Alex Lowy is co-author of several best-selling business books including “The Power of the 2 x 2 Matrix” (Jossey Bass, 2004, with Phil Hood) and “Digital Capital” (Harvard Business School Press, 2000, with Don Tapscott & David Ticoll). His new book, “No Problem,” was published in 2007, and is being taught in business schools in Canada, the USA and Malaysia. Alex’s expertise is primarily in the field of business strategy, with strong emphasis on innovation and process design.
He began his career as an educator, and spent ten years as Director of Training & Development for the City of Toronto. Following this, he joined Shell Canada where he helped to design and launch a series of high performance work sites. In 1994 he co-founded a think tank called The Alliance for Converging Technologies with Don Tapscott and David Ticoll. As head of research and then President of the firm, he helped build the company to sixty consultants serving a global client list of over 30 major corporations.
Alex consults widely as a strategic advisor and educator, helping organizations address major dilemmas in a systematic and effective manner. His clients have included technology firms (HP, IBM), banks (CIBC, BMO) resources companies (Shell) and government (Province of Ontario, City of Toronto, Metropolitan Toronto Police Force). He is an adjunct faculty member at three business schools (Schulich, Toronto; Saint Mary’s, Halifax; and Memorial, Newfoundland) where he teaches critical thinking skills to executives. He writes extensively on the topic of strategy and decision-making, with articles in such journals as Strategy & Leadership, Business 2.0 and Group & Organization Studies.