Ian Graham is an industry consultant with over 20 years experience as a practitioner
in IT. He is recognized internationally as an authority on business modelling,
object-oriented software development methods and expert systems.
He has a significant public presence, being associated with both UK and international
professional organizations in a responsible capacity, and is frequently quoted
in the IT and financial press.
He is well known in the UK and internationally as a public
speaker and writer on advanced computing and has
published over 60 articles and papers. He is the author
or editor of 9 books on the subject and his books
Object-Oriented Methods and Migrating to Object Technology
are rated best sellers in their field. He has lectured
in 16 countries across 4 continents and is regularly
invited to be a panellist and keynote speaker at major
Ian has been a Vice President at Chase Manhattan Bank
and senior manager at the Swiss Bank Corporation (now
UBS Warburg). While at the latter he was engaged
in a $500M re-engineering project. He created the
System Development Methods for both Chase and SBC
and acted as their chief specialist in object technology.
He began his working life as an actuary and subsequently
moved to Civil Engineering where he worked on one
of the largest computer models in the world at the
time. The experienced thus gained led him to pursue
a career in IT consultancy since 1979. The benefit
of many project-based experiences has made him both
an expert in his field and a mature practitioner with
a sense of the realities of IT within organizations
and the human side of computing. He splits his time
evenly between consulting, change management, training
and development work and has advised several major
corporations at a strategic level in his areas of
Ian is the developer of SOMA, one of the first
complete object-oriented software engineering methods,
which is particularly suitable for business process
re-engineering projects. He also was the original
designer of the innovative SOMATiK software tool that
supports the method.
Ian's main outside interest is Kung Fu where he has qualifications in several styles
up to black sash.