People: A Team of Diverse Capability

Alaric Naiman, Ph.D., principal of Transition States, is a technical and organizational consultant specializing in innovation processes and culture change. While practicing technology and market innovation in several contexts, he has developed models for working with cognitive strategies, operational values, beliefs and other factors to enable cultural transformation and enhanced personal and corporate effectiveness.

Following degree and postdoctoral work in chemistry at Harvard, Berkeley and Oxford, he spent eight years in basic research at Polaroid CR&D, then five more leading a tri-national interconnect imaging group and managing electrodeposited resist scale-up at an electronics-chemicals firm. During eight years at a European technology and strategy consultancy, he created and managed services delivery for a conjoint practice in business creation via structured innovation, training and culture change for a wide range of applications: programs spanned energy production, diagnostic and interventional medical devices, advanced and renewable materials, foods/drinks and packaging, security, sports apparel and other branded goods; and from Global 50 to small start-ups, as well as public-sector work with both academia and government.

Dr. Naiman has delivered training and facilitation in 16 countries on subjects ranging from manufacturing technology and intellectual property rights strategy to project and risk management, sales and negotiation skills. He has also managed or served as technical lead in product- and brand-invigoration programs ranging from medical devices, computer peripherals and aerospace to soft drinks, snack foods and toys. His current focus is on coaching, training and other culture-change techniques to enhance organizational effectiveness across a spectrum of value-generating activities, while continuing to engage in primary technology innovation.and IP generation.

We meet client needs with specialist knowledge and breadth in association with diverse partners in several countries, including: