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Jim Pinto

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Technology Futurist, Writer, Analyst and Consultant

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Keynote speaker Jim Pinto has a background as an Electronics Engineer, has founded his own business, serves as a popular writer and consultant and he has travelled the world. His background, experiences and skills make for powerful and popular talks focused on industrial automation, technological trends, and strategic business.

Technology Futurist, Speaker, Writer, Analyst & Consultant

Jim Pinto has been President and CEO of Action Instrument since its inception in 1972. In the spring of ’98, Action was acquired by Eurotherm (UK), which was then acquired by Invensys in June ’98.

Jim retired from Action Instruments after Eurotherm was acquired by Invensys, and since then he has been an angel investor, speaker, writer, technology futurist, author (he has written two popular books, published by ISA in 2003 and 2005) industry commentator and M&A consultant. His eNews presented on JimPinto.com are a popular read (direct circulation about 7,000, web-readership 2-3 times that number).

Jim Pinto has a background  as an Electronics Engineer. He was born in Bangalore, India, lived in England for about 8 years, where he founded KPE Controls. He then moved to the U.S. in 1968 and worked for Burroughs Corporation, in Pasadena, California. Later, he moved to San Diego, where he founded Action in 1972.

In 1980 he was named California Small Business Person of the Year for the State of California. Jim has been featured in numerous books and national journals : INC – A Call to Action – November ’83; INDUSTRY WEEK – A Manager for All Seasons – June ’92; ESQUIRE – Re-defining the Role of the Employee – May ’83. He is featured prominently in Joel Kotkin’s California Inc. and is mentioned in Naisbitt’s Re-inventing the Corporation as a pioneer in participative management. In July ’93, Action was named by INC magazine as one of the Employers of the Year – Workplaces Employees Love!

Jim has travelled extensively throughout the world, and has gained significant experience in the comparative study of American, European and Japanese Business cultures. He currently serves as an international consultant in strategic business planning, marketing, sales channel development, technology planning and acquisition strategy. He is a proud member of the Association of Professional Futurists and the World Future Society.

Jim currently resides in San Diego, California. His interests include technology futures (he is a popular speaker on the subject); technology investments (Managing Partner at AngelMoney.com); writing (he writes for several webzines and journals and magazines); poetry (he has been called : “The poet laureate of the Instrumentation Industry” and his poetry has been published internationally); Music (piano, MIDI); Chess (not a master, but he likes it); the Internet (an avid web-surfer, and he does his own web-site).

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    Speaker Jim Pinto Keynote Topics

    • The future of industrial automation
    • Automation technology trends
    • US & international sales channel development
    • Global R&D and manufacturing shifts – Offshoring
    • Futures – new century predictions & prognostications
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