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Integrity in Business, Politics, and Technology

November 28, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


The Denver Council on Foreign Relations Associates in partnership with Barry Berman, Erik Underwood and Jane Dudley, would like to invite you for a panel discussion of Integrity in our current economic, political and technological climate.

Please see bios below for a more comprehensive look at speakers’ experience.

We will be specifically looking at Integrity in Buisness with Mr. Berman, Integrity in Politics with Erik Underwood and Integrity in Technology Systems with Jane Dudley.

We look forward to sharing this experience with you. This event is open to the public so please feel free to share with others that you believe will appreciate this conversation. We are asking for a $10 donation at the door.

Barry Berman is a renowned business, management, and corporate consultant, with an esteemed record of accomplishment and achievement at organizational leadership and management development practice. His participation in innovative ideas and models of individual, organizational and social transformation has impacted such diverse fields as business, education, philosophy, technology, psychotherapy, conflict resolution, and community building. He has participated with many colleagues in creating new ideas in the fields of philosophy, linguistics, leadership and management consulting that has been incorporated by many Fortune 100 companies.

Mr. Berman has worked with such organizations, as Accenture, Bell Canada, Alcan, Dow Chemical, Eli Lily, Honeywell, E.J. Gallo Winery, USFS and Job Corps, as well as non-profits such as Colorado Youth at Risk, and Hemingway Foundation.  His vision is to reduce the suffering we experience in life and create more workability in the world.

As a principal in Integritas Consulting Group he has a particular interest in developing leaders, and being a catalyst for human performance, particularly in high-pressure deadline based environments. His training and coaching produces outcomes for individuals, groups, teams and management that leave people with a renewed sense of Power, Freedom and Peace of Mind. His work has brought him to Europe, Australia, South America and the Far East. He presently lives in Boulder County, a suburb of Denver.

Erik M. Underwood is a Coloradan, a media technology entrepreneur and politician. He recently ran for Governor of Colorado in 2018. Mr. Underwood’s life began in a single parent household where he was the oldest of six children. He learned leadership early on through guiding his five other siblings. Mr. Underwood developed his ingenuity and early knowledge through reading books and through mentorship programs. His mentor, Jim Clark, through the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program, encouraged entrepreneurship pathways for Erik, in which Mr. Clark introduced computers and programming to Erik as a teenager. Unable to afford college, Erik received track scholarships for the 110 and 400 hurdles, which ultimately taught Mr. Underwood to run over challenging obstacles in his life.

Erik is a graduate of Central State University in Ohio, with a degree in Political Science; with a concentration on International Relations. Mr. Underwood went on to work for the late U.S. Senator George Voinovich (Ohio), in Washington, D.C., working on domestic and foreign affairs policy for the U.S. Senate. When Erik left D.C., he went on to found a digital news network and video platform technology company called My24HourNews.Com, Inc. My24 went on to secure a 102-million-dollar joint venture with AT&T back in 2012. Having been a former Republican and now a Democrat, Erik understands the need for bipartisanship and the need for integrity in our political system.

Jane Dudley, Co-Founder and CEO, Thrival, of an Augmented Reality (AR) hybrid app, a social platform and marketplace, that unlocks a new dimension where people can choose from multiple AR features and interact with who and what they care about. Like stepping through the wardrobe into magical Narnia. Jane drives Thrival’s vision, strategic product and brand development, impact, and corporate culture. Jane is a creative, strategic and visionary with an knack for anticipating global, market, and demographic trends. She has had extensive experience bringing human and financial resources to start-up ventures (biotech and high tech) as well as initiatives in the global development industry. Jane’s international consulting with Heads of State, Executive, Delegates and NGOs has resulted in sustainable development solutions implemented in 18 countries. Jane initiated and spoke at a United Nations panel discussion. She initiated and led advocacy efforts to over 75 United Nations Mission offices, to U.N. conferences, and to U.S. Congress. Jane founded an NGO, International Voice for Youth (ECOSOC accreditation). Thrival merges her expertise and her passion to leverage technology and media’s powerful trends to excite the masses in collaborative interactions.


November 28, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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