William E. Halal
William Halal is Professor Emeritus of Science, Technology & Innovation at George Washington University, Washington, D.C, and an authority on emerging technologies, strategy, knowledge, and institutional change. He has worked with General Motors, AT&T, SAIC, MCI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, International Data Corporation, the DoD, the Asian Development Bank, and many other organizations. He has published 6 books and hundreds of articles, and he substituted for Peter Drucker in giving a talk to 2000 managers at the Los Angeles Coliseum. Prof. Halal is the founder of TechCast, a web-based system that pools the knowledge of experts to forecasts breakthroughs in all scientific fields. He also co-founded the Institute for Knowledge & Innovation as a collaborative effort between the GW School of Business and the School of Engineering. Bill studied engineering, economics, and the social sciences at Purdue and Berkeley. Previously, he was a major in the U.S. Air Force, an aerospace engineer on the Apollo Program, and a Silicon Valley business manager. Macmillan’s Encyclopedia of the Future ranked him among “The World’s 100 Most Influential Futurists,“ including H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Alvin Toffler, and Daniel Bell.