Steve Brooks worked as an IT leader for more than 25 years. He has a wide experience within industry verticals including professional services, finance, manufacturing, recruitment and retail. Beginning his practitioner career as a communications developer he has worked in most roles in IT. He spent 17 years at Savills plc where he was appointed CIO. He left in 2012 to complete an MBA at Henley Business School. His dissertation was on the procurement of converged telecommunications solutions.
In the last four years he has worked as a journalist, analyst and consultant. He was sub-editor at Business Cloud and is now joint editor at Enterprise Times. His specialist areas are ERP, HCM, IT strategy, IT procurement business strategy, cloud computing and collaboration. He is principal analyst for ERP at Creative Intellect Consulting. Steve has also been a guest speaker at several vendor events.
Ian has been a journalist, editor and analyst for over 30 years. While technology remains the core focus of Ian’s writings he also covers science fiction, children toys, field hockey and progressive rock. As an analyst, Ian is the Cyber Security and Infrastructure Practice Leader for Creative Intellect Consulting Ltd.
Charles Brett is a business/technology analyst consultant. His specialist areas include enterprise software, blockchain and enterprise mobility tech (including metering). Specific industry sectors of interest and experience include finance (especially systems supporting wholesale finance), telecommunications and energy.
Charles has spoken at multiple industry conferences, has written for numerous publications (including the London Times and the Financial Times). He was the General Chair of the bi-annual High Performance Systems Workshop, 2005.
In addition he is an author and novelist. His The CORRUPTION SERIES depicts use of various technologies and includes The HolyPhone Confessional Crisis, Corruption’s Price: A Spanish Deceit, Virginity Despoiled and Resurrection (published late 2017). His technology books include: Making the Most of Mobility Vol I (eBook, 2012); Explaining iTunes, iPhones and iPads for Windows Users (eBook, 2011); 5 Axes of Business Application Integration (2004).
Charles graduated in Modern History at the University of Oxford. He has lived or worked in Italy, Abu Dhabi, South Africa, California and New York, Spain, Israel, Estonia and Cyprus.
Krystyna has been an IT Trainer for over 22 years; she has trained Microsoft products since their 1st release, as well as other packages from other companies such as Oracle, Adobe, Lotus and Corel. She has trained a varied audience from University students to Managing Directors, in one to ones, small groups to over 50 in a lecture environment. Her experience of industries covers a wide spectrum from Utilities, MOD, Advertising, Medical, Police, Cosmetics, IT and Financial.