Debra M. Amidon

AUSTRALIA
AUSTRIA
BAHRAIN
BELGIUM
BRAZIL
CANADA
CHILE
CHINA
COLOMBIA
DENMARK
EGYPT
ENGLAND/UK
ESTONIA
FINLAND
FRANCE
GERMANY
INDIA
IRAN
ITALY
IRELAND
JAPAN
LATVIA
LITHUANIA
MALAYSIA
MEXICO
The NETHERLANDS
NORWAY
OMAN
PERU
POLAND
SAUDI ARABIA
SCOTLAND
SINGAPORE
SLOVENIA
SPAIN
SOUTH AFRICA
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
UAE
UKRAINE
VENEZUELA

Sample ENTOVATION® International Activity

What follows is a list of activity by Debra M. Amidon, Founder and Chief Strategist for ENTOVATION® International, to interface with the economic development community through government, industry and academic interaction. This provides several options for how ENTOVATION® can help convey the concepts and practices of the knowledge economy so that local, national and global leaders can begin to adopt highly leveraged policies and management standards for the 21st Century.

AUSTRALIA:
2002 - Keynote address "Knowledge for Regional Transformation" and workshop launch "Networking Across Boundaries" - for Desert Knowledge Australia, Alice Springs.

AUSTRIA:
1999 - "Know-How Management: Decade of Perspective," Working Group Presentation for the 1999 Alpbach Technology Forum - "Knowledge as a Production Factor," Alpbach, the Tyrol, Austria.

BAHRAIN:
2005 – Invitational Debriefing on the Knowledge Economy - "The Prosperity Paradox: Architecting Sustainable Innovation for Knowledge Cities, Regions and World"- for the Kingdom of Bahrain and meetings withthe Economic Development Council.

BELGIUM:
2006 – Knowledge Economics: Principles, Practices and Policies is selected for the Inaugural Book-of-the-Month for the European Union KnowledgeBoard.

2005 – In Search of Innovation is selected for the Inaugural Book-of-the-Month for the European Union KnowledgeBoard.

2004 – The Innovation SuperHighway is selected for the Inaugural Book-of-the-Month for the European Union KnowledgeBoard.

2002 - “Innovation is NOT (ONLY) R&D, Creativity and Invention.” Webinar delivered through KnowledgeBoard Brussels, Belgium.

1998 – "Creating a Knowledge Innovation Strategy: From Process to Practice," Practicum for Solvay, Brussels, Belgium.

BRAZIL:
1987 – Innovation Strategy for the Knowledge Economy is translated into Portuguese.

CANADA:
2007 – Delivered a presentation – The Innovation SuperHighway – for Discovery 2007 sponsored by the Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE).

2003 - "The Innovation SuperHighway: Foundations and Future." Keynote address for the 24th Annual McMaster World Congress, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

2000 - "Knowledge Value Proposition: Fad vs. Fundamental" and "Assessing Your Organization Innovation Performance". Week-long Residency Executive Leadership Course: Module II Creating and Implementing Innovation and Knowledge Management Systems, Centre for Management, The Banff Centre, Calgary, Canada.

2000 - "Knowledge Innovation Strategy: From Theory to Practice," Workshop for the Alliance Atlantis - International Television Conference, Centre for Management, The Banff Centre, Calgary, Canada.

1999- "Tour de Knowledge Monde: Quality Comes of Age" Annual Awards Banquet sponsored by The Manitoba Quality Council, Winnipeg, Canada.

1999 – Served on the faculty of The Banff Centre (Calgary, Canada) for the Executive Management courses on Knowledge and Innovation.

1999 - "Economics of Intangible Value: Linking the Individual to Society," Keynote for the Annual Meeting of the local chapter of the Strategic Leadership Forum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

1999 - "Tour de Knowledge Monde," Banquet Presentation for the Second International Congress on Knowledge and Innovation, sponsored by McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada.

1998 – Published Collaborative Innovation and the Knowledge Economy for the Society of Chartered Accountants of Canada.

