Bo leads the Center for Technology and Innovation (CTI). The group is widely known for its Technology Forecast publications and briefings. Each issue of the Technology Forecast covers a specific theme; recent issues have covered cloud computing, the unexpected impact of smart handheld mobile devices on enterprise innovation, and new innovation technologies.
Bo also provides in-depth consulting to companies, governments, private equity, and other stakeholders in a variety of sectors ranging from telecommunication to high technology to new Web start-ups. He has personally delivered detailed strategic, market and technology analyses of technology, communications and media companies in various stages of investment, from first-round funding to leveraged buyouts to restructuring. Most recently Bo has delivered strategic advice to the Russian government on initiatives that will promote innovation in the Russian economy and Russian enterprises. This includes testimony to the Duma (the Russian Parliament) concerning the formation of a "Russian Silicon Valley" near Moscow.
Vinod Baya is a director at the CTI and also an editor of the Technology Forecast. As a technology strategist and futurist, Vinod has been developing, analyzing and forecasting advanced uses of technology for over 15 years. He consults with established and emerging companies around the world on a wide range of issues that are impacted by technology trends, such as business and technology strategy, M&A, venture financing, R&D, intellectual property and others. Vinod frequently delivers perspectives and analysis on emerging technology topics to audiences and clients globally.
Before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1999, Vinod was a research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, leading many initiatives in the advanced uses of Internet technologies in facilitating collaboration and knowledge management.
Vinod holds a doctoral degree from Stanford University, an M.S. from Rutgers University, and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, India.
Alan is a senior manager at the CTI and an issue editor of the Technology Forecast specializing in Web and non-relational data technologies. His experience includes over 25 years in various research, analyst, writing and editorial roles, including 14 years at PwC. In 2010, he was named the top innovator of the San Jose office of PwC.
Alan has consulted on a variety of IT-related client engagements and has been a featured speaker at web and data conferences such as CDOvision, SemTechBiz and Enterprise Data World.
Before coming to PwC, Alan covered the RF semiconductor industry as an analyst for Strategies Unlimited, now a unit of PennWell. His military experience included five years as a Navy intelligence analyst, aircrewman, and Russian linguist. You can follow him on Twitter at @AlanMorrison.