Rick Eagar

Partner Emeritus

Education

University of Bristol
BSc (Hons), Mechanical Engineering

Past Experience

Shell International Petroleum Company
Project Manager, Head of Planning and Cost Engineering Netherlands (N.A.M) / Oman (Petroleum Dev Oman)

Rick is Partner Emeritus at Arthur D. Little and Chairman of the editorial board of ADL’s management journal, PRISM

Rick has over 28 years of consulting experience in technology and innovation management, R&D strategy and organization, and 10 years of industrial experience in capital projects. His sector focus included transport, oil & gas, energy, chemicals, food & drink, nuclear, government, and consumer goods.

Examples of his work included R&D, organizational and process redesign, transformation of national research institutes, new growth strategies, innovation strategies, technology strategies, and benchmarking.

Before becoming Partner Emeritus, Rick was Chief Innovation Officer and Global Leader of the Technology & Innovation Management Practice, responsible for the firm’s functional expertise in innovation, R&D, and technology management.

Rick published on innovation and R&D management and is a regular speaker at international conferences. 

He speaks fluent Dutch in addition to his native English.

Recent Publications

Blue Shift: Unleashing the business potential of quantum computing
Unleashing the business potential of quantum computing
METAVERSE - THE NEXT DIGITAL REVOLUTION FOR BUSINESS?
A revolution powered by VR has been promised for decades, but it’s only recently that improvements in hardware and software, together with a new level of consumer engagement, have started to converge to create something that could be genuinely disruptive in the foreseeable future. If you are in the business of gaming or entertainment the potential is clear, but what could the metaverse mean for the rest of the business world, and what are some of the challenges that will need to be overcome?
Quantum computing
WHAT QUANTUM COMPUTING DOES, AND DOES NOT, PROMISE
Unleashing innovation in IT
IT is still often seen as inflexible and costly Digitalization has been at the top of the strategic agenda for over a decade (see Figure 1). IT assets, and the function that manages them, are usually seen as the backbone of the digitalization effort.

Rick is Partner Emeritus at Arthur D. Little and Chairman of the editorial board of ADL’s management journal, PRISM

Rick has over 28 years of consulting experience in technology and innovation management, R&D strategy and organization, and 10 years of industrial experience in capital projects. His sector focus included transport, oil & gas, energy, chemicals, food & drink, nuclear, government, and consumer goods.

Examples of his work included R&D, organizational and process redesign, transformation of national research institutes, new growth strategies, innovation strategies, technology strategies, and benchmarking.

Before becoming Partner Emeritus, Rick was Chief Innovation Officer and Global Leader of the Technology & Innovation Management Practice, responsible for the firm’s functional expertise in innovation, R&D, and technology management.

Rick published on innovation and R&D management and is a regular speaker at international conferences. 

He speaks fluent Dutch in addition to his native English.

Recent Publications

Blue Shift: Unleashing the business potential of quantum computing
Unleashing the business potential of quantum computing
METAVERSE - THE NEXT DIGITAL REVOLUTION FOR BUSINESS?
A revolution powered by VR has been promised for decades, but it’s only recently that improvements in hardware and software, together with a new level of consumer engagement, have started to converge to create something that could be genuinely disruptive in the foreseeable future. If you are in the business of gaming or entertainment the potential is clear, but what could the metaverse mean for the rest of the business world, and what are some of the challenges that will need to be overcome?
Quantum computing
WHAT QUANTUM COMPUTING DOES, AND DOES NOT, PROMISE
Unleashing innovation in IT
IT is still often seen as inflexible and costly Digitalization has been at the top of the strategic agenda for over a decade (see Figure 1). IT assets, and the function that manages them, are usually seen as the backbone of the digitalization effort.

More About Rick
  • University of Bristol
    BSc (Hons), Mechanical Engineering
  • Shell International Petroleum Company
    Project Manager, Head of Planning and Cost Engineering Netherlands (N.A.M) / Oman (Petroleum Dev Oman)