Thanks, Ajit, for inviting me to join this interesting forum. Here are my bio details, the "Business and IT" bit anyway - if you are interested in my musical activities, check out http://keith.harrison-broninski.info!
Keith Harrison-Broninski is a consultant, writer, researcher and software developer working at the forefront of the IT and business worlds. He is:
- Author of the landmark book Human Interactions: The Heart And Soul Of Business Process Management (Meghan-Kiffer Press, 2005, www.mkpress.com/hi)
- Contributing "thought leader" to the BPMG book In Search Of BPM Excellence (BPMG, 2005, www.bpmg.org)
- Author of numerous articles on the topic of Human Interaction Management (HIM) and the Human Interaction Management System (HIMS)
- A founder member of the Process Modelling Group.
Keith studied at Oxford University in the 1980s, obtaining a BA Hons in Mathematics (starred double first) then an MSc in Computation. After a short spell working for the pioneering UK software house Praxis Systems plc, he became an independent IT consultant, specialising in short-term high-level assignments related to the management of complex software development, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and business process analysis. His clients included organisations such as Hong Kong Polytechnic University, GE Capital, Accor, Eaton Corporation, Hewlett-Packard Athens, Oracle Corporation, Sun Microsystems, the UK Department of Trade and Industry, the UK National Health Service, the Scottish Office, and too many others to list here.
Keith has maintained close links with the field of Role Activity Theory since the late 1980s, when he created the central model for a government-sponsored research project to implement an Integrated Project Support Environment. During the 1990s, Keith built diagramming and modelling software, and consulted to many large clients on process re-organisation.
Along with his research and consulting work, Keith is now the CTO of Role Modellers Ltd. The company mission is to develop understanding and support of human-driven processes across industry, a field that Keith has pioneered.
In 2005 Keith was elected a fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.