About Ted Schulman

In the 1970's I graduated college with a degree in anthropology intent on working for the Department of the Interior as a ranger naturalist. Because of a federal budget crisis there was a hiring freeze at the time. My first job out of college ended up being at an early multimedia company, a rare thing back then. You can experience the experience here: "This is Caribiner" (video)

We produced corporate business meetings, museum exhibits and local tourism shows like "The Niagara Falls Experience" and the "Man and the Sea Experience" in Florida. IBM was the biggest corporate client. For IBM we put together systems controlling over 100 simultaneous projectors and devices, triggered by relays and controlled by computer punch tape (before disk drives).

As interactive media was first being developed I had the opportunity to produce the demonstration presentations for one of the first interactive video systems (3/4" video cassette format).

During my almost four decades in the communications industry, I've had the privilege to work on many great projects at the leading edge of technology. As an anthropologist and great fan of Marshall McLuhan I approach program and project development with the understanding that the media and the message are inseparable.

From punch-tape to blockchain

The emergence of Blockchain, AI, and IoT have enabled the blending of these tech revolutions across FinTech, SocialTech, EnvrioTech, and HumanTech. New technologies bring the convening power of collective interest to real world applications.

Our imaginations are just starting to explore what the implications of these solutions will mean to the world. To begin to understand the future; imagine change and innovation moving at a much (exponentially) faster rate than they’re moving now.

Timeline - Working With Evolving Media

Over the course of my career I've been fortunate to be involved in some wonderful projects and companies. Here's some highlights:

1980's - Ellis Island and Wall Street

Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration - Producer, Interactive Designer, and Video Editor of a state of the art interactive classroom featuring real-time customized curriculum. Presentation system included, touch screen control, video wall displays, non-linear content delivery, and audience response system including audience polling and live onscreen audience response charting. The Ellis Island Immigration Museum is part of the Statue of Liberty National Monument and is under the care of the National Park Service.


Produced the marketing and roadshow for Rockefeller Center IPO for the Rockefeller Group, along with many other public offering and limited partnership roadshows for Wall Street firms representing over $4 billion in combined value.

1990's - Harlem, Web Magic, and Madison Avenue

Consultant for Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce for NY/Harlem, Federal Empowerment Zone Application: Authored Harlem2000 white paper defining how emerging internet technology could be utilized for community enhancement and place marketing, defined and launched the website Harlem.NY.US as an internet based community development model, also featured on the Prodigy Network.


Photoshop Web Magic, Author: Photoshop Web Magic, best-selling Web design book, Simon & Schuster - Macmillan USA, 1996. Published in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese editions.

2000's - Dot-com and Wall Street

Tradescape Corporation - Director of Web Development, a dot-com brokerage firm that processed over 10% of NASDAQ's daily trading volume and was the largest electronic brokerage firm in the United States by trading volume. (acquired 2002 by E*Trade.) • Oversaw web branding, positioning and information architecture for the company’s four business divisions: Tradescape Online brokerage, Momentum day trading network, TS Institutional Trading, and MarketXT ECN (Electronic Communications Network). • Lead Web development department on enterprise-wide development and re-engineering projects.


TBWA\Chiat\Day - Senior Manager IT Solutions Group. Enterprise and client facing application development and integration for a top-tier international advertising agency. The Solutions Group at TBWA consisted of geography diverse teams of software developers who customized and integrated open source software for the agency's digital infrastructure. At TBWA Ted began to fully appreciate the great value of open source technology.

Now - The UN, Open Source and Transformation

Formed Transformative Communities - to advocate open source technologies and culture as an important transformative instrument for social change and value creation.


Open Source Imperative - co-authored the Open Source Imperative, a top line document presented to the United Nations on the role of open source technologies in the UN, NGOs and other institutions.


Open Sea Commons Token Launch - helping to create the foundation for the collaborative development of the Seafood Industry.

The Third Industrial Revolution

An industrial age is defined by communications, energy, and manufacturing technologies. In its first phase, the Internet has already redefined communications. Now in the next phase, energy and manufacturing are about to be transformed through a convergence of new technologies, along with globally connected devices and sensors. Peer-to-peer computing will change economic and social structures as much as the introdution of the factory model of production did.
The first and second industrial revolutions introduced machine manufacturing and the assembly line ushering in the era of mass production. This process also echoed in business and resulted in the creation of large vertically-based enterprises.

As manufacturing goes digital, a third great change is now gathering speed. It will allow things to be made economically in much smaller numbers, more flexibly and with a much lower input of labor, thanks to new materials, completely new processes such as 3D printing, easy-to-use robots and new collaborative manufacturing services available online.

Since 2009 the rapid growth of the IoT has created a move away from mass manufacturing and towards much more individualized production. Business and organizational structure will move into more collaborative and open systems.

Change and innovation are accelerating faster than ever. We are in one of the most transformative times in history. The next wave is being defined now.

