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Mr. Michael E. Novak

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Asia Pacific Chief Operating Offi...

Phone: (831) ***-****  HQ Phone
InfoTelesys Inc
207 Church Street
Santa Cruz , California 95060
United States

Company Description: InfoTelesys is established as a global International Business Corporation. Offices will be opened in all countries. InfoTelesys' technology is not restrained by...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MBA
    University of Michigan Ross School of Business
  • BBA
    University of Michigan Ross School of Business
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IT Management, 13 Aug 2014 [cached]
Michael Novak: Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific & International Ambassador
Michael Novak: Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific & International Ambassador Co-Founder, Executive Vice president: Ross Systems Asia Pacific Vice President: Sterling Software Chief Operating Officer: International Language Engineering
Michael Novak, 13 Aug 2014 [cached]
Michael E. Novak
Asia Pacific Chief Operating Officer & International Ambassador, InfoTelesys, Inc.
Mr. Novak brings considerable international experience in information technology, satellite communications, intercultural and multilingual communications, and international development to the InfoTelesys management team.
Beginning his career with a 20 year history of successful information technology experience in Silicon Valley, Mr. Novak co-founded Ross Systems and managed its field operations as Executive Vice President, and later assisted in the launching of Documentum corporation. He also directed the multimedia efforts at Walker Interactive, and began his IT career with Arthur Andersen/Andersen Consulting.
Building on that success, Mr. Novak has worked almost exclusively in the international sector for the last decade. As an international IT consultant he has assisted companies like Hitachi and Fujitsu with their investment strategies in the US, as well as helping to bring leading IT companies like PeopleSoft to Japan. He also led Sterling Software's efforts in Asia as their Asia Pacific Vice President.
He also served as President of Clarke Consulting Group, then the country's major intercultural consulting company. At Clarke he managed the company as it addressed the globalization challenges faced by companies such as AT&T and Motorola in China; Microsoft, Intel, and Proctor & Gamble in Japan; and NASA for the space station collaboration with the Russian Space Agency and Japan's NASDA. Work included joint venture assistance, technology transfer facilitation, expatriate orientation, and headquarters/ subsidiary alignment issues.
He has also maintained a commitment to the non-profit and NGO community throughout his career. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Equal Access and Equal Access-Japan. Equal Access is a strategic partner of the UNDP in addressing the issue of the global digital divide, and also collaborates closely with the European Union, the Japanese government, USAID, and the World Bank in addressing the use of IT with issues like AIDS education and the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Mr. Novak has also dedicated a significant portion of his time to the State of the World Forum, where he has been a member of its President's Council.
Mr. Novak has participated in this non-governmental organization since its launch over two years ago. Equal Access is recognized as a leader in the use of satellite technology to provide information and education to the developing world. Mr. Novak has been involved in almost all aspects of the organization. He has also spearheaded the organization's entry into Japan, attracted some of Japan's top leaders to the organization as advisors, and worked closely with the Foreign Ministry in coordinating the efforts of Equal Access with that of the Japanese government.
Senior Fellow ­ Japan Management Association and Advisor - Japan Management Consulting Association Mr. Novak was the first non-Japanese to have the role of Kyakuin Kenkyuin, or senior fellow, in JMA's history, advising the organization in the areas of knowledge management and global business practices. Mr. Novak also consults to the 120,000 member strong JMCA association in various international business areas.
Dotsub Board of Advisors | Dotsub, 22 June 2013 [cached]
Michael Novak Mr. Novak is CEO of Tertia, a Silicon Valley based company working with the music and publishing industries to deliver digital media to the global market of 2 billion speakers of English as a second language. A veteran of the software industry, Mr. Novak has spent the last twenty years focussed on the intersection of Asia, digital media, and technology. He most recently served as board chair of Cogswell Polytechnical College, the leading digital media college in Silicon Valley, and was U.S. Representative to China's annual IT conference. He was also President of Clarke Consulting Group, a leading intercultural communications consulting firm focussed on US/Asia joint ventures.
Tertia: About Us, 10 June 2009 [cached]
Michael Novak
Michael Novak - Tertia Co-founder, Chairman and CEO Mr. Novak has over 20 years of experience in software, and was VP Asia for Sterling Software. He also was President of the largest intercultural consulting company in the US (Clarke Consulting Group), with 90% of its business dealing with US/Japan multinational corporate communications. He also is the sole US representative to China's only national software conference (, and sits on the board of Equal Access, a UN partner that sends satellite-based content to 38 million people throughout Asia (
Michael ..., 30 July 2008 [cached]
Michael NovakCogswell Polytechnical College: Michael Novak
Michael Novak
Board of TrusteesMichael Novak is the Chair and CEO of Tertia (, a company that uses unique technology , in partnership with the US publishing industry , to deploy enhanced English media to the 2 billion second-language speakers of English worldwide.He has over 20 years of experience in software, was Vice President Asia for Sterling Software and began his career in software by co-founding Ross Systems.He was also President of Clark Consulting Group, the largest intercultural consulting company in the U.S., with 90% of its business dealing with U.S./Asia multinational corporate communications.In multimedia Mr. Novak led the production of Walker Interactive's digital learning system, produced nationally syndicated television and was on the development committee of KQED.Keeping it in the family, Mr. Novak's son, Christopher, is a veteran of the videogame industry and is currently Lead Design Director for Microsoft Games US Publishing.Currently, Mr. Novak is also the U.S. representative to China's national software conference ( and sits on the Board of Equal Access (, a UN, USAID and WorldBank partner that sends satellite-based educational programming to 38 million people throughout Asia in 6 languages.Mr. Novak holds a BBA and MBA from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business and is a California CPA.
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