Dr. Robert Weber’s career spans management consultant, senior executive in technology companies, inventor, and author.
Weber’s consulting practice focuses on the use of a broad range of highly interactive, collaborative reasoning tools for corporate and business unit strategy analysis, decision-making, and implementation. Scenario Mapping and other highly interactive processes that benefit strongly from group intelligence cal also be effectively used to help working groups, task forces, and committees to analyze and resolve complex challenges that entail problems within problems or systems of systems, i.e., Wicked Problems / Social Messes.
Earlier, Weber was Co-founder and Senior Vice President of Corporate and Market Development at Evergreen Open Broadband, a wireless Internet services startup acquired by Mobilepro Corp. (MOBL.OB) in June, 2005. Previously, he was SVP Business and Technology Strategy, InterTrust Technologies Corporation, where he made significant contributions to the company's intellectual property. InterTrust went public in October, 1999.
Weber has also been a Principal Consultant at Northeast Consulting Resources, Inc. (NCRI, prior to its acquisition by NerveWire). At NCRI, his consulting practice focused on the intersection of business and information technology strategy with a particular emphasis on Information Commerce, publishing, Internet-based services, and technology-based companies. His NCRI clients included Lexis-Nexis, IBM, Thomson, and the Association of American Publishers. While at NCRI, he created public workshops on The Future of Publishing (co-sponsored by the Association of American Publishers) and on The Future of Information Commerce.
Since 2002, Weber has been a member of the Boston Entrepreneurs' Network and serves on its Advisory Board as Vice Chairman, Emeritus. Weber also provides advisory services to "C-level" entrepreneurs and serves on the Advisory Boards of startups and early stage companies. His presentation on the "12-fold Way To Venture Capital Funding" has been frequently downloaded from this site and from SlideShare.net.
Additionally, he is an inventor with 19 issued
Weber earned a Bachelors degree from American International College and Masters and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Connecticut, Storrs, all in Sociology.
A more detailed professional biography may be found here (PDF).