Ken Russell, PhD

Innovation Guide

“I’m an innovation amplifier, author, and technologist.”

I help organizations define and pursue their digital transformation and innovation journeys with guiding experience, connections, conversations, and collaborations.

More than consulting, I work to develop meaningful organizational awareness, data-driven experiences, and get to the “how” of innovation.

I’m a technology pioneer and developed early Intranet systems for large banks which led to my participation in creating one of the first successful Internet-based training platforms.

I’m known for:

  • Enterprise Architecture (especially for Organization Architecture; TOGAF Certified)
  • Nanotechnology
  • Digital Water (Water 2.0)
  • DevOps Certified Leader

I remain an active practitioner and coach/mentor, helping senior executives embrace the value of values and prepare for next generation processes and workplace challenges (including resiliency, policy/process development, validation of technology vision/direction, road-mapping, and Enterprise Architecture).

Some of my roles over the years include:

  • Head of the Intellectual Capital Transformation Group, Cisco
  • Office of the CIO, Duke Energy
  • Head of Enterprise Architecture, Bank of America
  • Chief Information & Innovation Officer, New College Institute, Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Human Capital Transformation Advisor, HSEC
  • M&A and Private Equity Advisor/Practitioner — Organization, Technology, and Process
  • Chief Innovation Officer, Curran Biotech
  • VP of Digital Transformation and CIO, Pfeiffer University
  • Chief Architect & Executive Director, Applied Technology Acceleration Institute
  • EVP Digital Transformation & Emerging Markets, iTalent Digital Solutions
  • Chief Information Officer, Murdock Research Institute