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David Vequist PhD

Executive Director, Endeavor Institute

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David G. Vequist IV, Ph.D. is the founding Director of the Endeavor Institute, which studies emerging trends that will transform sectors, industries and societies in order to help prepare organizations for the needed changes.

In addition, Dr. Vequist was the founding Director of the Center for Medical Tourism Research (CMTR) – the very first academic research center devoted to medical tourism research (www.medicaltourismresearch.org) and the founding Director of Social Predictive Institute (www.socialpredictive.org) which is the premier academic institute studying the intersection between social media and predictive analytics.

He is also a Tenured Full Professor of Management and the Chair of the Management department in the H-E-B School of Business & Administration at the University of the Incarnate Word (UIW) in San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. Before that, Dr. Vequist was an executive for Methodist Healthcare and previously was a consultant for Ernst & Young LLC.

He is an accomplished speaker, author, researcher and futurist on the topic of technology & healthcare trends, medical & retirement tourism, social media predictive analytics, and demographic trends.

He has been featured in pieces in the AARP magazine, AP, Reuters, the New York Times, Voice of America Radio, the Houston Chronicle (several times), Texas Public Radio (TPR), GE’s HealthyMagination website, Texas CEO magazine, Houston Matters radio program, many trade/industry publications, as well as interviews around the world in regional/local magazines, newspapers, TV & radio. He has presented on five continents about various business trends, has also produced numerous articles, papers, book chapters on the subject.

His center have been responsible for offering research conferences around the world and has also consulted with companies, countries and NGOs such as Schlumberger, Bloomberg, AMA, Intel, AT&T, Wal-Mart, USAA, Adecco, H-E-B, Bacardi, Heineken, Diageo, Coca-Cola, MD Anderson, Tesoro, JD Powers, Pearson (formerly Harcourt), KCI, Devon, Ascension Health, El Paso Corporation, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, Wiley, the UN, the EU, Colombia, Egypt, Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, Guatemala, Turkey, the Philippines, the cities of Jacksonville, Galveston, and San Antonio.

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