Educated in USA, UK, Canada, Singapore, Poland, Val Samonis (PhD, CPC) gained three decades of cross-functional research, business intelligence, teaching, editing, and "blue ribbon" advisory experience combining his theoretical & hands-on empirical approaches to education, business, technology & modern policy frontiers globally. Expert in high-tech methods of analysis, knowledge management & education, he is an eagle-eyed outside-of-the-box analyst, transformation thinker & intercultural communicator (fluent in English, German, Russian, Polish, Lithuanian; some Spanish, French) with extensive contacts esp.in emerging markets.
EXPERIENCE: Dr. Val Samonis lived globally & worked with top business & education reformers in emerging markets (e.g. 5 Nobel Laureates in The Stanford Economic Transition Group); lectured globally on ICT/knowledge economy, strategy/competitiveness, modern education & other issues in te 21 C global economy; and has been published globally. He managed and/or worked in a hands-on manner in international research and advisory "blue ribbon" teams/digital networks sponsored by Transnational Corporations Review, Institute for New Economic Thinking, African Capacity Building Foundation, European Union, World Bank, Hudson Institute, Center for European Integration Studies, Joint Committee on Corporate Governance (Canada), Virtual Consultation Forum for the First Inter-American Meeting of High-Level Authorities on Sustainable Development, OECD-WB Private Sector Advisory Group on Corporate Governance, a number of universities and governments & global financial/economic organizations. Val served as an advisor to the Czech Government, Lithuanian Parliament, global organizations (e.g. UNCTAD, ITC), and multinational corporations (HungryMinds, A.Andersen, Medley Global Advisors, CARE). Dr. Samonis has been teaching online, onsite, and dual-mode comprehensive and specialized courses in International Economics & Management, Frontiers in Emerging Markets, Corporate Governance & Finance, Global Knowledge Economy, E-Business, Economics, and supervising graduate students at the U of Toronto, Columbia University (USA), University of Maryland (USA), Royal Roads University (Canada), University of Tasmania (Australia), Center for European Integration Studies, and other institutions gobally.