Jim Brazell is a technology forecaster, author, public speaker and consultant. In 2009, Jim’s comments on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) were heard by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. In 2010, Jim is an invited speaker at the National School Board Association, National Career Pathway Network, Society for Design and Process Science and the Defense Department’s Reliance 21. Jim’s to STEM and innovation is: The ARTS.
Jim’s past speech engagements and workshops include audiences at the Innovation Creativity and Capital Institute, the Chautauqua Institute, National School Boards Association, National Council on Workforce Education (NCWE), Community College Futures Assembly, IEEE, Air Education Training and Command(AETC), and the Navy Learning Strategies Consortium among others.
Jim’s mentor and collaborator is Dr. (Col.) Francis X. “Duke” Kane who was recognized as the father of the military global positioning systems (NAVSAT) in March 2010. 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.
Over the past five years, Jim has consulted to international think tanks, state departments of education, universities, community colleges, school districts, corporations, workforce boards, and economic development organizations on the relationship of emerging technology and jobs to wealth creation and innovation.
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 is a George Gilder Fellow in High Technology and Public Policy and a graduate of Bradley University, Summa Cum Laude, Sociology. Jim resides in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Lisa Cervantes, and daughter, Ava Marie.