This webinar by IEEE Smart Grid expert, Massoud Amin, will explore the implications of "The World is Flat" for technology-intensive organizations and what it means for new products/business development. He will focus on reinforcing enabling technologies including global dimensions of power, energy and security. Internationalization of high tech enterprises, R&D, and technology commercialization trends in the global context. Regional, government and institutional factors affecting technological and business development. Case studies: Information Technology, Energy, Biosciences/pharma, IP and other selected areas. Infrastructure for power/energy and transportation. Workforce retention and escalating salaries. Lessons learned, timelines, surprises, threats and opportunities. Blockers, Accelerators, and the Next Steps: Possible innovations in global technology environment.