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Charles Brett

Charles Brett


Charles Brett focuses on delivering common sense to the application of technology in organizations of all sizes around the world. Charles has lived and worked in Europe, the Middle East, South Africa and California. Charles was the Editorial Director of the SAA Spectrum and then the MIDDLEWARESPECTRA Journal. From the 20 years from 1987-2007, this was a leading and authoritative quarterly which focused on how to deliver integration through the use of a multiplicity of middleware technologies. In 2007 he joined Forrester Research as a Principal Analyst covering Event Processing/Complex Event Processing, Enterprise Architecture (including the application of middleware) and advanced transaction processing as well as some of the precursors to what is now called 'cloud computing'. He returned to C3B Consulting Ltd in 2009 which affiliated with Constellation Research ( between August 2011 and March 2013. Today he focuses on mobility and its management in the enterprise, including: - how mobility can change business processes and even business models - mobile app development and deployment - mobile apps and associated data management - BYOD (Bring or Buy Your Own Device) and related policy management the Consumerization of IT and associated enterprise changes - mobility services - mobile in cross-channel commerce, etc. He has consulted and worked with users and vendors on: - virtualization with high performance, low cost processing (including organization-specific cloud-like computing) - Event Processing/Complex Event Processing (especially when combined with GPS) - enterprise architecture (including automating the discovery and management of applications) aswell as integration of diverse systems - reducing IT CAPEX/OPEX, including by understanding Data Storage Factors, or how unnecessarily often organizations store the same data when it is not necessary). - electronic publishing. Specific industry sectors of interest and experience finance (especially systems supporting wholesale finance), telecommunications and energy (and its conservation). He has an ongoing interest in automated metering for the electricity, gas and water industries. Charles has spoken at multiple industry conferences, has written for numerous publications (including the London Times and the Financial Times). He was the General Chair in 2005 of the bi-annual High Performance Systems Workshop. He is also the author of: - Making the Most of Mobility Vol I (eBook, 2012) - Explaining iTunes, iPhones and iPads for Windows Users (eBook, 2011) - 5 Axes of Business Application Integration (2004). Charles has a B.A. and M.A in Modern History from the University of Oxford.