Learn Today! Online Class - Leading Digital Transformation


Transformation. Leadership. Dialogue.

The Feld Group Institute provides leaders with three distinct frameworks; Leadership, Transformation, and Dialogue. Each of them have been proven successful over time, across industries, and in large, complex transformations. Each framework has a unique purpose and guiding principles, and a command of all three is required for success.


Successfully planning and leading a transformation requires understanding the key principles, elements, and dimensions for change.


Leadership is the single most important determining factor in creating, planning, and executing a transformation.


Establishing a simple, common dialogue among business and IT leadership is a critical element in transformation.


In order to lead a transformation, clients must understand the model and key principles involved. This framework details six models: Business, Business Systems, Technical Systems, Organization, Economic, and IT Operating.

Understanding the importance and nuances of each, and how they are interrelated, allows leaders to create, initiate and execute a successful technology-enabled business transformation.


Our perspectives on leadership have been formed by creating and implementing complex business transformations and working with some of the most respected leaders in history.

We’ve developed a durable leadership framework with three key leadership competencies: Set the Agenda, Build a Great Team and Deliver with Consistency.


This framework demystifies technology and establishes a common language and set of mental models among business and IT leadership. The framework stresses the importance of clearly articulating the Why, What, How, Who and When involved in the transformation.

By providing a simple way to discuss the complexities of the transformation, leaders will collaborate better and improve chances of success.

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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.