Luminaries & Thought Leaders (Columnists)

(alphabetical order)

Bruce Richardson

Bruce Richardson, columnist, is SVP and Chief Enterprise Strategist at Salesforce. During his 20-year career as Chief Research Officer at AMR Research he initiated and led the firm’s coverage of ERP, supply chain management, CRM, e-commerce, cloud computing, and the “future of work.” He described it as the "Best job in the world," and was responsible for First Thing Monday, a weekly publication…

Paul Roma

Paul Romacolumnist, is CEO of Ciox Health. Prior, Paul was Chief Analytics Officer at Deloitte Consulting, LLP, and was Deloitte’s innovation leader in 2012. Paul has led successful mission-critical transformations for Fortune 500 companies. He solves complex challenges that can make a big impact—problems that aim to touch billions of lives—in healthcare, child welfare, and e…

Jim Sinur

Jim Sinur, columnist, is a VP and Research Fellow at Aragon. As a distinguished Thought Leader, Jim covers Digital Transformation, the Digital Business Platform (DBP), the Internet of Things(IoT), Cognitive Delivery, and the Intelligent Workplace. Prior to joining Aragon, Jim spent 20 years at Gartner, where he was critical in creating the first Hype Cycle and Maturity Model, which have become…

Richard Soley, Ph.D

Richard Soley, Ph.D., columnist, is Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group (OMG), the world's largest standards consortium; as well as Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council; and Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium.

Jim Spohrer, Ph.D.

Jim Spohrer, Ph.D., is Director, Cognitive OpenTech at IBM. Cognitive open technologies include open source intelligence augmentation (IA), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and deep learning (DL). IBM Director, Global University Programs and Lead of Cognitive Systems Institute (2009 - 2016). Jim has been pioneering the development of a new field known as service science (Ser…

Jim Stikeleather

Jim Stikeleathercolumnist, has designed, developed and implemented award winning information and communications technologies over the past 30 years. Most recently serving as Chief Innovation Officer at Dell Services, Jim speaks and consults internationally on digital infrastructures and evaluation of emerging technologies, providing strategic guidance, and participating in in…

Vivek Wadhwa

Vivek Wadhwa, columnist, is a Distinguished Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, and was recently Director of Research at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering.

Richard Welke, Ph.D.

Richard Welke, Ph.D., columnist, has held many roles over 25 years to bootstrap dormant units to create a series of new units within the prevailing university structure. Not replicating. New visions for going forward. Dr. Welke is director of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Institute, and professor and previous chair of the Center for Process Innovation, e-Commerce Institute, GeM (Global e-…

Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Ph.D.


Irving Wladawsky-Berger, Ph.D., columnist, retired from IBM after 37 years of identifying emerging technologies and marketplace developments critical to the future of the IT industry. Since retiring from IBM, he has served a Strategic Adviser for Citigroup, HBO and Mastercard.

Lisa Wood


Lisa Wood, co-founder and CEO of COGNITIVE WORLD, is a big business media veteran with a longtime involvement in artificial intelligence. Throughout the mid and late 90’s, Lisa produced many of the largest and most successful IT-focused custom published productions ever to appear in FORTUNE, and a decade later, the same for BusinessWeek.