Doug Kalish is an educator, consultant, and serial entrepreneur who has founded or been an early executive in three companies. With a deep life sciences and information technology background and over 30 years of management experience, Doug provides strategic business and product advice to the information technology and biotechnology industries, with an emphasis on organizational design, collaboration, and knowledge and content management.
Recent Consulting Experience (since 2001)
Designed and facilitated a 3-day offsite to operationalize a new development strategy for the R&D division of a major international biotechnology organization
Developed a skills capability matrix for the various roles in the professional services group of the world's leading maker of website and application performance and quality monitoring tools, along with a individual assessment tool and a fifteen-module induction program for new hires.
Worked with a group of volunteers to define the hardware and software collaboration environment for the distributed virtual laboratories of the Myelin Repair Foundation.
Consulted on the user requirements, technical architecture and platform selection for a globally integrated content management system for a Big 4 accounting firm
Created an assessment and implementation methodology, content repository and content management processes, and supporting marketing collateral for a new service offering for the world's leading maker of website monitoring tools
Designed, developed and facilitated a series of 1 1/2 day innovation workshops on 'Simplicity in Healthcare' for executives and invited guests sponsored by the VP of Strategy of a major international pharmaceutical firm.
Provided KM domain expertise and project guidance to an internal committee reporting to the global CIO of a 160,000-person professional services firm on cross-business unit KM governance strategies and strategic frameworks.
Designed, developed, and facilitated a three-day offsite meeting to communicate new corporate strategy for 30 members of an extended management team.
Developed strategic business options supported by primary market research for a multinational storage services provider
Haas School of Business, University of California at Berkeley (2002 -2004)
Lecturer, The Business of Biotechnology, graduate-level course on the strategies that companies use to compete in the biotech and healthcare industries
Scient Corporation (1998 – 2001)
Until April 2001, Dr. Kalish was Vice President and Chief Knowledge Officer at Scient. He was responsible for the systems, policies and environment which enabled Scient to identify, harvest and reuse expertise and solutions. Doug was responsible for the creation of Scient’s award-winning intranet ‘The Scient Zone’, the first enterprise-wide corporate hyperportal. He managed the design, architecture, development and implementation of the knowledge sharing software and hardware infrastructure. Doug also managed the delivery of Knowledge Services, including the research analyst and Scient Publishing programs. He was responsible for all of the professional and technical development programs at Scient, which included the induction programs, technology training, and professional, management and leadership training.
In 2000, Doug was based in London building out Scient's European practice. Doug was a member of the Scient Leadership Team, European Steering Committee, Scient University Board of Governors, the Delivery Quality Assurance Committee, and Promotion Committee.
Price Waterhouse (1986 – 1998)
Electronic Business Solutions Center, San Jose, CA.— As Managing Partner, Dr. Kalish established the Price Waterhouse Electronic Business Solutions Center - a group supporting PW's engagements and proposals in electronic business. The PW-EBSC provided market and industry intelligence, knowledge harvesting and reuse, thought-leadership, vendor relationship management, and a Solutions Lab and Demonstration Showcase for all EB activities across PW service lines and industry specialties worldwide.
PW World Technology Centre, Menlo Park, CA.-- Dr. Kalish was responsible for the operations and strategy of the 60-person Technology Centre, a worldwide resource engaged in technology evaluation, research and development, and communication. He was directly responsible for directing the research and development mission of the Centre which produced software deployed throughout PW for electronic audit planning and documentation, automated financial controls evaluation, and retrieval of meaning from semi-structured databases. Dr Kalish was a member of the editorial board and chief reviewer for the annual Technology Forecast which detailed the state of the art in information technology worldwide. He served as a member of the PW Global IT Executive Committee which established IT policies and standards for the firm. Dr. Kalish was responsible for establishing PW's first global website and managed the team which defined the website data architecture, navigation mechanisms, network architecture and hardware platform.
Consumer Financial Institute (Personal Financial Products division of PW), Chicago, IL – Dr. Kalish advanced from Director of Advanced Systems to Partner in Charge of Systems and was responsible for the design and delivery of computer-generated personal financial planning, retirement, and investment products. He consulted with financial services clients of the firm (Shearson, E.F. Hutton, Dean Witter, Merrill Lynch, T. Rowe Price) to specify private-label financial planning products for their customers. Dr. Kalish consulted with corporate clients (John Hancock, Bristol- Meyers, Procter and Gamble, IBM) on systems implementations of our financial planning products. He was responsible for all systems design, financial planning content, and systems development of these expert systems.
Logical Software, Inc. (1983-1986)
Founder and COO of this company which designed, developed and delivered a relational database management system for the commercial Unix market.
Computer System Architects (1980-1983)
1980 Ph.D., Biology, Harvard University
1978 M.A., Biology, Harvard University
1974 A.B. (Honors, Phi Beta Kappa), Neurobiology, University of Michigan
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