Life is complex and we strive to simplify it. Here we try to see life’s interconnections, the more than casual connections that go far beyond ‘six-degrees’, the type of connections that tie everything in a web where pulling a string distorts the local area significantly, but still can be felt in the farthest reaches in an invisible but discoverable way.
And is there a spider lurking in these cognections, some sort of all feeling, all seeing, all doing – building and repairing the web, but also devouring those who disturb or get caught in it?
That remains to be discovered….
Who am I?
Hopelessly peripatetic. Thoughts and actions ranging from post-Pasteurian microbiology, indiscriminate writing and post-digital media, various forms of performances thespian and corporate, the Long Now and a post-electronic age, and transforming natural philosophy in the 21st century. Oh, and a happy father and husband.
Here’s a formal paragraph for those folks ask for a bio (I will leave it here for easy cut and paste):
Charlie Schick, PhD, is Director, IBM Watson Foundations, Healthcare and Life Sciences, driving solution development, sales consulting, and go-to-client activities.
Prior to that he worked at Children’s Hospital Trust, the fundraising arm of Boston Children’s Hospital, where he led the Trust’s engagement with patients, families, advocates, and donors of all levels through online social networking services and innovative media channels. Before that, as Editor-in-Chief, he built and ran Nokia Conversations, Nokia’s corporate blog. His career at Nokia also includes conceptualizing and kick-starting Ovi.com, Nokia’s flagship multimedia web service, as product manager; selling, marketing, and launching Nokia Lifeblog, a mobile multimedia diary, and the Series 60 Platform, Nokia’s smartphone platform; and providing Internet strategy consulting throughout the company.
Prior to joining Nokia, he was an editorial consultant for various online and print publications. In addition to having written numerous articles for online and print telecom publications, he has written several research papers in leading journals and co-authored a book on advanced phone systems.
One of his dark secrets is that he spent 12 years in basic Molecular and Cellular Biology research, reaching the level of Research Fellow and Instructor at Children’s Hospital Boston, part of the Harvard Medical School. He has a graduate degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
A partial list of previous and upcoming speaking engagements.
A list of some narrative writing on these pages.
Charlie Schick, PhD, is Director, IBM Watson Foundations, Healthcare and Life Sciences, driving solution development, sales consulting, and go-to-client activities. Prior to that he worked at Boston Children’s Hospital, and at Nokia, in Finland. During his career he has designed and launched web and mobile products; provided Internet, Social Media, and editorial strategy consulting; written numerous articles for online and print publications; published several biomedical research papers in leading journals; and co-authored a book on advanced phone systems. He has a graduate degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Charlie Schick, PhD, is Director, IBM Watson Foundations, Healthcare and Life Sciences, driving solution development, sales consulting, and go-to-client activities. Prior to IBM he was at Nokia and Boston Children’s Hospital in various roles in research, product development, and customer-focused go-to-market activities. More in “How IBM’s Big Data Guy Found a Career in Chaos“, Fast Company, as part of the Generation Flux series. [http://bit.ly/CSfluxer]
Also, please read my most recent pause for station identification.
And if all that is not enough – email me at charlie.schick at this site’s domain.
[Please note: this is my personal site. Please don’t flood me with ideas that you think IBM might be interested in. There are other channels for such biz dev, and this site is not part of them.]