DELIA GRENVILLE  PH.D. 

DELIA GRENVILLE  PH.D. 

Email:

dg@deliagrenville.com

Location:

Portland, OR

Visionary technologist with proven Fortune 100 track record providing leadership for large-scale technology change to drive revenue and enhance market share

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RESEARCH SCIENTIST

TECHNOLOGY STRATEGIST

CHANGE AGENT

INNOVATOR

AUTHOR

SPEAKER

Involved in the community and external business world, Delia co-founded Designing Me, an organization that steers professional women into executive and leadership positions. Her Got Strategy workshop assists junior and mid-level professionals in setting and executing a career strategy.

A published author and public speaker, Delia has served as guest lecturer at Stanford MBA School, the Strategic Innovation Lab at Ontario College of Art, and MIT. She has written more than a dozen articles on project management, research practices, and the user experience. Delia is the inventor of six digital content technologies with patents pending – technologies that allow consumers to filter content streaming to their televisions via the Internet and provide the ecosystem to advertise and enhance the content viewing experience.

TRANSFER/INVENTION/INTEGRATION

STORYTELLING & BEST PRACTICES

RESEARCH & ENGINEERING

PROJECT MANAGEMENT

CONSUMER-CENTRIC

BIG DATA ANALYSIS

CROSS-FUNCTIONAL MANAGEMENT

ORGANIZATIONAL OPTIMIZATION

SENIOR MANAGEMENT ADVISOR

VENDOR/OEM PARTNERSHIPS

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

STRATEGIC PLANNING

EXPERIENCE
 
EDUCATION
 

Intel Corporation

October 2015 - April 2016

SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST,

CHIEF OF STAFF’S OFFICE

Platform Engineering Group 

Responsible for management, creation, and delivery of external keynotes for SVP of Platform Engineering group. Collaboration and coordination with senior staff members, their teams, external consultants, and creative agencies. Selection and development of narrative. Showcasing of best ideas and messages to share with customers, partners, and ecosystem. Topics include Intel products, industry standards, 5G, Internet of Things. 

March 2014 - October 2015

STRATEGY PROGRAMS &

UX PROGRAM MANAGER 

Corporate Strategy Office 

Chartered on behalf of Intel President as member of Capabilities Access Team with highly strategic role to impact Intel’s business by identifying opportunities to accelerate innovation, enroll stakeholders organization-wide to enable product opportunities, and introduce market-disruptive technologies to advance Intel’s position. Chartered to devise first-ever framework for data collection and analysis surrounding $10B+ project portfolio, and lead team in driving execution Intel-wide. Team received an Intel Organizational Recognition Award. 

2011 - March 2014

PROGRAM MANAGER, USER EXPERIENCE PROCESS & INTEGRATION

PCSO 

Selected to develop corporate strategy and action plan for connecting consumer and end user research to usage and system requirements for Intel product and platform organizations, while leading Project Controls & Solutions Office’ (PCSO) UX Capability Core Team to establish/improve Intel’s standard lifecycle management capabilities in collaboration with business unit partners. 

2011 - March 2014

SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST |

HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEER 

Intel Labs

Chosen with select team to take on enterprise-wide versus divisional mandate. Applied structured processes to examine and analyze third party and internally gathered research insights, competitive factors, product roadmaps, and vision to discover disruptive business ideas, create new market opportunities, and develop preliminary business models. Proposed/managed multidisciplinary, cross-functional research programs to enhance Intel and collaborators’ product roadmap and vision. 

Took on challenge eschewed by predecessors to drive cultural transformation and acceptance of collaborative research, enhancing understanding of what drives consumer behavior to help maintain market share. 

2006 - 2010

SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST |

HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEER 

Digital Home Group (DHG) 

Led cross-divisional projects focused on Smart TV products to establish competitive advantage for Intel, identify new revenue models for user experience, and generate incremental revenue streams for DHG’s core business. Worked to unify user experience and consumer research with DHG and Intel’s strategic product planning and platform development cycles. 

Established and managed repeatable processes and led key projects tightly coupling User Experience Group as core process within DHG and Intel, changing way Intel approaches acquisition, development, and marketing of software, and resulting in reduced time to market, millions in revenue and unit sales, and seven digital content technology patents pending.

