Jamshid Gharajedaghi

Jamshid Gharajedaghi, Managing Partner of INTERACT, has more than thirty-five years of experience with the development & practice of systems methodology in designing business architecture, learning and control systems. His work has taken him into corporations and government agencies around the world for both private and public concerns. He has held teaching positions at: Villanova University School of Management (2000- present) The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania (1979 - 1986) IBM Education Centers (1965 - 1969) University of California, Berkeley (1961 - 1963) Mr. Gharajedaghi received his engineering degree from the University of California, Berkeley (1963). From this early training in information systems, his interests led him to operations research, behavioral sciences, and finally, for the last 25 years to the development design thinking as the third generation of systems thinking. He has been a member of: The Research Board of the International Systems Institute, USA (1983 - 1992) The Governing Body of the Asian Productivity Organization, Japan (1972 - 1979) The Board of Trustees for Azad University, Iran (1976 - 1979) Regional Chairman of the Society for General Systems Research - Asia (1975 - 1979) Mr. Gharajedaghi has written several books, including Systems Thinking, Managing Chaos & Complexity, A Platform for Designing Business Architecture, Prologue to National Development Planning, Towards a Systems Theory of Organization, and A Guide to Controlling Your Corporation's Future. He is the author of numerous published articles in various international scientific and management journals.