The Team

Matt Mullen

Lead Analyst – AI Applications

Matt has worked in the software industry for close to 30 years, initially as a developer of web applications, later working in a range of consultancy roles, from implementation and architecture to the incubation of emerging technologies. As an industry analyst, Matt previously worked for Real Story Group and 451 Research (now S&P Global), covering information management technologies and their intersection with the workplace.

Peter Brooks

Lead Analyst – Blockchain

Peter has over 25 years of experience defining and quantifying the strategic, financial, and operational business value of technology. Clients have been both end-user and vendor organizations. He has worked at IBM, PwC, Wipro, several startups, and his own consultancy. Peter is a certified (PMP) project manager, has published numerous articles include co-authoring Harvard Business School working papers, and presents at industry conferences.

Dan Lucarini

Lead Analyst – IDP

A software product manager at heart, Dan is also an entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience working for ECM and IDP leaders such as OpenText, Kofax, and IBML. His roles included CMO, Sales Director, and VP Product Management, and he worked at VC and private equity-funded start-ups and on several M&A teams. Dan served two terms on the AIIM Board of Directors and was elected to the Company of Fellows in 2018. After living in the Colorado Rockies, a 2nd generation Italian-American from Pittsburgh, he now resides in Cornwall, UK, with his wife, the acclaimed Cornish artist Dot Wade.

Alan Pelz-Sharpe


Alan has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry, working with various end-user organizations like FedEx, The Mayo Clinic & Allstate, and vendors from Oracle and IBM to startups worldwide. Alan was formerly a Partner at The Real Story Group, Consulting Director at Indian Services firm Wipro, Research Director at 451, and VP for North America at industry analyst firm Ovum. He is regularly quoted in the press, including the Wall Street Journal and The Guardian, and has appeared on the BBC, CNBC, and ABC as an expert guest. Alan currently serves on the board of the industry association AIIM International and became an Honorary Fellow of IIM Africa in 2023.

Kashyap Kompella

Strategic Advisor

Kashyap Kompella is the founder and CEO of rpa2ai, a global industry analyst firm focusing on automation and artificial intelligence. Kashyap has 20 years of experience as a hands-on technologist, industry analyst and management consultant. Kashyap advises large organizations on technology strategy, implementation road maps, and vendor selection. Prior to rpa2ai, Kashyap was a research director at Real Story Group, senior advisor at Information Services Group and practice head at Wipro. Kashyap is widely recognized as a thought leader on emerging technologies and has been quoted by the media, including the BBC, Quartz, Economist, Mint, Guardian, Forbes, Nikkei Asian Review, eMarketer, CMSWire, KMWorld, EContent and SearchCIO. Kashyap has been a judge for EContent 100, a list of the Top 100 companies in the digital content industry. Kashyap is the author of the forthcoming book “Future Tense: IT Services in the age of automation and AI”.

Gennady Glabets

Strategic Advisor – Supply Chain

Gennady Glabets is a supply chain professional and current Director of Supply Chain at The Good Bean based in Berkeley, California. In his 10+ years in the industry, he has developed and implemented strategic logistics and supply chain solutions for organizations ranging in size from start-up to established brand leaders. Gennady has also brought his transportation planning, warehousing, and manufacturing expertise as an operations adviser to Blocksyte, a blockchain-based start-up organization focused on supply chain traceability and IoT.


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