"You cannot substitute agility for strategy. If you don't develop a strategy of your own, you become a part of someone else's strategy. The absence of strategy is fine if you don't care where you're going."

 

—Alvin Toffler

 

 

 

 

About Peter S. DeLisi

President, Organizational Synergies
Academic Dean, Information Technology Leadership Program, Santa Clara University

Pete DeLisi is Founder and President of Organizational Synergies, a strategy consulting firm located in Fremont, California. Prior to his current position, Pete spent sixteen years at Digital Equipment Corporation---eight of those years as a consultant to Digital's large, Fortune 500-size customers.

In addition to his extensive consulting background, Pete has spent over twenty years in senior sales and marketing positions with Digital Equipment Corporation, and previously, IBM. This "real-world" exposure has provided him a wealth of practical experience to couple with his consulting expertise.

Pete is respected for his ability to translate leading-edge thinking into practical organizational principles. His keen insights have been published in the Sloan Management Review, Harvard Business Review, Business Horizons and Journal of Management Inquiry. He is also an internationally recognized speaker with guest appearances:

  • As panel leader at the CEO Summit of the World Economic Development Congress;
  • Keynote speaker, along with Tom Peters, at a conference of senior executives;
  • Invited seminar leader at an internal Rand Corporation session on “Culture, Technology and Organizational Change.”


In addition to his consulting work, Pete is the Academic Dean of the Information Technology Leadership Program (ITLP) at Santa Clara University. This educational program is designed to provide IT executives the general management and executive-level skills they need to successfully lead their organizations.

Pete has a B.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Detroit and has completed post-graduate work in Meteorology, Philosophy and Psychology. In addition, for the past 25 years, Pete has worked closely with Ed Schein from the MIT Sloan School, one of the foremost authorities in organizational behavior. Pete recently co-authored the book, DEC is Dead, Long Live DEC, with him.

Pete's in-depth knowledge of strategy, organizational behavior, marketing and information technology, along with his broad and diversified educational background, have prepared him to bring a fresh and multidimensional perspective to the strategic challenges of the 21st century.

 

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