Mark Goldstein is President of International Research Center (http://www.researchedge.com/), providing consulting, custom research, and strategic support for business, legal and public policy clients across a variety of disciplines and arenas since 1992. IRC concentrates on clients' needs in the complex worlds of telecommunications, information technology, eCommerce, eContent, eLearning, the Internet, biotechnology, cleantech/greentech, and other high-tech domains by harnessing global information resources for informed decision making. Also, he is an Independent Agent for GSV Sustainability Partners (http://www.gsvsp.com/), a transformative finance company that provides full funding for sustainable energy and conservation projects under a shared savings model.
Mark is a technophile and technology visionary, activist, advisor, and entrepreneur with extensive experience and connections throughout myriad technology sectors. He currently serves on the Board and Executive Committees of both the Arizona Technology Council (http://www.aztechcouncil.org/) and Arizona Telecom & Information Council (ATIC - http://www.arizonatele.com/), as well as being deeply involved in the Arizona BioIndustry Association (http://www.azbio.org/), the Arizona Energy Consortium (AEC - http://azenergy.org/), the Arizona Interactive Marketing Association (AZIMA - http://www.joinazima.org), and participates in many other regional, national, and international economic development and policy groups, as well as being a frequent speaker and trainer.
Mark previously worked for 18 years in electronic and computer engineering including 12 years managing engineering teams and projects for Medtronic, a Fortune 500 biomedical device manufacturer and in R&D in the mid-to-late seventies for MicroAge at the beginning of the personal computer revolution. He has sat on the Board of Directors of several telecom and technology firms and has a B.A. from Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton), 1972.