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Michael C. Sekora: Technology-Based Planning


Michael C. Sekora: Technology-Based Planning

Tue, Mar 12 2013 - 6:00pm

Michael C. Sekora: Technology-Based Planning, the Foundation of All Competitive Advantage

President, Quadrigy, Inc.

Sekora, who was the founder and director of Project Socrates, a U.S. intelligence community initiative under President Reagan, will posit that the shift from technology-based planning to economic-based planning has caused our nation to lose its ability to compete economically. Sekora contends that technology-based planning is the key to competitive advantage for any nation, region, public or private organization. In economic-based planning, the funds are being manipulated; in technology-based planning, the technology is being manipulated. Come learn what Sekora believes the nation must do to turn itself around and regain its competitive advantage.

Location: SF Club Office

Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program

 $20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)

Also know:
  Ian Fletcher will be hosting a reception after the program at his apartment on Nob Hill.  If you are attending the program and interested in attending the reception, please email Ian at [email protected] for detail.

Program Organizer:
 Chisako Ress and Julia Reder

Location  Gold Room, The Commonwealth Club

Register here.



6 Responses to “Michael C. Sekora: Technology-Based Planning”

  1. adalberto Cervantes says:

    Fist priority of the Mexican government is Education; does it mean that programmers from India will have more competition?
    Latin people is starting to wake up in the States and mainly the Mexican Americans, the IT market was the place job area of Indian origin monopolies working in the States and Mexico, even Mexico is starting to make changes in their communist and socialist educational structure to start competing against people from India and Chineses who are extending easily and fast using Mexico as a bridge to LATAM and The USA. Mexico knows that they have better universities than India and China, and they are ranking better than them like UNAM, IPN among others, with higher level of education and technical preparation than India and China, and they are focus to compete with them right away.
    While in the States, the Mexican American communities are looking curious how the business fightings are occurring in our society, they are asking the right to work legally as “Dreamers”, the US government should give better education to our communities because we are the only capable to match easily the skills of the aliens coming to this market. We need more job positions in Silicon Valley among other important IT regions in the States. Department of Labor has to do a lot of things to make it happens to stop the continue taking of our jobs because of the lack of enough IT consultants and technicians. In the States, we need to put in practices laws against monopolies coming mainly from India, China and Mexico and destroying our capitalist companies, we cannot compete with them because they are supported with tax government money and they do not care to increase the extreme poverty in their populations if they close businesses with the States, even paying large amount of money to government employees against for example Mexican American communities.

    • Ervin Ackman says:

      Adalberto: You may be happy to know we, Quadrigy, have established a representative in Monterey, Mexico who has runs a private business oriented education service and is connected with the local university. The purpose is to address the need for education in technology-based planning. The arrangement includes Dr. Luis Cardenas, Director  de  Innovación at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (UANL) and the University of Texas Engineering Department. At the center of this cooperative relationship is our (Quadrigy’s) Institute for Technology-Based Planning and Automated Innovation. The institute will be housed in Austin, Texas at the University of Texas as preferred by of our partners in Monterey mainly for security reasons. But the curriculum will be open to all including UT students,UANL students, the faculties of both universities, business people and others from all over the world.
      It is essential for our country to lead the way in technology-based planning and automated innovation. Education is a key element. We plan to work with other universities in the US, S. America, Europe and Asia (not China) to expand the skills and knowledge needed to compete in the 21st century. We already have a letter of intent from the Universidad Distrital Francisco Jose de Caldas in Bogota, Colombia. We appreciate your astute observations and encouragement.

  2. Theresa Niel says:

    I wish to know more. Is it possible for someone to record this for those out of the area? Is it possible Sarah or Michael Stummo to record to post here in your blog? We need to learn and fast since our time is RUNNING OUT. America is in great peril.

  3. Ervin Ackman says:


    Thanks for your interest. Ian Fletcher is negotiating with the Commonwealth Club to arrange for the recording of the event. If Commonwealth agrees we will make sure it is available.

  4. W. Raymond Mills says:

    I am happy to welcome Mr. Sekora to join the list of people who think they know how best to move the world towards balanced trade. Technological education is a viable option - as is Currency manipulation and Import Certificate. My own panacea is tariffs targeted only to China, Japan and Germany. Those three nations use governmental power to insure that their trade surplus with the U.S. (collectively)is at least 50% of the total U.S. trade deficit.

    Each of these options should be welcomed if each will work and can be implemented without creating retaliation from other nations. There are legitimate questions to be answered from each advocate. Fortunately, these solutions do not conflict with each other. Let many flowers bloom. Let us hope that one or more of these solutions will attract additional advocates.

  5. Ervin Ackman says:

    Thanks Mr. Mills for your comments. I have been working with Sekora for about 6 years and our approach to this and everything else we do is to find the fundamental foundation problem which then provides the way to the solution. When we look at how our leaders address the problems of trade deficit, economic decline, job creation and national defense, it is generally fragmented and coming from the wrong foundation.
    The solution we have was 1st developed 30 years ago in a similar situation with results that exceeded all expectations. It has been refined in a 3rd generation system that can fix the problem again. Mike will be talking about this at the Commonwealth Club but in case you or anyone else wants to know more, we are putting together an institute at the University of Texas for the purpose of education students, faculty and basically anyone interested in the system, process and tools. Mexico is partnering with us through their university in Monterey and we have commitments from Colombia to also participate. Eventually the plan is to expand to universities around the world. In the meantime we are working with our own government where legislation has been passed to execute the Economic Security Commission using our system as the basis for the commission to do its work in restoring US competitiveness. In the process the commission will then be able to effectively address all of the separate issues, trade deficits, etc.. We’re making progress.


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