Kogekar Consulting Pty Ltd. (ACN 162 747 953) is a Sydney based consulting firm. Our goal is to become a trusted IT adviser to IT leaders and decision makers. We help business and IT leaders resolve difficult technology management challenges. We help leaders create future direction for the IT group.  We offer advice that  helps our clients make IT performance improvements leveraging our extensive IT Management experience.

With our depth of experience, we help leaders gain a new perspective on their challenges. We help them with insights and practical strategies to find a path forward through the mine filed of challenges. Their success is our success.

What we do

  • Help get major change programs back on track
  • Help develop future IT direction and strategy
  • Help improve IT performance
  • Strengthen IT Governance
  • Independent advice to CEO / CIO on critical technology matters
  • Conduct independent program reviews for boards
  • Help create customer centric high performing teams

Hemant Kogekar is director and principal consultant of the firm. He has over five years of consulting experience and over fifteen years experience as CIO/ IT Director with major Australian and multinational organizations including Suncorp, Citibank and Franklins. He has extensive experience dealing with board of directors and company executives on strategy and governance matters. He has led significant technology and organisational change initiatives that improved culture and IT capabilities for business success. Hemant has a strong track record of building IT business partnerships and trust.

Hemant has an in-depth understanding of technology and architecture and can communicate effectively with technicians to executives. His extensive IT management experience enables him to understand real-world challenges in implementing change and develop techniques to overcome these challenges.

As a consultant, Hemant has advised large and small organisations spanning Insurance, Media, Funds Management, Wholesale distribution, IT Vendors and Banking. His focus is to help IT leaders address difficult IT management challenges in a pragmatic way.

Hemant is a regular contributor to the CIO Magazine.

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Jim Brown is the Principal, Change Management for Lorien Partners and an Associate of Kogekar Consulting.  He was formerly the Global Partner for Enterprise Transformation at James Martin & Co, a worldwide consulting company and a Principal in Strategic Value Management, a Risk Assessment Company.  At James Martin & Co, he was one of the original developers of Enterprise Engineering and Value Streams and has enriched and practiced that methodology for over 19 years.

Jim has significant consulting experience in changing large organisations and developing novel approaches to business and IT strategies and operational effectiveness for the systems, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, retail, distribution, banking and insurance industries.  He has worked with over 60 business and government executive teams worldwide, helping them develop innovative approaches to improved business and systems performance.

He has applied Strategic Visioning, Information Engineering, Change Management, Business Reengineering and Process Redesign methods and tools to many major programs.  He is the author of Dangerous Undertaking; The Search for Transformation and was a significant contributor to a James Martin book entitled, The Great Transition — Reinventing The 21st Century Organization.  He has published papers on re-engineering including Strategic Re-engineering At Chubb and Enterprise Engineering — Building 21st Century Organizations.

He was formerly with IBM and Satellite Business Systems in various executive positions.  He has a BS in Electrical Engineering, and an MS in Applied Physics.

John Blair is a seasoned management consultant who specialises in performing IT management reviews, managing difficult IT projects and serving as an interim IT executive. John was formerly a partner in the IT management consulting practice of Deloitte for sixteen years. He also served as Chief Information Officer of Vodafone and Metcash.

John applies a pragmatic approach to helping business and IT leaders deliver improved benefits through IT. John has particular expertise and experience in performing management reviews, operational audits, due diligence reviews, organisation studies and internal control reviews of IT functions, departments, systems and projects.

John has extensive experience in directing and managing major systems development and systems implementation projects. He was the chief methodologist, author and editor of Deloitte’s global project management methodology.

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