Dr. Evans Baiya is the Chief Innovation Strategist at Evastrategics Inc., an international strategy and transformation consulting firm based in Boise, Idaho USA.
Dr. Baiya works with his clients to identify, develop, and commercialize ideas and research findings that result in new growth business opportunities. His team’s areas of specialty are strategic planning, big data and analytics, intellectual property portfolio creation, digital transformation, mobile technologies, and technology transfer and commercialization. Evastrategics serves clients around the world in the following industries; semiconductor, information technologies, agri-business, energy, higher education, financial services, and media technologies.
He is also the Technology Transfer and Commercialization Advisor to the State of Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission which is responsible for commercialization of research from all National and State government funded research universities and specialty laboratories.
Dr. Baiya started his career as a research chemist while at graduate school. For 10 years, he worked for Applied Materials, a global technology leader based in Silicon Valley, where he rose from a research engineer to an international technology and business leader over product innovation and strategic partnership responsible for new product commercialization.
Dr. Baiya has also taught in multiple universities in chemistry, engineering, and business disciplines. The courses he has taught in the past include organic chemistry, nanotechnology manufacturing, statistics, strategic management, international business, business model innovation, and intellectual property management. He has developed executive courses on forethought and futuristic thinking, lean methodology, digital transformation, and innovation commercialization for business, technology, and policy-making professionals.
As a respected subject matter expert, Dr. Baiya has authored or co-authored more than thirty five peer-reviewed publications in scientific, engineering, product development, and technology areas. As an inventor he has been awarded five international patents and more are pending.
Dr. Baiya holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Engineering and Technology Development and an Executive Certification in Business Strategy and Intellectual Property from Harvard University, Massachusetts.