The Community Innovation Forum: Knowledge In Action, happening this Thursday April 5th, 2012 at the Peterborough Golf Country Club is very excited for their Keynote Speaker, Kevin Stolarick.
Kevin will be speaking at 6:00 p.m. for more information on the Community Innovation Forum, please visit http://communityinnovationforum.eventbrite.com/
Kevin Stolarick Bio
Dubbed the “Official Statistician of the Creative Class”, Kevin Stolarick, PhD, combines a depth of knowledge with an appreciation of the importance of finding and sharing the knowledge or “pearls of wisdom” gained from his comprehensive understanding of the Creative Class and the Creative Economy. He is the Research Director at The Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He has held faculty positions at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA and for over a decade worked with technology in the insurance industry as a manager of strategic projects. He holds a PhD in Business Administration and an MBA from the Tepper School of Management, Carnegie Mellon University and a BS in Honors in Applied Computer Science from Illinois State University. He has taught numerous courses in statistical analysis, Information Systems and Regional Economic Development. His research interests include the relationship between firm performance and information technology and the impacts of technology, tolerance, talent, and quality of place on regional growth and prosperity. Kevin provided quantitative research and analytical support for Richard Florida during the development of his books The Rise of the Creative Class, The Flight of the Creative Class, Who’s Your City and The Great Reset. He continues in collaboration with Richard and others researchers. This research includes primary development of measures, indicators, and benchmarking approaches with significant impact on the growth and development of the Creative Class theory. He developed all updated indicators and measures for the paperback version of The Rise of the Creative Class, and continues to work on theoretical and measurement-based advances associated with the Creative Economy. One of the few statistical analysts who has the complete works of Edward Tufte and Donald Norman on his shelves, Kevin presents informative, accessible and entertaining insights into the Creative Economy and the role of the Creative Class in increasing regional growth and prosperity. Kevin is also the recipient of the Creative City Builder award, by Mayor David Miller, City of Toronto.