Publications

Peer reviewed by academia and industry practitioners worldwide

  • Organizational Agility, Relevance, Competitiveness
  • Industry 4.0 & Digitalization
  • System Safety
  • Railroading and Transportation Ecosystems
  • Entrepreneurship in IT
  • Technology Entrepreneurship – Foundation Articles and eBooks
  • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems for Regional Prosperity and Global Competitiveness

ORGANIZATIONAL AGILITY, RELEVANCE, COMPETITIVENESS

Bot, Sonia D., Paul E. Renaud, and Sheppard D. Narkier.  2021.  Fighting for Relevance:  Strategies for Remaining Competitive.  The BOT Consulting Group Inc.  June 2021.  ISBN: 978-1-7775521-2-1.
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Zweig, J., P. Marsonia, S.D. Bot.  2015.  Organizational Agility:  Implementing Collective Creativity, Learning, and  Knowledge.  Cutter Business Technology Journal.  Vol. 16, No. 5, 4 November 2015.
https://www.cutter.com/offer/organizational-agility-implementing-collective-creativity-learning-and-knowledge

Bot, Sonia and Alan Frank. 2021.  Creativity:  It’s Not Mickey Mouse!  The BOT Consulting Group Inc.  Original Edition (January 1994, Bell-Northern Research Ltd.). 2nd Edition (June 2021).  ISBN: 978-1-7775521-3-8.
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Bot, Sonia, Alan Frank, Gord Hopkins, Ron Pinder, Trish Stolte. Creativity: A Celebration! The BOT Consulting Group Inc.  Original Edition March 1995, Bell-Northern Research Ltd.).  2nd Edition (July 2021).  ISBN: 978-1-7775521-4-5.
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INDUSTRY 4.0 & DIGITALIZATION

Bot, Sonia D. and Sheppard Narkier.  2021.  Anticipating, Avoiding Unintended Consequences in Digitalization. Railway Age.  May 2021.
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Bot, Sonia D. and Frank Rayal.  2021. Avoiding the Cascading Technology Trap in Digitalization.  Railway Age.  March/April 2021.
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Bot, Sonia D. 2021.  OT-IT Convergence:  An Imperative for Industry 4.0.  Railway Age. February 2021.
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Bot, Sonia D. and Tony Zenga.  2021.  System Safety as a Value-Added Business Driver in Industry 4.0.  The BOT Consulting Group Inc.  January 2021.  ISBN:  978-1-7775521-0-7.
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SYSTEM SAFETY

Bot, Sonia D. and Tony Zenga.  2020.  System Safety as a Value-Added Business Driver:  The Evolution of Railroading in the Eras of Technology and Innovation.  Whitepaper: The BOT Consulting Group Inc., CMTIGroup Inc., S.D. Bot, and T. Zenga.  July 2020.
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Bot, Sonia D. and Tony Zenga.  2020.  Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident:  System Safety Comes of Age,  PART 1:  The Case for System Safety.  Railway Age. September/October 2020.
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Bot, Sonia D., Tony Zenga, William C. Vantuono (editor).  2020.  Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident:  System Safety Comes of Age, PART 1:  The Case for System Safety.  Rail Group On Air (Railway Age; Rail, Tracks, and Structures; International Railway Journal).  Podcast. October 2020.
PODCAST:  https://www.railwayage.com/podcasts/safety-doesnt-happen-by-accident-part-1-rail-group-on-air-podcast/
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Bot, Sonia D. and Tony Zenga. 2020.  Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident:  System Safety Comes of Age, PART 2:  System Safety as a Value-Added Business Driver.  Railway Age. November 2020.
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Bot, Sonia D., Tony Zenga, William C. Vantuono (editor).  Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident:  System Safety Comes of Age, PART 2:  System Safety as a Value-Added Business Driver.  Rail Group On Air (Railway Age; Rail, Tracks, and Structures; International Railway Journal).  Podcast. November 2020.
PODCAST:  https://www.railwayage.com/podcasts/safety-doesnt-happen-by-accident-part-2-rail-group-on-air-podcast/?RAchannel=home
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Bot, Sonia D. and Tony Zenga.  2020.  Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident:  System Safety Comes of Age, PART 3:  Identifying Overlooked Practices.  Railway Age. December 2020.
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Bot, Sonia D., Tony Zenga, William C. Vantuono (editor).  2020.  Safety Doesn’t Happen by Accident:  System Safety Comes of Age, PART 3:  Identifying Overlooked Practices.   Rail Group On Air (Railway Age; Rail, Tracks, and Structures; International Railway Journal).  Podcast. December 2020.
PODCAST: Safety Doesn’t Happen By Accident Part 3: Rail Group On Air Podcast – Railway Age
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RAILROADING AND TRANSPORTATION ECOSYSTEMS

