March 18, 2009

Ray Bender, PhD, Selected to Speak at the IDEA E-Biz Forum ‘09

IDEA is proud to announce Ray Bender, seasoned speaker, author and consultant, as a general session speaker of the IDEA E-Biz Forum 2009. Dr. Bender will lead a session on the human aspects of change, covering the necessary roles in the corporate change process and the stages organizations must go through to change. His session will provide steps to overcome resistance and actions leaders can take to bring about successful and lasting change.

Ray Bender, PhD, Speaker, Author & Consultant

Prior to starting his own company, Ray Bender was vice president and research director for Gartner Group’s North American Executive Program. Dr. Bender also served as a consulting instructor at IBM’s Advanced Business Institute. He has over 16 years experience advising senior executives on the management of their technology assets. Dr. Bender has successfully led organizations with over 700 people and $500 million in assets.

Dr. Bender’s areas of expertise are corporate culture, the human aspects of change, leadership, communications, creating alliances, and sales training. He also educates non-technical executives on managing IT resources. Ray Bender has served on the Business School facility at Teikyo Post University, Waterbury, CT.

Ray Bender has a B.S. in History and Sociology, an MBA, and a PhD in Management. He is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College and a retired Colonel. Dr. Bender spent 36 years in the Army as an Airborne Ranger in the Special Forces and as a helicopter pilot.

Ray Bender is the co-author of two books; I Should Be Burnt Out By Now…So How Come I’m Not? (2004), and Building Corporate Culture in the Connected Workplace (2000).

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