Core Associates

Our community of practice takes an integral approach to our collaborative culture. We’ve already disrupted the market, now we have the opportunity to transform it.

We question the status quo and verify results. We share openly and are committed to new forms of collaboration. We believe our best advantage is our community of remarkable, innovative people.

  • CORE - Associates & Collaborators
  • Everett Hoag - DESIGN, COMMUNICATIONS, EDUCATION, EVENTS
  • Barbara DaCosta - PROGRAM AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT
  • Joel Stevens - TECHNICAL DIRECTION, SECURITY
  • Edward Hall III - CULTURAL AND SUSTAINABLE STRATEGY
  • Harvey Newman - RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION
  • CORE - Associates & Collaborators

    CORE - Associates & Collaborators

    We've worked together for many years sharing talents and learning together to create a base for a dynamic Community of Practice (CoP).

    A wide range of experience to lead agile high performance teams.
  • Everett Hoag - DESIGN, COMMUNICATIONS, EDUCATION, EVENTS

    Everett Hoag - DESIGN, COMMUNICATIONS, EDUCATION, EVENTS

    Everett Hoag delivers stellar experiences integrating and leveraging design-thinking with latest technology across all digital, physical, social and mobile platforms. Strengths include strategic planning; outstanding analytical, problem-solving and team-building skills; project management, experiential marketing, educational program design and development (NY University, Brown, RISD, Emerson), and community engagement.

    Hoag's events and campaigns (Chrysler, Disney, Japan Railways, KFC, Union Carbide, WB Mason) have been featured on the Style Network, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Bravo, and CNN; on the cover of Time and Newsweek, in such periodicals as Crain's, Forbes, Glamour, Horizon, Town and Country, and Vanity Fair; in trade journals (Adweek, Crain's, Special Events, WWW); in scores of newspapers (London Times, Tokyo Times, Boston Herald, Boston Globe, NY Times).
  • Barbara DaCosta - PROGRAM AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    Barbara DaCosta - PROGRAM AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT

    Barbara DaCosta has over two decades of program/project management experience in business and IT transformations. Her experience is diverse, ranging from global big banks (including JP Morgan, Barclays, BNP Paribas, BNY Mellon, Credit Suisse) to New York City government, in delivering robust enterprise-wide infrastructure, risk management and regulatory compliance solutions. Barbara also helps entrepreneurs and minority women owned business enterprises to develop and grow strategically. She is an active volunteer in civic/community transformations, and provides project management training, mentoring and coaching to professionals and business leaders.

    Barbara holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from CUNY/Bernard Baruch College, a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems Management from CUNY/York College, and certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from Fordham University. In addition, she holds a project management professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute, and a certified scrum master (CSM) from the Scrum Alliance.
  • Joel Stevens - TECHNICAL DIRECTION, SECURITY

    Joel Stevens - TECHNICAL DIRECTION, SECURITY

    Having worked for naming and branding agencies, Joel understands the thought and branding intent that goes into a website during the planning stages. Working side-by-side with the designers of those agencies has given him an eye for detail which could be project critical.

    Joel also brings with him experience learned while working at Hearst Corporation's Digital Media department for both their editorial and advertorial website properties.
  • Edward Hall III - CULTURAL AND SUSTAINABLE STRATEGY

    Edward Hall III - CULTURAL AND SUSTAINABLE STRATEGY

    Edward T Hall III (Ted) is an applied social scientist in environmental economics and social cognition working on new economies, self governing resource systems, open source technology, regenerative agriculture and education. His research brought him to the Center for Research on Environmental Decisions at Columbia University's Earth Institute. Prior, Ted initiated the Climate Committee of Bard College, making it carbon neutral campus and leading the development of a student lead approach which helped shape Bard’s Masters in Environmental Policy and the first ever Sustainable MBA program in America.

    He is a speaker at NYC’s first TEDx event, TEDxGotham. His is a founder of Occupy Wall Street, a recognized honorer of First Nation’s Treaty rights, and a founder of Victory Farm and Seedball teaching a K – 12 curriculum on “global cooling agriculture” in public schools through the only National Nature Conservancy Grant given to an independent educator in NYC.
  • Harvey Newman - RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION

    Harvey Newman - RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION

    Harvey is a member of the New York City Association for Conflict Resolution and facilitates "Practicing Consciousness for the Rest of Your Life" for Dorot's University Without Walls. We have found that there are times in many complex projects where expert conflict mediation and reflection can enhance a project's success.

    Harvey is an ordained Interfaith minister and co-founded the Association of Interfaith ministers. He now prefers to be called an Open Faith minister. In 2004, Harvey became the chairperson of A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy serving until 2008 when he enabled them to have their first conference of Interfaith clergy. In 2008, he became an active member of the United Nations NGO Committee for Spirituality, Values, and Global Concerns and began meditating in the Dag Hammersjold Meditation Center in the United Nations where he met Ted Schulman and co-founded TransComs.

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