Confronting the Threat by Technology Optimization




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/19/2003

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 288
ISBN : 9781412000062

About the Book

Having been Chief Executive of a major international defense industry and professor at several universities, the athor points out, why the Optinization of Technoloies must be an essential part of efforts to meet the terrorist's challenge.

The book cites areas of particular technology requirements, points out weaknesses in present decision-making structures abd provides information about the most recent methodologies for Technology Optimization. It is emphasized that the required work is not restricted to large organizations but can also include the contribution of individuals. Finally the book points out that respective efforts also may lead to lucrative business opportunites in the future.

About the Author

Born in 1926 the author, a doctor in nuclear physics, has studied in various countries. After having entered a German nuclear industry as a junior engineer, he made his way up to the Management Board of a multi-billion British defense company.

He has served on the Plutonium Panel created by President Reagan and worked as a technical and strategic advisor to several Heads of government in Europe. Having founded his own technology consulting company in California, the author is presently serving as an advisor to several international defense industries. Being tri-lingual, he has also been teaching at universities in the US, in France and in Germany.