Standards for Enterprise

Board of AdvisorsBoard of Advisers 

S4E maintains an inner circle of knowledgeable and notable folks to challenge, contribute, and support S4E members, programs and intellectual property. The Board of Advisers includes a mix of practitioners, consultants, university professors, representatives of software vendors, representatives of related nonprofits,  and government executives.

Brain Trust members expand the global reach and awareness of business class standards, their application, and their acceptance and offer case histories to the S4E Body of Knowledge.

Brain Trust members interact with S4E members via the blogs, email messaging, web seminars and face2face events. Brain Trust members are available to make presentations at conferences organized by others.

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Herbert HeinzelHerbert on LinkedIn

Herbert Heinzel

Herbert Heinzel is COO Head of Operation at Benchmarking Center Europe and President of H2O GmbH responsible for the areas of Factory Set Up, Value Chain Management, Enterprise Architecture, Business Process Analysis, Business Process Management, Performance Management, Change Management and Interims Management.

He is also head of operations COO at Benchmarking Center Europe a strategic partnership of University of Cologne with APQC in the US.

He has 30 years of operations experience in semiconductor-, high-tech-, automotive and pharmaceutical industries, most spent in different locations of Siemens Corporation across the globe.

Expert with the European Commission to consult on strategic issues for framework research, evaluate and review on consortium project proposals and contribute in industry consortia to topics like Enterprise Interoperability, Collaborative Working Environments, ICT Platforms, Enterprise Architectures and Value Chain Integration.

Herb has an assistant professorship at University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, Germany, teaching Enterprise Architecture and Production Management.



Andrea CrestanAndrea on LinkedIn

Dr. Andrea Crestan
Sr. Supply Chain Manager / Team Lead, Shoes & Handbags at Amazon, Munich, Germany

Dr. Crestan has over 10 years’ experience with supply chain management, process redesign and optimization, and in program management. She has profound know-how of the Supply-Chain Operations Reference-model (SCOR) having taught and implemented it in a corporate environment. Dr. Crestan is experienced in redesign of logistics processes applying process and quality performance measurements (KPI), process optimization methods (BPR), cost analyses (SCORecards), benchmarking and best practices. She has taught seminars and courses at European University, Argosy University and with the Supply-Chain Council on the SCOR-model, process management, BPR, production and logistics management and specific business adoptions. She has a Ph.D. from the Université Lumière (Lyon II), a masters in economics and supply chain management from Université Sorbonne Nouvelle and a BA in international Trade and foreign languages from Université d'Avignon et des Pays de Vaucluse.

Dr. Crestan is fluent in English, French and German

Scott on LinkedInScott Stephens

Scott Stephens

Enterprise Architect Commonwealth of Kentucky

Scott Stephens has extensive experience as a practitioner with the U.S. Navy, Lockheed Martin, Lexmark and is currently supporting the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Stephens has supported executives, managers, and cross-functional project teams in business strategy, value/supply chain management, performance measurement, and process improvement. Additionally as a consultant and trainer he worked with global teams in a wide range of initiatives and industries and provided business improvement training to over 3500 executives and managers in discrete and process industries. The scope of projects he has managed/supported range from small, single-site projects lasting a few weeks to large, multi-million dollar cross-enterprise, international projects. He has led the technical development of collaborative business process models, and conducted extensive business process modeling using proprietary and open source process models. Stephens has recently joined the Enterprise Architecture team for the Commonwealth of Kentucky with responsibilities focusing in the business and process layers of the architectural framework. Stephens currently serves as adjunct faculty at Franklin University, the University of Phoenix, and Pennsylvania State University.

Denis Gagné       Denis on LinkedIn

Denis Gagné

CEO & CTO Trisotech
Principal at Business Process Incubator

For over a decade Denis Gagné has been a driving force in the majority of international BPM standards in use today. He is a member of the Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC) Steering Committee, chair of the Business Process Simulation Working Group (BPSWG), and the co-Editor of the XPDL 2.2 process definition standard. For the Object Management group (OMG), Denis is the Chair of the BPMN Interchange Working Group (BPMN MIWG), and a member of the Business Process Model and Notation (BPMN) and the Case Management Model and Notation (CMMN) team. M. Gagné is the behind Business Process Incubator, a free online resource providing access to BPM, Change Management, Process Improvement, Lean and Six Sigma resources.

Frits BussemakerFrits on LinkedIn

Frits Bussemaker

Partner and Liaison International Relations, CIONET, a network of over 4000 CIOs and IT leaders in Europe and South-America. He represents CIONET on a number of European projects in the area of eSkills and eLeadership development. He is the founder and chair of iPoort a community for the members of the Dutch parliament to discuss the value and role of IT in the Dutch society. He sits on the board of advice of a number of international associations, academic institutions and commercial organizations including the Global Industry Council Directors of the IP3, an UNESCO-consultative body, the Dutch eSociety Platform, the BPM-Forum, IPBPM in Portugal, General Council Netherlands. He has helped organize numerous conferences including WCIT2010, WCC2012, the World CIO Forum and several TEDx events. He is frequently asked to speak at or moderate events. Occasionally, he coaches organizations on collaboration and strategy. He has an MSc from Delft University.

Peter Fingar in LinkedInPeter Fingar

Peter Fingar

Peter Fingar is an internationally recognized expert on business strategy, globalization and business process management. He's a practitioner with over forty years of hands-on experience at the intersection of business and technology. His seminal book, Business Process Management: The Third Wave is widely recognized as a key launch pad for the BPM trend in the 21st Century. 

Peter has held management, technical and advisory positions with GTE Data Services, American Software and Computer Services, Saudi Aramco, EC Cubed, the Technical Resource Connection division of Perot Systems and IBM Global Services.

He has taught graduate and undergraduate computing studies at business schools in the U.S. and abroad, and has given keynote talks worldwide (including London, New York, Washington, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Munich, Milan, Paris, Brussels, Tokyo, Shanghai, Montreal, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Cairo, Johannesburg, Riyadh, Dubai, Lisbon).

In addition to numerous articles (including CIO Magazine, Optimize, Computerworld, Intelligent Enterprise, Internet World (columnist), SiliconIndia, FirstMonday, EAI Journal, Logistics, Information Age, and the Journal of Systems Management), he is an author of nineteen books, including the landmark books, Dot.Com: The 21st Century Business Platform, Extreme Competition: Innovation and the Great 21st Century Business Reformation, The Real-Time Enterprise: Competing on Time, Enterprise Cloud Computing, IT Doesn't Matter: Business Processes Do, Business Innovation in the Cloud,  Business Process Management: The Next Wave, Smart Process Apps, Serious Games for Business ( 

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