Declan is a very experienced leader in the technology sector with over 38 years’ experience in both the multinational sector and also successful entrepreneurial start up organisations. He is co-founder of the Organisation Development Tools Institute (ODTI) and leads the OrgCMF™ Platform Strategy.
He qualified in Telecommunications and Electronic Engineering initially , and during his career added Accountancy & Finance and holds an MBA also.
Declan works with National and International clients supporting their Business Strategies and Organisation Development.
His current entrepreneurial interests include chair of Digiprove (www.digiprove.com), Founder of The Organisation Development Tools Institute (www.orgcmf.com) and www.intelligentorg.com. Declan published his first book "Advantage" , "A road map for entrepreneurs and leaders in the digital age" in March 2013. Declan is co-author and editor of "IT-CMF Management Guide" from the IVI at Maynooth University 2017.
Between April 2008 & April 2011 he was CEO of Sogeti Ireland (Cap Gemini) following the successful sale of Insight Test Services (which he founded) to Cap Gemini in 2008. Insight was a specialist software QA & Test services provider founded by Declan and his 3 colleagues in 2003, which operated in Ireland and Internationally and had a track record of profitable growth from its foundation.
Prior to this Declan was CEO of Accuris (Telco Software), Practice Director (Fujitsu consulting), Business unit director (DMR Consulting) and a range of senior management positions in Amdahl (FJ, DMR & Amdahl same org). Declan was Engineering Manager in Triotech (Semiconductor testing), and Test Engineering Manager in Computer Automation where he started his career as a hardware test engineer.
Declan’s career and business interest areas are primarily technology centric he enjoys working with business leaders who are driving new business ventures and strategic change. He has significant experience as the owner and facilitator of change and transformation in his various career roles. He also enjoys and has experience in working with , advising and delivering results with clients in both the public and private sector across many industry domains.
International Business start up, scaling and turn around
Organisation Development & Change Management
Declan is a family man with three adult children, he is based in Dublin and he is interested in Rugby, Cars, Motor Sports, Reading, Music, Travel and DIY.
Dr. Myles Sweeney is a very experienced Organization-Development Consultant who has developed breakthrough models and tools to advance theory and practice substantially. He has been active in Ireland for 27 years across most sectors through his own business and as an associate for e.g., Grant Thornton, Century Management, Rigney Dolphin, Torc Consulting, etc.
With support from Enterprise Ireland, he researched and developed Dynamic Systems Maturity Theory (DSMT) modelling, which includes normative diagnostics and development for people, organizations and economies.
This is enabled for organizations online as OrgCMF™ and promoted by the company Organization Development Tools Institute (ODTI) of which he is co-Founder/Director with the CEO-Level experienced Declan Kavanagh, and supported by DCU’s Business School.
Previously, he had worked at with Allied Irish Banks, attained post-graduate qualifications across Psychology, Management and Finance, and lectured on subjects across these disciplines in University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Dublin Business School and All Hallows College.
It is acknowledged that OrgCMF™ is the only Capability Maturity Framework based on an underpinning academic theory and it has advanced our understanding of how to reduce the high level of failure (70%+) that has existed in Change Management up to now.
Myles will shortly publish three volumes on his research and its application, leading with Dynamic Systems Maturity Theory "How to successfully Change & Transform Organisations"
Organisation Learning & Psychology
Leadership & Leadership team coaching
Change & Transformation Management
Organisation Problem/Opportunity Diagnosis
Individual, Team and Organisation Development & Performance Improvement
Myles lives with his wife in rural west of Ireland and is active in his local community, he has a strong interest in horse racing and breeding, sports and traditional music.