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Joanne F. Gucwa

  • 1699 Wall Street
  • Mount Prospect, IL 60016 USA
  • 312-984-5050

  • jogucwa@techmanage.com
Technology Management Associates, Inc.
Management Consulting
Founded 1973
http://www.techmanage.com

BioTech Circle
Biotech Portal
Co-Founded 2003
http://www.techmanage.net

Summary

Innovative consultant-entrepreneur leveraging food research chemistry background to focus on helping the full age spectrum of people to derive the benefits of life sciences technologies. Writing BioFables "stealth science" children's stories; maintaining a biotech portal that disseminates and "popularizes" advances in life sciences in addition to providing resource links; actively engaged in a pre-launch business providing a suite of services and technologies to families with aging-in-place and special needs relatives.


Work History

"Newco"

January 2010 - Presen
t

Outlined structure
Created most of content
Developed detailed, annotated spreadsheets
Performed multiple revisions to meet investor requests
BUSINESS PLAN
Designed conceptual framework: pre- and post-launch sites
Populating pre-launch site with content and links
WEBSITE
Researching, compiling lists of target groups
Creating approach and collateral materials
STRATEGIC PARTNERING
Preparing traditional, electronic, social media approaches MARKETING STRATEGY
Creating systems, forms for selected operations PROCESS DESIGN


BioTech Circle

August 2003 - Present

Free biotech, life science Web articles, categorized
Gene-related U.S. patents issued; categorized
Gene-related U.S. patent applications posted; categorized
23,498 citations to-date
MONTHLY RESEARCH UPDATES
New series: Biotech trends observed/predicted for 2011
Invited Guest Articles
Blog posts, updates to Twitter, other social media
ORIGINAL ARTICLES, BLOGS
Briefings from BIO 2010 International Convention
Planned interviews of Biotechpreneurs
INTERVIEWS
Original children's stories incorporating science topics
Interactive, links to resources
BIOFABLES
Nearly 1,000 links to biotech resources; updating
RESOURCE LINKS
Industry/business analysis, due diligence research
Growing sustainable bioclusters
Bio-event coverage
SERVICES OFFERED


Technology Management Associates, Inc.

August 1973 - Present

Broad range of B2B industries; private, public sectors
RESEARCH/ANALYSIS           
Mostly pro-bono: radio control, other electronics; software
START-UP ADVISORY
Strategy development based on sound data, creative analysis and identification of competitive advantage opportunities
MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
Prospective U.S. business partner research, introductions; U.S. market expansion services for clients in countries as diverse as: Italy, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Japan, China, Korea, Australia
INTERNATIONAL
Mining the Internet for non-obvious business intelligence for:
NASA/Battelle; DePaul University; Oil and Gas Institute (Ploesti, Romania), JETRO (U.S., Tokyo, Osaka); others
SEMINARS, TUTORIALS


Beatrice Foods Company

June 1968 - June 1973

Directed more than 50 projects involving creative use of milk protein (casein), a byproduct of cheese production
BIOCHEMISTRY SECTION LEADER
Bench chemist, took experimental products from laboratory, through pilot plant to full-plant production
FOOD CHEMIST


Miscellaneous Early Jobs
(summers, other part-time)

Illinois State Psychiatric Institute (ISPI) Medical technician, phlebotomist 
Santa Fe Railway Comptometer Operator
Victor Comptometer
Comptometer Operator
Ethnic Dance School
Piano Accompanist

Education
Northwestern University (1981) MBA
Illinois Institute of Technology (1968) B.S. Chemistry

Certification and Memberships
Certified Management Consultant (CMC) (1982 - Present) 
Illinois Technology Association (1982 - Present); Chair Emeritus, CEO Emerging Companies Roundtable
Charter member of both predecessor organizations:
Chicago High Tech Association (CHTA)
Chicago Software Association (CSA)


Interests
Skiing, hiking, gardening; music; science literacy advocacy; reading, writing, 'rithmetic (e.g. samurai sudoku)

Updated October 29, 2010

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