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Thomas Buckholtz, Business Advisor and Innovation Consultant,

Thomas Buckholtz, Business Advisor and Innovation Consultant Read insights

Dr. Thomas J. Buckholtz, Ph.D., made key contributions to the following business, technology, and governmental innovations.  Produce cost savings equal to 1.5 percent of corporate revenue, by leading a company-wide grassroots innovation program.  Pioneer 3 information technologies.  Develop 3 leading-edge information systems.  Establish 3 information-technology marketplace business practices.  Improve governmental service (from all levels of government) for the American public, via a nationwide grassroots movement.

He made vital contributions to the following environmental and societal achievements.  Preserve 7 kilometers (4.5 miles) of Pacific Ocean coastline in Palos Verdes Estates, California, USA. Pioneer nationwide grassroots endeavors by an American national political party.  Establish a Rotary International worldwide service program.

Tom has served in the following roles: Executive leading a $1 billion business unit that met profitability goals; corporate officer and advisor for startups; chief information officer for a $10 billion enterprise; co-CIO for the United States federal government’s Executive Branch; program leader catalyzing innovation throughout a $6 billion corporation; Commissioner, U.S. General Services Administration; Professorial Lecturer; university Extension Instructor; business advisor; and innovation consultant.

He has a B.S. in mathematics from the California Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley.  He completed business programs at Stanford and Michigan.

Areas of Expertise:

Organizations that need to develop or enhance an innovation program.  

Enterprises that need to improve services, products, marketing, leadership or communication, strategy, teamwork, learning, program or project management, or customer or supplier relationships.  

Providing perspective and techniques for building coalitions or fostering grassroots endeavors.  

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Leading Workshops:

“Intensive Workshop in Accelerating Innovation”

September 16 & 17, 2014

In this two-day intensive workshop, you explore how to build and sustain a culture of innovation. You will work on skills to help you and your enterprise identify and create opportunities to innovate.  Learn methods to successfully lead the development of innovative products, services, business practices and work processes.  Understand how to foster departmental innovation programs and innovative work cultures.  Employ Direct Outcomes systems-thinking checklists.

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