Duncan  Sutherland

Biography

Duncan B. Sutherland is a recognized technology strategist and visionary. For three-decades he has helped organizations work through highly complex strategic challenges. From helping the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities (APVA) develop a funding strategy to support the archaeology needed to find the original 1607 Jamestown, Virginia, fort—to helping Disney Imagineers craft a vision for a state-of-the-art facility capable of supporting their highly idiosyncratic way of working including “creating” their own, highly-individualistic workspaces. From helping the Irish Export Board develop a technology strategy to help the largely indigenous Irish knitting industry reach global markets—to developing and executing a strategy to help Microsoft market the business value of a new, innovative PC operating system to senior management of the company’s largest customers.

In addition to his strategy-focused work, Duncan has held C-level IT leadership positions in major law firms, leading design consultancies, and higher education. He taught as an adjunct for the College of William & Mary and was for several years a full-time Visiting Professorial Lecturer in IT for The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management. A prolific public speaker and author, Duncan is the lead author of a technology-focused management primer titled Officing: Bringing Amenity and Intelligence to Knowledge Work sponsored by Japan’s Matsushita Electric Works and the Japanese government.

Duncan received his ABD, Organization Behavior and Management from George Washington University, MCP, City and Regional Planning and BS, Cognitive Psycholoy/Design Theory and Research from Ohio State University.