Award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the field of information and data quality.

Seminar: Ten Steps to Data Quality

Speaker: Chris Potts

Speaker: Chris Potts

Chris Potts works with people around the world as a hands-on practitioner and mentor, with over 25 years’ experience in corporate, business and IT strategies, Enterprise Architecture, investing in change, and delivery. He is a popular and inspirational speaker, delivering seminars and conference keynotes worldwide, as well as guest lectures at New York University, City University in London, and the IT University of Copenhagen.

Chris is also the author of a trilogy of business novels on the evolution of corporate IT leadership into Enterprise Investment – “FruITion”, “RecrEAtion” and ”DerfrICTion”. He has judged ‘CIO of the year’ awards in both the USA and the Middle East.

Conference Chair: Enterprise Architecture Europe Conference
Seminar: The Corporate Strategy for IT

Speaker: Alec Sharp

Speaker: Alec Sharp

Alec Sharp has managed his consulting and education business, Clariteq Systems Consulting Ltd., for over 30 years. Serving clients from Ireland to India, and Washington to Wellington, Alec’s expertise includes facilitation, strategy development, data management, business analysis, and business process improvement.

He conducts workshops and conference presentations on these topics globally, consistently receiving “excellent” ratings. Alec is the author of the second edition of “Workflow Modeling” (Artech House, 2008) which is widely used as a university text and is a best-seller in the field.


Speaker: Rick F. van der Lans

Speaker: Rick F. van der Lans

Rick F. van der Lans is an independent analyst, consultant, author, and lecturer specialising in data warehousing, business intelligence, data virtualisation, and database technology. He is Managing Director of R20/Consultancy based in The Netherlands, and has advised many large companies worldwide on defining their business intelligence architectures. His popular IT books have been translated into many languages and have sold over 100,000 copies. Rick writes for the TechTarget and B‐eye‐Network. For the last 25 years, he has been presenting professionally around the globe and at international events. In 2012, Rick published a new book entitled “Data Virtualization for Business Intelligence Systems“.

Conference Chair: BI Conference Europe
Seminar: Business Intelligence, Big Data, and Data Warehousing: 
New Technologies and Developments Explained

Speaker: Selvyn Wright

Selvyn Wright Is a professional trainer with over 17 years of experience teaching technology and analysis, design and architecture methodology. He has taught TOGAF for over 5 years. During this time he has taught over 450 students with a certification pass of approximately 99%. His clients include Barclays Capital, Atos, Network Rail, Logica, Ericson, BAE and MBDA. Previous to this, Selvyn was a Graduate Training Programme Lecturer at Morgan Stanley Investment Management and a Technical CORBA Architect at NATS.

Seminar: TOGAF™ 9 Certification – Level 1 & 2

Speaker: John Zachman

Speaker: John A. Zachman

John A. Zachman is the originator of the “Framework for Enterprise Architecture” which has received broad acceptance around the world as an integrative framework, or “periodic table” of descriptive representations for Enterprises. He is not only known for this work on Enterprise Architecture, but is also known for his early contributions to IBM’s Information Strategy methodology as well as to their Executive team planning techniques.

Mr. Zachman retired from IBM in 1990, having served them for 26 years. He is Chief Executive Officer of Zachman International, an Enterprise dedicated to the advancement of the state of the art in Enterprise Architecture in support of Enterprise Engineering and Manufacturing. He has written over 60 major articles on the subject. His website is

Seminar: Zachman Enterprise Architecture – Modelling Workship