1998 - "Creating a Knowledge Innovation® Strategy," Practicum sponsored by the Ottawa Council for Research and Innovation, Ottawa, Ontario.

1998 - "Knowledge Research Agenda: Foundation for the Next Millennium," Knowledge Leadership Conference sponsored by The Banff Center, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

1998 - "The Knowledge Value Proposition: State-of-the-Art, State-of-the-Practice, and State-of-the-Future," Plenary Address for the Second International Conference on Knowledge and Innovation, sponsored by McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

1998 – Presentation, “Visualizing Opportunity in the Knowledge Economy” – for CPROST, Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Colombia.

1998 - Served on the faculty of The Banff Centre (Calgary, Canada) for the Executive Management courses on Knowledge and Innovation.

1998 – Launched the Global Knowledge Innovation Infrastructure (GKII) Research program at The Banff Center. Plans for the ‘Roundtable for Innovators from Around the World’.

1997 – Coordinated Practicum in Toronto hosted by The Kaieteur Institute for Knowledge Management - "Implementing Knowledge Innovation Strategy: 5 C’s”.

1997 – Provided session on "The Emerging Community of Knowledge Practice" hosted by the National Business Conference of McMaster University.

1992 - Workshop on "The Role of Research & Development in Creating a Knowledge System" for the Industrial Research Institute in Vancouver, British Columbia.

CHILE:
1997 – "Visualizing Opportunity in the Knowledge Economy: The Worldwide Implications," Presentation at the XX Systems Engineering Conference, Santiago, Chile.

CHINA:
2005 – Meetings with Minister-Counsellor Jin Ju at the Chinese Embassy, Washington, D.C.

2005 – The Innovation SuperHighway is published as a Chinese Translation.

2001 – Keynote presentation, “The Innovation SuperHighway: Knowledge Value Proposition”, for the e-Learn Expo in Hong Kong.

1998 - Hosted by the Chairman of the Science and Technology Commission and the Institute of Quanti-Economics and Techno-economics for a ten-day visit in Beijing with several visits and presentations for the High Tech Department of State Science and Technology Committees, Beijing Science and Technology Consultative Industry Association, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Beijing Special Zone for Development of New Technology Industries, Tsinghua University; Beijing Software Industry Association; and the China Non-Governmental S & T Enterprise Association. Keynote presentation – “Building the 5th Generation City: The Catalyst Role of Government”.

1998 - Innovation Strategy for the Knowledge Economy: The Ken Awakening was published as the Chinese translation was published by Published by Xinhua Publishing House, Xinhua News Agency.

1994 - "Collaborative Advantage: The Dynamic Strategy for the Future", Presentation to a delegation from SSTC, The People's Republic of China, Boston, Massachusetts.

COLOMBIA:
2002 - "The Knowledge Millennium: Harnessing the Innovation SuperHighway" - Keynote for the President's bi-annual Forum on Competitiveness sponsored by Minister of International Trade of Colombia in Bogotá.

DENMARK:
2012 – “Exploring the Global Economy - Knowledge-Based Business Model Innovation” – Workshop: Joint Princeton, Stanford and Aalborg Universities, NEFFICS, FInES, CTIF and EU

2011 - “Knowledge-based Business Model Innovation”, presentation for the MMT Studieturs-program for Denmark Executives, Stanford University.

2005 – Meeting with the Science &Technology attaché for the Danish Embassy in Washington, D.C.

2004 – Participation ion the US-Baltic Forum with reception at the home of the Ambassador.

2004 - "The Innovation SuperHighway: Prospects for Denmark, Europe and Beyond ". Address for the launch of the Danish translation of The Innovation SuperHighway, published by Børsens Forlag and hosted by Børsens in Copenhagen.

2004 - “Gateway to the Knowledge Economy”, Alumni and Stakeholder Briefing, Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2004 -"Cross-Border Knowledge Innovation: Potential for the Øresund Region" sponsored by the Innoversity Network, City Hall Copenhagen, Denmark.

