Participants in the upcoming 2008 CPBIS TechnoBusiness Forum
(TBF) will benefit from the expertise and experience of two
recognized experts in the area of organizational excellence: Dr.
Michael Herbert, senior vice president, the Sinclair Group, and Dr.
Terry Blum, the founding director of Georgia Tech's Institute
for Leadership and Entrepreneurship (ILE), an interdisciplinary
unit that develops individual and organizational leadership
capabilities for economic growth, social responsibility, and
Dr. Herbert’s profound knowledge in organizational
effectiveness, team dynamics, interpersonal relationships, and
leadership development has led to his recognition throughout North
America. In 30 years of service in the corporate sector, his
powerful combination of people best practices, rooted in academics,
and pragmatic approach have directly contributed to improving
performance for companies in numerous industries. Prior to working
in the corporate sector, he served as a member of the faculties at
the Medical College of Georgia and Cambrian College, Ontario
Canada. Dr. Herbert holds a Ph.D. in behavioral sciences from
the University of Georgia.
Dr. Blum holds the Tedd Munchak Chair and is a professor in
Georgia Tech's business school, the College of Management, where
she served as dean for seven years (1999–2006). She earned a
PhD from Columbia University in 1982 and has researched and
published extensively on topics related to innovation and
technology transfer in health services related to behavioral health
care. She has served on many NIH study sections, and is a
co-investigator for research grants related to the study of
organizational and entrepreneurial factors that mediate the
transfer, adoption and diffusion of innovation to for-profit and
not-for-profit health treatment organizations.
The 2008 TBF will take place May 20-21 in Atlanta at the Georgia
Tech Hotel and Conference Center. For detailed information on the
two-day program, and to register, click on the following link: