Declan Kavanagh

declan kavanagh

CEO at Organisation Development Tools Institute

Ireland

Bio Summary

Declan has 40 years’ experience in technology business initially with multinational ICT organisations rising to CEO level. He founded a software services company in 2003 which was acquired by Capgemini/Sogeti in 2008. Since then he has advised many organisations Nationally & Internationally and worked with Academia and Irish Technology Research Centres in the area of Starting, Scaling & Capability Building. In 2018 he co-founded the Organisation Development Tools Institute (ODTI) with Dr. Myles Sweeney. ODTI Researches, Develops and Provides a Digital Platform & Tools that help organizations’ plan and execute Incremental, Transitional and Transformational Change, based on Organisation Science and Dynamic Systems Maturity Theory

Employment History

company bank

CEO

Organisation Development Tools Institute

September 2018 - present

Founder and CEO of ODTI commercialising management science research using a Digital Platform . Leading the Business, Business Development, Product Management, Three Reference Models part of the core product 'Organisation Capa ...see more

Capgemini

CEO

Capgemini

January 2003 - September 2011

Capgemini - Sogeti Division acquired Insight Test Services in 2008, I founded Insight in 2003 as a specialist Software QA & Test Consulting and Services Business. I was responsible for the integration of Insight in Irealnd & ...see more

Fujitsu

Director

Fujitsu

January 1987 - September 2000

Joined when group was Amdahl Computers in EMEA HQ and Manufacturing, hel positions in Engineering, Maintenance and Quality Management. During wind down of Manufacturing led transformation programs to secure future corporate c ...see more

Selected Project Experience

Project Description:
Turnaround Performance, transformation from a Product based structure to a service based organisation. Reduction in dependence on two large shareholder clients. Preparation for Trade Sale, Identification of potential buyers.

Industry: Telecom

Topic(s): Strategy & Planning

Education

Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering

Technological University Dublin

1979

Associate's in Finance

ACCA

1985

Master's in Business Administration/Management

Dublin City University

1997

Language Skills

Country Experience

Albania Belarus Ireland United Kingdom United States

Skills

Business

Digital Culture,

Digital Experience & Design,

Digital Maturity,

Digital Strategy,

Digital Transformation,

Transformation Management Office,

Benchmarking & Best Practice,

Business Case,

Business Planning,

Business Unit Strategy,

Corporate Development,

Corporate Strategy,

Feasability Studies,

Growth Strategy,

Operating Model,

Benefit Realization,

Dashboard Development,

KPIs,

Organizational Excellence,

Performance Management System,

Strategy Execution,

Innovation Strategy,

New Business Build,

Strategic Management,

Business Process Management,

Capacity Management & Planning,

Continuous Improvement,

Corporate Functions,

Digitizing Operations

Manufacturing,

Operational Excellence,

Operation & Maintenance,

Operation Management,

Portfolio Strategy,

Purpose,

Finance

Budgeting,

Cash Management,

Consolidation,

Cost Management,

Financial Analysis,

Financial Modeling,

Corporate Finance,

Information Technology

IT Infrastructure,

IT Operations,

IT PMO,

IT Strategy,

IT Transformation