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Val Samonis - SEMI Online and Royal Roads University. Toronto, ON, CA

Val Samonis Val Samonis

SEMI Online and Royal Roads University

Toronto, ON, CANADA




IN BRIEF: Educated in USA, UK, Canada, Singapore, Poland, Val Samonis (PhD, CPC) gained three decades of cross-functional research, business intelligence, teaching, editing, and "blue ribbon" advisory experience combining his theoretical & hands-on empirical approaches to business, technology & modern policy frontiers globally. Expert in high-tech methods of analysis, knowledge management & education, he is an eagle-eyed outside-of-the-box analyst, transformation thinker & intercultural communicator (fluent in English, German, Russian, Polish, Lithuanian; some Spanish, French) with extensive contacts emerging markets.

EXPERIENCE: Dr. Val Samonis lived globally & worked with top business reformers in emerging markets (e.g. Polish Central Banker L. Balcerowicz, Czech Deputy PM P. Mertlik), 5 Nobel Laureates in The Stanford Economic Transition Group; lectured globally on trade/investment/finance, ICT/knowledge economy, corporate governance, strategy/competitiveness & other issues in modern global economy; and has been published globally. He managed and/or worked in a hands-on manner in international research and advisory "blue ribbon" teams/digital networks sponsored by Transnational Corporations Review, Institute for New Economic Thinking, African Capacity Building Foundation, European Union, World Bank, Hudson Institute, Center for European Integration Studies, Joint Committee on Corporate Governance (Canada), Virtual Consultation Forum for the First Inter-American Meeting of High-Level Authorities on Sustainable Development, OECD-WB Private Sector Advisory Group on Corporate Governance, a number of governments & global financial/economic organizations. Val served as an advisor to the Czech Government, Lithuanian Parliament, global organizations (e.g. UNCTAD, ITC), and multinational corporations (HungryMinds, A.Andersen, Medley Global Advisors, CARE). Dr. Samonis has been teaching online, onsite, and dual-mode comprehensive and specialized courses in International Economics & Management, Frontiers in Emerging Markets, Corporate Governance & Finance, Global Knowledge Economy, E-Business, Economics, and supervising graduate students at the U of Toronto, Columbia University (USA), University of Maryland (USA), Royal Roads University (Canada), University of Tasmania (Australia), Center for European Integration Studies.

Industry Expertise (3)


Management Consulting

International Trade and Development

Areas of Expertise (3)

New Economic Growth

Education for the Global Knowledge Economy

Global Business & Finance

Accomplishments (1)

V. Samonis: TWEN­TY YEARS OF THE WEB! (professional)


THE NEW ERA OF GLOBAL DIGITAL COLLABORATION start­ed in earnest! Life will never be the same! See:

Affiliations (4)

  • Royal Roads University and SEMI Online
  • Institute for New Economic Thinking, USA
  • Transnational Corporations Review (Ottawa-Beijing)
  • ECFR Berlin

Event Appearances (1)

Dangerous New Currency Wars in the World

Global Depression Two  Toronto and globally via the Internet

Sample Talks (1)

Riding Global Risks in the 21st Century

"Riding Global Risks in the 21st Century" suggests new and more efficient ways of dealing with complexities of doing business/investing in the new multipolar world. Current risk metrics are hopelessly out of line with the nature of modern (digital) economy and the modern character of global financial flows.



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  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance
  • Corporate Training


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