2003-2006 – Consulted for Novo Nordisk.

1990 - "New Models for the Global Enterprise” presented at the International Conference for Information Systems (ICIS), Copenhagen, Denmark.

EGYPT:
2005-2006 – The KEN Certification Program was facilitated across all the Ministries of Egypt (including detailed innovation analysis for the NRC, EGAS et al) by Eurofocus in Germany, funded by USAID and locally managed by the Regional Information Technology and Software Engineering Center (RITSEC).

ENGLAND/UK:
2009 – “Innovation - the Instrument for World Peace”, Contribution to the book, The Future of Innovation.

2007 – Featured as ‘The Knowledge’ in Inside Knowledge magazine.

2005 - Keynote - "Kaleidoscopic Change: Opportunities on The Innovation SuperHighway" - for the workshop on 'KM Strategy in Fast Changing Organizations' sponsored by the KM Forum of Henley College, Oxfordshire, England.

2005 - Meetings with DTI – Department of Trade and Industry.

1998 – Video for the London Postal Service.

1998 – Keynote – “Seizing Innovation Leadership” for the International Productivity and Quality Center.

1998 – Keynote – “Dialogue with Customers: Secret to Innovation Strategy” for World Trade Conferences in London.

1998 - "Transnational R&D: Capitalizing on the 'World Trade of Ideas,' Keynote address for the conference - "Managing the Virtual Laboratory" sponsored by the International Productivity and Quality Center, London, England.

1997 - "From Process to Practice: Strategies for Knowledge Innovation" Presentation for Knowledge Management 97, sponsored by Business Intelligence, London, England.

1997 - "Creating a Knowledge Innovation Strategy," Consultation to British Petroleum, London, England.

1996 - "The Emerging Community of Knowledge Practice" for Business Intelligence. 1996 – Chaired the first Knowledge Management Conference in the Oil & Gas Industry, sponsored by FirstConferences.

1996 - "The Emerging Community of Knowledge Practice," Presentation at 'Knowledge Management 96' sponsored by Business Intelligence, London, England.

1993 - "The Learning Enterprise: Optimizing the Information Network", Plenary Address for the Second Global Services Conference, Management Center Europe, London, England.

1992 - "Harnessing Knowledge through Socio-Technological Fusion" (co-authored with David J. Skyrme) for the Strategic Management Society. "The Learning Enterprise: Optimizing the Information network" for Management Center Europe.

1992 - "Harnessing Knowledge Trough Socio-Technological Fusion", Conference on Strategic Renaissance: The Transformation of Economic Enterprise, Strategic Management Society (SMS), London, England, (co-authored with David Skyrme).

1988 – Meetings with DTI – Department of Trade and Industry.

1987 - Keynote of the International Technology and Entrepreneurship Conference – "Progressive Transfer Policies: Advancing the Frontiers of Technology."

1987 – Provided the address "From Process to Practice: Strategies for Knowledge Innovation®" for KM97.

1987 – Keynoted the APQC conference with a session on "Transnational R&D: Capitalizing on the World Trade of Ideas."

1987 – Co-authored with David J. Skyrme Creating the Knowledge-Based Business (Business Intelligence, 1997) which featured the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) as a profile in innovation leadership.

1987 - "Progressive Transfer Policies: Advancing the Frontiers of Technology", Keynote address for the Second International Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference, Birmingham, England.

ESTONIA:
2005 – Published the tri-volume series of books – Knowledge Economics: Principles, Practices and Policies – by the Tartu University Press.

2003 - “Harnessing Knowledge Innovation: Micro, Meso- and Macro-economic Levels” – graduate MBA course in conjunction with the Spinno Program of Tartu University, Tartu, Estonia

2003 – Meetings with the Ministry of Economic Affairs.

FINLAND:
2003 - “The Innovation SuperHighway: So, now we have your attention!” Keynote address for the open conference and the 3rd International E100 Roundtable at the Dipoli Life Long Learning of The Helsinki University of Technology. Helsinki, Finland.

