Neil Macehiter is a founder of Macehiter Ward-Dutton, an IT advisory form focused firmly on the challenge of IT-business alignment. He has almost 20 years experience of the IT industry having worked as in consulting, product and technology strategy roles for vendors including Oracle, Sybase, Sun Microsystems and Autonomy and as the development manager for a telecommunications provider. Neil joined Ovum’s consulting practice advising clients on a variety of IT strategy issues and then became its director of software infrastructure research.
Neil’s areas of expertise include enterprise architecture, service-oriented architecture (SOA), web services, virtualisation and identity management. He has acted as an advisor to leading vendors, including IBM, Oracle, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems; and to large IT user organisations in Government and the private sector.