joel.jpgJoel N. Orr


Orr Associates International



Joel N. Orr is a futurist, speaker, and writer, specializing in engineering automation and computer technologies. 

Much in demand as a keynote speaker, Joel has addressed conferences, companies, and associations around the world, often sharing the platform with speakers such as Tom Peters, George Gilder, Jack Kemp, and others. Orr was also co-founder and president of the NCGA (National Computer Graphics Association) and president of the Virtual Worlds Society. Autodesk Corporation named Orr a “Distinguished Fellow” for a three-year period that ended in 1993. From 1997 to 2001, Bentley Systems, Inc. designated him their “Engineering Laureate.”

Orr has written 11 books, including "Every Man a Hero, Every Woman a Coach,"  “Structure is Destiny: The Dandelion Paradox,” and "How To Write A Book: The Simple System For Writing A Nonfiction Book In 30 Days Or Less."

Many of the Fortune 500 manufacturers see Dr. Orr as a major resource in the areas of business restructuring, automation, and the future of technology. He counts among his clients Ford, IBM, Chrysler, Lockheed, Xerox, Apple, General Foods, Dow Corning; Becton-Dickinson, US Surgical, the US Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force, and Army, NASA, government agencies in several countries, and many other organizations.

Orr has frequently served as an expert witness in matters relating to computer graphics, CAD, computer software, systems design, collaborative software, and more.

Orr studied abstract math SUNY Stony Brook, 1973. He is listed in “Who’s Who,” and is internationally known as a speaker. He lives in Mountain View, California.

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