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Shubber Ali is a senior manager in Accenture's Process & Innovation Performance group, where he helps private and public sector clients to develop non-incremental innovation capabilities and offerings in industries ranging from financial services to high tech. He previously served as the Group Manager for Risk Strategy at Capital One, and was the Manager of KPMG's Aerospace and Defense consulting practice, where he worked on projects ranging from GPS and Launch systems (ELV and RLV) to commercial satellite systems (comms and remote sensing) and commercialization of the ISS. He also successfully co-founded a space-derived private equity-backed startup, Snowsports Interactive, which won a major international design award this spring and has just signed their first commercial contracts in the US ski market for this season. He is a regularly featured presenter at industry conferences, including most recently this month at both the Frost & Sullivan Innovation conference in San Francisco (where he co-facilitated a workshop for over 50 senior executives from across industry on conducting innovation diagnostics for their companies) and at the IQPC Chicago conference (where he spoke on the role of Lean Six Sigma and Process discipline in fostering Innovation). Shubber is also the founder of the Space Cynics blog, a contrarian voice in the otherwise generally kool-aid fueled alt.space world (although he and his fellow Cynic bloggers certainly take jabs at the established space industry giants as well...). He holds an MBA from Georgetown University, where he also served as an adjunct professor of business strategy. [+]