Dr. Brett Trusko, is the president and chief executive officer of the International Association of Innovation Professionals. He is also an assistant professor at Texas A&M University. Dr. Trusko has been a thought leader in healthcare, technology, and innovation for the past 15 years. He is also a world-renowned futurist who speaks and writes about trends in most major industries. He has served in positions of leadership advising several governments and large corporations.
The International Association of Innovation Professionals (IAIP) was founded by Dr. Trusko on the belief that all civilizations should be prepared to innovate in an effort to solve the world’s problems. The association organizes, defines, and prepares professionals for certification in innovation in an effort to assure employers that their hires are qualified, to guide higher education in the preparation of innovation professionals, and to collaborate with consultants in the preparation of these individuals.
Dr. Trusko is also an adjunct faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Baylor College of Medicine. He’s an independent consultant and professional speaker/futurist. With his responsibilities with the association and his numerous writings, he has quickly become a global expert on innovation strategy. The majority of Dr. Trusko’s career was spent with large international consulting firms, finishing that career as a managing director. He has been an academic for the past eight years and founded the International Association of Innovation Professionals in 2013. Inasmuch as the association is the only independent innovation certification organization in the world, he is enjoying the process of building this global confederation.
Dr. Trusko has a bachelor’s degree in biology, a bachelor’s degree in accounting, an MBA in new product development, and a doctorate in business administration. He has been certified as a project manager and a Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He is also a fellow in the Healthcare Financial Management Association. As the association begins the certification process, he expects to earn a credential as a Certified Innovation Professional.
Dr. Trusko is the author of several books on the future of health care and best practices including The Framework for Innovation: A Guide to the Body of Innovation Knowledge (Management Handbooks for Results) (2018), The Global Handbook of Innovation (2013), Developing the Value Proposition (2013), Improving Healthcare Cost and Quality with Six Sigma (2007), and The Governance, Risk, and Compliance Handbook: Technology, Finance, Environmental, and International Guidance and Best Practices (2008).
Dr. Trusko has been published several hundred times in journals and magazines around the world. He is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Innovation Science and the editor and author of the Global Innovation Science Handbook. His journal, the International Journal of Innovation Science, has an international subscriber base of several thousand.