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Mr. Michael E. Novak

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Board Member

Phone: (415) ***-****  HQ Phone
Equal Access
1212 Market Street, Suite 200
San Francisco , California 94102
United States

Company Description: Equal Access, an international not-for-profit organization, creates positive change for large numbers of people in the developing world by providing information and...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • BBA
    University of Michigan
  • BBA
    University of Michigan Ross School of Business
  • MBA
    University of Michigan
  • MBA
    University of Michigan Ross School of Business
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Michael Novak Bio
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Michael E. Novak
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Mr. Novak's work involves the intersection of technology with international affairs and global leadership. He is currently involved in a number of projects that link US and Japanese technology efforts with those in other countries, particularly in China and the rest of Asia. He provides companies with access to his network of strategic international resources and expertise.
Additionally, in the non-profit sector he is a board member of Equal Access, a strategic partner with the United Nations regarding its initiative addressing the global digital divide.
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Japan Management Association - As its first non-Japanese affiliate, Mr. Novak has assisted JMA in the capacity of Kyakuin Kenkyuin, or fellow, regarding its knowledge-management education strategy. Hitachi - regarding high-technology investment strategies in the US, and the deployment of digital video technology in the US. PeopleSoft - regarding its Human Resource product strategy in the Japan market.
Mr. Novak was also Asia Pacific Regional Vice President for Sterling Software, before it was acquired by Computer Associates. He managed its deployment of enterprise-level component-based development technology throughout Asia.
He also served as President of Clarke Consulting Group, 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 in its collaboration with Russia for the space station effort.
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Mr. Novak started his career in software as co-founder and Executive Vice President of Ross Systems, a financial software products company. During his 10 years there, Mr. Novak helped to grow that company from its inception to a world-wide organization, currently with revenue close to $50 Million. Ross Systems has recently been acquired by Chinadotcom.
In broadcast television, Mr. Novak has served as line producer of the nationally syndicated program The Heart of the Nation, and directed and produced television spots on adult literacy featuring Patrick Stewart from Star Trek-The Next Generation.
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Mr. Novak has his BBA and MBA from the University of Michigan, is a California CPA, and a former Mensa member.
Advisory Council | Equal Access
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Michael Novak
Michael Novak
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Michael E. Novak
Asia Pacific Chief Operating Officer & International Ambassador, InfoTelesys, Inc.
Michael.Novak@InfoTelesys.com
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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.
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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.
InfoTelesys
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Michael Novak InfoTelesys
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Michael E. Novak
Asia Pacific Chief Operating Officer & International Ambassador, InfoTelesys, Inc.
Michael.Novak@InfoTelesys.com
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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.
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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.
InfoTelesys
infotelesys.com [cached]
Michael Novak InfoTelesys
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Michael E. Novak
Asia Pacific Chief Operating Officer & International Ambassador, InfoTelesys, Inc.
Michael.Novak@InfoTelesys.com
...
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.
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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.
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