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David Walker Appointed Chief Digital and Information Officer at IAG Cargo

We’d like to congratulate David Walker as he takes on the role of Chief Digital and Information Officer at IAG Cargo a division of International Airlines Group (IAG).  David joins IAG from Experian where he served as VP Client and Business Partnering.

Five airlines. One Cargo Carrier. IAG is in the business of moving whatever people need, to wherever they are.  The company began in 2011, when their founding legacy brands British Airways and Iberia joined to form one of the world’s largest cargo networks. Soon after, Aer Lingus, Vueling and LEVEL joined IAG, extending their reach further, providing 500 aircraft, 15,000 flights a week to over 350 destinations. The company now has more than nine Partner Plus carriers across the globe, helping to grow IAG Cargo into one of the world’s leading air cargo companies. Built on the latest technology and infrastructure, and served by the newest aircrafts IAG is changing how logistics works and challenging the status quo.

David is an alumnus of The Feld Group Institute Transformation Leadership Development program (TLD).  We wish him success in this exciting position!

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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.