In an era of increasing competition and uncertainty, the business world is in an on-going struggle with rapid technological and market change. Mark Kozak-Holland combines a deep background in business and IT, visioning, and an understanding of the recent past to assist clients in evaluating this change and how enabling technology can be applied, to transform their business, and assess its impact on process/people.
In his 35+ years career, Mark has extensive international experience in all aspects of business transformation (people, process, technology) in both consulting and project management. He has delivered hundreds of client engagements globally across multiple industries in all project phases (end-to-end) whilst working for major IT companies (HP, IBM, Compaq, Tandem and SHL Systemhouse).
Mark has an architectural understanding of how IT works as an enabler of digital transformation and a good comprehension of how the digital future is coming together and the strategies required to shape it. He is keenly aware of key trends, opportunities, and issues in the evolving digital enterprise marketplace.
What differentiates Mark’s approach is he draws on his unique series of publications which reinterpret our industrial past and explain the impact of change, enabling technologies, projects, and transformation for today's business world. Through his research, he has a deep insight into how we have been visioning and reimagining a future world, the effect of 3 Industrial Revolutions (past 300 years), and the transformative projects that impacted society on all levels. He has authored over 15 books, audiobooks, and DVDs in addition to many white papers and articles published in journals and magazines worldwide. As a result, he has become a recognized keynote business conference speaker and a guest university lecturer.
Mark has further augmented his approach through academic research he completed for his Ph.D. in the disciplines of business and project management. He established a methodology for identifying, synthesizing and interpreting lessons from case studies and previous transformational projects for the business world.
Awards and Recognition
He is a PMI-certified Project Management Professional (PMP), is certified by IBM in the Consultant Profession, and by the International Project Management Association (IPMA) as a Senior Project Manager (IPMA Level D).
Winner at OCTAS, a competition honored by the Fédération de l'informatique du Québec for most innovative IT project. This is a major occasion in the province of Quebec: http://www.fiq.qc.ca/evenements.htm#laureats
Compaq Services recognition for the development, evolution, and promotion of the Business Discovery program.
Ph.D. in Project Management, Salford Business School, University of Salford 2013-2014, thesis titled “The Relevance of Historical Project Lessons to Contemporary Business Practice”.
B.Sc. with Joint Honours degree in Computer Science and Statistics 1980-1983 (University of Salford, UK).