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Thought Leadership & Strategy

With over 20 years of dedicated experience, Frank has worked as a software implementation consultant, project manager, management consultant, strategist and business executive and industry analyst. Currently, Frank is a Research Vice President at Gartner, in the area of Information Management, Frank's second run at Gartner. Before, he was a Gartner analyst covering business intelligence and performance management. In between, Frank had various roles in the software industry. He was chief marketing officer at Be Informed, a business process platform software vendor. At Hyperion, in his role as Vice President Corporate Strategy, Frank helped position Hyperion as a thought leader in the market. After Hyperion was acquired by Oracle, as a Vice President and Fellow Frank was responsible for a large part of the Hyperion Global Business Unit, redefining the company’s value proposition for performance management, and later he founded and ran the company’s global thought leadership program.

Frank's professional background in strategy, performance management and organizational behavior gives him a strong perspective across many domains in business and IT. He is an exceptional speaker at conferences all over the world, and was recently called an “intellectual provocateur” and “having an unusual warm tone of voice.” More down to earth, his daughter once described it as “my daddy sits in airplanes, stands on stages, and tells jokes.”

Frank is the author of five books, including "Performance Leadership" (McGraw-Hill, 2008), "Dealing with Dilemmas" (Wiley, 2010) and "Socrates Reloaded" (Beingfrank, 2012). One of the case studies from his book “Dealing with Dilemmas” is also available as a Harvard Business Review case study. Frank is also a visiting fellow at Cranfield University School of Management, a regular guest lecturer at London School of Economics, and a TDWI Fellow "Emeritus". Also see Frank’s LinkedIn page, and his entry on Wikipedia.