Brian Balasia is Founder and President of Digerati. Brian has devoted his career to helping businesses and communities achieve better outcomes through the implementation of process improvement methodology. As Founder and President of both Digerati and The MORE Program, he has developed initiatives that foster collaboration among major organizations including national foundations and government bodies including the United States Small Business Association and the United States Department of Commerce. Balasia’s efforts have produced technologies and resources to help increase Michigan’s intellectual capital and give its entrepreneurs, innovators and business owners the tools they need for success. Brian was selected as one of Crain’s Detroit Business 20 in their 20’s in 2008 and in 2010 he was named a Marshall Memorial Fellow as one of the emerging leaders in the United States. He is a special advisor to the New Economy Initiative and has held appointments on the Board of Governors at the University of Michigan, the United States Department of Labor’s WIRED Board for SE Michigan and served as a board member for the Detroit Regional Chamber. Balasia received a BSE in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan.