Jim Brazell

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  • Referred to as a "Technology Forecaster"
  • Strategist and public speaker focusing on innovation

Jim Brazell is a technology forecaster, strategist and public speaker focusing on innovation. In 2011, Jim's storytelling initiative delivers interactive experiences with Brigham Young Instructional Leadership in the 21st Century Conference, National Education Computing Conference, the National Career Pathway Network Conference, American Technical Education Association Conference, 25th Annual Careers Conference, Texas School Board Association Summer Institute, St Francis University, Texas State University, and the University of Texas System-Innovations in Online Learning. His blended learning strategies include Twitter, online virtual worlds, audience creativity, and oratory.

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  • Innovation Nation, What's next in technology, products, services, jobs & communities: Leading Innovation is designed to tap team and group cultures for innovation, strategy and adaptation behavioral change. Part crowd sourcing, part social media and part workshop, Innovaiton Nation is designed to move your group from thinking to action. Large group interactive sessions and workshops are custom including program title, use of technology (or not) and program activities.
  • The Future is Here, Think like a futurist & act like an entrepreneur: Robot cars. Virtual reality phones. Supercomputer toys. This is not fiction, not a dream, not the future, this is the world today. As technology continues to advance, organizations and communities are challenged by the pace of change. Attend the Future is Here to learn to think like a futurist and to act like an entrepreneur to create the future.
  • Pathways to the Future, Emerging Technologies and Business Strategies to Promote Educational Transformation: As technology is accelerating and the economy is changing, new opportunities are emerging for educational transformation. What are the emerging technologies driving change in education, jobs and communities? How can educators and community stakeholders anticipate change? What are students, schools and businesses doing today to align to the needs of the future?
  • Innovate America, The Role of Education, Workforce and Economic Development Collaboration in U.S. Competitiveness: America's competitiveness depends on innovation and collaboration. Innovate America is designed to move communities from why they need to change to how they can achieve innovation. Explore emerging technologies, jobs, educational practice and economic development strategy. Learn how you can enhance global competitiveness through local, regional and national collaboration.
  • 21st Century Renaissance, New Directions and Methods for Schools: Discover the 21st century imperative that creativity and innovation are a function of connecting theory and action. Explore the following questions: What does emerging technology tell us about education, work and society? What are the key skills required of 21st century education, work and citizenship? How are model schools transforming the stovepipe education model to engage students by creating a culture of participation? 21st century renaissance is the story of what is next in education.
  • The Next Wave, The Role of Career Ed in the STEM Agenda : Fueled by industry and government focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), career pathways have emerged as a platform for systemic education reform. In effect, the definition of a well-rounded student is evolving from a liberal arts education to a career-integrated education. Discover emerging technologies, jobs, career pathways, and free tools for school. Attend this session to celebrate the tradition, theory and practice of Career and Technical Education (CTE) CTE and discover what is next for the community of practice.
  • Cyber World, Discover the Role of "Cyber" in U.S. Workforce Competitiveness, Security and Innovation: Cyber World is the story of how Networking and Information Technology (NIT) have changed the worlds of play, learning, work and civil discourse in the 21st century. Cyber is crucial to national and global priorities in energy, transportation, education, healthcare and virtually all industries. 5th World delivers an analysis of how education, workforce and economic development practitioners are responding to emerging national priorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by integrating CYBER & STEM. Learn about the growing demand for multi-skill information technology, Cyber-STEM and security professionals across industries. Discover emerging technologies, jobs, career pathways and tools for schools.
  • STEM+ARTS, 21st Century Strategies for Arts Education and Advocacy: 21st Century Strategies for Arts Education and Advocacy delivers stories, anecdotes and analysis of the US and global movement to connect the arts way of learning with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Learn about emerging technologies, jobs, schools and communities integrating ARTS+STEM to define what is next in innovation practice.
  • Pandora's X-Box, Video Games, Virtual Worlds and Mixed Reality: While we were not looking, video games leaped out of the box of entertainment into serious domains such as healthcare and military training. Pierce the veil of play and experience what is happening in the dynamic world of games, virtual worlds, mixed reality, and converging media. Dive a reef, travel through the human body and compete in a math-game tournament. From game builders, to game players, to serious games, Jim Brazell delivers insights into trends that are shaping media and life in the 21st century. From emergency response training to language acquisition, video games, virtual worlds, and mixed reality are evolving the landscape of human experience. Experience this world first-hand in Pandora's X-Box.
  • Mr. Roboto, Why Robots Matter in P-20 Education: Explore the emergence of robotics in every day life--from cell phones to automobiles. Why robots matter in K-12 education asks: How are robots changing the relationships among people, the environment and the way we see ourselves in the 21st century? How are robotic systems being used to organize innovation in schools? Why Robotics? And, what is the next generation of robotics education unfolding today? Robotics is the new computer revolution changing work, health, life and the environment in the 21st century.
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Jim Brazell is a technology forecaster, strategist and public speaker focusing on innovation. In 2011, Jim's storytelling initiative delivers interactive experiences with Brigham Young Instructional Leadership in the 21st Century Conference, National Education Computing Conference, the National Career Pathway Network Conference, American Technical Education Association Conference, 25th Annual Careers Conference, Texas School Board Association Summer Institute, St Francis University, Texas State University, and the University of Texas System-Innovations in Online Learning. His blended learning strategies include Twitter, online virtual worlds, audience creativity, and oratory.

From 2003-2008, Jim’s academic work includes serving as an analyst to the Innovation Creativity and Capital Institute, University of Texas Austin and the Texas State Technical College System. During the same period, Jim has been a start up coach serving the boards and executives of several high technology firms.

Jim has served as a volunteer to the Defense Learning Strategies Consortium, Automotive Manufacturing Technical Education Collaborative, Texas STEM Action Committee (TBEC), Information Technology and Security Academy and the San Antonio-Austin Nano-Bio-Tech Summit. Today he is a volunteer to the "Cyber Security Action Team" Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and the Society for Design and Process Science STEM/arts/business initiative.

Jim’s collaborator is Dr. (Col.) Francis X. “Duke” Kane who was recognized in March of 2010 as the catalyst of the global positioning system (GPS) in response to Russia’s SPUTNIK I.

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