SAMUEL B. (Sam) HOLCMAN is the President of the Zachman Institute for Framework Advancement (ZIFA), the Chairman of the Pinnacle Business Group, Inc., and the Managing Director of the Enterprise Architecture Center of Excellence (EACOE). He is considered the practitioners practitioner in Enterprise Architecture, and the leading implementer and world-wide educator and trainer in Enterprise Architecture methodologies and techniques.
The Pinnacle Business Group, Inc. provides its clients with innovative, yet practical solutions to a range of business and systems related challenges and activities. He was the Vice President of Modelware, Methodologies, and BPE (Business Process Engineering) for a major software company. Prior to this experience, Mr. Holcman was the Founder and President of Computer and Engineering Consultants, Ltd. His interests include consulting and research on topics such as enterprise architecture, business process engineering, intellectual capital management, organization development, system methodologies and life cycles, corporate business modeling, and accelerated analysis techniques. Mr. Holcman conceptualized and constructed a unique look at system development methodologies, which resulted in the highly regarded ForeSightTM methodology and methodology management product.
He has developed a strategic planning process that is used by many Fortune 500 companies, and is the co-developer of the widely used accelerated analysis (JAD-like) technique known as Rapid Analysis. He has also developed an innovative approach to Business Process Re-Engineering known as Business Process VisualizationTM and Organization Network AnalysisTM. These techniques are being used to Unlock the Hidden Assets in your OrganizationSM.
In association with Mr. John Zachman, he formed The Zachman Institute for Framework Advancement (ZIFA), to explore, explain, and share the concepts of enterprise architecture. Most recently, Sam has been focusing on understanding the value and management of Intellectual Capital to enterprises. He has developed the Intellectual Capital Maturity ModelTM to provide guidance on how effectively organizations are managing their Intellectual Capital, and steps they can take to more effectively manage this capital, and the Enterprise Architecture Maturity Model, to provide guidance to organizations seeking to improve their understanding and implementation of Enterprise Architecture concepts. He has also developed and published works on Cooperatively Optimized Relationships (COR), which is the next generation of understandings in the field of Customer Relationship Management (CRM).
Sam was with Ford Motor Company for 11 years in data processing, finance, and engineering. He was Vice President of a robotics and factory automation firm for two years. He was also a senior member of a technology delegation to the Peoples Republic of China, on the invitation of the Chinese and United States Government, and a member of a technology delegation to the Commonwealth of Independent States (Soviet Union).
Sam has a Bachelors degree in Bioengineering and Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has been elected to Eta Kappa Nu (electrical engineering honors society), and Tau Beta Pi (engineering honors society), and is a member of numerous societies and professional organizations, and is a frequent speaker at seminars around the world. He can be reached by emailed at Sam@EACOE.org, or by telephone at (810) 231-0531.