[gu-new] (07/28/07) Conference on "Managing Virtual Distance", Nov. 14-16, 2007, Anaheim, CA
Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D.
utsumi at columbia.edu
Sat Jul 28 17:25:20 EDT 2007
<<July 28, 2007>>
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Karen Sobel Lojeski, Ph.D.
Chief Evangelist Officer (CEO)
Virtual Distance International
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New York, NY 10005
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(1) Many thanks for your msg (ATTACHMENT I) in response to my following
previous list distribution;
> (07/20/07) Creation of GUS/Kazakhstan with proposed extension of GLORIAD from
> Novosibirsk to Almaty
(2) Yes, I remember you well, and I wholeheartedly congratulate for your
substantial accomplishments as making the ³Virtual Distance² movement
I read with great interest the wonderful conference flyer of ³Managing
Virtual Distance² <http://preview.tinyurl.com/3xjfgh>, which is to be held
at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA, on November 14 to 16, 2007.
(3) If I may say, our Global University System (GUS) project is to foster
environment in global scale so that youngsters around the world can work
collaboratively on the creation of new knowledge for attaining global peace,
-- which would be essentially same direction as yours, I suppose.
Pls visit the following paper;
> "Globally Collaborative Innovation Network with Global University System,"
> Paper for Learning Technology, IEEE Computer Society, Vol. 8, Issue 3, July,
(4) A variation of this is the ³Quantitative Policy Analysis of Global
Socio-Economic-Energy-Environment Development (GSEEED)² Project, which we
are just now initiating after many years¹ preparation see Section VII-A
> Al-Azab, M. and T. Utsumi, (2007), "Creation of Global University System in
> Egypt (GUS/Egypt)," Paper for "ICT-Learn 2007" conference in Cairo, Egypt,
> September 2 to 4, 2007
As I said in my following last list distribution, President Hultin of the
Polytechnic University is very much interested in this GSEEED project;
> (07/27/07) Rekindling GUS/Nigeria project for GUS advancing global prosperity,
> justice and peace.
> <">http://preview.tinyurl.com/2rpay5> <http://preview.tinyurl.com/2rpay5>
Pls convey my best personal regards to him when you meet him at your
conference in November.
(5) I was recently re-reading the following paper;
> Jay W. Forrester;
> "From the Ranch to System Dynamics: An Autobiography" (D-4197-3.JWF
> Biography.pdf) (106 KBytes),
Prof. Forrester at Sloan School of Management at M.I.T. was my teacher and
is the originator of System Dynamics methodology, which will be the main
methodology for our GSEEED project.
This paper tells that this methodology can transcend many barriers among
various traditional disciplines for clear understanding of interdependencies
of world phenomenon with the use of cause-and-effect diagram and simulation
models which can be distributed around the world and interconnected each
other via broadband Internet to act as if a single global scale
super-computers as for our GSEEED project.
(6) I wish you a very good luck to your conference.
> From: Karen Sobel Lojeski <klojeski at virtualdistance.com>
> Organization: Virtual Distance International
> Reply-To: <klojeski at virtualdistance.com>
> Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2007 00:17:12 -0400
> To: <utsumi at columbia.edu>
> Cc: <klojeski at virtualdistance.com>
> Subject: RE: [gu-new] (07/20/07) Creation of GUS/Kazakhstan with proposed
> extension of GLORIAD from Novosibirsk to Almaty
> Dear Tak:
> I hope this message finds you and yours well. You may recall that we met at
> a meeting at Stevens with Ed Friedman a couple of years ago and since, I
> have sent you some material on the Virtual Distance Model. Virtual Distance
> was the model built as original research in my Ph.D. and represents a
> serious threat to global work. However, through managing Virtual Distance,
> even more is possible among far flung resources.
> Tak, I thought I would share two pieces of news with you and inquire as to
> whether you think it would be worthwhile to share with your friends list.
> The first is that the topic has truly taken off and adopted by many around
> the world (when a Google search is done on articles and related materials on
> Virtual Distance, we are now up to about 10-15 pages of returns).
> As a result of this Virtual Distance "movement", IIR in partnership with me,
> will be hosting the first, inaugural Managing Virtual Distance Conference,
> November 14-16th in Anaheim, California. The many distinguished speakers
> include Jerry Hultin, the Founder of SecondLife, the Executive Director of
> Stanford's MediaX Lab, the Science Liaison for HP Research Laboratories,
> other executives from US Trust, Baker & McKenzie, ATT, Best Buy and more.
> Secondly, I wanted to let you know that also as a result of the viral nature
> of the uptake of Virtual Distance, I have recently signed a book contract
> with John Wiley & Sons for a book on the subject to be published in March,
> I follow all of your messages with great interest and look forward to
> continued participation in your organization.
> Warm Regards,
> Karen Sobel Lojeski, Ph.D.
> Chief Evangelist Officer, Virtual Distance International,
> Research Director, The Institute for Innovation and Information
> Productivity, www.iii-p.org
> Chairwoman, IIIR Conference - "Managing Virtual Distance: Driving Business
> Transformation Through Distributed Work", Inaugural Event Scheduled November
> 14th-16th, 2007, Location: Anaheim, California, For more information go to:
> Author, "Uniting the Virtual Workforce: Transforming Leadership and
> Innovation in the Globally Integrated Enterprise", Publisher: Wiley,
> Publication Date: March, 2008, To Pre-order contact Timothy Burghard at
> Keynote Speaker, Association for Corporate Growth Annual Dinner Event - San
> Jose, CA - October 11th, 2007, Topic: The Collapsing Corporation and the
> Rise of Virtual Distance: The Challenges of Driving Innovation in a World
> Without Leaders,
> Panelist - Business Week Alliance Market Advisory Board
> Columnist and Contributing Editor, CIOInsight.com, www.cioinsight.com
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* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.)
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education
* Founder and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of
* Global University System (GUS)
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