Dr. Michael Hammer

Dr. Michael Hammer changed forever how businesses do business. He was the originator of reengineering and the process enterprise; managerial innovations that have now become part of standard business practice.

Dr. Hammer was the president and founder of Hammer and Company and the author of five books, including the international best-seller Reengineering the Corporation, hailed as the most important business book of the 1990's. His final book was Faster, Cheaper, Better: The 9 Levers for Transforming How Work Gets Done. His articles have appeared in periodicals from The Harvard Business Review to The Economist and his work has been featured in every major business publication.

An engineer by training, Dr. Hammer focused on the operational nuts and bolts of business; his work remains relentlessly pragmatic and immediately relevant. Dr. Hammer was formerly a tenured professor of Computer Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a founder and director of several high technology companies. He was named by Time magazine to its first list of America's Twenty-Five Most Influential Individuals.