KCI has various industry experienced and knowledgeable course instructors providing you with insights, tools, and techniques to improve your personal skills. Our lead and subject experts help you to gain the knowledge needed to apply course content.
Frank Kowalkowski is President of Knowledge Consultants, Inc., a firm focusing on business performance, business analytics, data science, expert systems, big data, business intelligence, predictive analytics, machine learning, Artificial Intelligence, and statistical techniques. He has over 30 years of line management and consulting experience in a wide variety of industries. He has been involved with many projects both as a user and purveyor of business analytics. He has worked projects in state and federal government dealing with back office operations, legislative compliance and regulatory compliance. He has worked on the federal level with the national defense department, Coast Guard for drug interdiction and other projects. His background includes a number of industries including manufacturing, distribution, supply chain, banking, insurance, financial institutions, health care, pharmaceuticals, oil and gas and chemicals.
Gil Laware is Managing Partner of Information By Design, LLC. He was formerly an Associate Professor of Computer and Information Technology in the College of Technology at Purdue University he has taught courses in internet technologies, applications and systems development, web and database management systems, object-oriented programming, and systems analysis and design methodologies. Prior to joining the Purdue faculty, Gil was an Associate Director for Fujitsu Consulting, Manager of Data Services for Whirlpool Corporation and held various managerial and consultative roles with the IBM Corporation.
Phil Griffiths is founder and CEO of Business Risk Management Ltd, A Chartered Accountant and an Associate of the Institute of Internal Auditors, he has over 30 years' experience in risk management, internal audit and fraud prevention as practitioner, professional adviser, facilitator and trainer. Phil is regarded as one of the world’s leading experts in the fields of strategic risk management and Internal Audit.
Phil is recognized as an accomplished and charismatic facilitator, trainer and lecturer having advised many renowned organizations, coordinated top-level events and addressed national and international conferences on a wide range of critical business topics. He has led risk management programs for many hundreds of private and public sector clients including, development of risk strategies and facilitated workshops plus assistance with implementation.
He has developed and delivered regular training courses on risk management, fraud prevention and investigation and best practice internal audit across the world.
He is a renowned author – his recent book ‘Risk Based Auditing’ is an international best seller.
Phil has published research into many aspects of internal audit and risk management best practice, including “Strategic Risk management” “The Need to Co-ordinate Assurance Providers” and “The Expectations of Chief Executives towards Internal Audit and its future”.
He is in continual demand to speak at the most prestigious events on risk management and internal audit.
Mr. Miller is a senior instructor with Knowledge Consultants, Inc. and has over 30 years of IT experience primarily in banking, securities and insurance as well as experience in retail, telecommunication and pharmaceutical industries. He started in his career computer operations, programming and systems design, and then moving on to consulting roles in enterprise architecture and business intelligence. Michael’s previous consulting roles include National Director of Enterprise Architecture and Business Intelligence, Executive Consultant CRM COE, and Principal - Management Consultant.
He holds four master degrees (Business Administration, Project Management, Telecommunications Management and Information Systems Management) and has done over two years of doctoral work in Knowledge Management. He is a board member of the Data Management Association – Chicago Chapter, a Certified Business Process Management Professional (ABPMP) and a Certified TOGAF Enterprise Architect. He is presently a Global Information Architect for a major global bank.
Linda Sagamang is a principal with Knowledge Consultants, Inc. and has over 25 years of engagements in Oil & Gas, legal, insurance, banking, telecommunications, and hospitality operations.
She has been an adjunct professor for over 5 years, and a frequent instructor on topics of business processes, computer systems, technical implementations, telecommunications and unified communication systems. As previous manager of technical publications and training for a large oil and gas company for over ten years, she developed the initial policies and procedures and oversaw the migration from paper-based operations standards to on-line systems. She also led the effort to create their first knowledge-base development projects. Linda is currently developing training curriculum and mentoring instructors at a large property insurance company.
Linda has earned a Bachelors degree in Business Administration. She has an extensive background in training, policies and procedures, line management and business.
Jeffrey is the founder of The Enablement Group focusing on Business and Enterprise architecture for over 25 years working with Fortune 100 organizations. Jeffrey has held a variety of roles in technology, product development, innovation, and consulting to help organizations transition, grow and transform their products and services to deliver sustainable value. Jeffrey has worked with business leaders & product managers evaluating and implementing emerging technologies, improving operational effectiveness, and focusing on delivering trusted services for key stakeholders. He has worked with organizations to transform their operations from inward to outward focused while promoting collaboration and greater customer intimacy. He has worked with senior technical leaders to define technology platforms to promote reuse of logical/physical assets and reduce cycle time. He has introduced business architecture concepts and models to improve the alignment between strategy, execution, and operations for clients.
He has presented at the ProjectTalks Chicago, Project-Summit/BA World Conference, International Institute of Business Analysis Chicago, American Society of Trainers & Developers, Society for Human Resource Management, Columbia University School of Management, Cornell Club, and Asia-Pacific Executive Banking Conference.
Len’s experience includes:
- Healthcare - Current Procedure Terminology (CPT) Digital Transformation, Contributed to risk reduction and service delivery improvements for 75% of reviewed projects.
- Financial Services & Operations - Participated as business analysts and BI team leader for SAP financial management, service to cash, procure to pay, personnel administration and BI reporting implementation for a global law firm.
- Construction - Redesigned end-to-end construction project management process from site selection to completion. Establish construction management project management office (PMO) for city building commission.
- Not-For-Profit - Designed a single-system solution implement in over 500 performing arts and cultural organizations worldwide.
- Business Process Reengineering (BPR) Methodology Development & Education - Develop a proprietary IBM BPR method and related employee and customer training curricula.
- Business Process Reengineering & Integrated Software Development - Reengineer IBM’s Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and disparate procurement systems.
- enterprise-directed development. Received IBM’s Systems Engineering Symposium Award from IBM Chairman and CEO.
- Solution Architect/Business Reengineering Facilitator - Reengineer The Metropolitan Opera’s sales and ticketing system. Create a single-system, single-repository solution integrating ticketing, fundraising, memberships, marketing, reporting, customer relationship management, web transactions and other functions including web transactions.