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Jeff Kavanaugh

About Jeff

Jeff is a vice president at Infosys and the global head of the Infosys Knowledge Institute, the company’s research and thought leadership arm. He is also a leader in Infosys’ Artificial Intelligence practice.

Since joining the firm in 2005, he has been based in Dallas, leading the Infosys manufacturing consulting practice before establishing the Knowledge Institute. He has worked with dozens of clients across industries on a variety of issues, with emphasis on product innovation, operating model design, and technology transformation programs.

Jeff has coauthored numerous publications covering artificial intelligence, clean energy, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, digital transformation, and sustainability. His current research interests include Responsible AI and the energy transition. He is co-author of Practical Sustainability: Circular Commerce, Smarter Spaces, and Happier Humans, the #1 best-selling book on how we can solve half of the wicked sustainability challenge, using today’s tech. Jeff also co-authored The Live Enterprise: Create a Continuously Learning and Evolving Organization (McGraw-Hill, 2021), a blueprint for the modern enterprise operating model. He is also the author of the best-selling book Consulting Essentials: The Art & Science of People, Facts, and Frameworks, which provides critical thinking and executive communications skills to students and workforce professionals seeking to upskill and fulfill their potential. His research and perspectives have been published in leading international media, including Harvard Business Review and Forbes.

Jeff is a regular speaker on a range of business and technology trends, in a variety of conferences including the World Economic Forum, United Nations and South by Southwest. He serves on the WEF G20 Smart Cities Alliance and related sustainability initiatives. Jeff holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, as well as an MBA from the University of North Texas and post-graduate studies at Stanford and Harvard. He serves on several academic and industry advisory boards, including the Institute of Business Analytics at Indiana University. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Professional Engineer, and holds a patent on Product Effectiveness (USPTO# 8,799,044).


Jeff Kavanagh, Head of the Infosys knowledge Institute, shares more details on these global megatrends and technologies explained in his new book Practical Sustainability that he co-authored with Corey Glickman, VP Sustainability & Design at Infosys.

Selected published works


Stanford Graduate School of Business
Post-graduate study – Executive Education Program

Harvard Business School
Post-graduate study – Executive Education Program

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