Clive Finkelstein is acknowledged worldwide as the "Father" of Information Engineering, and is Managing Director of Information Engineering Services Pty Ltd in Australia. He has over 50 years' experience in the Computer Industry. He has published many books and papers, and contributed Chapters and Forewords to books published by McGraw-Hill and Springer-Verlag. Clive has authored the following books:
- “Information Engineering”, James Martin and Clive Finkelstein, Savant Institute, Carnforth: Lancs UK (1981). This was the book that started the Information Engineering Revolution in the 1980’s.
- "An Introduction to Information Engineering", Clive Finkelstein, Addison-Wesley, Sydney: Australia (1989). This book covers the history and evolution of Information Engineering.
- "Information Engineering: Strategic Systems Development", Clive Finkelstein, Addison-Wesley, Sydney: Australia (1992). This is the “how-to” book on using Information Engineering.
- "Building Corporate Portals with XML", Clive Finkelstein and Peter Aiken, McGraw-Hill New York: NY (2000). This book covers methodologies and technologies for Enterprise Portals.
- “Enterprise Architecture for Integration: Rapid Delivery Methods and Technologies”, First Edition, Clive Finkelstein, Artech House, Norwood MA (March 2006).
- “Enterprise Architecture for Integration: Rapid Delivery Methods and Technologies”, Second Edition, Clive Finkelstein, Information Engineering Services Pty Ltd, Perth WA Australia (2011). See www.ies.aust.com.
Clive Finkelstein is an internationally renowned consultant and instructor, and has completed projects for Defense, Government and Commercial organizations throughout the world and in most industries. The emphasis of these projects has been to bridge from strategic business plans to information systems, so aligning systems closely with corporate goals. Many projects have involved the Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture, using the latest methods and technologies for rapid delivery of priority processes into production. These methods use Enterprise Engineering for rapid definition of Enterprise Architecture. His technology focus addresses Enterprise Integration technologies using XML, Enterprise Application Integration (EAI), Enterprise Portals, Web Services and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) for Business Process Management (BPM) using XML-based BPM languages.
His application of these methods in large and medium Government, Defense and Commercial enterprises results in Business Transformation Enablement, so that business and IT managers and their staffs can plan for and achieve rapid business change. Enterprise Architecture provides a Governance Analysis Framework that supports Sarbanes-Oxley and other Governance Audit requirements. It provides direct support and linkage to Balanced Scorecard for Strategy-Focused Organizations, to ensure that IT systems and databases support defined scorecard strategies and governance requirements for Enterprise Architecture maturity.
He provides training and consulting in all aspects of the Zachman Framework for Enterprise Architecture, with rapid delivery of standardized processes using Enterprise Engineering. During implementation he also moves organizations to rapid implementation using XML, Enterprise Portals, Web Services, BPM and SOA. These provide a central gateway to the information and knowledge resources of an enterprise on its Intranet and via the Internet. Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Portals, Web Services, SOA and BPM will be key development methods and delivery technologies for most enterprises in the 21st century.