Richard C. Pütz

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Professional info​

Richard is an internationally recognized thought leader in technology collaboration, digital strategy, data science, humanities, and social phase change. He is a  consummate writer, author, keynote speaker, technology influencer, and catalyst for change.  


Since retiring after thirty plus years in the business of technology and technology strategy, Richard's focus now centers on helping organizations understand  "Collaboration" with an emphasis on Transparency, Innovation, Education, and how the new world of the "Autonomous Revolution" will assist organizations in achieving their goals and understanding the new world of innovation, education, and collaboration.


During Richard's career, he has presented over five hundred keynotes and workshops for the Global 2000 and various industry associations in Asia, Europe, North America, and Australia during his professional career. 


Today, he is bringing that experience and know-how to assist organizations in achieving their mission.


Richard brings years of experience to bear in his lively and interactive Keynotes and programs.   Defining the real issues, challenges, and opportunities for people to better understand the technology and the role it plays amid the life of struggles in a world of change.  


Innovation/Education/Collaboration are the keys to systematically changing our world, our business, and our lives to live a life in pursuit of knowing the greater good for customers, employees, shareholders, and partners.  


Richard's roots in strategic thinking go back to his college days at St. Meinrad College, where he focused on Philosophy, European History, and Speech/Theater. His graduate studies at St. Meinrad School of Theology, and Loyola concentrated on Cultural History, Patristics, Liturgy, and Social Collaboration within society and religions. Richard studied with Dr. Eli Goldratt, creator of the "Theory of Constraints," who is best known for the book called "The Goal," with over seven million copies sold in thirty-two languages. Richard worked closely with Eli developing cutting-edge methods for banks, insurance companies, and investment banking. The years spent working with Dr. Goldratt helped shape and influence Richard's thinking and understanding of the nature of organizations, data management, and constraints. Richard is designated a "Jonah's Jonah."


Applying what Richard calls “Eudaimonia Thinking,” he provides expertise, years of experience, and insightful guidance, scenario planning, and creativity to organizational leaders, for-profit as well as not-for-profits, CMO's, CIO's, CISO's, CTO's, CDO's, CFO's, and CEO's and cutting edge technologists, and marketing gurus who are discerning how the technology of the Autonomous Revolution intersects with and embraces the work of their organizations.


Richard identifies the Autonomous Revolution as the "Intersection of Humanities and Technology." Of particular interest to Richard is, "What is the role of the human being as it relates to the purpose of work, data management, and marketing  as an integrated view, and how best to prepare for the change at hand?" At some point, we all come to face the question:  What is the Difference OF Human Beings and the Difference IT makes. An area Richard is passionate and very dedicated to is helping organizations, see the storms coming before the clouds arrive.


In Richard's keynotes and workshops he brings out the critical learning experience and how we come to understand what is under the surface of the issues we are facing and how to innovate with people, technologies, and processes and to educate each other, to collaborate and transform the current environment.


Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim, and end of human existence.”  ― Aristotle

Richard's Experience


  • Chief Information Security Officer, VP & data scientist for American National Insurance, a multi-line public company, where Richard's focus was a collaboration through innovation and education.

  • EVP, Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, C-bridge, Inc., a public company where Richard conducted keynotes, workshops, and presentations worldwide, and Director of C-bridge Institute, the educational arm of C-bridge Inc. C-Bridge, based in Cambridge, MA, was the leading provider of e-services for business-to-business eCommerce. The Company assisted Global 1000 customers in integrating eCommerce solutions with existing systems and business processes. C-Bridge delivered a suite of services across strategy, design, implementation, and training/education.

  • RVP, Director of Industry Strategy & Marketing Solutions, Oracle, a public company, delivering presentations, workshops, and strategy sessions for global companies entering the second/third industrial revolution. 

  • National director for Technology Advisory Services focused on strategy, processes, marketing, and policies  Coopers & Lybrand (PwC)

  • University Lecturer on Root Cause Analysis, AI/Big Data, Comparative Religions, and Philosophy. 

  • Former Chairperson and member of the board of directors for the "Center for Parish Development". Ecumenical missional teaching, consulting, and research agency based in Chicago and founded in 1968 by an ecumenical coalition of denominational mission boards, theological education institutions, and regional churches

  • Member of The American Philosophical Association

  • Member of The Society for the History of Technology

  • Member of The American Teilhard Association

  • Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 

  • Member of the International Thomas Merton Society

  • Member of Weststar Institute

  • Advocate & Supporter of The Center for Action and Contemplation

  • Advocate & Supporter of The Center for Christogenesis

  • Retired professional member of the National Speakers Association

  • Theory of Constraints Expert and  Jonah's Jonah Designation.


"Richard's energy and good common sense are super. The program was concise, excellent, highly organized. I appreciate his tremendous content!           


- Michael Bourne

Managing Director: Reabourne Limited London)