Paul Culmsee (@paulculmsee) Paul is a management consultant, business strategist, sensemaker and award winning author with more than 25 years of experience. Based in Perth, Western Australia, he co-founded Seven Sigma Business Solutions and specialises in sensemaking, helping organisations (re)discover their purpose, knowledge management, strategic planning, IT governance, facilitation and all facets of SharePoint and Office365 delivery. Paul is one of only four Cognexus Certified Dialogue Mappers in the world. He and his wife have the best two children in the world and live in Perth, Australia.
Kailash Awati: (@kailashawati) Kailash is co-founder and principal of Sensanalytics, a consultancy specialising in sensemaking and analytics. He is also a staff member at the UTS Connected Intelligence Centre where he teaches into the Data Science and Innovation program. Prior to his current roles, he worked for a pharmaceutical multinational where he set up a global IT service centre specializing in business intelligence, while initiating and running data analytics projects across the business.
Over the last several years, he has worked as a data and analytics geek; facilitator and sensemaker; data / information architect; project manager and engineering software developer in organisations ranging from startups to established firms. Earlier, in what seems to him like another life, he did research in fluid dynamics and other areas of physics and applied mathematics.
Aside from sensemaking and analytics, his professional interests include knowledge management, project management, risk analysis and emergent (low risk, low cost) approaches to developing new capabilities in organisations.
Kailash lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife and two wonderful children.