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 (LEF).

At LEF, Richard leads and manages a global cross-industry think tank dedicated to helping large organizations reimagine their organizations and leadership for a technology-driven future.  He is also responsible in DXC Technology for helping major global clients transform to take advantage of future state business platforms. 

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 of two reports, Unleashing Digital Talent for Fun and Profit (with Dave Aron, July 2017) which focuses on identifying breakthrough talent management stratagems that most organizations aren't doing, and almost none have mastered, but that hold significant promise for most. And The Future of Retained IT – Repositioned at the Front of the Firm (with Kirt Mead and Alex Mayall, February 2011), 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.  

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 regularly presents on public platforms discussing key strategic issues for executives and was shortlisted in 2013 for the Top 50 most influential people in the UK as ranked by Computer Weekly.

 

RELATED PUBLICATIONS

A Snapshot of the LEF

/ RICHARD DAVIES

Unleashing Digital Talent - 8 Ways to Make an Impact – Facebook LIVE Recording

08 SEP 2017 / RICHARD DAVIES, DAVE ARON

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

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)