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At nuCognitive, we believe different ways of working are necessary to thrive in a world of increasing change, complexity, and uncertainty. We have created and curated a cohesive set of models, methods, and practices to help clients harness complexity and change as competitive advantages. Our approach is both adaptive and exaptive, opportunistically leveraging concepts from multiple industries so that our clients can excel. We work closely with our clients to enhance and tailor these models, methods, and practices with an emphasis on situational leadership, agility, and autonomy. Our goal is to help organizations create sustainable transformations that last.

Daniel is an entrepreneur, product development coach, and solutions engineer. He is a passionate advocate for Lean, Agile, and system engineering methods and practices with over 20 years of engineering and product development experience. Prior to founding nuCognitive, he was an engineering manager and a senior product consultant at Intel Corp. He has worked in areas as varied as product and process development, sales, marketing, strategic planning, product management, and talent recruiting. Over the years, he has developed heuristics for successful, sustainable transformations that scale. Daniel led and coached transformation efforts of diverse groups including hardware development, product validation, software development, supply chain, and internal startups.


Daniel is a graduate of MIT’s Leaders for Global Operations program where he received an M.S. in Engineering Systems and an M.B.A. from the Sloan School of Business. His current areas of focus include organizational transformations, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship, Lean, Agile, Product Management, Cynefin, and complex adaptive systems.

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nuCognitive was launched in 2016 by Daniel Walsh, Ray Arell, and Erik Simmons

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