Jim Brazell is a technology forecaster, public speaker and strategist focusing on 21st century themes and opportunities. He is a member of the Radical Platypus group and the Thornburg Center for Professional Development.
Jim is a technology forecaster, author, public speaker, and consultant. In October of 2009, Jim's comments related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) were heard by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).
Since 2003, Jim has authored numerous emerging technology forecasts and briefs in addition to consulting on international technology innovation strategies in Portugal and the U.S.
Jim's past speech engagements and workshops include audiences at the Chautauqua Institute, Casey Journalism Center for Children and Families, International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation, National School Board Association (T&L), National Council on Workforce Education, Community College Futures Assembly, IEEE, Society for Design and Process Science, ASTD & Air Education Training Command (AETC) and the Navy Learning Strategies Consortium.
Jim's mentor and collaborator is Dr. (Col.) Francis X. "Duke" Kane who was recognized in March of 2010 as the father of the military global positioning systems (NAVSAT). Jim and Duke are the co-founders of spaceTEAMS in San Antonio, Texas, targeting the first person to walk on Mars to be from San Antonio. Jim and Duke are also organizing a spaceTEAMS spin out targeting the US Air Force Association Cyber Patriot national hacker competition in 2011.
Jim is a George Gilder Fellow in High Technology and Public Policy and a graduate of Bradley University, Summa Cum Laude, Sociology. At Bradley, Jim was the co-principal investigator of Interlabs and the social informatics minor.