Russell Douglas, President and CEO
Russell Douglas has over 30 years of IT experience in IT strategy and planning, organizational realignment, enterprise architecture, system integration, infrastructure and operations, data architecture, and business intelligence. Currently, Russell is using his expertise to help companies transform themselves into digital enterprises. Russell previously worked at Pariveda, Aviall Services Inc. (a Boeing company), BroadVision, CA, Sprint and Northrop Grumman, in a variety of roles, including Chief Architect for Aviall/Boeing integration projects. Russell has initiated, built, or enhanced consulting practices, IT departments, and modernized technologies. Russell has worked in a broad range of fortune 1000 companies across several industries including Aerospace & Defense, Retail, Telecommunications, Energy, Financial Services, Distribution, and Manufacturing. Russell earned a BS from the University of Texas – Arlington majoring in Information Systems with a minor in Economics. In his free time, Russell is an avid fitness enthusiast, reader and on occasion shoots skeet. He also enjoys spending time with wife Gina, and his family.
Allen Douglas, Director of Service Delivery and Client Engagement
Allen Douglas has over 30 years of experience deriving business value by implementing advanced information technology solutions. His current focus is the delivery of workable digital projects to the enterprise. As a project and program manager Allen led a number of large telcom projects at Sprint and WorldCom. As a senior consultant, Allen worked with a number of IT executives to develop robust internal project financial valuation methods. He’s work in a number of diverse industries like retail, travel, and insurance to develop business strategies that leverage their technology investment. Allen earned his Bachelors of Arts in General Studies – Mathematics from University of Texas at Dallas and Master of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University. His military experience include US Navy (Reserve) – NAS Dallas, and Texas State Air Guard – Lackland AFB. Outside of work, Allen enjoys tending his vegetable garden and is devoted to his wife Linda and family including their rescue dog – January.
John Johnson Ph.D., Chief Scientist and Head of Technology Research
Dr. John Johnson, Senior Scientist, leads Innovation Consulting at ePeritium Solutions where his team dreams, explores, designs, develops and implements innovations that spark tangible transformation. Prior to joining ePeritium, John was the CTO of Comport Consulting Group and the VP of Innovation Strategy at Spigit where he advised global clients on to how design and launch robust innovative solutions.
John is an experienced innovation leader versed in driving transformational change by focusing on measurable ROIs and value creation through the creation of sustainable innovation programs. As an executive consultant, collegiate professor, author, and speaker, he is responsible for helping global organizations kick-start and sustain innovation programs grounded in the right strategy, culture, process, and technology enablers. John has over 22 years of experience as a strategy consultant and Fortune 100 company innovation leader, and now works with clients across diverse industries to maximize their innovation capabilities.
John was also the head of Strategy, Innovation, & Analytics at PepsiCo where he designed and directed PepsiCo’s first-ever innovation center. His organization delivered innovative growth strategies and cutting edge solutions to PepsiCo’s global markets. John’s passion for innovation led him to be a published author and renowned speaker. His formal education includes a BS in Information Systems, an MBA with dual concentrations in Information Systems & Telecommunication Management, and he completed his doctoral studies in Organization Management.
Venkat Rajan Ph.D., Big Data Analytics Leader
Dr. Venkat Rajan has over 20 years of experience in analytics and optimization. He has expertise in helping companies develop and execute transformation programs by changing traditional business processes into high-impact analytic processes. Venkat has worked with Fortune 2000 companies across various industries, but has a specific focus around Industrial Manufacturing and Consumer Electronics. Venkat previously worked for i2, IBM and Symphony Teleca. He built Symphony Analytics, a division for Symphony Teleca, and grew it to one of the largest pure-play entities in the industry. Venkat has a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, M.S in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras. Venkat loves hiking and travel. He has lived, worked and traveled extensively in Europe, Japan and China.