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   Paul Evans is an experienced executive, business strategy consultant, technologist, entrepreneur, educator and author of thought leadership on technology driven value creation in business.  He  currently lectures and is writing a book with Dr. Aimon Kopera, on the coming technological  singularity and its impact on subtle energy assessment,  health and wellness and the transformation of the health industry.

Former Executive Vice President  at Young and Rubicam the New York City advertising and marketing powerhouse,  Mr. Evans was responsible for helping ensure that Young & Rubicam’s direct marketing  company (Wunderman Worldwide) met the emerging technology, e-commerce, and Internet-driven marketing needs of its clients. He was a member of the senior management team and left Young and Rubicam following its purchase by British advertising company WPP Group which acquired Young and Rubican for $4.7 billion in stock to create the world's biggest advertising company.

Prior to  Young & Rubicam he was with the international consulting firm, A.T. Kearney where he developed intellectual capital on electronic commerce and Internet driven value creation in business.  There and, previously with EDS, he specialized in the Internet, Interactive multimedia, and emerging technologies. Sold projects and conducted client work across industries for new media, electronic commerce, strategy, partnering and alliance assistance, technology assessment/analysis, technical due diligence on acquisition targets, product development/marketing assistance, and electronic commerce (specifically, new channels development and marketing operations improvement assistance).

Mr. Evans authored AT Kearney technology marketing publications: “Digital Pioneers:  Separating the Electronic Commerce Hype from the Reality”; “Converging Technologies and Value Creation”; “A Look at the Internet and the Opportunities it Offers”; and, numerous other thought leadership articles in Kearney’s esteemed Executive Agenda Journal.

Before EDS, Mr. Evans was an early member of IBM’s team in Boca RatonFlorida, shipping the first Personal Computer in August of 1981. Mr. Evans was responsible for planning, developing, acquiring and launching of consumer software and directing research on product effectiveness and usability.  Throughout the 1980’s, Mr. Evans worked in a variety of capacities for IBM, serving ultimately as Founder and CEO/General Manager of IBM’s Digital Studio (an IBM Fireworks Partners Portfolio Venture Company).  The Studio developed and marketed software products that combined numerous elements—video and broadcasting, print and publishing, and computers—into a single technology. The resulting interactive packages and compact discs were sold to business and education industry sectors and were marketed at entertainment venues. At the Studio Mr. Evans forged strategic partnerships with diverse content companies including: Sony, McGraw-Hill, Twentieth Century Fox, Turner, Warner Brothers, the Louvre, the British Museum and “Star Wars” Entertainment and IBM-Japan.

Mr. Evans received 32 industry awards for marketing films, videos, CD ROMS and product packaging and wrote and produced the award winning television commercial for the IBM Sony/MMPS multimedia player device featuring MMPS’ software codec “Photomotion”.

For his pioneering work in interactive multimedia Mr. Evans received IBM’S prestigious “PRESIDENT’S AWARD” from, then, IBM CEO JOHN AKERS, for outstanding contribution to the firm.

His international experience includes business and academic consulting in the former Soviet Union, the republic of South Africa, Japan, China, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France and Great Britain.

Before joining IBM, at the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C., Mr. Evans conducted policy analysis and planning on U.S. science and engineering education policy and provided technical leadership and guidance in the selection and evaluation of NSF sponsored Public Television programming and computer learning programs. He also conducted analyses and prepared congressional studies on television, computers and e-learning; edited and published the NSF Databook; and, prepared congressional testimony and Office of Management and Budget reviews on funding for science and engineering education.

A frequent featured speaker at national and international conferences on technology, education, and entertainment, Mr. Evans holds a doctorate in applied psychology from the University of Georgia and he has served as visiting research associate at the MIT /Sloan School of Business’ 21st Century Initiative; and, as anIBMEDS and AT Kearney industry representative to MIT’s Media Lab.

Mr. Evans' professional and academic memberships include Honor Societies:  PHI KAPPA PHIPSI CHI, KAPPA DELTA PI, PHI DELTA KAPPA;  Memberships in: American Psychological Association, Association for the Advancement of Psychology, American Association for the Advancement of Science,  American Educational Research Association, World Future Society, Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the East; Fellow, International Engineering Consortium; (Over 300 presentations and media appearances, 43 Articles).

Since 2003 he has operated Growth Partners Management Consulting-- a marketing, technology and management consulting concern.  He also serves as a consultant to the academic community where he develops thought leadership on educational technology, and educational policy in the knowledge economy. He founded The Sapphire Institute in 2006. The Sapphire Institute is a talent and thought leadership cooperative. Its members work independently and/or jointly to develop and apply ideas, technology and the arts to promote discovery and competitive advantage for its clients.