Richard C. Pütz
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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, and Education. Understanding 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, Workshops, and Discussion programs. He defines the real issues, challenges, and opportunities for people to better understand technology and its role amid the life of struggles in a world of change.
Innovation/Education/Collaboration are the keys to systematically changing our world, our organizations, and our lives to live a life in pursuit of knowing the greater good for customers, employees, shareholders, and partners.
Richard's roots in philosophy and history go back to his college days at St. Meinrad College, where he focused on the study of History, Philosophy, Humanities, The Great Books of Western/Eastern Traditions, and Speech/Theater. His graduate studies span thirty years starting at St. Meinrad School of Theology, where Richard's concentration was in Cultural History, Patristics, Theological Anthropology, and Comparative Religions. He continues his studies in Digitial Humanities, Lived Philosophy, and Autonomous Technologies, at Harvard Digital Humanities/Religious Literacy, GTU, The McGrath Institute, Loyola Univ of Chicago, and Oxford University for continuing education. Richard is active in the Westar Institute, and developing discussion groups focusing on the first three centuries, especially from the perspective of Digital Humanities, and "Art Theology.". Richard studied with Dr. Eli Goldratt, creator of the "Theory of Constraints," best known for the book called "The Goal," with over seven million copies sold in thirty-two languages. Richard worked closely with Eli to develop cutting-edge methods based on philosophy 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: The Art of Organizational Resilience, living the life well lived." Richard provides expertise, combined with years of experience, and insightful guidance, to better help organizations, discern how the technology of the Autonomous Revolution intersects with and embraces the work of their organizations and achieve Eudaimonia through implementing the methodology of "See~Judge~Act" and is an avid disciple of the Cardijn Movements.
Richard identifies the Autonomous Revolution as the "Intersection where the Humanities and Technology become one." Of particular interest to Richard is, "What is our role of being human as it relates to the purpose of work, data, management, and marketing.? Why do we do what we do? How do we achieve 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 Being Human and the Difference IT makes?
In Richard's keynotes reading groups and workshops, he brings out the necessary 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 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 Lived 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 Weststar Institute
Member of The American Philosophical Association
Member American Academy of Religion
Member of The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
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
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)