Cesar is currently Director, Social Strategy Consulting, at Lithium Technologies. Cesar's strategic consulting experience includes business strategy, innovation strategy, and social strategy. He has worked with Lithium customers in the U.S., Latin America and Asia. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Silicon Valley Immersion Program at the University of San Francisco School of Management where his lecture topics include the following subjects: Global Innovation, Design for Innovation, and Preparing the Corporate Culture for Innovation. He is a former Research Director at the Institute for the Future (IFTF). Before joining IFTF, Cesar served as VP of Business Development at InnoCentive, one of the leading open innovation platforms that was originally launched by Eli Lilly and Company. Prior to InnoCentive, Cesar worked for 10 years at Shell Oil Company.
He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Loyola University in Maryland and an M.S. in Macromolecular Science from Case Western Reserve University.