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Professional info​

I am a Strategist~Philosopher, and Technologist because I am first a Cultural Historian who has spent a career in emerging technology, understanding the Culture & Societal Phase change that occurs when technology is a disruptor.

During my career, I have been named an internationally recognized thought leader in technology collaboration, digital strategy, data science, humanities, and social phase change. I am a writer (mostly blogging these days), keynote speaker, technology influencer, and catalyst for change, change for the greater good. I have worked with and for some of the most fantastic technology companies on this planet, many during their growth and early development stages. I have traveled the globe educating, speaking, and consulting with energetic and forwarding looking companies and organizations.

I have come to understand the cause/effect of technology on society. The Autonomous Revolution, which has just begun, is the "Intersection where the Humans meet the Ultimate Technology: The challenge of what it means to be human."  Of particular interest 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 some point, we all face the question: What is the Difference OF Being Human and the Difference IT makes? The time has come for a philosophy/theology of technology for the modern world.

In my keynotes, reading groups, and workshops, I bring 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.

I always try to provide expertise, combined with years of experience, and insightful guidance, to help better 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 I am an avid disciple of the Cardijn Movements and methods. 

During my career, I have 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. 

I try to bring my years of experience to my lively and interactive Keynotes, Workshops, and Discussion programs. I will define the real issues, challenges, and opportunities for people to understand better 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 in pursuit of knowing the greater good for customers, employees, shareholders, and partners. 

I was privileged to study with Dr. Eli Goldratt, creator of the "Theory of Constraints," best known for the book "The Goal," with over seven million copies sold in thirty-two languages. I have worked closely with Eli to develop cutting-edge methods based on the philosophy of the Goal for banks, insurance companies, and investment banks. Working with Dr. Goldratt helped shape and influence my thinking and understanding of the nature of organizations, data management, and constraints. I am designated a "Jonah's Jonah." and TOC Expert.


My academic roots in history and philosophy go back to my college days at St. Meinrad College; My graduate studies are from St. Meinrad School of Theology/Indiana University, Goldratt Institute, and GTU. 


I continue my education in Digital Humanities and Autonomous Technologies at Harvard University Continuing Education, MIT Professional Education, and Oxford University for ongoing education. All in the area of emerging technology.


Louis J Putz CSC saw life as a chain with three links: the age of learning, earning, and returning. My third link is my new vocation which leads me to involvement with the International Thomas Merton Society and the Chicago local chapter, along with board involvement in the Cardijn Institute, with the International & Australian organizations of Cardijn, Westar Institute, and The Center for Parish Development, Chicago, IL.


I teach two classes each semester at the Forever Learning Institute. in South Bend, IN,


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

"Ultimately, there can be no disagreement between history, science, philosophy, and theology. Where there is disagreement, there is either ignorance or error." ~ Mortimer J. Adler

Richard's Lived Experience


  • Chief Information Security Officer, VP & data scientist/AI development for American National Insurance, a multi-line public company, where Richard's focus was building a culture of 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 and the emergence of artificial intelligence. 

  • National Director for Technology Advisory Services focused on strategy, processes, marketing, and policies in the area of emerging technologies and artificial intelligence.  Coopers & Lybrand (PwC)

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

  • Member of The American Historical Association

  • International Bonhoeffer Society - English Language Section

  • Member of The Society for the History of Technology

  • Member of the International Thomas Merton Society

  • Member of the International Cardijn Institute

  • Member of The American Philosophical Association

  • Member of Weststar Institute

  • Member American Academy of Religion

  • Member of The Society for the Scientific Study of Religion

  • Member of The American Teilhard Association

  • Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 

  • Former Chairperson and current board of directors member 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.

  • 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)

Philosophy is everybody's business

~ Mortimer J Adler 

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