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Ironside, a Boston enterprise data and analytics service firm, announced this week the appointment of Paul Hardy to Executive Vice President of Services. He has been promoted to this role following his tenure as Vice President of Advisory Services. In his new role, Paul will oversee all of Ironside’s service practice areas: Data Advisory, Information Management, Business Analytics, Advanced Analytics & AI, and Managed Services. Paul will also join Ironside’s executive leadership team.

“Since joining the team in 2019, Paul has earned immense respect from his Ironside colleagues and clients. His thought leadership has helped many organizations we work with transform. Bringing Paul onto our Leadership Team will accelerate our ability to assist our clients as they manage, govern and flourish with the abundance of data accessible in a well-architected analytics strategy,” said Ironside CEO Tim Kreytak.

Ironside’s team is thrilled to have Paul assume this role. His skills will complement Ironside’s focus to continue our strong reputation for client-focused collaboration, and lead his team of senior consultants in helping clients achieve their modern analytic vision. Ironside’s pragmatic consultation approach helps clients take a step-wise approach to getting their data and analytics to a better place — while reducing risks and costs and extracting maximum value along the way. Our team supports clients on their ongoing journey, helping them address today’s needs while paving the way ahead for tomorrow’s new demands.

Hardy shares that he is looking forward to the new opportunities 2021 will bring:

“The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of digital technologies and increased clients’ appetites for pursuing new competitive differentiators.  Analytics and artificial intelligence are proving to be the most leveraged digital tools for creating leaps in business value from today’s growing proliferation of data, enabled by new, agile platforms and tools. With 20 years of experience, Ironside has unmatched abilities to develop those differentiators and transform our clients’ analytic infrastructure and organizations to create sustainable advantage and cultural change.  I’m thrilled to be leading our team of experts in this pursuit.”

About Paul Hardy

Paul brings over twenty-five years of consulting and P&L experience, selling and delivering transformation services encompassing strategy, people, process, partnerships and technology to clients of all sizes and across multiple industries. Prior to Ironside, Paul was a partner and practice leader of the IT Strategy practice at Information Services Group (ISG) where he transitioned the team for digital revenue expansion, developed digital strategy and methodologies for successful digital transformation engagements (e.g. cloud computing, automation/RPA, AI, IOT, Agility, DevOps, etc.)

Prior to that, he had led multi-tower ITO (application and infrastructure) and BPO transformation engagements and sourcing transactions. Paul had P&L responsibility for the Outsourcing Advisory practice at Alsbridge, and co-led post-acquisition integration of previously competitive practices when acquired by ISG in December 2016.  He also led the Financial Services Business at Perot Systems – a technology outsourcer – and was a start-up CEO in the B2B e-procurement marketplace.

Paul holds a BS in Systems Engineering from University of Arizona, and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Cornell, as well as a MBA from The Wharton School.

About Ironside

Founded in 1999, Ironside is an enterprise data & analytics solution provider and system integrator. With decades of expertise, we guide businesses translating goals and challenges with expert consultation and technology solutions that enable insightful analysis, data-driven decision making, and continued success. Our team will help you structure, integrate and augment your data, while transforming your analytic environment and improving governance.

The IBM Cognos Forum and IBM Information On Demand 2010 will be jointly held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 24-28.

Through our Premier Partnership with IBM, the Ironside Group is able to offer an amazing discount: $400 off each IBM IOD / Business Analytics Forum registration. Simply enter the Ironside Promotion Code G10IRNSIDE at registration to receive your promotional discount.

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