In the New Global Economy, value creation has the same value independent of where the value is created. As a result you can tap into talent globally for motivation, leadership, and entrepreneurship and make many more ideas viable than were possible in the past. Fifteen years ago most companies were local and competition was around the corner. Technology and connectivity have now created a free market in the context of the world. For example, an entrepreneur in Portland can now both collaborate and compete with entrepreneurs in Shanghai or Bangalore.
Desh is the founding investor and Chairman of several companies including Sycamore Networks, Tejas Networks, Airvana, A123 Systems, HiveFire and Sandstone Capital. Desh is also involved in several non-profit initiatives which leverage the Global connection. For example the “Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation” at MIT has announced an International Initiative. Akshaya Patra, an NGO in India that serves mid-day meals to underprivileged children, has scaled its operations to serve 1 million meals a day with in the last six years using global talent and resources. He will use the initiatives that he is involved with as examples to discuss the new Global Economy.
This event is being presented in conjunction with Venture Northwest hosted by OEN (Oregon Entrepreneurs Network).
Register for Venture Northwest (includes keynote by Desh Deshpande) - Register on or before October 3rd at the early bird special $420.
Added by AnuK on September 25, 2008