Jim Brazell    

Technology Forecaster; STEM Advocate; Education Futurist

Jim Brazell is a technology forecaster, public speaker and strategist focusing on 21st century themes and opportunities. Since 2003, Jim has authored numerous emerging technology forecasts and briefs in addition to consulting on international technology innovation strategies in Portugal and the U.S. In October of 2009, Jim’s comments related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) were heard by the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

Jim's past speech engagements and workshops include audiences at the Chautauqua Institute, Casey Journalism Center for Children and Families, International Conference on Technology Policy and Innovation, National School Board Association (T&L), National Council on Workforce Education, Community College Futures Assembly, IEEE, Society for Design and Process Science, ASTD & Air Education Training Command (AETC) and the Navy Learning Strategies Consortium.

Jim’s mentor and collaborator is Dr. (Col.) Francis X. “Duke” Kane who was recognized in March of 2010 as the father of the military global positioning systems (NAVSAT). Jim and Duke are the co-founders of spaceTEAMS in San Antonio, Texas, targeting the first person to walk on Mars to be from San Antonio. Jim and Duke are also organizing a spaceTEAMS spin out targeting the US Air Force Association Cyber Patriot national hacker competition in 2011.

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