Researcher Profiles
Richard Davies
VP, Strategic Advisory, DXC Technology and Managing Director, Leading Edge Forum

Richard is VP Strategic Advisory, DXC Technology and Managing Director of Leading Edge Forum.

In this role, Richard leads and manages a global strategic Research and Advisory business aimed at assisting COOs, CIOs and other enterprise leaders understand and exploit the ever-expanding intersection between business, information technology and management.

Richard has over 20 years' experience in the IT marketplace.  He has held a variety of Sales and Marketing positions both nationally and internationally, firstly with NCR Corp and AT&T – primarily in the Financial Services marketplace – and latterly with CSC Index, prior to his current role at the LEF where he has full P&L responsibility for the business.

Richard is co-author (with Kirt Mead and Alex Mayall) of the report, The Future of Retained IT – Repositioned at the Front of the Firm.  This report is designed to help clients understand the future of the IT function, and the tremendous business and personal opportunities it provides for those organizations that embrace a much more front-of-the-firm approach.  In addition, he regularly presents on public platforms discussing key strategic issues for executives.

Richard has a Masters in International Relations and Contemporary War from King's College, London, a BA Hons in Business Administration from the University of Wales and has completed the INSEAD Advanced Management Programme.  Richard was also shortlisted in 2013 for the Top 50 most influential people in the UK as ranked by ComputerWeekly.

 

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

A Snapshot of the LEF

/ RICHARD DAVIES

Unleashing Digital Talent for Fun and Profit

19 JUL 2017 / RICHARD DAVIES, DAVE ARON

LEF Infographic

07 FEB 2017 / RICHARD DAVIES

Raising Your Organization’s Digital IQ – Presented on 26 May 2016 at US LEF Executive Forum, Washington DC

01 JUN 2016 / THOMAS POWER, DAN WAKEMAN, EDWARD HESS, DAVID MOSCHELLA, BOB BARKER, DAN HUSHON, SIMON WARDLEY, DAVID GOLDSBY, LEWIS RICHARDS, IBRAHIM JACKSON, ROBINA CHATHAM, RICHARD DAVIES, DAVID REID

Raising Your Organization’s Digital IQ – Presented on 11 November 2015 at European LEF Executive Forum, London

13 NOV 2015 / LEMUEL LASHER, SIMON WARDLEY, KIRT MEAD, DAVID MOSCHELLA, LIAM MAXWELL, BOB BARKER, MARK KENNEDY, THOMAS POWER, EDWARD HESS, RICHARD BHANAP, RICHARD DAVIES

PRESS ARTICLES

Unleashing Digital Talent for Fun and Profit
ComputerWeekly (Aug 2017)
Lessons from Janus?
British Computer Society (Feb 2013)
Repositioning retained IT at the front of the business
CIO.co.uk (Dec 2012)