1998 – Presented to the Ministry of Education in a conference "Knowledge Management and Knowledge Productivity in Contemporary Society and Organizations."

1998 – "Seizing the Innovation Leadership: Quality Comes of Age," Keynote address for Executive Day sponsored by the Master of Quality Program of the University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland.

1998 - "The Knowledge Value Proposition: State-of-the-Art, State-of-the-Practice, and State-of-the-Future," Keynote Address, sponsored by the Institute for International Research, Helsinki, Finland.

 

FRANCE:
2001 – Innovation et management des connaissances – Innovation Strategy for the Knowledge Economy - was published as the French translation.

2000 – "Knowledge Innovation Strategy: The New Frontier," Global HR 2000 Conference sponsored by the Federation of Human Resource Professionals, Paris, France.

2000 - "What Knowledge Strategy for What Cost?" Closing address for the First Annual Conference on Knowledge Management: Improving human and corporate Performance, sponsored by Les Echos and Euriware, Paris, France.

1999 – Provided the keynote -"The Knowledge KaleidoscopeSM: Path to Prosperous Innovation," for the Worldwide Knowledge Management Practice Meeting of Andersen Consulting, Sophia, France.

1998 - Hosted by the Ministry of Research, Education and Technology for a presentation "Visualizing Opportunity in the Knowledge Economy." Collaborative Innovation and the Knowledge Economy (Society of Management Accountants of Canada, 1998) is now available in French.

1998 - "Knowledge Innovation: Management Strategy for the Next Millennium," Practicum in conjunction with EML Conseil, Montpellier, France.

1997 – Launched the book Innovation Strategy and the Knowledge Economy: The Ken Awakening in the garden of Giverny with a presentation. “The Monet View of Management.”

1992 - Presented "Networked Knowledge Flow: The New Operational Focus for Information Transfer", 3rd Annual International Symposium on the Management of Technology, Grenoble, France.

1989-1991 - Advised an 18-month economic development activity with leaders from the Ministry of Research. This resulted in 5 regional forums promoting government-industry-education interaction and culminated in The Grand Colloque de Perspective. Presentation "Creating a Global Innovation Management System" provides the frame for micro-economic, meso-economic and macro-economic activity.

GERMANY:
1999 – Invited Workshop - The Knowledge KaleidoscopeSM: Cultures of Innovation" - for the International Business Dialogue sponsored by OFW, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany.

1999 – ‘Das Still Erwachen’ – Innovation Strategy for the Knowledge Economy - was published as the German translation and published by FAZ.

1998 – Consulted to Siemens ICN in Munich.

INDIA:
2008 – Invited Lecture for the National Institute for Science, Technology and Development Studies (NISTADS) “In the Knowledge Zone: Implications for India, the Region and Abroad”

2008 – Keynote of the KM Summit sponsored by the Confederation of India Industries (CII); MasterClass Workshop on the P7 KIZ Blueprint Implementation Strategy

2008 – Article published in a special edition of ICFAI’s Effective Executive “The Knowledge Innovation Kaleidoscope.”

2008 –Corporate version of the children’s book – In Search of Innovation – was licensed to MindTree Consulting.

2008 – Course on the P7 KIZ Blueprint sponsored by MindTree Consulting and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) in Bangalore.

2008 – Article published in a special edition of ICFAI’s Effective Executive – “Collaborating For Innovation: From Concept to Zone Practice.”

2006 – Featured interview in Effective Executive magazine published by the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI)

IRAN:
2011
– Provided welcoming remarks for the 3rd International Conference on Intellectual Capital Management (IICM)

2010 – Provided welcoming remarks for the 2nd International Conference on Intellectual Capital Management (IICM)

2009 – Provided welcoming remarks for the 1st International Conference on Intellectual Capital Management (IICM)

ITALY:
2011
– Managed a Boston Innovation Tour for 52 executives from Northern Italy funded by CONFINDUSTRIA – National Association of Entrepreneurs

2004 – Published In Search of Innovation through EffeElle Editori s.r.l.

