• PHONE: 617-353-5105
  • EMAIL:  swanborg@bu.edu
  • WEBSITE: http://www.icex.com
  • OFFICE: 541
  • OFFICE HOURS: By Appointment
    Questrom School of Business
    Rafik B. Hariri Building
    595 Commonwealth Avenue
    Boston, MA 02215


Professor Swanborg has more than 35 years of experience as a business executive, consultant, professor and entrepreneur. He founded ICEX, Intellectual Capital Exchange, in 1996 which provides private and confidential knowledge exchanges for business executives. In addition, Rick is a professor at Boston University School of Management where he has taught Business and IT Strategy/Management courses for over 15 years and serves as the Career Advisor for MBA students interested in technology opportunities. Prior to ICEX, he was a Principal with Ernst & Young’s Center for Information Technology & Strategy, the Director of Planning and Operations at Index Technology, a management consultant at Index Group, and Director of MIS at Helix Technology. In addition to Boston University and ICEX, Rick currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Globespan Capital IT Leadership Council, Lecturer at Harvard’s School of Public Health, Chairman of the Expressor Advisory Council, Judge for the CIO 100 Awards, Professor in IT World’s Virtual Learning Course on Mastering IT, and Chairman of the Cohasset Land Foundation. Rick has published articles on Business and IT for a variety of publications including American Programmer, and CIO Magazine. Currently he writes a column for CIO Magazine on “Practice Makes Perfect”.