Roger is a respected pioneer in the introduction of innovative approaches for Business Management. He is a world leader in the field of Business Process Management, having authored one of the most read and followed books on the topic early in BPM’s growth as well as the Business Process Manifesto. Roger’s leadership is also witnessed by his position as chair of several of the most influential conferences each year on BPM and Business Architecture and by his role as chair of the BPTrends.com Advisory Board. The insights he brings to PRG’s consulting clients are thoughtful and pragmatic.
Ronald G. Ross
Ronald G. Ross is Principal and Co-Founder of Business Rule Solutions, LLC(BRS), where he actively develops and applies the BABusinessSpeak™ methodology including RuleSpeak®, DecisionSpeak™, and ConceptSpeak™. Ron consults to companies worldwide through BRS.
Ron is recognized internationally as the "father of business rules." He is the author of ten professional books including the groundbreaking first book on business rules The Business Rule Book in 1994. His newest are:
· Building Business Solutions: Business Analysis with Business Rules(2nd edition) with Gladys S.W. Lam (2015, An IIBA® Sponsored Handbook).
· Business Rule Concepts: Getting to the Point of Knowledge(4th edition, 2013).
Ron serves as Executive Editor of BRCommunity.comand its flagship publication, Business Rules Journal. He is a sought-after speaker at conferences world-wide. More than 50,000 people have heard him speak; many more have attended his seminars and read his books.
Ron has served as Chair of the annual International Business Rules & Decisions Forumconference since 1997, now part of the Building Business Capability (BBC) conference. He was a charter member of the Business Rules Group (BRG)in the 1980s, and an editor of its Business Motivation Model (BMM) standard and the Business Rules Manifesto. He is active in OMG standards development, with core involvement in SBVR. He was also a contributor to the IIBA’s BABOK v3.
Ron holds a BA from Rice University and an MS in information science from Illinois Institute of Technology.
For more information about Mr. Ross, visit www.RonRoss.info, which hosts his blog.
John A. Zachman
John A. Zachman is the originator of the “Framework for Enterprise Architecture” (The Zachman
Framework™) which has received broad acceptance around the world as an integrative framework, an
ontology for descriptive representations for Enterprises.
Mr. Zachman is not only known for this work on Enterprise Architecture, but is also known for his early
contributions to IBM’s Information Strategy methodology (Business Systems Planning) as well as to
their Executive team planning techniques (Intensive Planning). He served IBM for 26 years, retiring in
1990 to devote his life to the science of Enterprise Architecture.
Mr. Zachman is the Founder and Chairman of his own education and consulting business, Zachman
International®. He is also Founder of the Zachman Institute™, a nonprofit organization devoted to
leveraging Zachman International's vast network of professionals and resources to offer services to small
businesses and nonprofit organizations as they prepare for and experience growth.
Mr. Zachman serves on the Executive Council for Information Management and Technology (ECIMT)
of the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) and on the Advisory Board of the Data
Administration Management Association International (DAMAI) from whom he was awarded the 2002
Lifetime Achievement Award. He was awarded the 2009 Enterprise Architecture Professional Lifetime
Achievement Award from the Center for Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession as well
as the 2004 Oakland University, Applied Technology in Business (ATIB), Award for IS Excellence and
Mr. Zachman has been focusing on Enterprise Architecture since 1970 and has written extensively on the
subject. He has facilitated innumerable executive team planning sessions. He travels nationally and
internationally, teaching and consulting, and is a popular conference speaker, known for his motivating
messages on Enterprise Architecture issues. He has spoken to many thousands of enterprise managers
and information professionals on every continent.
In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Zachman serves on the Elder Council of the Church on the
Way (First Foursquare Church of Van Nuys, California), the Board of Directors of Living Way
Ministries, a radio and television ministry of the Church on the Way, the President’s Cabinet of The
King’s University, the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Citywide Children’s Christian Choir, the
Board of Directors of Heavenworks, an international ministry to the Frenchspeaking
world and on the Board of Directors of Native Hope International, a Los Angelesbased
ministry to the Native American people.
Prior to joining IBM, Mr. Zachman served as a line officer in the United States Navy and is a retired
Commander in the U. S. Naval Reserve. He chaired a panel on "Planning, Development and Maintenance
Tools and Methods Integration" for the U. S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. He holds a
degree in Chemistry from Northwestern University, has taught at Tufts University, has served on the
Board of Councilors for the School of Library and Information Management at the University of
Southern California, as a Special Advisor to the School of Library and Information Management at
Emporia State University, on the Advisory Council to the School of Library and Information
Management at Dominican University and on the Advisory Board for the Data Resource Management
Program at the University of Washington. He has been a Fellow for the College of Business
Administration of the University of North Texas and currently is listed in Cambridge Who’s Who.