Speaker

Presentations

video of presentation The Art & Science Of Technology Strategy

"Young Bloods" Entrepreneurial Club Austin, Texas

Example Speech Titles

President Reagan's Vision for Guaranteeing America's Superpower Status

The Plan to Revive the US Economy: Operation Restore US Competitiveness

How Your Organization Can Be Part of the Grand Technology Strategy for America

How China is Transforming Itself into the Sole World Superpower--But Not on My Watch!

How We Brought Down the Soviet Union and Other Tales from the Cold War

The Rise and Fall of Great Powers -- Rome, England and the US?

Technology Planning and the Implications of Globalization

The Transformation of the United States through Technology Strategies

How Steve Jobs Rapidly Transformed Apple Computers into a World Mega-Giant

Technology Strategies --The Key to Creating and Sustaining a Competitive Advantage in Any Industry by Any Size Company or Public Organization

Technology Strategies--The Small and Medium Size Company's Equalizer

Technology Strategies--The Key to High-Tech, Medium-Tech and "No-Tech" Companies Dominating Their Competitors

Michael Sekora: Speaker & Presenter

Fee Range: $20,000 to $30,000

Travels from Texas

Michael Sekora, an acclaimed professional speaker, educator, and presenter, has been featured in Emmy-winning documentaries such as PBS's Frontline and in publications including The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Insight on the News, Industry Week, Inside the Pentagon, Defense Forum, Washington Technology, New Technology Week, Manufacturing and Technology News and Computerworld. He has appeared on TV news programs on CNN, CNBC, ABC, and CBS.

Biography

Sekora was the founder and Director of the US intelligence community program, Project Socrates, which was tasked with rebuilding America's economic competitiveness. Within Socrates it was determined that to rebuild and ensure America's competitiveness, the country needed to generate and lead the next evolutionary leap in technology-based planning – the automated innovation revolution. To generate the automated innovation revolution, Project Socrates developed a computer-based system that would enable technology strategies to be developed that would enable an organization, a state or a country to acquire and utilize technology with unprecedented speed, efficiency and agility. The automated innovation system was used to develop technology strategies for various organizations of the US Government for a wide range of high priority government projects.

The effective acquisition and utilization of technology to achieve and sustain competitive advantage requires the ability to continuously “out-maneuver” competition in the marketplace. Michael Sekora and the Socrates Team drew from both classical and current military strategy to create a precise process for executing technology strategy maneuvers. With this capability, they were able to manipulate the technologies of the world at every turn. Michael Sekora went on to direct the development of technology strategies for the White House, Congress, and the Departments of Defense, Energy, and Commerce. Socrates provided support to the highest-priority government programs including Stealth/counter-Stealth, Star Wars/counter-Star Wars, as well as to address commercial issues like the resurrection of the U.S. microelectronics industry and HDTV.

Mr. Sekora entered the University of Michigan at age 15, where he received his B.S. in Physics, and then attended Miami University, where he received his M.S. In 1979, Sekora was recruited by the CIA as an Intelligence Officer within the Office of Technical Services. In 1982, he transferred to the Naval Intelligence Support Center in Washington, D.C., to serve as a program manager of a new intelligence system. In 1983, Michael transferred to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), where he created and directed the Socrates Project under the Reagan administration. The Socrates mission was to determine the source of U.S. competitiveness problems and to develop a solution.

After his years in government, Michael Sekora, as president of TSP, Inc. and Quadrifrons, Inc. – spin-off companies from the Socrates Project – went on to develop technology strategies for America's largest and most prestigious companies as well as national planning systems for allied countries. His work has provided critical support to private companies and regional and national governments as they engaged in economic and security conflicts that dictate survival and growth or demise.

As an author and a speaker, Michael Sekora draws from years of experience developing and executing technology strategies in economic, military, and counter-terrorism conflicts, and provides audiences with insight on what is required to win. Michael Sekora provides a Napoleon-like understanding of how technology maneuvers can be woven into technology strategies that will enable domination over competition in this new, highly volatile, technology-based world.

Mr. Sekora is currently the President of Quadrigy, where he continues to work on “Operation Restore US Competitiveness.”