CINCINNATI, OHIO — June 16, 2015 — A top, long-term, software industry executive is adding her expertise to the arena of thought leadership in enterprise business systems for Cincom Systems.
Melissa Cook, the well-respected former Senior Director and Global Manufacturing Industries Lead for Microsoft Dynamics® and previous 20-year alumna at Hewlett-Packard, has formed a new relationship with Cincom Systems as a guest writer and speaker.
Cook, who will hold the title of Cincom Senior Industry Fellow for Enterprise Business Systems, is well-known in the software industry for her simple, pragmatic and proven approach to deploying and managing complex business-system architectures in Fortune 500 companies. Her experience and expertise will inform her contributions at Cincom.
“I am very excited to be back speaking and writing on enterprise business systems,” Cook says. “I have always had a passion for making technology work for the enterprise, especially for manufacturing companies that are under constant business pressure to innovate in product and process. And I am especially excited to be working with Cincom, a pioneer in the software industry that has always had a wonderful team of people who are just a joy to work with.”
“We’re delighted to be working with Melissa,” says Dave Schwarber of Cook’s addition to Cincom’s team of industry experts. “Her knowledge of the industry and of effective ways to deliver value to complex businesses has been proven time and again.” Schwarber is Cincom’s Executive Director of Manufacturing.
Prior to joining Microsoft®, Cook spent 20 years with the Hewlett-Packard Company in systems engineering and senior management roles after receiving her Computer Science degree in 1979 from the University of Washington. In addition to her new fellowship at Cincom, Cook also writes opinions for ComputerWorld and is the author of the book, Building Enterprise Information Architectures, which was published by Prentice-Hall and is used as a textbook at more than 50 colleges and universities worldwide.