Mark Kozak-Holland is a project manager and a senior business consultant (certified in the Consultant Profession) with 29 years of business experience. He specializes in helping organizations evaluate how emerging technologies can impact their business. Kozak-Holland puts a different spin on complex business problems by applying lessons from history. He is the founder of the Lessons from History series of books and has written several titles for the series. He is very passionate about history and believes it has great relevance in business today. A good analogy helps to simplify, frame and put today's complex projects into context. It builds up a better understanding and enhances reader retention.
Kozak-Holland delivers seminars for project manager, business executives, and decision makers. He regularly speaks at major project management conferences including Project World, and PMI chapters, and at organizations, and businesses. He also has authored many white papers, and writes magazine articles regularly.
Kozak-Holland is very passionate about history and sees its potential use as an education tool in business today. As a result, he has developed the Lessons from History series, which is for organizations applying today's Information Technology (IT) to common business problems. It is written for primarily business and IT professionals looking for inspiration for their projects. It uses relevant historical case studies to examine how historical projects and emerging technologies of the past solved complex problems.
Since 1990, as a consultant he has delivered hundreds of consulting engagements across major service industries (Finance/Insurance, Retail/Distribution, Telco, Government, Oil/Gas, and Healthcare). At a business level these engagements have included corporate strategic planning, visioning, organizational development, business transformation, project management assessments, re-engineering assessments, CRM, decision support (Business Intelligence), and business availability. At a functional level these have included scoping requirements for systems integration, solution assessments, management of change, application migrations, major implementations and operations management.
Mark has worked for HP, IBM, Compaq, Tandem and SHL Systemhouse.
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