Research, Analysis and Advising
Specific Client Assignments. Asking the right question is often the hardest part of research. This requires a deep understanding of the complexities of the problem or issue at hand. We will work with a client to identify, frame and scope issues, and develop approaches to produce useful conclusions, along with appropriate metrics to validate results. We will then conduct primary and secondary research to collect relevant data, analyze and evaluate the findings, and offer actionable conclusions and recommendations.
Meta Reports and Thematic Research Reports. Many entities (enterprise, non-profit and governmental) do reports on many aspects of the markets, technologies and applications of the Embedded Infosphere. For initial insights, there may be no point in duplicating them at great expense when their conclusions may be available publicly and in various ways on-line. Given a topic, we can do a thorough search of public data bases and summarize the results in a Report, highlighting the most relevant points, and noting areas that have not yet been covered. Expensive proprietary reports, we believe, often do not include much more than that which is public, and then become quickly outdated.
Advising. The Principal Advisor of InfoSphere Research Assoc. has five decades of experience in the media, telecommunications, broadband and information industries as a businessman, corporate counsel and university educator. He is available for consultation to discuss any issues or ideas to which his opinion and experience might bring added value. This could be on an hourly basis, or as otherwise agreed. In addition, he has access to an extensive group of expert collaborators both in the U.S. and globally, with an emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region and China.
Knowledge Transfer and Training
To some, “lifelong learning” may sound like a cliché. In the information industries, it’s the only viable survival strategy. Last year’s knowledge depreciates faster than a new Mercedes. We offer the capacity to address this challenge in many different formats:
- Speeches and Lectures
- Seminars, workshops and panels
- Management Leadership Programs
- Training sessions
- On-line presentations
The Principal Advisor has over 25 years of experience in higher education as a teaching professor and mentor, and has also organized and managed corporate and industry training and development programs, especially for young, “rising” executives.
He has an exceptional ability to "translate" technology issues to non-technical audiences. Programs can be developed in consultation with a client to meet specific needs, goals and timeline.
GLOBAL EXPERTS NETWORK AND EXPERT TESTIMONY
The Principal Advisor has been, and is, engaged in multiple activities – attending conferences, publishing papers, meeting academics, executives and government officials – at a high level, which provides him with abroad range of knowledgeable contacts on many relevant topics not only in established areas, but in emerging ones.
He has a particular history with the Asia Pacific region, having worked and studied there, and served as President and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Pacific Telecommunications Council. He has visited many of the countries in the region, and is co-author of a book on the development of regional technology parks. In particular, he has been interested in the topic of the impact of investment in information technology on economic development, and also in its social and political consequences. For over a decade he has been a frequent visitor to China, where he has worked on issues of informatization and on global cyberspace governance. He has access to numerous leading academic and professional experts who may be available for consultation or on a project basis.
He does not provide legal services – he is a retired member of the New York State Bar – nor does he give legal advice. However, his expertise and deep experience may make him an attractive candidate to appear as an expert witness in the proper proceeding, as he has done in the past. This would be negotiated on a “case-by-case” basis.