July 28th, 2012 Michael C. Hammer
Michael Charles Hammer is one of the founders of the management theory of Business Process Reengineering (BPR).
Time Magazine named Michael Hammer as one of America's 25 most influential individuals. He attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned his SB in 1968, his masters in 1970 and finally his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer sciences by 1973.
Though an engineer by training, Hammer's true vocation became clear when he applied himself to the field of business management. Reputed to be obsessed with the nuts and bolts of Business, Hammer developed the concept of business reengineering, where businesses identify their core processes and set about making them leaner and more efficient. This process offers organisations a clean sheet of paper and an opportunity to change antiquated systems or processes that may have always been done in a traditional way. Hammer rigorously describes his theories within the pages of his 1993 publication, and international bestseller Re-engineering the Corporation: A manifesto for business revolution (co-authored by James Champy) which encapsulated the minds of the business community, remaining within the New York Times bestseller list for over a year.
Hammer has since published 3 more successful books, founded and directed various high technology companies and currently the president of Hammer and Company (www.hammerandco.com) a business education and research organisation that focuses on offering companies sustainable improvements to performance through redesign.
Dr. Hammer is the author of four books, including the international best-seller "Reengineering the Corporation", the most important business book of the 1990s. His latest book is "The Agenda: What Every Business Must Do to Dominate the Decade". His articles have appeared in periodicals from Harvard Business Review to The Economist, and his work has been featured in every major business publication.
An engineer by training, Dr. Hammer focuses on the operational nuts and bolts of business; his work is relentlessly pragmatic and immediately relevant. Dr. Hammer was formerly a professor of computer science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and he is a founder and director of several high technology companies. He was named by Time Magazine to its first list of America's twenty-five most influential individuals.