The de Stricker Associates practice has access to a wide network of experts who are brought on board to address specific projects.
Frequent collaborators include (click name for email or website):
- Dennis Ablett
Industry Leader in Online Reference
Over the past 20 years, Dennis has held influential business development positions in electronic publishing and internet-based software and services with industry leaders such as Southam, Rogers, Thomson, and Auto-Graphics. An authority in online reference products, he is especially known for his knowledge of federated searching and for his innovative thinking, creative market research, and successful mentoring of sales staff with organizations such as University of Toronto, CEDROM SNi and Magic Lantern. Dennis brings to the team an in-depth familiarity with user requirements for information applications and with the process of introducing new information tools into an organization.
- Stephen Arnold
World Renowned Technology Expert
Stephen is a world renowned authority on search and related technologies. He straddles technology, financial, and business strategy related to online systems and software in his work to create specifications, plans, budgets, and strategies for online information systems – specifications used to develop business models or products. Stephen is the author of ground breaking books on search engines and Google. See www.arnoldit.com for details.
- Stephen Barringer
Seasoned Business IT Solutions Professional
He is experienced in Business Analysis and Project Management in major IT implementation projects (including ISO-9002 certified reliable and repeatable project management framework). He assesses and recommends both software and hardware solutions and de-mystifies and translates database concepts for non-technical staff and management. If you have a technical need or need to set up a vendor management process, Stephen will be happy to assist. Stephen says, “I never wanted to accept the role of IT ‘witch doctor’ and the first order of business for me is to ensure that information users understand the background and purpose of every technology that is needed. That way, even if they can’t follow the operational details, they can take responsibility for the decisions they make and the money they spend to implement information projects. My projects are successful because everyone is involved and in the middle, not on the outside wondering what is going on.”
- Armand Brevig
Content Acquisition Expert
Armand is the founder of UK based consulting firm, Content Impact (www.content-impact.com). The firm specialises in helping content buyers to buy better and content vendors to sell better. Armand’s content experience spans more than a decade and includes senior roles in blue chip companies, such as Astra Zeneca and Thomson Reuters. He has worked on the sales side (Global Director of Sales) of the content industry, as well as on the content acquisition side (Global Content Category Leader). This unique experience allows Armand to effortlessly take the best aspects of Strategic Sourcing, and other world-class procurement approaches, and appropriately apply them to the content space. For Armand, finding ways of adding more unique value for both content buyer and seller is the key to more profitable business relationships. Organisations buying content rely on Armand’s expertise for developing RFPs, negotiating licences, legal contract review and drafting, as well as developing Vendor Relationship Management methodologies and processes. Content vendors rely on Armand’s insight into value optimisation and methods for enhancing vendors’ RFP win rates. Armand holds an M.Eng from Denmark and an MBA from Canada’s leading business school.
- Pam Casey
Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Information Professional
Pam Casey specializes in pharmaceutical and biomedical information, having managed libraries in that sector for over ten years. With a special focus on regulatory affairs, drug manufacturing and drug safety, chemistry, biology, and systems pharmacology, she is an expert in scientific content procurement, research, client relations, and training in the use of sophisticated databases.
- Anita Frank
Competitive Intelligence Expert
Anita brings experience since the late 70s in the business research, competitive intelligence, and information sectors. She held information industry positions within financial services with Royal Trust and the TSE. She recently held the position of Manager, Research Services at Credit Union Central of Canada. (CUCC). At CUCC she was responsible for building a team of business researchers and information specialists who supplied the membership and provincial associations with research to support proactive fact-based decision making and strategic planning. As well, Ms. Frank oversaw the development of a national team of competitive intelligence researchers and developed an alerting system to keep staff and members informed of trends in the industry. In addition to her MLS, Anita holds an MBA degree.
- Terry Kuny
Digital Libraries and Resource Management Expert
Terry brings a wide range of technology, policy analysis and Internet consulting skills. He is a recognized senior project manager, digital library specialist, and technology architect who consults on the interaction between technology and humans in IT projects.
- Annie Joan Olesen
The European Connection
Annie leads a Copenhagen-based consulting firm specializing in purchase and deployment of Business/Market Intelligence and Knowledge Management as well as services ranging from market research to strategic guidance for internal knowledge and corporate memory operations. She helps with the soft skills around change management and introducing information into a culture. She also advises on the hiring process and résumé writing.
- Sylvia Piggott
Internationally Recognized Senior Knowledge Manager
~ Senior Consultant in the Information Solutions Group of the World Bank involved in a variety of activities associated with Evidence-Based Governance in the Electronic Age project with special responsibility for the developing countries.
~ Senior Information Solutions Consultant in the World Bank responsible for writing information strategies associated with the Library, Internal Document Unit, and Archives.
~ Deputy Division Chief and Deputy Chief Librarian, Joint World Bank/International Monetary Fund Library with full oversight for staffing, planning, budgeting, and development and delivery of information research and other services for headquarters of the Bank and the IMF and 80 satellite libraries in 80 countries, as well as delivery of electronic information services to 183 client countries. During this period, visited and reengineered the Bank’s country office libraries in several African, South East Asian, and East Asian countries.
~ Consultant to major North American companies for several years managing information strategic planning and reengineering of information services.
~ Named by World Bank as Information Consultant to InfoDev Africa Digital Library project in Pretoria, South Africa, to prepare and implement centralized digital library for universities in Africa.
~ Prominent leader in several professional associations (including President, SLA).
- Iuliana Pop, MA, MLS
Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Information Expert
Iuliana brings 30+ years of experience as an information professional and instructor in academic research libraries and government and corporate research centres. Proficient in defining information needs and evaluating information sources, she focuses on clients’ research capabilities and ability to meet government and industry standards and help them make informed decisions. Leveraging her in-depth understanding of the biomedical and scientific fields and the pharmaceutical industry, Iuliana handles set-up / organization / automation of libraries, document management systems and archives, literature searches, current awareness and document supply services, and similar aspects of scientific information support.
- Cindy Shamel
Business Research and Information Audit Expert
Empowering informed business decisions, Cindy has delivered strategic analyses to clients across the globe since the mid-1990s. She edited the book on online market and industry research and has written dozens of articles related to research strategies and analysis. Enterprises turn to Cindy for knowledge management (KM) assistance through the information audit process. She has helped companies improve competitive intelligence, increase KM efficiencies, and address information overload. (Website)