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Declan Kavanagh

Declan Kavanagh

Managing Director Organization Development Tools Institute


Declan Kavanagh is a very experienced leader in the technology sector with over 38 years of experience in both the multinational sector and also successful entrepreneurial start-up organizations. He is co-founder of the Organization Development Tools Institute (Next Generation Change Management Research & Tools). Declan works with National and International clients supporting their Business Strategies, Change, Transformation, and Organisation Development. His entrepreneurial interests include the Chair of Digiprove (, Founder of The Organisation Development Tools Institute ( and 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 the "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 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 the UK 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) 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.

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