Christian Burger

President, Burger Consulting Group

P r o f i l e: Christian Burger Experience Burger Consulting Group — August 1996 to Present President of an independent consulting firm dedicated to the information systems concerns and requirements of businesses in the construction industry. Conducts information systems planning engagements and software selection projects, assists with implementation planning and project management, and helps contractors evaluate the effectiveness of their existing systems. Regular speaker for CFMA chapters as well as A/E/C Systems conferences. Contributes regularly to many industry publications. J.D. Edwards & Company — July 1995 to July 1996 Consulting Group Manager for a large international software developer. Directed implementation work within the A/E/C business unit (Eastern U.S.), managed consulting staff and client base. Primary role was helping construction and real estate clients establish the direction of their information systems and focus consulting staff and client project teams on implementing J.D. Edwards software. Supervised and mentored a staff of 14 senior consultants, staff consultants, and client managers. FMI (Fails Management Institute) — May 1987 to July 1995 Senior Consultant and Consulting Team Leader for a leading management consulting firm in the construction industry. Primary responsibility was the management of all information systems-related projects for the firm, including system selections, strategic planning, system evaluations, and implementation planning. Also had significant responsibility for consulting engagements and development of strategic initiatives within the firm. Involved in research and development projects to support consulting engagements. Facilitated strategic and business-planning engagements for clients. Developed an industry-wide database that compiles the financial condition and results, organizational structure, management practices, strategic positioning, and other characteristics of construction businesses across the country. Durham Research Properties — February 1987 to April 1988 Information Systems Manager for a large development firm in North Carolina. Management Applications, Inc. — August 1984 to February 1987 Information Systems Consultant to many small- and medium-sized businesses in central North Carolina focusing on information systems strategy, software selection, and implementation. Education Northwestern University Evanston, Illinois Master of Arts degree through Northwestern’s University College - 2001 Duke University Durham, North Carolina Several courses toward master’s degree (MALS),including one at Oxford (Exeter College), before leaving North Carolina - 1995 Ball State University Muncie, Indiana Bachelor of Science degree, business, accounting major Publications Numerous articles for industry journals and publications,including CFMA’s Building Profits, FMI’s Contractor’s Management Journal, and AGC’s Constructor


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This panel discussion will examine the way in which construction companies are making IT investment decisions today, monitoring IT spending, and setting expectations relative to ROI. Learning More