Featured Member Entrepreneur
Debra Amidon - ENTOVATION International Ltd.
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Our third feature to promote businesses of DECedOut
members is on Debra Amidon and her business, ENTOVATION International Ltd.
Prior to joining Digital, Debra M. Amidon –
now founder and CEO of ENTOVATION International Ltd – advised a student
entrepreneur organization. By 1991, she was making presentations on
entrepreneurial management; and last year, she sponsored the World Summit on
Innovation and Entrepreneurship (WSIE). Her virtual global network – notably
the E100 – is comprised of 160 from 60 countries. She is an international
author with publications in 12 languages, including The Innovation
SuperHighway – now the economic development strategy for Japan. She has
provided invited presentations in 35 countries; and she has been interviewed
for the media around the world, such as the BBC, Inovacion, CORDIS – the
press arm of the European Union, Effective Executive (India) and this month
is featured as ‘The Knowledge’ in Inside Knowledge magazine.
Her Knowledge Innovation® methodologies have
been the cornerstone for China’s development program; and now India is
following suit. She has convened Roundtables in the US, Finland, Mexico,
Spain, and most recently in Muscat. Oman. She’s served on the faculties of
IPADE, Tartu University, the Banff Centre for Management and consulted to
MIT and Columbia. Other clients include Fortune companies such as American
Express and Siemens, several oil and gas companies (e.g., Exxon, Mobil, BP
and PDVSA), societal organizations (e.g., the UNDP, The World Bank) and most
sustainable companies in the world, such as Novo Nordisk, a Danish
pharmaceutical company. A mother of four, Debra has degrees from Boston
University, Columbia University and the Massachusetts Institute of
Technology where she was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow.
Digital Equipment Corporation sponsored the
1st conference in the world (1987) on managing knowledge assets and
intellectual capital. Amidon says, “The enigma that Digital was managerially
has become the standard for knowledge-based enterprises around the globe.”
She is indebted for the grounding received from colleagues which provided a
unique platform into the Knowledge Economy for thousands.
Also, see the
Members in Print page for
links to Debra's publications.