Chris Davis

Vice President, Head of West Coast Office



Chris Davis is a passionate advocate for leveraging technology as the driving force at the frontier of innovation. As a Vice President and the Head of Metis Strategy’s West Coast office, Chris advises Fortune 500 CIOs and Digital executives on the strategic role that technology plays in differentiating the omni-channel customer experience, developing new products, unlocking new business models, and improving organizational operations.

Chris is a published author in CIO Insight and has been a featured speaker at Cisco Live, the Forbes CIO Summit,  and the San Francisco Fisher CIO Forum. With a B.A. in Economics from Georgetown University and an MS in the Management of IT from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce, Chris is a hybrid tech savvy business strategist.

He has led teams in tackling a number of business challenges, including leading the development of a global hospitality company’s $100M+ consumer-impacting digital roadmap,  creating the customer segmentation and loyalty strategy for one of the largest golf management companies, and defining the data strategy for a fast-growing sports apparel company.

In 2015 Chris opened the firm’s West Coast Office, located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Connect on Twitter @christoferdavis


How to Approach Digital Global Expansion

To compete in the global marketplace—where digital is the medium of choice—all companies need to invest heavily in designing their digital strategy. The five keys are:

  1. Be Native
  2. Grow with the Market
  3. Mobile First
  4. Invest in Marketing & Branding Early
  5. Partner to Enter, but Have an End Game

Why Companies Should Start Celebrating Millennials

Companies need to stop complaining about Millennials and start celebrating them. Here are the first two steps you should take toward changing your company’s cultural perception of Millennials:

  1. Listen to them and rely on the Millennials in your company to help sift through noise and overarching generalities.
  2. Take all of the Millennials’ differences and flip the script. Start to identify how the Millennials’ behavior can be an opportunity rather than a barrier.

Managing Through Metrics: The Other Sides of SMART

Without awareness and accountability to metrics, leaders can’t know how successful their strategy is.  Developing a cascading metrics-centric accountability framework is a critical first step to driving desired behavior. However, a well thought out design does not necessarily promise an effective implementation of such a framework. Therefore, leaders must consider and actively address the management dimension of metrics to ensure their organization maintains focus, alignment, and accountability for pursuing the company’s strategy.


  • Corporate & Business Unit Strategy Development
  • Digital Strategy & Digital Transformation
  • Digital Business Model Innovation
  • Digital Product Development
  • Strategic Planning & Project Portfolio Management
  • IT Strategy
  • IT Organizational & Performance Improvement
  • Change Management
  • M&A Advisory and IT Due Diligence

Speaking Engagements

  • Cisco Live
  • Forbes CIO Summit
  • San Francisco Fisher CIO Forum
  • Virginia Commonwealth University’s Graduate School of Business
  • Corporate Executive Offsites
  • Meet Ups

Published Work