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, Big Data, Healthcare and Life Sciences, at IBM, driving solution development, sales consulting, and go-to-market activities. Prior to that he worked at Children’s Hospital Trust, the fundraising arm of Children’s Hospital Boston, 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. His career at Nokia also includes kick-starting Ovi.com, launching Nokia Lifeblog and the Series 60 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.
His public personal site is at http://www.molecularist.com.
A partial list of previous and upcoming speaking engagements.
A list of some narrative writing on these pages.
Charlie Schick, PhD, is Director, Big Data, Healthcare and Life Sciences at IBM, driving solution development, sales consulting, and go-to-client activities. Prior to IBM he was at Nokia and Children’s Hospital Boston 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.]