The people behind EPIC 2020

 Bill Sams, Commissioner, eTech Ohio; Executive in Residence, College of Business, Ohio University and a Network Weaver.Bill’s working career included 25 years in senior executive positions in Semiconductor and Software Companies in Silicon Valley. For the last decade Bill’s passion has been to bring the productivity concepts of Moore’s Law to education. Bill wrote and narrated the EPIC 2020 script, created and presented 2012 The Tipping Point  as well as created this blog/web site. Bill can be contacted at sams.bill@gmail.com

    Nate Marshall, CEO of NVISION Performance Solutions: Nate produced and edited the video and media art.



Minus Kelvin, AKA as Aaron McLeran, produced the music used in the sound track as an example of a probabilistic musical output. Minus Kelvin also produced the music for the original EPIC 2014.

EPIC 2020 owes a tremendous debt of gratitude to the creators of EPIC 2014 and its creative commons license which has been extended to EPIC 2020 in the hope that another generation of creative individuals will continue to extend the legacy of EPIC 2014, one of the greatest prophetic productions of the first decade.

    Marty Hanlin, web analytics and optimization.

6 thoughts on “About

  1. Terrific work. For someone who has just completed Coursera’s Model Thinking course (alongside 50k other students), the potential shift is profound. From an innovation perspective, there are very interesting potential disruptions afoot. Alas, universities are not well placed to respond to news of these subtle shifts in their environment.

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  3. I am VERY interested in these concepts, and the real world application of this in the credentialing model for children moving through education at the pace that they are able to consume it. I have worked in higher ed. for 7 years, and came from a background in private business. I guess I have not been able to think about it in the abstract until I saw your Epic 2020 video, which tied it all together quite nicely. I would love to be involved in this knowledge base, and your efforts. At the very least, I would like to be somewhere in the flow of information about this concept.

    • Hi Chad, the best way to keep up on my efforts is to join the EPIC 2020 Facebook Group. See the home page of the EPIC 2020 site for the join up link. Also, for the next few months I will be doing a weekly blog for Skilled Up. Here is a link to my post today suggesting that if education applied ISO 9000 quality management processes to their product, students would get a better, faster, cheaper education.

  4. So, I am up one night searching the internet for innovations concerning academic Workload Allocation Models (WAMs). Very frustrating because well, there isn’t anything really – a few dozen articles (rants really) from frustrated academics lamenting the good old days via arguments about about the ‘corporatization’ of HE – when I stumble on to Epic 2020. Very thought provoking and captures what I ‘sense’ and ‘feel’ is happening. I provide research and consulting services to higher ed institutions, and other stakeholders (i.e.government). What comes to mind for me is the ‘boiling frog’ metaphor – I think this sector just really doesn’t feel the temperature rising. I will jump into your FB group.
    PS, if you know of any innovative practices in WAM’s, I would sure appreciate a pointer – thank you.

    • Hi Rod, thank you for the comment. It strikes me that innovative and workload allocation model is an oxymoron;-) I really like the boiling frog concept. Rather than allocating workload how about making their work more productive? Most academics think being productive is just teaching to a larger room. Very few “get” the concept that it means better, faster, cheaper with higher quality. Imagine an ISO 9000 type program for HE. Best of luck.

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