James Alexander

Senior Vice President

James Alexander is Senior Vice President of Info-Tech Research Group. In his role, he advises leading technology solutions providers on buyer behavior, partner ecosystem performance and go-to-market strategies. An industry veteran, James has held management and

executive positions over the past 25 years at such industry-leading organizations as Microsoft Canada and the CTI Solutions Group. James was also one of the founding partners of Metafore Corporation, an award-winning Canadian solutions provider.

Scott Bohannon

Scott Bohannon


Scott is CEO at Info-tech Research Group as well as President of nsight2day, a company he founded in 2011 to help organizations better protect and engage customers, employees and students through innovative technology. In 2013, he expanded the company’s mission to help senior executives cost-effectively identify proven solutions to their most pressing challenges through partnerships with leading colleges and universities.

Prior to founding nsight2day, Scott spent 12 years at the Corporate Executive Board, most recently leading the division responsible for services to 4,0-00 senior

executives in finance, strategy, innovation and legal functions was well as federal government executives. He also served as a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. In his role, Scott worked daily with the senior most executives and Board members of the world’s largest companies. Scott is a member of the Boards of Directors for two non-profit organizations: The Goyen Foundation and Wishes4MeNU.

Scott has a BA in Public Policy from Centre College, and M.A., J.D. and Ph.D. (Economics” from the University of Virginia.

David Kingston

David Kingston

Principal Executive Advisor, CEB

David is a Managing Director at CEB, providing best practice research, decision support tools and management guidance to CIOs, Infrastructure executives, CISOs and other IT leaders. He has studied the evolution of service delivery models in IT, the changing role of service managers and the shift in information security practices toward risk management.

Prior to joining CEB in 2003, David spent 14 years at The Boston Consulting Group where he provided management consulting services to clients in Chicago, Stockholm, Singapore, Mumbai, Jakarta and Washington, D.C.

David holds a BA from Dartmouth Collage and an MBA from INSEAD. He lives in Vermont with his wife and two children.


Mike Rosen

Research Vice President

Mike Rosen is Research Vice President for IDC’s Research Network with a focus on Enterprise Architecture. Leveraging over 35 years of technology, development, and architecture experience, Mike has established a reputation for results oriented thought leadership and practicality. Mike is often quoted as saying “Creating architecture itself provides no value. Value is only delivered when architecture is successfully used to influence decisions and outcomes.” He has demonstrated this mantra at dozens of enterprises, large, medium and small. While many of his clients are in finance and insurance, Mike has experience delivering value through architecture at government agencies, retail, technology, logistic, energy, healthcare and other organizations in over a dozen countries worldwide.

Mike has led research and publishing efforts in Enterprise Architecture, focusing first on ‘best practices’, delivering real advice to architects and executives. Through consulting roles in a variety of organizations, Mike has focused on practical and effective architecture programs, the development of appropriate architectural work products, and the internal career growth of architects.

As CTO at software start-ups, Mike has first hand expertise in balancing strategic and tactical demands. Finally, as a Product Architect for leading middleware products from Digital Equipment Corporation, BEA Systems, and IONA Technologies, as well as 15 years of software development, Mike has a thorough understanding of the development process.

Mike translates these architectural skills, knowledge, and experience into success criteria for architecture initiatives and business transformations. Mike is author of numerous books including “Applied SOA: Architecture and Design Strategies” (2008), and “Building eBusiness Systems and Architecture: A Manager’s Guide” (2000) as well as dozens of reports and hundreds of articles. He speaks at architecture conferences internationally, and is especially appreciated for his ability to relate architecture value and roles to executives. Mike holds a B.S from University of Maryland and is currently topping off his education with PhD research at the Radboud University in the Netherlands.

Vivek Swaminathan

Vivek Swaminathan

Senior Director, CEB

Vivek is a Senior Director at CEB, managing the research and advisory services specifically for CIOs at midsized organizations. His previous experience at Oracle as a technology consultant contributes to Vivek’s overall subject-matter expertise in IT.

Since joining CEB in 2006, Vivek has held many different roles in CEB’s IT Practice. He started at CEB as a Consultant, where he developed research and services around PMO and project management-specific issues. In 2009, Vivek transitioned to help lead CEB IT Leadership Council for Midsized Companies, taking over full management of the membership in 2013.

Over this time at CEB, Vivek has led countless advisory conversations, tailored workshops, and leadership briefings for CIOs, PMO leaders, Application executives, and other senior IT executives.

Vivek holds a Masters in Economics and Politics from The London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems from The University of Texas at Austin.

David Yackness

David Yackness


David Yackness is a Director in the CIO Advisory team at Info-Tech Research Group. David specializes in IT strategy and leadership, IT finance, procurement, risk management, IT infrastructure, mobility, and enterprise architecture. His fourteen years in IT roles span industries including healthcare, government, education, professional services, and high tech.

His IT career started while managing back-office IT infrastructures for two private companies before moving on to running IT for university healthcare research at a major hospital. This hands-on technical background facilitated his transition to management consulting where he became an enterprise architecture and IT infrastructure specialist for Chartwell IRM and KPMG.

Today, David is responsible for directly assisting Info-Tech’s clients with some of their most strategic IT initiatives. Whether revealing techniques for objective decision making in systems selections, discussing the critical implications of implementing “bring-your-own-device” policies, or even brainstorming the repercussions of entering a new line of business, David is a trusted advisor to many of Info-Tech’s key clients.

David holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Engineering), as well as several industry and IT certifications, including ITIL, MCSE, and PMP.