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Events & Activities

Stephen Olson at Chinese Development Institute Conference


 Clyde Prestowitz giving presentation to CDI...


Steve Olson teaching trade negotiations at the Mekong Institute...


Stephen Olson to speak at upcoming workshop organized by the International Institute for Trade and Development on 

"Economics of GMS Agricultural trade in goods and services towards the world market"

Chiangmai, Thailand Sep 8-12.

David Brandin - Chief Technology Officer

AREAS OF EXPERTISE: International Technology Issues, Broadband Demand and Policy.

David Brandin is an established computer scientist and communications technologist. At ESI, he analyzes various areas of technology development and technology policy.

Prior to joining ESI, Mr. Brandin was President of Strategic Software Services, a consulting company specialized in international business development in the communications and networking sectors. Mr. Brandin has led worldwide business initiatives at women.com – the leading Internet destination for women – and Interop. Formerly, he also served as Executive Vice-President for international operations and strategic relationships of the McKinley Group, producer of the Internet search engine Magellan, now part of Excite; and Vice President and Director of SRI International, where he was responsible for all research in artificial intelligence, computer science, robotics and telecommunications.


In 1997, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Award of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) – which he served as President from 1982 to 1984 – and in 1984 chaired the US Department of Commerce Japanese Technology Study on Computer Science. He is a regular speaker at many conferences on international competition in the computer industry and co-authored in 1984 The Technology War. 

Mr. Brandin received a B.S. and did his graduate work in Mathematics at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

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