Bot, Sonia D. and John F. Orr.  2021.  Developing a Scalable, Digital PSR.  International Railway Journal.  January 2021.
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Bot, Sonia D. and John F. Orr.  2020.  Precision Scheduled Transportation:  The Evolution of Precision Scheduled Railroading.  The BOT Consulting Group Inc.  1st Edition (October 2020). 2nd Edition (January 2021, June 2021).  ISBN:  978-1-7775521-1-4.
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Bot, Sonia D. and John F. Orr. 2019. Delivering PSR 2.0 for Entrepreneurial Railroading and its Ecosystems: The Evolution of Precision Scheduled Railroading. Whitepaper: The BOT Consulting Group Inc. & John F. Orr. November 2019 (short), January 2020 (long).
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Bot, Sonia D. and John F. Orr. 2020. Modern Supply Chains Demand PSR 2.0++. Journal of Commerce. April 2020.
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Bot, Sonia D., John F. Orr, and Bill Stephens (editor). 2020. The Trains Interview: Sonia Bot and John Orr: Rail experts foresee the next development of Precision Scheduled Railroading. Trains Magazine. July 2020.
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Bot, Sonia D. and John F. Orr. 2020. PSR, The Next Generation: PART 1: The Case for Mainstream Adoption of “PSR 2.0”. Railway Age. June 2020.
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Bot, Sonia D., John F. Orr, and William C. Vantuono (editor). 2020. PSR, The Next Generation: PART 1: The Case for Mainstream Adoption of “PSR 2.0”. Rail Group On Air (Railway Age; Rail, Tracks, and Structures; International Railway Journal). Podcast. June 2020.
PODCAST:  https://www.railwayage.com/podcasts/psr-the-next-generation-rail-group-on-air-podcast/?RAchannel=home

Bot, Sonia D. and John F. Orr. 2020. PSR, The Next Generation: PART 2: Implementing and Scaling PSR 2.0 for 20% to 80% Process Waste Reduction.  Railway Age. July 2020.
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Bot, Sonia D., John F. Orr, and William C. Vantuono (editor). 2020. PSR, The Next Generation: PART 2: Implementing and Scaling PSR 2.0 for 20% to 80% Process Waste Reduction.  Rail Group On Air (Railway Age; Rail, Tracks, and Structures; International Railway Journal). Podcast. July 2020.
PODCAST:  https://www.railwayage.com/podcasts/psr-the-next-generation-part-2-rail-group-on-air-podcast/

Bot, Sonia D. and John F. Orr. 2020. PSR, The Next Generation: PART 3:  Realizing your Vision of PSR 2.0.  Railway Age. August 2020.
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Bot, Sonia D., John F. Orr, and William C. Vantuono (editor). 2020. PSR, The Next Generation: PART 3:  Realizing your Vision of PSR 2.0.  Rail Group On Air (Railway Age; Rail, Tracks, and Structures; International Railway Journal). Podcast. August 2020.
PODCAST:  https://www.railwayage.com/podcasts/psr-the-next-generation-part-3-rail-group-on-air-podcast/
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ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN IT

Bot, S.D. and P.E. Renaud. 2012. Process Ambidexterity for IT Entrepreneurship. Technology Innovation Management Review. August 2012: 23-30.  http://timreview.ca/article/596  (Honor:  BEST of TIM Review)

Renaud, P.E. and S.D. Bot. 2012. Enabling Process Alignment for IT Entrepreneurship. Technology Innovation Management Review. November 2012: 21-32.  http://timreview.ca/article/626  (Honor:  Most popular)

Renaud, P.E. and S.D. Bot. 2012. Process Adaptability in the IT Supply Chain. Technology Innovation Management Review. November 2012: 33-40.
http://timreview.ca/article/627

Renaud, P.E., S. Narkier, and S.D. Bot. Enabling Sustainable Improvement in IT Entrepreneurship.  Technology Innovation Management Review.  June 2013:28-38.  http://timreview.ca/article/694

Renaud, P.E., S. Narkier, and S.D. Bot. Using a Capability Perspective to Sustain IT Improvements.  Technology Innovation Management Review.  June 2014:28-39.  http://timreview.ca/article/802

TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Bot, S.D. 2012. Process Ambidexterity for Entrepreneurial Firms. Technology Innovation Management Review. April 2012: 21-27.
http://timreview.ca/article/547  (Honor:  BEST of TIM Review)

Bailetti, T., S. Bot, T. Duxbury, D. Hudson, C. McPhee, S. Muegge, M. Weiss, J. Wells, and M. Westerlund. 2012. An Overview of Four Issues on Technology Entrepreneurship in the TIM Review. Technology Innovation Management Review. May 2012: 28-34. http://timreview.ca/article/557

Bailetti, T. (editor), B. Hurley (editor), and D. Doyle (forward).  Best of TIM Review for Technology Entrepreneurs.  Talent First Network and Amazon Digital Services.  March 2013.  ASIN B00BM670AY.  Chapter 16 is by S.D. Bot.
http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00BM670AY/

Muegge, S. (editor), C. Haw (editor), and T. Matthews (forward).  Business Models for Technology Entrepreneurs.  Talent First Network and Amazon Digital Services.  September 2013. ISBN13 9780770905682.  Chapter 12 is by S.D. Bot & P. Renaud.
http://www.amazon.com/Business-Models-Entrepreneurs-Startups-ebook/dp/B00ESLVCRW

ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEMS FOR REGIONAL PROSPERITY AND GLOBAL COMPETITIVENESS

Bailetti, T. and S.D. Bot. 2013. An Ecosystem-Based Job-Creation Engine Fuelled by Technology Entrepreneurs. Technology Innovation Management Review. February 2013: 31-40.
http://timreview.ca/article/658  (Honor:  Most popular)

Contact Sonia Bot for the full list.  Over 100 publications and invited speaker presentations (business and technical) on Entrepreneurship, Business Transformation, Lean Six Sigma, Emerging Technologies, Software Engineering & Architecture, Computer-Human Interaction, Biomedical Engineering, and Creativity & Leadership. Venues include IEEE, ACM, ISAW, CHI, and various industry and customer conferences worldwide.  Received “Most Popular Current Paper” (Light/Heavy Reading) and “Most Popular Speaker” awards.

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