Phil Simon

Lecturer
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4606

Biography

Job Title(s)

  • Writer, speaker, consultant, www.philsimon.com, 2002 - present
  • Founder and president, Motion Publishing, 2010 - present
  • Consultant, Lawson Software, 2000 - 2002
  • Senior HR Specialist, Merck and Co., 1998 - 2000
  • Senior HR Consultant, CapitalOne, 1997 - 1998
  • Customer Relations Rep, SONY Electronics, 1994 - 1995

Education

  • Master of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, 1997
  • B.S. in Policy and Management, Cornell University, 1993

Research Areas

  • Platforms and platform thinking
  • Big Data
  • Analytics
  • Project management
  • Enterprise systemse.g., COTS, ERP, and CRM systems
  • Relational databases and unstructured data
  • System failures
  • Emerging technologies (aka, Enterprise 2.0). Examples include: cloud computing, open-source software, SaaS, MDM
  • Data visualization
  • Communication, language, and contemporary collaboration tools
  • E-mail and its limitations
  • Social media
  • Publishing
  • Disrpution and disintermediation
  • The Internet of Things
  • Website design

Academic Positions Held

  • Arizona State University: 2016-present
  • Teaching assistant, Cornell University. Labor economics and collective bargaining, 1995-1997

Representative Publications - Books

  • Message Not Received: Why Business Communication Is Broken and How to Fix It, Wiley, 2015
  • The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions, Wiley, 2014
  • Too Big to Ignore: The Business Case for Big Data, Wiley, 2013
  • The Age of the Platform: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Have Redefined Business, Motion Publishing, 2011
  • The New Small: How a New Breed of Small Businesses Is Harnessing the Power of Emerging Technologies, Motion Publishing, 2010
  • The Next Wave of Technologies: Opportunities in Chaos, Wiley, 2010
  • Why New Systems Fail: An Insiders Guide to Successful IT Projects, Revised Edition, Cengage, 2010

Editor and contributor, 101 Lightbulb Moments in Data Management, Motion Publishing, 2011

For more information on my books, click here.

Other Recent Publications

Career and Professional Awards
Both Message Not Received and The Age of the Platform won Axiom book awards

Courses

Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 405Business Intelligence
CIS 440Systems Design/Electronic Comm
CIS 450Enterprise Analytics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CIS 405Business Intelligence
CIS 440Systems Design/Electronic Comm
CIS 450Enterprise Analytics