ASIS Midyear '98 Proceedings

Collaboration Across Boundaries:
Theories, Strategies, and Technology

Plenary Speaker

Michael Schrage

A Merrill Lynch Forum Innovation Fellow, Michael Schrage writes and consults widely on the design and deployment of digital innovations. He is executive director of Merrill Lynch's Innovation Grant Competition and executive producer of IDG's Spotlight conference on interactive media. He explores technology design issues as a research associate with MIT's Media Lab.

He is author of the critically acclaimed Shared Minds: The New Technologies of Collaboration [Random House 1990] - the first book to explore both the tools and dynamics of successful collaboration in business, science and the arts. The Japanese edition was published as Mind Networks [President 1992]. An updated and revised paperback edition was published in 1995 as No More Teams' by Doubleday Currency.

Schrage's ongoing work focuses on the role of prototypes, collaborative worknets and organizational media to support innovation. His book about the cultures of prototyping and simulation in business - Getting Real - will be published by Harvard Business School Press.

He is a co-creator of the Rockefeller Foundation's Science for Development Prize and of PF Magic's best-selling line of Catz and Dogz virtual pets. His clients have included Andersen Consulting, British Telecom, IDEO, Lazard Freres, McKinsey & Co., Procter & Gamble and NTT.

A contributing editor to WIRED, Schrage has written for the Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, Red Herring, Fast Company, Forbes ASAP, I.D. magazine, Nikkei Multimedia, International Economy and other publications. His article, ''The Culture(s) of Prototyping,'' was awarded the 1994 Doblin Prize for Best Article in the Design Management Journal.

For six years, he wrote the internationally syndicated 'Innovation' column for the Los Angeles Times where he remains a member of the Board of Advisers. He currently writes columns for ComputerWorld, Marketing Computers and Luxe magazine.

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