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Tony O’Driscoll

Professor, Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Research Fellow, Duke Corporate Education

Tony O’Driscoll is a professor at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Research Fellow at Duke Corporate Education. This dual appointment affords Tony the unique opportunity to apply cutting-edge academic research to address increasingly complex business challenges.

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 competitive advantage in increasingly complex environments. 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 enterprise-level learning and human performance improvement strategies.

Tony has authored and co-authored articles for business periodicals such as Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times, Strategy and Business, and Dialogue. Tony has also published two books on Learning and Organization Performance: Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration, and Achieving Desired Business Performance.

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

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