Austin Higgins is a technology consultant, author and university lecturer. He has worked with Fortune 50, middle market and growth companies to design, build and launch technology products. Austin has worked with companies like Southwest Airlines, AT&T, McKesson, Slalom, Pioneer Natural Resources, Bank of America and more.
To date, tech products he has been responsible for deliver more than $1 billion per year in annual benefit.
He has designed, tested and implemented methodologies for improving financial performance of technology products, increasing the effectiveness of product requirements teams, reducing waste in governance and prioritization systems and increasing time-to-market with Agile transformations.
He has built e-commerce platforms, sales and service portals, financial transaction systems, API-based communication tools and other technology products. He has run process improvement projects to identify and eliminate waste in a $90 billion financial transaction center and development service offerings at a leading management consulting firm.
He is an accomplished jazz musician, amateur chef and life-long learner. Some of his personal interests include automation, rock climbing, music theory, cooking, sailing, space exploration, cycling, data-based decision making strategies and lifestyle design.
Over 6.2 million readers have read his expertise in executive strategy and investment finance in dozens of publications. He’s been a conference speaker, guest lecturer and contributing writer to top technology organizations and leading business schools.
He holds an MBA in Quantitative Finance and Strategy from the University of Texas at Dallas, a BA in English and Comparative Linguistics from the University of North Texas and a certificate in Hindi Language and Literature from the Defense Language Institute. He is also an active duty veteran of the United States Air Force.