KEVIN R. ENGLISH
Kevin English has spent over 30 years in the technology and technology services sector, and is an accomplished executive in the consulting, professional services, technology integration and global sourcing fields. He has expertise in building and running large global organizations, delivering profitable results, and operating in multi-cultural environments.
During his career he has worked with 12 of the world’s 15 largest publishers, 9 of the 10 largest newspapers, and 4 of the 5 largest communications companies, as well as leading sporting venues. He has also worked with the world’s leading independent video game producer, and leading media, publishing, broadcasting and technology companies in Europe, Asia and South America.
As President of KRE Global Advisors, Mr. English provides consulting and advisory services to content intensive industries, including strategic business and technology guidance, digital supply chain and global sourcing advisory services, and platform selection advice.
Mr. English is a frequent speaker on global strategy and technology related issues at major industry events such as the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Convention, Software and Information Industry Assoc. (SIIA), NASSCOM and The Newspaper Expo. He has been a keynote speaker at corporate events, and has been published in the Proceedings of the National Association of Broadcasters and Federal Computer Week. Mr. English has been interviewed on CNBC and Zee Business India, and quoted in over three-dozen international newspapers and wire services.
Patrik U. Dyberg
Patrik Dyberg has spent 25 years in the publishing and information services business as a technology and IT executive. During this time he has developed very deep expertise in the industry, with specific focus on business and content strategy, IT alignment, digital transformation, change management, operational alignment, and global sourcing. He has expertise in building and running large global organizations, delivering results, and operating in global and multi-cultural environments.
Patrik is Managing Partner of KRE Global Advisors, providing strategic business and technology consulting services, digital supply chain and global sourcing advisory services. Prior, he was Managing Director, Nordics for Luxoft, an IT services company headquartered in Switzerland. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Patrik grew the business in the Nordics for Luxoft by more than 300%. Before joining Luxoft, he was the Executive Vice President and CTO of Wiley. In that role he ran the global technology organization as well as all Content Management. Patrik had a team of over 2000 members globally, was a member of the executive leadership team and a key driver of Wiley’s digital transformation agenda in the Research Publication business, Professional Development business as well as in Higher Education. Prior to Wiley, he was the Senior Vice President of Global Solutions Development at LexisNexis, driving the development and maintenance of all global customer facing products supporting a $3+ billion revenue stream. His team of 1,500 team members delivered over 150 software development projects per year at 85%+ on time and on budget and with a defect detection ratio of 96% +. Through optimizing the global sourcing model and the application of best practices across his team he generated 25M+ of cost reductions over 5 years.
Before LexisNexis, Patrik was the CIO of the Business Information Group, of the McGraw-Hill Companies. He created an Off Shore Development Center (ODC) for the group and established a leveraged shared services IT model across 3 different companies enabling them to transform their businesses to digital business models while generating savings of over $18M over 5 years. Prior to MGraw-Hill, he was the Leader of Data Technology and Management at D&B, VP of Communications Systems at GTECH, the global leader in Online Lottery Transaction Processing systems and CIO for the Swedish National Lottery. Patrik started his career at ABB in Sweden.
Patrik holds a M. Sc. E.E. from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm Sweden.