Howard S. Lichtman

Howard S. Lichtman is a visual collaboration-focused technologist and consultant with specialties in organizational and individual productivity. He is the founder and president of the Human Productivity Lab, an independent consultancy and research firm that helps organizations design visual collaboration strategies and deploy solutions. Mr. Lichtman has specialties in designing visual collaboration strategies, visual collaboration for Agile methodologies, and evaluating next-generation technologies for their ability to improve individual and organizational productivity.

He was the founder and publisher-emeritus of Telepresence Options a boutique publishing company devoted to next-generation visual collaboration and telepresence technologies.


Mr. Lichtman is also the author, editor and/or co-author of Deloitte’s TEKculture/Modern Meetings Magazine, Telepresence Options Yearbook (multiple editions), The Inter-Company Telepresence and Videoconferencing Handbook, The Telepresence and Videoconferencing Exchange Review, Telepresence, Effective Visual Collaboration and the Future of Global Business at the Speed of Light, and Emerging Technologies for Teleconferencing and Telepresence.

Mr. Lichtman is a frequent commentator on next-generation technologies for improving both individual and organizational productivity including:  augmented reality, virtual reality, telepresence, videoconferencing and effective visual collaboration and his writings on and analysis have been featured by Forbes, US News and World Report, Telephony Magazine, CXO Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Reuters, Pro AV Magazine, Killer App Magazine, ABA Banking Journal, Bank Systems and Technology Magazine and CFO Magazine among others.