John Bicknell is a leader, lifelong learner, and passionate analytics visionary. He founded More Cowbell Unlimited to help America remain a beacon of hope and strength on the world stage.

For almost 30 years, he has helped businesses and government organizations derive actionable insights from their data, save on costs, and make more money.

Before retiring from the United States Marine Corps in 2010 as a Lieutenant Colonel, John served worldwide most notably in Afghanistan and the Pentagon; he also led the “Street to Fleet” program – a process intensive human resources supply chain effort designed to discover inefficiencies, architect solutions, and re-purpose manpower savings.

In his corporate career, he has helped businesses derive insights from marketing, financial, human resources, and call center data.

John is a member of the Military Operations Research Society (MORS). His Master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School emphasizes econometrics and operations research.

John lives with his family in the Pacific Northwest.

Education

BE, Civil Engineering (1990)
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
 
MS, Manpower Management (2000)
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA

Select Papers and Presentations

June 2019
MORS Annual Symposium
“Protecting Critical Infrastructures with Process Mining”

 
June 2019
MORS Annual Symposium
“Methodologies for Discovering and Understanding Process Ecosystems”

 
April 2019
INFORMS Conference on Business Analytics
“Process Mining: The Capability Every Organization Needs”

December 2018
MORS Emerging Techniques Forum
“Make Your Data Happy with Automated Process Discovery”
 
Bicknell JW and Krebs WG (2019), “Process Mining: The Missing Capability in Information Warfare (Draft)”, More Cowbell Unlimited Working White Paper.
 
Bicknell, John. 2000. “Study of Naval Officers’ Attitudes Toward Homosexuals in the Military.” Master’s Thesis. Monterey, CA, Naval Postgraduate School.