IRELAND:
2006 – Hosted by the Republic of Ireland Embassy for the Executive Briefing for the U.S. Science Diplomat’s Club in Washington, D.C.

2005 – Meeting with First Secretary of Telecommunications, Kenneth Spratt.

JAPAN:
2007 –Invitational address in the Innovation Café in Tokyo sponsored by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the OECD.

2000 – Sponsored by The World Institute for a keynote presentation, “Intellectual Capital Management focusing on Human Capital for Japanese Corporations and the Society”, with Ikujiro Nonaka and Leif Edvinsson.

LATVIA:
2013 - ‘Benchlearning National Innovation Systems: Dynamic Positioning for Industrialized, Developing and Emerging Economies’ – Keynote for Baltics Dynamics 2013 sponsored by Latvijas Tehnologiskais Centers, Riga, Latvia

2008 - In Search of Innovation – second edition of the children’s book for leadership executives released in Latvian.

2007 - "Triple Knowledge Lens". Keynote for the Baltic Dynamics 2004 Conference sponsored by Latvijas Tehnologiskais Centers, Riga, Latvia.

2007 – In Search of Innovation – children’s book for leadership executives, released in Latvian at the Innovation Circus, Riga, Latvia. Second printing licensed in 2008.

2004 - "Innovation Policy in the Knowledge Economy". Keynote for the Baltic Dynamics 2004 Conference sponsored by Latvijas Tehnologiskais Centers, Riga, Latvia.

LITHUANIA:
2009 – “The Knowledge Innovation Kaleidoscope” - Plenary Session for the 2009 Baltics Dynamics...hosted by the US Embassy. Roundtable on prospects for a Pan-Baltics Knowledge Innovation Zone.

2009 – “
National Innovation Policy: Global Context for Measuring Performance”, lecture for the faculty of Economics at Vilnius University (Vilnius)

2009 – “The Triple Knowledge Lens: Implications for Stakeholder Innovation”, lecture at ISM University of Management and Economics (Vilnius)

MALAYSIA:
2013 – Responded to tender for a ‘Study on Malaysia as a Knowledge-based Economy’

2000 - "Atlas of Knowledge Innovation: East meets West in the Knowledge Society," Invited keynote for the 2nd Global Knowledge Conference (GKII) sponsored by the Government of Malaysia and the Global Knowledge Partnership, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

MEXICO:
2003 - "Regional Collaboration for Shared Prosperity" Address for the Latin American Knowledge Summit and E100 Roundtable 'Knowledge Cities, Knowledge Regions and Knowledge World.' Monterrey, Mexico.

2003 -
"Architecting an Innovation SuperHighway to foster Knowledge Across Borders" for the 7th International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation, sponsored by EGADE, Monterrey, Mexico.

2000 - "AMECAP Enters the Knowledge Millennium: An Innovation Compass." Closing Address for the Congreso Mèxico sponsored by AMECAP (Asociación Mexicana de Capacitación de Personal A.C.) Mexico City, Mexico.

2000 - "Integrating Knowledge and Innovation in Business Strategy," presentation for ADDCoin Knowledge Consortium, IPADE, Mexico City, Mexico.

2000 - ‘Estrategias para innovar en la economía del conocimiento’ was published as the Spanish translation.

1999 - "Knowledge Management: The New Logic of Business," keynote presentation for "En Line @ 99: los expertos se conectan" sponsored by ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico.

1996 – "The Emerging Community of Knowledge Practice," Presentation to the Center for Knowledge Systems and research directors of ITESM, Monterrey Campus, Mexico.

The NETHERLANDS:
2001 - "The Knowledge Millennium: Harnessing the Innovation SuperHighway." Keynote for KM Europe 2001 sponsored by the ARK Group in The Hague, The Netherlands.

2001 - "Momentum of Knowledge Innovation®" - 2-day course for graduate students at Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands.

2001- Consulted for Royal Dutch Shell.

