John Eisenhauer – Founder; Strategic Alliances Committee
Mr. Eisenhauer is the founder of the Data Governance Society. He is a visionary and goal-oriented IT Leader with proven experience in planning, architecting and implementing innovative IT services and solutions that address both strategic and tactical business needs. During his career, he has led both technical and functional teams delivering strategic solutions for business intelligence, enterprise reporting and corporate data governance programs. His technical background and consensus building skills have allowed him to consistently create cross-functional teams with exceptional performance, service and adoption. He has written two books about Data Governance and Strategy, “Heads Up! The Data Tsunami Survival Guide” and “The Elephant in the Room.” He has also co-authored many papers on Strategy Formulation, Outcome-Based Logic and creating predictable and quantifiable Customer Value. Currently, Mr. Eisenhauer is the Senior Director of Data Governance for the McKesson Technology Solutions division of McKesson Corporation. In this role he leads the Data Governance Office (DGO) including the Enterprise Data Architecture, Enterprise Data Management and Strategic Business Intelligence teams.
Johannes Dorsch – Board Member; Operations Committee
Mr. Dorsch is an alumnus of the prestigious University of Karlsruhe and brings over 20 years of IT and Enterprise Systems consulting and staffing experience. Before he founded JDC Group in 2005, he served as Chief Operations Officer for CAS America (which was subsequently purchased by Accenture) and built CAS’ professional services organization as well as a customer care program and North American customer support organization. Under his leadership, CAS doubled revenues and significantly increased customer satisfaction.
Prior to CAS, Mr. Dorsch spent 15 years in the SAP industry. In 1998, he co-founded Prescient Consulting, an SAP consulting firm specializing in the implementation of SAP’s industry solutions for the fashion and retail industry. As the CEO of the company, Mr. Dorsch initiated and oversaw the acquisition of Prescient by SAP SI AG in February 2001.
Mr. Dorsch began his consulting career with SAP AG and quickly became the SAP IT manager for Perkin Elmer in Germany and after 4 years, was recruited by Deloitte Consulting to join their US team as a Consulting Manager.
Mr. Dorsch is an active community leader and a strong supporter of social responsibility in business. He has been an active member of the German-American Chamber of Commerce in Atlanta, serves on several boards of the Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and is well-connected in the international community of the Greater Atlanta area and in the global SAP community. Johannes has been in Atlanta since 1995, enjoys various sports and loves to travel with his family.
Niki Rabren – Board Member; Marketing Committee
Holly Starling – Board Member; Operations Committee
Steve Strout – Board Member; Content Committee
Mr. Strout, a co-founder of Black Watch Data, is a recognized leader in the industry and former CEO and board member of the Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG). He brings a wealth of practical knowledge from his close to 30 years of extensive experience in many CIO, CTO, CEO and operational roles in many data intensive organizations such as The New York Times Company, The Thomson Corporation and Morris Communications. He has been deeply involved in the reason data is so important to a business and knows when and where things often go wrong. Mr. Strout has overseen over 190 different businesses acquisitions or divestitures and over 350 different implementations of new systems including Oracle, GEAC, JD Edwards, Lawson and SAP — always driving “on-time and on-budget.”
He has been on many different industry and company boards, including the Customer Advisory Boards of Apple, Dell, and EMC. He is a charter member of the Data Governance Society and is currently a member of their board of directors.
Mr. Strout speaks often at major conferences and user group meetings across North America, is quoted in many publications including Forbes and The Wall Street Journal and has authored a number of books including the recently co-authored book: The Elephant in the Room: Data How to Best Govern and Manage Your Enterprise Data.
Rick Young – Board Member; Content Committee