Tony O’Driscoll recently returned to the Faculty of Duke's Fuqua School of Business and is the former head of Duke CE Labs at Duke Corporate Education. In this role, Tony focused on discovering what’s next for leadership development.
Previously, Tony served as Duke CE's Regional Managing Director for Asia where he identified and executed next-generation learning strategies and approaches that accelerate the development of leadership capabilities required to succeed in an increasingly volatile, complex, uncertain and ambiguous business context.
During his 18-year industry career, Tony held several leadership positions with Nortel Networks and IBM. He was a founding member of IBM Global Service’s Strategy and Change consulting practice. In that role, he consulted with business leaders around the world 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 learning and human performance strategies at the enterprise-level.
Tony’s current research examines how emerging technologies are rapidly disrupting existing industry structures and business models. He is focusing specifically on how organizations and their leaders adapt and evolve in increasingly turbulent and uncertain business environments. His most recent book, Learning in 3D: Adding a New Dimension to Enterprise Learning and Collaboration, examines the impact of the emerging immersive Internet on human capital strategy and practice.
Prior to joining Duke Corporate Education, Tony served on the Faculty of Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and 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.
Tony has spent the bulk of his professional and academic career at the nexus of Business, Innovation, Technology and Learning. Throughout that time he has focused on creating and implementing strategies that enable organizations to realize the full potential of their most valuable asset: Talented and Creative People.
Tony holds an Ed.D. in Organization Learning and an M.S. in Management from North Carolina State University. His B.S. in Electrical Engineering is from Virginia Tech.