Conference Session This event was part of the eXtension 2012 National Conference
Opening session, National eXtension Conference 2012, Oklahoma City
Conference Kick Off: Dan Cotton, Director of eXtension
Welcome: James Trapp, Associate Director, OCES Oklahoma State University
Devin Fidler, Research Manager, Technology Horizons, Institute for the Future
Devin’s interests center on the application of foresight to organizational strategy and strategic planning. He is interested in organizations as systems designed to activate “know how” in the right places at the right times. From this perspective, he argues that in a post-globalization world “all management is knowledge management.”
Additional areas of focus include energy advances, future supply chains, innovation economics and emerging business models.
Prior to joining IFTF, Devin was involved in technology assessment and the future of business, including work in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Research and Analysis Center and as an Analyst for the Royal Bank of Scotland in Edinburgh. He has lived and worked in several countries and approaches projects from an international perspective.
Devin undertook his MBA work with a focus in emerging markets at the Budapest University of Economics (Budapesti Közgazdaságtudományi Egyetem) and the Institut des Hautes Etudes Economiques et Commerciales in Paris, and participated in the inaugural class of Singularity University, a NASA and Google sponsored program focused on the evaluation of emerging technologies.
Dan Cotton, James Trapp
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