Currently the SVP marketing at Darwin Ecosystem, a technology start up offering the Awareness Engine,™ a content visualization tool. Served for over 25 years in leadership positions as a consultant in learning, knowledge management, other business applications of emerging technologies, and most recently is helping firms with social media such as blogs and Twitter. Prior to these current roles, led the Accenture Knowledge Management/Portals client practice within the Human Performance Service line. Obtained Ph. D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Toronto and conducted postdoc research at Harvard on the effects of media on cognition. Can be reached at blog, Portals and KM and through Twitter @billives.
My first job after college was a wind mill operator on Cape Cod, then I ran focus groups for geriatric psychotics at a Boston mental hospital before working in citizen participation in urban renewal projects in NYC. Went back to grad school to become an art teacher but got interested in the cognitive aspects of artistic development and went on to a Ph.D. This led to the career described above.
I returned to painting in 2006 and continue it as work allows. I am also passionate about cooking (and eating). I am currently working on a series of paintings of my favorite foods as encountered on recent trips: onion rings on Cape Cod, prawns and chips in South Africa, and a shrimp po-boy in New Orleans.