KPMG Advisory N.V.
Ronald has a background in finance and control having successfully completed his professional qualifications as a Certified Public Accountant (Dutch equivalent). He is also a certified Information Systems Auditor (Dutch equivalent of CISA) and a certified SAP consultant. Ronald is a frequent author of many professional publications. He has received the prestigious Dutch Mr. Sinnighe Damsté award for one of his publications.
Ronald joined KPMG in 1997, as a senior manager and became a partner in 2001. He has been working in the SAP advisory space, leading a group of SAP consultants in the Netherlands. He has been a National Service Leader for ERP Advisory services. The projects Ronald was involved in focused on assisting KPMG clients in design, implementation and operational issues regarding SAP. He was involved in a number of SAP QA, implementation and optimization projects taking a delivery role
Since a number of years Ronald is leading the Enterprise Data Management practice in the Netherlands. He is leading a team of consultants that focus on assisting clients in advisory work in the following areas: master data management, data and information governance, data cleansing, data migration, data modelling, data quality, meta data management, document management, records management and archiving.
VP Product Marketing
As Vice President of Product Marketing, Ian Rowlands is responsible for the communication of ASG’s metadata-management based solutions. He participates in product launch and delivery plans and the creation and management of partner relationships. He was previously VP of Metadata Development and VP for Product Management. Before ASG, Rowlands was Director of Indirect Channels for Viasoft, a leading EAM vendor (acquired by ASG), owning relationships with partners outside North America. Rowlands has worked extensively in metadata management and IT systems and financial management, and presented at conferences worldwide, including EDW/DAMA and CMG. Rowlands has many years of experience in applications design and development, has managed ADABAS, IDMS, and DB2 databases and designed systems to run on a variety of hardware and operating systems. Originally from the U.K., Rowlands is a Chartered IT Professional and standing member of the British Computer Society.
Associate Editor CIO.co.uk, ComputerworldUK and Techworld
Mike Simons is a highly experienced technology journalist, working as Associate Editor for CIO.co.uk , ComputerworldUK.com and Techworld. He is regularly called on to judge industry awards, including, recently, the SAP Quality Awards also working as a film producer. He was News Editor at ComputerWeekly.com and of a combined Computer Weekly and ComputerWeekly.com before joining IDG as Launch Editor of ComputerworldUK and subsequently taking over responsibility of Techworld as well.