Cedric is a leading, global expert in the fields of Business Modeling, Business Process and Information Technology.
He began his career with IBM in the IT industry. He spent many years in this field and also worked on cutting edge technologies in an Applied Research capacity for IBM at IBM’s showcase development facility (RESPOND) in the U.K.
Subsequently, Cedric founded INFOMET (Pty) LTD and Infolab, two international companies specializing in the business-to-information technology interface. These companies were acquired by IBM in the early 1990’s. Cedric is the principle inventor of the breakthrough xBML™ (eXtended Business Modeling Language) methodology, a rule-based, synoptic and formal language for describing business. This approach is hailed by leading Analysts as potentially “industry changing” and “unique and one of a kind” – Gartner®, 2007. xBML has also been hailed as the successor to classical 20th century process maps. The approach provides a unique capability to develop and leverage business models across a multitude of corporate initiatives, ranging from business improvement/optimization, business requirements definition, Sarbanes-Oxley and other regulatory compliance, to outsourcing, mergers and acquisitions.
Cedric is a principle of BusinessGenetics, Inc. an international organization that provides training and professional services and serves on the board of xBML Innovations, which provides a comprehensive xBML software solution suite and Affinity Solutions.
Cedric has recently published a book, “Business Genetics: A Business Management Tool for 21st Century Commerce” (Wiley 2007), a book that challenges and confronts mainstream thinking and theories, and introduces a revolutionary, unique approach to foundationally rethinking the manner in which we describe, plan and improve business.
Cedric and his company have consulted to and advised many leading Fortune corporations and the federal government. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Economics and Business Administration majors (Rhodes University) and has served as an adjunct professor at the Daniels College of business (executive MBA program).