2000 - "Momentum of Knowledge Management," "Creating a Knowledge Innovation Strategy," "The Knowledge Value Proposition," and "Visualizing Opportunity in the Knowledge Economy." Four workshops as part of the Post-doctoral Program on Knowledge Management, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

1999 - "Creating the Knowledge-Based Business," and "Bringing the Knowledge Future into Reality," Presentations for Masters Program and Alumni evening, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

1999 - "Momentum of Knowledge Management," "Creating a Knowledge Innovation Strategy," The Knowledge Value Proposition," and "Visualizing Opportunity in the Knowledge Economy." 4 workshops as part of the Post-doctoral Program on Knowledge Management, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

1999 - "Visualizing Opportunity in the Knowledge Economy,’ Presentation for the SBIT Conference, Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

1997 – “The Knowledge Renaissance” - Invited global specialist for the European Union Knowledge Economy analysis, funded by the EU and facilitated by CIBIT in Utrecht, The Netherlands.

NORWAY:
2009 – City Hall address – “The Art of Innovation in Knowledge Societies: Why Everything Changes” - for Oslo Innovation Week.

2009 – Partnership announced with Induct Software A/S creating the ENTOVATION Mesh with an innovation technology platform.

2009 – “Jump-start Your P7 KIZ Blueprint: How to Manage, Measure and Profit from Innovation”, a seminar in conjunction with Bekk Consulting and Induct Software AS.

1996 - "The Emerging Community of Knowledge Practice," Presentation to the Nordic Management of Technology Programme, Boston, Massachusetts.

1994 - "Innovating for Collaborative Prosperity", Presentation to the Nordic Management of Technology Programme, Maynard, Massachusetts.

OMAN:
2006 – Advisory Board and distinguished speaker - “Institutional Innovation: Gearing the Private/Public Sector to be Leaner and Smarter"; "Women Innovations: From Income Generation to Patent Creation”; and “Beyond e-Government: Instituting Intelligent Innovation to Improve Competitiveness” for the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE) sponsored by the Sultanate of Oman.

2006 – Opening Keynote - “A New Dawn for the E100: Context, Evolution and Potential” - for the 5th International E100 Roundtable a joint meeting with the Arabian Knowledge Economy Association (AKEA), Muscat, Oman.

PERU:
1998 – "Entrepreneurial Innovation in a Knowledge Economy," Presentation for the Second Industrial Engineering Congress sponsored by Catholica University, Lima, Peru.

POLAND:
2002 – Keynote presentation for theZarzadzanie Wiedza – Strategie Sukcesu hosted by the Warsaw School of Economics and under the patronage of the Minister of Science, Warsaw.

1994 - Hosted the Prime Minister and his cabinet at Columbia University.

1994 - Consulted to IRIS and NASK – Poland’s Super Information Highway – on "Management of a National Telecommunications Highway."

1992 - Served on a Study Mission sponsored by the State Department, the US Department of Commerce and IRIS on Technology Commercialization. Provided workshops in Warsaw and Krakow on "Modern Research Management – From Technology Transfer to Transformation."

SAUDI ARABIA:
2009 – Participation in the Industrial Collaboration delegation for King Abdulla University of Science and Technology (KAUST) in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.

2008 – Knowledge Economics course based upon the E100 trilogy; major address for the 1st Conference on the Knowledge Economy sponsored by the Arabian Knowledge Economy Association in Jeddah.

2005 – Meetings with the US-Saudi Business Council I Washington, D.C.

2003 – Video-conference - "Road Map from Assessment to Fulfillment" - about harnessing national capital for wealth and jobs creation in cooperation with Future Technologies Ltd., the Saudi Society for Technology Development and Transfer (SSTDT) live via satellite. Presentation beamed to four cities - Riyadh, Jeddah, Alkhobar and Jubail.

2003 - "Harnessing Intellectual Capital: Building a Knowledge Innovation Strategy" - In cooperation with the King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center live via satellite, videoconference about harnessing innovation in the health care profession.