Corporate Strategic Procurement,

Manufacturing Group

Responsible for cross-CSP, cross-GSM programs with multi-year objectives to transform Intel’s Indirect Procurement business. Stood up a successful strategy office in six months, including  2019 Strategy Office swim lanes. Reinvigorated external partner relationships. Established a POR driven culture in two of CSP’s showcase transformation efforts: Source-to-pay [Deloitte], Indirect Procurement Transformation [A.T. Kearney]. Excellent pacesetter for both programs, by fostering collaborative insight driven problem-solving, and providing strong leadership and management direction. Strong performance in program acceleration and improvement to key Strategy Office metrics. 360° Feedback: “We got done in a week, what usually takes a month.”

June 2018 - Present

DIRECTOR, STRATEGY OFFICE

Oracle Corporation

2001 - 2005

SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST 

Advanced User Interfaces 

Recruited to strategic research role serving as principal investigator for multimodal, natural language, search, and map visualization mobile/desktop user interfaces, from exploratory research to prototyping and technology transfer to Oracle Development Teams. Championed technology change, consolidated cross-functional exploration efforts, and recommended technology for M&As. Reported to Director of research with 1 direct/4 indirect reports and $100K average project budgets. 

Led team of researchers, developers, designers, academics, and interns in multi-year exploration of advanced interfaces for e-business applications and prototyping to serve business needs within larger usability and user interface research agenda 

VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY 

1995 - 2000

GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT | INTERN | GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT 

Advanced User Interfaces 

Gained exposure to diverse industries and work cultures (NASA, Phillip Morris, and U.S. Navy). Grew ability to synthesize information from disparate sources into actionable, game-changing insights. Selected highlights: 

  • Benchmarked weapons acquisition and concurrent engineering practices, comparing processes/program methods with macroergonomic methodologies suitable for integration of large-scale information technology change ($90K budget). 

  • \Served on 4-person research team benchmarking Best Practices in NASA project management ($100K project). 

April 2016 - June 2018

DIRECTOR, CHIEF OF STAFF

PATHFINDING AND INNOVATION

Global Software Enabling, Software Services Group

Designed, piloted, and established 9 months-long strategic worldwide initiative program later staffed by 4 people (Sr. Manager and 3 strategic senior technical engineers). Maximized effectiveness of VP. Ensured success of the organization.  Responsible for development of process and strategy for GSE staff. Worked in conjunction with GSE Ops Director and in support of VP as strategic advisor and technical representative.  Pathfinding and innovation to drive business decision-making processes and ensured compliance with financial, legal and corporate policies. Ownership of key programs in innovation, organizational development and metrics leading to new team in Global Strategy and Market Development.  Worldwide travel as required.  

2001

Ph.D.

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

and State University 

Blacksburg, Virginia 

Industrial Engineering, Human Factors

1997
Master of Science Degree

Virginia Polytechnic Institute

and State University 

Industrial Engineering, Management Systems Engineering 

1989
Bachelor of Science Degree

Queen’s University 

Kingston, Ontario, Canada 

Mechanical Engineering, graduated with Honors

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
 
AWARDS
 

October 2015 

20th Anniversary Women of Color

STEM Technologist of the Year Award

VIEW PRESS RELEASE

October 2015 

Intel Organizational Award 

2008

Intel Group Recognition Award 

2013

Women of Trafalgar

Scholars & Explorers Award

2007

Intel Division Recognition Award 

HIGHLIGHTS
 
LEADING TRANSFORMATION

Created scalable framework to manage teams and consultants to attain best in class practices and processes.  Piloted in product development, software enabling, and procurement transformation to enable new opportunities, and inform life-cycle planning through to execution.

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH 

Introduced Intel’s first-ever Consumer Experience Enabling program using collaborative research model that on first effort generated more than one million units sold and $20M in revenue.

COMPETITIVE STRATEGY

Researched and recommended strategic M&A’s for Oracle to help create robust research environment and enhance competitive position, including competitor acquisition that brought in market-differentiating technology.

© 2017 by Delia Grenville

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