Board of Directors Bios
A cadre of leading industry experts formed the Business Architecture Guild to develop the Business Architecture Body of Knowledge Handbook. Using the Body of Knowledge, practicing organizations will be able to quickly understand business architecture and begin to deploy this important discipline to priority business challenges and underlying scenarios.
William Ulrich of TSG, INC, is a strategic planning consultant. He has written several books, published hundreds of articles and papers, and has worked with numerous large corporations and government agencies. Bill participates in various industry events and is a featured speaker at many of these events. He is the Co-Chair of the OMG Business Architecture Special Interest Group, and the Editorial Director of the Business Architecture Institute. William and Neal’s new book is titled Business Architecture: the Art and Practice of Business Transformation. William serves on the Board of Directors and is President of the Business Architecture Guild.
Neal McWhorter is a President of Strategic Value Partners. Neal helps organizations improve their ability to deliver new business capabilities and business applications through the application of Business Architecture, Business Process and Business Rules techniques. As a frequent presenter at industry conferences, he has authored numerous white papers and articles in the area of business architecture, business processes and business rules techniques. Neal also co-chairs the Object Management Group's Business Architecture Working Group. Bill and Neal’s new book is titled Business Architecture: the Art and Practice of Business Transformation Neal serves on the Board of Directors of the Business Architecture Guild.
Jim Rhyne is the owner and founder of Software Renovation Consulting (SRC), a consulting firm specializing in conceptual information modeling and business-led transformation of core application systems. Prior to founding SRC, Jim was a Distinguished Engineer and chief architect for the IBM Worldwide Banking Center of Excellence where he created a transformation framework for core banking systems and consulted with major banks in the US, Europe, Australia and China. Jim has many years of architectural experience including strategic architecture responsibilities for CICS and mainframe application development tools. He was one of the founding architects for Websphere and contributed to the J2EE and Java standards. Jim has a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a number of patents and has published papers on User Interface Technologies, Conceptual Modeling, and Software Analysis. He has advised hundreds of large businesses on IT transformation projects and technology selection. Jim serves on the Board of Directors and is Treasurer of the Business Architecture Guild.
Mike Rosen is the Chief Scientist at Wilton Consulting Group which specializes in architectural consulting. He is also Director of Enterprise Architecture at the Cutter Consortium which provides research and analysis on IT. Mike's 30 year career has spanned startups, CTO roles, chief architect, and product architect for industry leading middleware products, software development, and hardware design. Mike has been a frequent technical speaker and author for conferences in more than a dozen countries. He is the coauthor of Applied SOA: Service-Oriented Architecture and Design Strategies; Developing E-Business Systems and Architectures: A Manager's Guide; and Integrating CORBA and COM Application. Mike serves on the Board of Directors of the Business Architecture Guild.
Robert Bratulic, P.Eng, is the Lead SME for Telecom Business/Process Architecture & Engineering at the Global Telecom Center of Excellence, at IBM GBS (Global Business Services). He has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, working with business stakeholders to channel IT into transformative business results and organizational change. Robert has been an active member and speaker with the Project Management Institute (PMI), the OMG's BASIG (Business Architecture Special Interest Group), as well as the OpenGroup's BAWG (Business Architecture Work Group). As an active contributor in the TeleManagement Forum's Benchmarking Group, he helped create the TMF's Business Metrics Framework (BMF)
Tammy Adams is the Managing Partner of Chaosity LLC, specializing in Collaborative Process Improvement, Project Coaching and High-Stakes Meeting Facilitation. She is a Certified Professional Facilitator and Certified Quality Manager, with extensive experience in project management, operations management and facilitation. Tammy is co-author of two books - Facilitating the Project Lifecycle and The Project Meeting Facilitator and is currently serving as Chairman of the Business Architecture Guild Board of Directors.
Linda Finley is the Vice President of Consulting, Domain Leader for Strategy and Architecture, and Director for Public Sector at Trissential, a management consulting firm specializing in improvement. Trissential is focused on business improvement and passionate about helping clients with developing and deploying effective strategies, ensuring efficient management and enabling exceptional execution. Prior to joining Trissential, Linda was CIO and Vice President for Client Solutions for Novon Consulting, and before that led the State of MN Office of Technology. While serving MN, Linda created the Drive to Excellence Program and the accompanying Transformation Roadmap. the vision for the “new normal” driven from this Program resulted in significant organizational rationalization and cost model efficiencies for the State. Linda is the founder of the Twin Cities Business Architecture Forum; less than two years old and among the largest communities of business architecture practitioners in the world.