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June 12, 2104 – New Development

Very pleased to announce that I am joining the Washington Post as a Contributing Columnist for Innovation and Technology. Announcement below.

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I’m very happy to report that Linda Bernardi is joining The Washington Post, and our Innovations vertical as a Contributing Columnist focused on technology and innovation! Linda brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role. She is a renowned entrepreneur and innovator. Our readers will soon benefit from her perspectives as we team up to expand the Innovations brand and sharpen our approach to the best coverage. Stay tuned for more!

Matt McFarland
Innovations, editor

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I recently had the most wonderful compliment from a student regarding ProVoke when he told me: “Wow- Prior to reading ProVoke, I never saw myself as an “entrepreneur,” but rather I viewed myself as an employee! As An entrepreneur now I think of disruption and innovation and I am constantly thinking of ‘what-ifs’ in my daily work… this has been game changing”.

You can see why this brought great joy to me! We are all active stakeholders in the Ecosystem of Disruption…we all have a lot to contribute and a lot to gain by active participation in the ecosystem. Yes, the hundreds of thousands of employees in global enterprises are fantastic innovators and entrepreneurs…they were hired because they were excellent in their respect fields and of course they are entrepreneurs and innovators…Let’s change the game and actively participate to disrupt and innovate together!

To my student I said with a huge smile: “Right on, you got it…You are an amazing entrepreneur and absolutely revitalize the culture and innovate much more deliberately, mindfully and actively!”

About Linda Bernardi

Linda Bernardi is an author, technology provocateur, entrepreneur/ex-CEO, strategist, investor, lecturer and board member. These combined functions enables Linda to have a true global perspective regarding cutting edge innovation around the globe.

Linda’s Brief Bio

  • Author:
    ProVoke, released November 2011, discusses the critical importance of global disruption in order to Innovate.
  • Provocateur and strategist:
    Linda’s technology strategy firm , StraTerra Partners, since 2009 has been engaged with large enterprises and in her role as strategic advisor, Linda advises and works with clients in major changes in innovation strategy and adoption of new innovations.
  • Entrepreneur:
    Linda’s core expertise and passion lies in Cloud Computing, Big Data Analytics and changes brought about the digital/social media. In as such, Linda functions as an entrepreneur in introducing new technologies in these areas to the market. Linda founded and ran her company ConnecTerra Inc in Cambridge, MA. In 2001 which was acquired in 2005, as the leading software company in the RFID arena.
  • Investor:
    In addition to being an angel investor throughout the US, Linda is one of the very few (only female) in the India Angel Network, invests in Asia as well as Europe, hence has real time and unique awareness of innovation stemming from other continents.
  • Board member:
    Linda serves as board chair, member, advisor in a number of tech companies as well as not for profits globally.


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