James Champy - Presenter
James A. Champy, is chairman of Perot Systems consulting practice and also head of strategy for the company. He is responsible for providing strategic direction and guidance to the company's team of business and management consultants. Mr. Champy is a leading authority on the management issues surrounding business re-engineering, organizational change and corporate renewal. He consults extensively with senior-level executives of multinational companies seeking to improve business performance. His approach centers on helping leaders achieve business results through four distinct, yet overlapping areas: business strategy, management and operations, organizational development and change, and information technology. Prior to joining Perot Systems, Mr. Champy was chairman and chief executive officer of CSC Index, the management consulting arm of Computer Science Corporation. He was one of the original founders of Index, a $200 million consulting practice that was acquired by CSC in 1988. Under Mr. Champy's 'gis, the company's consulting practice grew at a rate of 25% a year. He is recognized worldwide for his re-engineering and change management insight. He is co-author of 'Reengineering the Corporation,' a best-seller which sold more than two million copies and was on the New York Times best-seller list for more than a year; it has been translated into 17 languages. His follow-up book, 'Reengineering Management,' is also a best-seller and was recognized by Business Week as one of the best business books of 1995. His newest book, co-authored with Harvard Business School Professor Nitin Nohria, is 'The Arc of Ambition.' Mr. Champy also collaborated with Professor Nohria for the book 'Fast Forward,' which is a compilation of significant Harvard Business Review articles on change; it was published in March 1996. In early 2002, Mr. Champy will publish his latest work,' E-engineering the Corporation, How to Reinvent Your Business for the Digital Age.' Mr. Champy moderates programs for the PBS Business Channel and he has also been a guest on Wall Street Week with Louis Rukeyser. His columns on management have appeared in ComputerWorld, Sales & Marketing Management, and Forbes magazine. Mr. Champy received both his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his law degree from Boston College Law School. He is a life member of the MIT Corporation, the school's board of trustees, and a member of the Board of Overseers of the Boston College Law School. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of BillingZone, a joint venture of PNC Bank and Perot Systems.