Publisher and Editor-in-Chief
As Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Consulting, Joseph Kornik oversees the editorial operations and overall mission of the publication. He is also responsible for the magazine’s Web site and all live and virtual events.
IBM Global Business Services, North America
Ismail Amla is Managing Partner, IBM Global Business Services, North America, IBM’s professional services division and the world’s largest consulting organization. In this capacity, Amla sets the strategic direction of the GBS team—the first cognitive consulting practice—as it engages with corporations, government agencies and educational institutions.
Paul Prior is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting and leads the Digital Transformation and Risk and Regulation Practices, creating sustainable business improvement for both Fortune 500 companies and Start-Ups across Ireland, the UK, North America, South Africa and South America. Paul is regularly featured in publications such as The Guardian, Sunday Business Post, CIO Magazine and Business Insurance Magazine and was also recognized this year as one of the Who Who’s Legal global experts in Data quoted as “[drawing] high praise from sources who consider him a superb strategist”.
Lou Hazim is an Account Director at RedCloud Consulting. Lou has 22 years assisting clients achieve their initiatives by leveraging People, Process and Technology. RedCloud is a boutique firm founded in 1995 with a primary goal of empowering businesses to realize their potential and reach peak performance by providing a broad array of both Business and IT Consulting.
SVP, Global Consulting
As Deltek's Senior Vice President of Global Consulting, Natasha Engan is responsible for leading the company’s services business, Deltek Global Consulting. A 20+-year veteran of the software and services business, Natasha has a strong background in managing cross-functional, customer-facing teams in a global workforce.
Before Deltek, she held various leadership positions at IBM, including VP of Security Financial Services Market and Security Sales, and VP of North American Cloud Services. Among other roles, Natasha was responsible for IBM cyber security services and software for the evolving threat landscapes in the Financial Services Market. She also had executive management responsibilities for IBM's cloud services businesses, including strategy, market selection, day-to-day sales, P&L management, partner strategy and customer satisfaction.
Prior to working at IBM, Natasha held other global sales and services positions at Ascential Software and consulted to early stage technology companies. Natasha graduated from Mount Holyoke College and the Executive Program at Louisiana State University.