Researcher Profiles
Richard Bhanap
Research Associate

Richard Bhanap is a Research Associate for Leading Edge Forum and a leading independent advisor on Digital Business & Technology Strategy & Transformation. Richard is also the author of our report, Digital Leadership in the C-suite.

Richard works with large, complex multinationals to help formulate powerful, business-driven, group Digital and IT strategies, design and manage their global IT functions effectively and deliver tangible business value from their total Digital and IT spend. He has over twenty five years of line management and strategic consulting experience in business and Digital / IT strategy and transformation, over fourteen of those years at Partner level with firms including Accenture, KPMG and Booz & Company (now known as strategy&). He is currently Managing Director of the boutique Digital and IT Strategy & Transformation consulting firm which he started in 2009.

Richard is often called upon to coach senior business executives and CIOs through major IT-enabled business change journeys and has himself played the roles of CIO and Business Transformation Director on an interim basis. He has experience of working on both sides of major IT sourcing deals and renegotiations. Richard is widely published and often invited to speak on topics relating to the CEO agenda for IT and the CIO as business innovator and change agent.

Richard studied at Imperial College in London where he gained a Bachelor’s degree with honours in Computing Science, and at the London Business School and Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he gained a MBA in General Management and Business Strategy.

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

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

60% of Firms Face a Digital Leadership Gap

01 JUL 2015 / RICHARD BHANAP, IAN COHEN

Digital Drama in the C-Suite

12 JUN 2015 / RICHARD BHANAP, RICHARD DAVIES, IAN COHEN

Digital Leadership in the C-Suite – report

12 JUN 2015 / RICHARD BHANAP

Digital and IT are Not the Same

03 JUN 2015 / RICHARD BHANAP, DAVID MOSCHELLA

PRESS ARTICLES

Who is Responsible for Digital Leadership in the C-Suite?
Computer Weekly (Jun 2015)
Digital Leadership in the C-Suite
CMO.com (Jun 2015)