Dr. Alea Fairchild assists on technology policy issues. Her special area of interest is the development and use of intelligence and technology in product planning and business strategy. Her technical expertise lies in open architectures and interoperability. She excels in CxO level interactions on technology trends and future forecasts.
Dr. Fairchild has more than twenty years experience in global IT market analysis, and has worked for many of the major market research agencies as both an analyst and as a consultant. She has also performed as a consultant for the European Commission, as well as major multinational IT companies throughout Europe.
Dr. Fairchild received her Doctorate in Applied Economics from Limburgs Universitair Centrum in Belgium, in the area of banking and technology. She has a Masters degree in International Management from Boston University/Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, and a Bachelors degree in Business Management and Marketing from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
She is the author of five books. Her book, “Technological Aspects of Virtual Organizations”, is available from Kluwer Academic Publishers . Her latest book was released by die Keure in March 2008 focusing on her work with start-up organizations: “Entrepreneurship: Introduction to Business Plans”.