Howard A. Rubin, President and CEO of Rubin Worldwide (www.rubinworldwide.com), is internationally recognized for his work as an author, researcher, speaker, and consultant in the area of technology economics. He is Professor Emeritus of Computer Science at Hunter College of the City University of New York, an MIT CISR Research Affiliate, a Gartner Senior Advisor, and a former Nolan Norton Research Fellow. Dr. Rubin has built what is perhaps the world’s largest database consisting of business, national, and global technology data. He is personally retained by many of the world’s largest enterprises as a strategic advisor. In addition, Dr. Rubin has worked directly with heads of state or their key ministers around the world in the development of national competitive technology strategies.