Since 2013, Dr. Tomás Díaz de la Rubia has served as director of Deloitte Consulting, LLP, and its strategy section. He works at the branch located in McLean, Virginia. In this position, he works closely with commercial and federal energy and resource clients. He also develops business models pertaining to partnerships with Deloitte clients and technology providers. When not in the office, Dr. Tomás Díaz de la Rubia serves on the Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative for the Council of Competitiveness. He also is a member of the council’s initiatives on American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness.
Established in 1986, the Council of Competitiveness is a nongovernmental agency that involves chief executive officers, labor leaders, university presidents, and national laboratory directors. As a group, it aims to drive competitiveness within businesses and generate public policy solutions with an overall goal of making the United States more prosperous. It also has a 10-year goal to help the country create and implement at least 21 million jobs, reduce unemployment to 5 percent, and double its exports.
The Council of Competitiveness utilizes three key principles to promote its discipline, including sustainable energy, innovation, and economic resilience. Sustainable energy involves using energy efficiently through domestic resources, innovation pertains to the invention and investment of social and economic value, and economic resilience relates to bouncing back when ventures fail.