Sean Flaherty is the EVP of Innovation at ITX Corp., a software product design and development firm with headquarters in Rochester, NY and U.S. office locations in Portland, OR; Cincinnati, OH; and Tulsa, OK. The ITX® team includes more than 250 artists and engineers spanning seven countries, so its impact is truly global.
Sean started building software products at 11 years of age on his 8-Bit Commodore Vic-20, and he hasn’t stopped since. After studying aviation electronics and working on F-14 Tomcats in the Navy, Sean explored the world of molecular genetics at the University of Rochester, where he went on to earn his MBA from the Simon Business School, and now chairs the School’s alumni board. He has spent the majority of his 22-year career in the industry building inspiring software products in collaboration with ITX’s amazing clients.
He is privileged to lead the team that is ITX – a passionate collection of technologists and artists who inspire him every day with their innovative spirit and client-first approach. ITX is pioneering the way that software products are conceived, designed, and developed, creating best practices for startups and Fortune 100 companies alike. Together with their client-partners, ITX continually challenges technology’s capacity to create positive change in the world through inspiring software products.
Sean is an “innovation evangelist” and speaks frequently on the subject at industry conferences around the world. He also engages business leaders in the more intimate one-day innovation workshops, in which he uses everyday examples to reveal his theories in action. Sean brings a unique perspective to all businesses through the lens of entrepreneurial high tech, organizational leadership, and the science of human motivation.
His talks help business leaders convert some of the most important, yet intangible, aspects of their businesses into tangible and measurable performance indicators that will guide their teams. He has codified the creation of powerful visions for our firm that will help us motivate our teams and create more powerful innovations every day.
Eager to expand ITX’s thought leadership footprint, Sean also engages industry experts in the monthly Product Momentum podcast with co-host Joe Hoffend, ITX’s Director of Product Innovation. Through the podcast, Sean and Joe discuss exciting new insights and share specifics about how to create the digital products people actually want. Sean has also authored many articles and thought leadership pieces on this and other topics. Experience the world through Sean’s eyes by visiting his blogs on itx.com and Medium.