Consulting Partners


Sometimes the best way to leverage the power of DPL is to bring in an experienced consultant

Many organizations choose to bring in outside expertise in order to extract the most value from our software solutions and accelerate the process of adopting new decision-making methodologies. Syncopation Software has long-standing relationships with a variety of high-quality independent consultants from around the globe who have real-world experience using DPL, as well as deep specialist knowledge of their industries and methodologies. By engaging with one of our consultants below, you benefit from their skills and experience as well as their close connections to Syncopation's technical experts.


Grim Gjønnes
+47 934 01 002
grimg@crispideas.com
Oslo, Norwary

http://www.crispideas.com

Example of Work: Crisp Idea's DPL Case Study

Crisp Ideas AS is an Oslo-based strategic advisory firm in the areas of strategy, business development, sales, and funding for early-phase technology companies with aggressive global ambitions. Founded in 2004, it has three key practice areas today: management consulting, quantitative analysis (including decision analysis), and digital channels. Grim Gjønnes is the General Manager of Crisp Ideas. Grim holds a Dr. Ing. degree from NTNU, Trondheim, and a M.Sc. degree in Management from Sloan School of Management, MIT, Boston. Prior to forming Crisp Ideas, he worked with a number of premier consulting firms, including Navita Consulting (energy and commodity trading; later Brady Energy) and McKinsey (management consulting), and held a number of management positions with top-tier technology companies, including Microsoft, Trolltech (later Nokia, later Digia), and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace. He worked also for 8 years as research scientist with leading research institutions in Norway and Canada in the area of artificial intelligence.

Harry Saunders,
Founder & Managing Director
info@decisionprocessesinc.com
Newbury Park, California, USA

http://www.decisionprocessesinc.com/

Decision Processes, Inc. are a group of seasoned, senior level practitioners with many years of experience internationally in strategy consulting, decision training, decision facilitation, and coaching and decision software development. Dr. Harry Saunders is the Managing Director of Decision Processes Incorporated. In this capacity he has helped institute the Decision and Risk Analysis Training Program at a number of leading corporations. Prior to co-founding Decision Processes Incorporated, Dr. Saunders was a partner in its predecessor company, Decision and Risk Analysis, Inc. Before that, Dr. Saunders was a Senior Associate at Strategic Decisions Group, where he facilitated strategy projects for several corporations and created a probabilistic forecasting system. Previously, he was Manager of Strategy at Tosco Corporation, then the largest U.S. independent oil refiner.

Whether you are formulating a company strategy or deciding on a new product; contemplating a large acquisition or deciding whether to attend tomorrow’s meeting; wanting to fix your own decision making or re-vamping the company’s business strategy, Decision Processes, Inc. can help.

Al Dugan, Founder and Principal
415-699-7570
al@duganrm.com
San Francisco, California, USA

https://www.linkedin.com/in/al-dugan-0496649

Dugan Risk Management and Insurance Services LLC is a full service company that provides internal audits and risk management services specializing in Technology and Life Science Marine Cargo and Stock Throughput Programs (STP) and assures best premium cost for risk and exposures.

Al Dugan’s experience makes him uniquely and highly qualified as a consultant. He has a long standing successful track record in the marine cargo insurance industry. No other broker in the US market can match his background and experience. He has a total of 36 years of experience in all aspects of Underwriting, Claims, Loss Prevention, Logistics Audits and Brokerage Operations. Al Dugan has completed hundreds of successful marine cargo underwriting program solutions during his 36 year career. He specialized in technology and life science for startups up to Fortune 500 companies.

Lawrence Phillips,
Founder & Managing Director
Larry_Phillips@msn.com
London, UK
http://www.lawrencephillips.net

Lawrence Phillips is an Emeritus Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Founding Director of Facilitations Limited. He carries out research in decision science, teaches ways to improve decisions, and helps managers clarify complex decision and develop team alignment. His approach is socio-technical, using a blend of social processes and technical modeling to enable teams to realize their full intellectual capabilities. Most of his consultancy work is with groups, in workshops and decision conferences.

Manuel Werner, CEO
514-276-3519
manuel.werner@videotron.ca
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/manuel-werner-029253/

Manuel Werner, Ph.D. is an independent consultant whose expertise is in building mathematical risk management models based in solid Decision Analytic, Scenario Planning and Real Options Valuation principles. These models are leverage by organizations within the natural resources, finance, life sciences and utility sectors to plan and forecast capital expenditures, launch new products, and chart the strategic direction of the enterprise.

Dr. Werner has published extensively in both popular and academic reviews, on economic analysis, productivity measurement and environmental management strategies.

