Leadership Development and IT Transformation

Transformation Is Possible
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Programs

Leadership Development

Our programs consolidate decades of experience into an exceptional curriculum with ongoing community activities that teach leaders how to transform teams and organizations.

workshops

Team alignment

Our workshops are designed to foster a thoughtful dialogue among senior business and IT leaders about how to create, initiate and execute the transformation together.

Consulting

IT Strategy & execution

Through our consulting services, we engage more deeply with select clients, provide hands-on assistance, and enable them to drive the transformation more directly and consistently.

NEW! Operationalizing Enterprise Architecture (EA8) Class Dates Announced

Join us in October for EA8! Utilizing our new virtual classroom format, this program will be conducted through live, practitioner-led sessions and self-paced learning. A special focus will be placed on the implications, opportunities, and challenges for Enterprise Architecture created by the COVID-19 crisis.

About Us

The Feld Group Institute is a leadership development organization with one mission – to help corporations achieve technology-enabled business transformation. We provide training, workshops, and consulting from experienced CIOs, technology leaders, industry experts, and business strategists. Together, we share our first-hand knowledge of how transformations should be planned, led, and executed.

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Leadership Programs

Transformation Leadership Development

TLD

Structured around advanced principles and frameworks, this unique program helps senior-level IT and business leaders develop the skills required to plan, lead, and execute successful technology-enabled business transformation. 

Operationalizing Enterprise Architecture

EA

A class designed for enterprise-level IT and business architects to learn the required business context, organization, funding, and operating model necessary to drive architecture and legacy system modernization.

Leading
Transformation

LT

A program for leaders focused on creating and sustaining transformation. Business and IT leaders who are experiencing significant business model shifts or dealing with extensive legacy technical debt, will find this program exceptionally useful. 

Operationalizing Enterprise Architecture

EA

A class designed for enterprise-level IT and business architects to learn the required business context, organization, funding, and operating model necessary to drive architecture and legacy system modernization.

Transformation Leadership Development

TLD

For leaders focused on creating and sustaining transformation, this four-day program spotlights the Feld Group Institute’s Transformation Framework, our key principles, and shared language to use when planning and leading your journey.

Testimonials

Fed Ex
Havard University

“Charlie Feld has developed the play book for IT Success. His very clear framework for transforming IT into a competitive strength is something that all business and IT executives need to know.

His book is full of great examples and practical implementation guidelines that Charlie has perfected over many years of driving IT-enabled business transformations at leading corporations.”

Rob Carter, EVP and CIO
FedEx Corporation

“Charlie Feld provides a clear and simple framework for managing major IT enabled business transformations. I developed and then taught the Frito-Lay case study at Harvard Business School for many years. The reason it has been so popular with Senior executives is it is more about a business transformation that was enabled by IT than about technology.”

Lynda Applegate, Baker Foundation Professor
Harvard Business School

“Southwest Airlines and the Feld Group Institute team have a great history together. The leadership that they’ve provided at critical junctures of Southwest’s never-ending quest for improvement has been invaluable.

Though their entry point has always been in technology strategy and execution, they have an amazing ability to demystify IT and communicate with business leaders clearly and stretch their thinking as well.

Charlie Feld and the team demonstrated the ability to come in and work with our Teams and leaders and ‘fit in’ to our unique culture and add value quickly.”

Gary Kelly, Chairman & CEO
Southwest Airlines

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Russell Villemez

Affiliate, The Feld Group Institute

Head of Technology Strategy, Dialexa – a Feld Group Institute partner

Highly regarded CTO and change agent with IT strategy and enterprise architecture expertise.

Russell Villemez is an Affiliate with the Feld Group Institute and the head of Technology Strategy at Dialexa, a Technology Research, Design and Creation firm that works with organizations on initiatives such as Operational Transformation, Business Growth, and New Venture Creation.

During 17 years in operational roles and 15 years in consulting roles, Russell has worked across a variety of industries in both executive leadership positions and as a subject matter expert. Russell thrives on the scale and complexity of leading major change agendas in large corporate environments.

Recent consulting clients include AmerisourceBergen, the American Automobile Association, Brinker International, Cubic, Equifax, and Cox Automotive. A common thread is the client’s need for strong leadership during a period of change—whether motivated by acquisitions, spin-offs, competitive pressures, or other factors. Clients also benefit from Russell’s expertise in enterprise architecture, agile development, application portfolio rationalization, technology and architecture strategy, as well as business strategy and commercial software product development.

Recognized as a versatile IT executive, adept at solving complex problems with innovative solutions, Russell’s capabilities and achievements span a continuum from business-strategy formation to hands-on IT solution development. His extensive career achievements include pioneering the first use of relational databases in high-volume transaction systems in the ‘80s, applying voice recognition DSPs in public intelligent network services for consumer markets in the ‘90s, and leading large-scale adoptions of open systems, object technology, and middleware frameworks in complex business environments, often in advance of commercially available software products.

Prior to joining Dialexa, Russell served at HP as Enterprise Services Chief Technology Officer for the Americas, leading a global capability for embedded Account CTOs in large enterprises. Russell began his career at Accenture, where he first crafted his consultative problem-solving approach, later honed at A.T. Kearny and the Feld Group. Russell’s deep telecom experience is built upon numerous director and enterprise architect positions at AT&T, Bell Atlantic, Telstra, US West, Pacific Bell, and Sprint, and as V.P. and CIO for WebLink Wireless.

Russell has a BS in Business Administration from Louisiana State University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University. In his spare time, Russell participates in amateur auto racing, and is a driving instructor with the Porsche Club of America.