David Hawkins, Forensic Economist at Hawks CAFE
Vancouver, B.C., Canada Tel: 604 542-0891
offers keynote speeches, workshops or consultancy on the projects below
- David Hawkins
launched the 'Citizens Association of Forensic Economists'
in British Columbia in 2003 as an asset tracking network to monitor impact of government laws and programs on public debt, personal assets and individual rights.
brings a scientific discipline to help local experts expose 'off-book' debt, combat crime and fraud and optimize the use of assets in water, energy, transport, shelter, defence, food, forestry and fisheries industries.
I-BAT - David
developed Independent-Benchmark Asset Tracking as a simulation tool to help citizens and their elected representatives scope political corruption and visualize waste or fraud by all orders of government, including NATO
, the European Union
, United Nations
I-BAT tracks the source and application of assets through blind trusts and off-book partnerships used - as in the case of Enron
- to hide debt, evade taxes, enrich insiders and launder money.
designed the Elevated Adaptable Zero-Emission trackway as a regional transportation, real-estate and communication network using a proprietary plug-and-play monorail with "cool" energy from renewable power and proven technologies and business models.
Deductive Computing Machine - invented, designed and built by David Hawkins
for 'virtual-reality' prototyping to emulate domain experts by learning, understanding, effect propagation, conflict resolution and justification.
The DCM generates virtual prototypes, matching data from the real-world and users can adapt a selected prototype to maximise probability of it being "true".
In 2006, David Hawkins
is a world authority on the use of applied mathematics, thermodynamics and deductive logic to analyze anisotropic (disordered) effects caused by natural disasters, accidents or violent crime and - in the latter case - identify weapons, opportunities and motives of perpetrators
In late 2001 David launched the Lower Mainland EAZEway Council (LMEC) to 'shadow bid' for a regional mass transit monorail with a particular focus on transparent capital procurement.
In May 2001, David
completed a feasibility study for the University of B.C.'s Neural Dynamics Research Group
of the development of online toxin-data-tracking networks (TrackTox) and graphics-based expert systems for diagnosis of neurological disease.
showed how local communities could access neuroscience, toxin and environmental data, improve communications, raise researcher productivity and speed up times to diagnose and react to neurotoxins.
In 1998, David
hosted an open-line radio talk show (CKST-AM1040 Vancouver) on British Columbia's Crown corporations, including B.C. Hydro
, Forest Renewal B.C.
, B.C. Transit
and B.C. Ferries, and showed how crony privatization destroys the economics of the resource-dependent communities in British Columbia.
In 1997, David
was interviewed on talk shows on issues of resource management and designed a job creation and business development program for the forest community coalition, SHARE B.C.
In 1997, David
assembled a joint venture with the cities of Quesnel, 100 Mile House and SHARE B.C.
, to petition the B.C. Supreme Court
to block asset stripping of Forest Renewal B.C.
In 1994/5, David
prototyped "I-BAT" spreadsheets to help lay voters track waste or fraudulent conversion of public assets across regional communities and watersheds.
I-BAT allows all orders of online government (e.g. e-MPs, e-MLAs) to benchmark and optimize flow of task-talent-time, financial, energy and material assets in real time.
also developed I-BAT "Gross Debt/Net Income" indicators to help politicians optimize community, business and household sustainability.
From 1992, David
marketed geo-science and engineering data-management technologies to the petroleum exploration and production (E&P) industry.
To 1992, as Oilfield Systems' Chairman and CEO, David played a key role in raising C$4 million in start-up equity and sale of preproduction software licenses to industry and government clients.
built the industry's leading E&P data-management software for geoscience and engineering data exchange, validation of interpretations and intuitive user interfaces.
In 1989, David Hawkins set up and managed partnerships to develop data networks for oil and gas exploration, development and production industries with Occidental Petroleum, Elf, Deminex, Bow Valley, Talisman Energy, Clyde Petroleum and the U.K. Department of Energy
In 1984 David founded Oilfield Systems Limited (UK) and two years designed and built HESPER, as a working prototype for the world's first 'virtual-reality' deductive computing machine.
HESPER was runner-up for the British Computer Society's
1988 gold medal award.
To 1982, David
pioneered "real-world" computer reasoning as coordinator of artificial intelligence and geoscience for Schlumberger-Doll Research, Connecticut
In "An Analysis of Expert Thinking" - published in the International Journal of Man-Machine Studies in 1983 - David became the first researcher to define the extent to which computers could emulate humans through learning, understanding, effect propagation, conflict resolution and justification.
To 1980, David
worked in Europe, Australasia, Middle East, Africa and North America, with Schlumberger
, the world's leading oil-industry data management company.
He served as executive-in-charge of major customer-support bases in Nigeria, UK Land and North Sea and the Republic of Ireland.
Based in France, David
was responsible for Schlumberger's
eastern hemisphere service quality and liaised with production engineering and design engineers in Paris and Houston.
introduced and troubleshot advanced mechanical engineering and data technologies used in the company's worldwide business.
An emergency-response team leader, David attended oil-well blow outs in the United Arab Emirates, Iran and Brunei.
To 1967, David worked for five years as a university apprentice with the British public power utility, the Central Electricity Generating Board where he was trained as a fitter, linesman, boiler-plant operator and machinist prior to the privatization of the utility.
David Hawkins writes poetry, fiction and is a sometime actor in community theatre.