Jim Vance

Program Mgr/Global Commercialization Group
IC Squared Institute The University Of Texas At Austin

Jim Vance is Program Manager with The University of Texas at Austin IC2 Institute’s Global Commercialization Group, one of the world’s premiere centers for innovation strategy and technology commercialization. As an innovation strategist and coach, Jim works with innovators, tech entrepreneurs, infrastructure experts and government officials around the globe to help solve some of their challenges through global competitiveness. For the past ten years he has overseen technology commercialization programs in Asia, Europe and the Middle East, working with scientists and engineers toward improving their innovations and successfully launching them in global markets. Jim is an expert in the development of large-scale technology assessment systems, has trained hundreds of innovators, examined over a thousand technologies from practically every area of science, and uncovered and helped commercialize a number of extraordinary innovations that are addressing regional and global issues.
Prior to the IC2 Institute, Jim was marketing and resolution manager for Dell Services to North America, Europe and South Asia. He garnered repeated awards for his contributions toward introducing new corporate and government enterprise services, gaining for Dell much needed market presence. In 2005, to address sharply declining consumer experience of Dell services, Jim designed a training program, led its worldwide implementation including Mexico and India, and significantly elevated customer experience.
Earlier in his career, Jim served as a U.S. Army Captain and Commander of armored tank units. He was selected to The Army Training Board as part of a team of officers who created and implemented the Army’s new training system. The commander of U.S. based forces stated it was one of the most impactful developments to improve the readiness of the modern Army since WWII.
Jim has an International Business degree from the University of Hawaii, and MBA from The University of Texas at Austin.

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