SCOTLAND:
2009 – Keynoted the International Forum on Knowledge Asset Dynamics with a lecture on “The Trapeze Parable: Call for the Bretton Woods of the Knowledge Economy” sponsored by the Intellectual Assets Centre in Glasgow.

SINGAPORE:
2001 – Featured as a keynote - "Knowledge Innovation for Collaborative Advantage" - for the 40th anniversary conference of the Asian Productivity Organization (APO) and the Productivity Standards Board (PSB).

2001 – Mandarin Chinese edition of Innovation Strategy for the Knowledge Economy: The Ken Awakening is published.

2000 -“It’s about Innovation, Stupid”, article published in the Business Singapore Times.

2000 -Consultation to the Deputy Prime Minister staff for the Public College curriculum on innovation.

2000 -“Knowledge Innovation: New Concepts in Practice," Presentation to Chairman and senior staff of the Productivity Standards Board (PSB).

SLOVENIA:
2002 - "The Innovation SuperHighway: Mobilizing Intellectual Assets." Keynote presentation for the IC Pioneers conference sponsored by Austrian IC Research Center, Slovenia.

SPAIN:
2004 – Keynote - "Knowledge Zones: Urban Revitalization & The New Spatial Geography of Knowledge" - for the E100 Roundtable entitled 'Actualizing the High Performance Knowledge City' in conjunction with the launch of the Knowledge Cities Observatory in Barcelona, Spain.

2004 - “The Knowledge Zone”, Presentation and release of a major research study at the E100 Roundtable, in conjunction with Forum 2004 and sponsored by Barcelona Activa, Barcelona, Spain.

2003 – Presentation - “The Innovation SuperHighway: En Route to the World Trade of Ideas” sponsored by Infonomia and workshop with the Local Council of Barcelona talking about Innovation and the Public Administration.

2003 - "Praxis of Knowledge Innovation in SME's" for the 'International Meeting Management Knowledge Innovation 2003 'Knowledge and Innovation as a key to Company Competitiveness' sponsored by Cluster Conociemento, Bilbao, Spain.

2001 - "The Innovation SuperHighway" - Keynote presentation for the XVIII IASP Conference - "Science Parks in the New and Digital Economy" - convened by the International Assembly of Science Parks (IASP), Bilbao, Spain.

1999 - "Economics of Intangible Value," "Creating a Knowledge Strategy," and "Visualizing Opportunity in the Knowledge Economy." 3 workshops as part of the Club Intelect Program on Knowledge Management, Madrid, Spain.

SOUTH AFRICA:
2000 - "Knowledge Millennium Generation," presentation for the Worldwide Sharenet Implementation Conference, ICN Transformation Systems, Siemens A.G., in Pretoria, South Africa.

SWEDEN:
2006 – Meeting and presentation material for the Governor of Sweden – “Prospectus for Creating and Leveraging an Øresund Knowledge Innovation® Zone”

2004 - "Knowledge Zone Convergence on The Innovation SuperHighway". Panel address for The Global Forum, sponsored by ITEMS International, the Sophia-Antipolis Foundation and the Office of the Mayor. Malmö, Sweden

2004 - "Knowledge Cities on The Innovation SuperHighway". Presentation for The Lundar Society, at Lund University, Lund, Sweden.

1999 - "Tour de Knowledge Monde", Knowledge Concert webcast live on the Internet, sponsored by Skandia Futures Center and ICUniverse.com, Vaxholm, Sweden.

1996 - "The Ken of Innovation Management: Bridging Theory and Practice," Innovation Assessment Workshop for Skandia, Stockholm, Sweden.

SWITZERLAND:
2004 - "The Pharma Industry as a Knowledge Zone"; Keynote for the Pharma Conference - 'Integrating Knowledge in the Life Science Product Life Cycle' - organized by Douglas Connect (Switzerland) on the virtual CoLayer Platform.

UAE:
2008 – Sponsor of the World Summit on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE) in Dubai; provided the opening remarks and presentations on ‘Connected Innovation Communities’ and ‘The Arab-European-Asia Triangle’; awarded the 1st international award for Knowledge Innovation® to Ashok Soota, Chairman and Managing Director, MindTree Consulting.

