Dennis E. Wisnosky Gives Keynote Address 'Heading, Altitude and Airspeed: Time, Cost, and Quality KPIs' at Transformation & Innnovation Conference, Washington, DC

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Wizdom Founder and CEO Dennis E. Wisnosky gave keynote address “Heading, Altitude and Airspeed: Time Cost and Quality KPIs” at the Transformation & Innovation Conference in Washington, D.C. Wisnosky’s address takes the audience inside the cockpit of an airplane, comparing it to Enterprise Architecture.

Wizdom Founder and CEO Dennis E. Wisnosky gave keynote address “Heading, Altitude and Airspeed: Time Cost and Quality KPIs” at the Transformation & Innovation Conference in Washington, D.C.

Wisnosky’s address takes the audience inside the cockpit of an airplane, comparing it to Enterprise Architecture.

He investigates how, like the instruments in an aircraft, Key Performance Indicators (Time, Cost, and Quality) provide simple real time measures that will guide and keep an organization on its desired course to its desired destination.

The address is based on a chapter of his book “Dodaf Wizdom,” a how-to handbook for the Department of Defense Architecture Framework.

Dennis E. Wisnosky, founder and CEO of Wizdom Systems, Inc., has published 6 books and over 100 papers in the fields of management, DoDAF, CAD/CAM, electronics, computer science and CIM. He is the originator of the funnel visualization of enterprise control networks.

For the last year Wisnosky has been working with the DoD Business Transformation Agency, formerly BMMP -- leading the development of the BEA. Last December About BEA 3.0, the GAO said, "DoD made more progress in 6 months than in the last 4 years." Recently, about BEA 3.1 GAO said, "DoD continues to make outstanding progress."

Dennis Wisnosky's contributions to Business Process Engineering begin with its conceptual foundation in the 1970's, when he founded and managed the U.S. Air Force's Integrated Computer Aided Manufacturing program. In the private sector, he went on to lead International Harvesters' corporate technology initiatives, then started up a leading producer of robots, cell controllers and CIM services before founding the Wizdom companies in 1986.

Recognition for his pioneering work includes the International Engineer of the Year Award, testimony before the U.S. House and Senate on productivity and quality of work life issues, Crain's Illinois Business High Tech Entrepreneur Award, University of Pittsburgh Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering distinguished Alumni Award, California State University's Medallion of Distinction lifetime achievement award, the San Fernando Valley Engineers Council International Engineer of the Year Award and the USAF Meritorious Civilian Service Award. In May of 1997, Wisnosky was recognized by Fortune Magazine as "One of the Five Heroes of Manufacturing"

A multi-engine, instrument rated pilot, Mr. Wisnosky holds a bachelors degree in Physics and Mathematics, and masters degrees in Electrical Engineering and Management Science.

Transformation and Innovation 2006 was produced in partnership with leading business media including Business Transformation Journal, z/Journal, Enterprise Open Source Journal, and Business Integration Journal.

Participants learned the most up-to-date strategies, techniques, and technologies for SOA, Leveraging Open Source, Enterprise Architecture Modeling and Modernization as well as Best Practices for BPM and Process Optimization.

The event provides one of the first looks at the Department of Defense (DoD’s) Business Transformation Agency (BTA) -- one the world’s most agile and comprehensive transformation initiatives. Presenters from the BTA include Mr. Thomas Modly, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Financial Management; and Mr. David Fisher, Director of Transformation Planning and Performance.

About Wizdom Since 1986, Wizdom has been a recognized leader in providing clients with innovative process-based business and software solutions for improving performance. Wizdom’s integrated software, training and consulting enables our clients to communicate, plan and execute a unified corporate strategy. Wizdom helps businesses grow by aggressively pursuing new opportunities and employing the best business practices. Wizdom’s corporate headquarters is located in Naperville, IL, a western suburb of Chicago. Contact Robin Davies at (630) 357-3000 ext. 3084 or visit Wizdom’s website at http://www.wizdom.com.

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