703-854-1130
Virginia, USA

http://www.innovativedecisions.com

Innovative Decisions, Inc., (IDI) is a small veteran-owned business founded in 1997 with the purpose of providing world-class decision support to decision makers in government and business.

IDI specializes in applied decision analysis, operations research, systems engineering, performance measurement, and group decision conferencing. With some of the most experienced decision support facilitators in the country, including pioneers of the Decision Conferencing concept, IDI can provide your organization with a competitive decision advantage that is second to none. Their staff has facilitated more than two thousand decision conferences and are experienced in many decision support tools and groupware. The IDI staff has been recognized for their work by numerous professional decision analysis societies and have published several books on decision analysis and systems engineering and scores of decision analysis articles in peer-reviewed journals.

Frank Kowalkowski, Principal
847-543-1225
kci_frank@knowledgebiz.com
Libertyville, Illinos, USA

http://www.knowledgebiz.com/

Knowledge Consultants, Inc. (KCI) is a professional services firm founded in 1984. KCI focuses on using current technology and analytical methods to help organizations improve business performance to achieve success. KCI's consulting services and training methods focus on empowering client organizations with the knowledge, insight and practical competencies to leverage analytics toward achieving and maintaining corporate excellence. KCI's training and consulting clients span the globe from North America, to Europe, to Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Frank Kowalkowski, president and CEO of KCI, has over 3 decades of management consulting experience within the manufacturing, distribution, insurance, financial services, and pubic sectors. He has written numerous papers, delivered keynote addresses, and published books on technology forecasting, process analytics and management, business analysis, and enterprise performance management.

Jack Kloeber, Principal
267-983-6305
jkloeber@kromite.com
New Jersey, USA

http://www.kromite.com

Example of work:
Indication Sequencing for a New Molecular Entity with Multiple Potential Indications

KROMITE was founded in 2003 to provide independent and unbiased support for tough decisions in the life science industry. KROMITE'S team of 14 analysts possess unparalleled expertise in decision analysis and analytics. From years of working for biotech, medical device, agricultural, and pharma companies, their consultants command intimate knowledge of the terminologies, organizational roles and responsibilities, product development processes, common deal term structures, and organizational decision making processes which allow you to rely on their team as a partner and external expert.

Jack Kloeber is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel with experience in R&D portfolio management, decision analysis, modeling and simulation, technology selection, and strategy development. Jack taught mathematics at West Point and graduate level decision analysis, systems simulation, and technology selection at the Air Force Institute of Technology. His work has supported decisions for various superfund sites within the Department of Energy, and many technology organizations within the Departments of Army, Air Force, and Navy. Jack was the head of Portfolio Management for Bristol-Myers Squibb, and more recently, head of Portfolio Management for J&J Pharma Services where he coordinated the portfolio management efforts across multiple R&D and marketing operating companies. Jack was a Senior Partner at KROMITE for 5 years and is now Principal.

Colin Bowers, President
410-531-3028
contact@rampartssecurity.com
Columbia, Maryland

https://www.linkedin.com/company/ramparts-security/about/

Example of work:
NIST Special Publication 1800-1E: Securing Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices

The Ramparts founders are professional engineers who have both commercial experience plus several decades working in the Intelligence Community. The Ramparts team has over 3 decades of experience performing threat analysis for critical infrastructure, automotive, and defense systems, and over a decade of experience leading adversarial red team assessments focusing on military and commercial automotive platforms. Ramparts serves the automotive, medical, and energy sectors by providing external third-party security assessments of developing and deployed systems. We have demonstrated proficiency and proven methods to identify, quantify, and target high-profile risk scenarios, demonstrate practical system exploitation, and develop strategies for effective and affordable threat mitigation.

Stephen Chapel,
Founder and Principal
650-823-7982
schapel2@gmail.com
Palo Alto, California, USA

http://www.s-chapel.com

Example of Work:
Gas Procurement Risk: An Analytic Tool for Understanding & Managing Fuel Procurement Risks for Natural Gas Fired Power Plants

S.Chapel Associates specialize in providing the best analytic methods and tools to solve asset management decision problems within the electric, gas, water utility and public sectors. In-house technical expertise includes modern financial economics, decision science methods, and software engineering. Their expertise and focus is on three main areas:

  • Consulting services: asset management, fuel contracting and inventory planning, capital budgeting
  • Software Development and Support: Project priority systems, aging asset repair/replace model systems, fuel inventory modeling
  • Analytic Model Development
  • Stephen Chapel, formerly of EPRI and now head of S.Chapel Associates, created the original analytical asset management group at EPRI and spearheaded the efforts for over twenty years. Chapel has expert knowledge of utility business analysis methods and has proven problem solving and analytical capabilities. He is well known for his ability to take projects from the conceptual stage to a practical implementation.

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