2008 – Managed the Pre-WSIE Briefing – In the Knowledge Zone - for E100 that was hosted by Omni Oil Technologies. 

2005 – Invited as one of 15 world thinkers to present at the "Festival of Thinkers"- the Global Forum with Nobel Laureates sponsored by the DeBono Foundation and the Higher College of Technology in Abu Dhabi, Arab Emirates.

UKRAINE:
2008 – Member of the International Observor Board (IOB) for Innovation Breakthrough 2009.

VENEZUELA:
2002 -Keynote address and Tour du Knowledge World for 'Creating Value through Intellectual Capital’ at the Fourth International Knowledge Management Forum, sponsored by PDVSA CIED, Caracas.

2000 - Keynote address and Tour du Knowledge World for 'Creating Value through Intellectual Capital’ at the Second International Knowledge Management Forum, sponsored by PDVSA CIED, Caracas.

1998 – Invited as an author to participate in Global HR 98 held in Caracas, Venezuela.

 

Regional/Societal

EUROPEAN UNION:
1998 – Published with David J. Skyrme a Special Edition of I3 Update/ENTOVATION News entitled "Innovation Action for Europe: Is the Vision Innovative Enough?"

1997 – Participated as one of 3 US delegates in international meeting to create the European Knowledge Union that brought together the Ministries of Education across Europe.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB):
2006 – Presentation to the Executive Board for the IADB – “In the Knowledge Zone P7 Blueprint:
Innovating the IDB and the Constituency it Serves”.

2006 – Presentation to Senior IADB Executives on “In the Knowledge Zone:
Potential for Latin America, the Caribbean and Beyond”.

The Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC):
2012 – Convened a workshop – The Knowledge Innovation Kaleidoscope

2011 – Placed on retainer for the Technical Assistance and Strategic Partnerships Division (TIAS) and Development and Strategic Unit (DEC) for counsel specific to SME’s

The WORLD BANK:
1999 – Provided a seminar “Creating a Knowledge-based World”.

1998 – Served on the Advisory Team for the 1998-99 World Development Report, Knowledge for Development. In addition, provided presentation for executives of The World Bank at the Washington, D.C. site (1999). Currently, submitted a proposal for ‘East Meets West in the Knowledge Society with ZhouYing Jin, the chairman of the Strategy Committee for 21st Century China.

The WORLD SUMMIT on INNOVATION and ENTREPRENEURSHIP [WSIE]:
2012 – Hosting in Boston, Massachusetts

2010-11 – Built the case for WSIE 2012 to be held in the United States

2008 – Presentations in Dubai, UAE

2006 – Presentations in Muscat, Oman

US Science Diplomat’s Club
2006 – Provided an Executive Briefing for the US Science, Technology and Telecommunications Attachés for the SDC hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Ireland.

1993 - Commissioned by George Kozmetsky to design the Roundtable for Knowledge Innovation, including delegations from the countries represented in the SDC.

US State Department:
2005 - “Knowledge Innovation Zones: Emerging Relevance in our Global Economy”, Briefing for the worldwide ICT Staff, US State Department, Washington, D.C.

2001 – Opening Keynote of the Conference - “Converting Russia to a Knowledge Economy: Problems and Potential” sponsored by the US State Department, Washington, D.C.

1992 - Served on a Study Mission sponsored by the State Department, the US Department of Commerce and IRIS on Technology Commercialization. Provided workshops in Warsaw and Krakow on "Modern Research Management – From Technology Transfer to Transformation."

You can visit the website – www.entovation.com - for more detailed descriptions of US-based activity as well as documented stories about many of the above-mentioned international activities. The ENTOVATION Network itself now includes thousands of theorists and practitioners around the world; 180+ from 67 countries are featured on the Global Knowledge Leadership Map. Together, this represents a repository of expertise and thought leadership and practice that can be assembles for any task, any function, and any sector and anywhere in the world. Challenge us…



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