Amy Karam is a global expansion and competitive strategy consultant, speaker and the author of THE CHINA FACTOR: Leveraging Emerging Business Strategies to Compete, Grow and Win in the New Global Economy. She is also a corporate instructor for Stanford and Duke University, as well as her own workshops and is a trusted authority on globalization, innovation, competitive strategy and the shifting power dynamics in international business, given the rising strength of China and other emerging nations.
Amy equips companies and governments with insights and strategies to successfully navigate these new international trade dynamics and guides start-up businesses to Fortune 500 corporations in creating focused, innovative, global expansion strategies.
With over 15 years in Silicon Valley, and her extensive international business experience, Amy has worked with leading companies such as Apple, Cisco, Visa, Nationwide, CapitalOne, Bell and has negotiated strategic deals with over 50 countries in emerging and developed markets.
The intersection of globalization, politics and the way we innovate is intertwined like never before. Practicing these principles, Amy has fostered public-private sector collaboration initiatives with the World Bank, ITU-D (International Telecommunications Union – Development Sector), Ministers of emerging countries, and the high-tech industry. She also created an initiative to escalate unfair global trade practices to the US Dept. of Commerce in Washington DC on behalf of high-tech firms.
Amy has been published in magazines such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, The Hill Times and China’s Business Tianjin; has been interviewed by Yahoo Finance, Google, CTV News; and has spoken at companies and conferences worldwide.
Her TEDx Talk highlights her perspectives on global trade and competitiveness, the need to adapt to the power shift and maintain an Innovation Advantage.
She has an International MBA and a Bachelor of Administration, having studied at the University of Ottawa and at McGill University. She also completed the Innovation for Economic Development Program at the Harvard Kennedy School.