Internationally acclaimed innovation expert Val Wright was named as one of the top 50 resources for Chief Operating Officers by ClickSoftware. She is one of only 64 experts inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant® Hall of Fame.
The global clients who have requested her help include Starbucks, LinkedIn, Amazon, Microsoft, Financial Times, Seagate, Gartner, and the LA Lakers. Wright’s corporate experience includes tenures during dramatic growth periods at Amazon, BMW, Microsoft, Harrods, and Xbox.
Wright participated on the small team that created the fastest-selling device of all time, Kinect for Xbox, which won a Guinness Book of World Record, selling over 20 million devices. This contributed to the turnaround of Microsoft’s entertainment business from a billion-dollar loss to a multimillion-dollar profit machine.
Her unique approach, which she has trademarked as Thoughtfully Ruthless®, has produced typical client results of market domination in extraordinarily short time frames along with compassionate truth telling, fearlessness, and extensive creative, technical, and leadership gains.
Wright’s books include: Thoughtfully Ruthless: The Key to Exponential Growth (Wiley, 2016) named best business book by Independent Press Awards and NYC Big Book Awards, and The Innovation Trifecta: How to Catapult Innovation by Creating a Symbiotic Relationship between Creative, Business, and Technical Teams. She is a regular contributor on CNBC, Inc. Magazine, Business Insider, Fast Company, Bloomberg, Reuters, LA Times, MSN, and Today.
Originally from England, Wright now lives in California with her three daughters and husband.
Is an IT Executive Advisor with 20-plus years of business and technology experience. He provides insight and guidance to business and technology executives seeking to leverage the critical technologies of cloud computing, mobility, social business, and the big data/analytics that have begun transforming both business and consumer technology usage and interaction models. As IT leaders continue to struggle with strategizing, applying, and quantifying how these changes are affecting their organizations, Mr. Pucciarelli focuses his research on operational, organizational, and financial implications confronting clients. Previously, Mr. Pucciarelli served as Program Director, Technology Financial Strategies for IDC.