Nigel King is the Vice President for Functional Architecture at Fusion Applications. As such he leads a band of architects whose job is to steward the designs and underpinnings for those things that span product families. He has been working with Oracle for the past 17 years. In that time he has worked mostly in Applications Development. He has worked in many areas of Applications, starting off in Distribution Management and then leading Oracle Applications' first venture into Business Intelligence, and Product Lifecycle Management Applications. A restless observer and inventor, his real passion has always been to see a problem defined, and in being defined well; resolved. By first profession he is a Chartered Management Accountant. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and Certified Information Security Professional (CISSP). He swears that as soon as he gets the book finished, he will catch up with his continuing professional education credits (CPE). His patents include, Methods and systems for portfolio planning, Audit management workbench, Internal audit operations for Sarbanes Oxley compliance, and Audit planning. He was fortunate to be hanging around at Oracle when the whole Enron issue happened. A decade later, GRC Apps was born, was new, then grew old, and is now suffused into many of the applications that surround it.
He is also Chairman of the Open Applications Group. The Open Applications Group is a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit standards development organization (SDO). This community is focused on building process-based business standards for e-commerce, Cloud Computing, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Web Services, and Enterprise Integration.
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Before joining Oracle, he worked in what he now considers the "real world", first as an Accountant and then selling and implementing business systems. He gained insights in the high technology sector working for Philips, the consumer packaged goods sector working for Homepride Foods and Jeyes Group, and was introduced to the software world through Business Technology Consultants.
He is also a licensed boxer, keen soccer player and coach, and a qualified Boston marathon runner.
He lives with his beautiful wife Anita and their soccer fanatic son Ansel in San Mateo, California.
He also co-authored the E-Business Suite, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Oracle Press handbook. You can also trace his thinking on GRC at ISACA's international conferences over the years: An Overview of Emerging Tools and Technologies for Auditors in 2005, Compliant Access Provisioning in 2006, and Security Provisioning for Outsourced Services in 2008.
Prior to getting interested in the GRC space, you can trace his articles on subjects as diverse as The Convergence of Financial and Supply Chain Planning in Control, the journal of the British Production and Inventory Control Society and Knowledge Management, The Application of Manufacturing Theory in Knowledge Based industries in Management Accounting, the journal of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.