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Tony O’Driscoll

Global Head, DukeCE Labs
Lecture Fellow, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

Tony O’Driscoll is Global Head of DukeCE Labs and Lecture Fellow at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. This dual role affords Tony the opportunity to operate at the intersection of cutting-edge academic research in business and the design of groundbreaking development interventions that get leadership ready for what’s next.

During his 18-year corporate career, Tony held several strategic leadership positions. He was a founding member of IBM Global Service’s Strategy and Change consulting practice where he consulted  at the highest level with business executives on creating sustainable competitive advantage in an increasingly global, networked and knowledge-enabled economy. He also served as a member IBM’s Almaden Services Research group where he investigated the changing roles of leadership, innovation, and collaboration as enterprises become more global, virtual, open and digitally mediated. At both IBM and Nortel Networks, Tony had responsibility for crafting and implementing learning and human performance strategies at the enterprise-level.

Tony has authored and co-authored articles for business periodicals such as Harvard Business ReviewThe Financial Times, Strategy and Business, CLO Magazine and Dialogue. He also writes a regular column for Training Magazine entitled“ Learning Matters.” Tony has also published two books on Organization Performance and Learning: Achieving Desired Business Performance, and Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration.

 Dr. O’Driscoll serves on the faculty of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and previously served on the faculty of North Carolina State University’s Poole College of Management. At Fuqua, Tony played a key role in redesigning the Cross Continent MBA (CCMBA) program and served as Executive Director of Fuqua’s Center for Technology Entertainment and Media (CTEM), a research center dedicated to understanding the strategic, structural, and business-model issues with these vibrant and volatile industry sectors. At Poole, Tony was a founding member of NCSU’s Technology, Education, and Commercialization (TEC) Program established to educate graduate engineering and management students in the areas of new product and service development via the incubation and commercialization of emerging technologies.

Dr. O’Driscoll has authored and co-authored articles for academic journals such as Management and Information Sciences Quarterly, Journal of Management Information SystemsPerformance Improvement Quarterly, and the Journal of Product Innovation Management.

Tony’s current research and practice examines how emerging technologies are rapidly disrupting existing industry structures and business models. He is focusing specifically on how to develop leadership systems that enable organizations to adapt and evolve in increasingly unpredictable and turbulent business environments.