3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, California

The South Bay Organizational Development Network and The IP Society presents:

Leadership and Innovation in the Emerging Creativity Economy

Fri, Dec 2, 8:30am-5:30pm, Palo Alto

MORE INFO: http://www.sbodn.com/conference/2005/index.html

There are many approaches to systematically fostering creativity and innovation. After the passing of the dot.com bubble and the storm of innovation in the 1990's, Silicon Valley is at a crossroads. As the knowledge economy spreads globally, engineers, scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs in China, India and elsewhere are challenging the U.S. in innovation and entrepreneurship. Many people believe that a new creativity economy can help restore and maintain the edge of Silicon Valley and the U.S. at this crossroads.

Fostering creativity and innovation may require integrating best practices and approaches from many disciplines, in essence, re-inventing invention. While many business schools, books, and studies deal with such processes, this conference will stress the importance of the personal: leadership, group dynamics and the integration and transformation of each individual.

We will also look at Toyota, PARC, Stanford Biodesign, and other examples of productive innovation, as well as concrete techniques for creating, funding, protecting and developing new products and companies.

Speakers include:

-Geoff Ball, founder, SmartGroups
-Mark Bernstein, president & center director, PARC
-Yolanda Harris, Information Protection Program Manager, Sun Microsystems
-Michele Jackman, Michele Jackman Enteprises and Adventures
-Prasad Kaipa, CEO coach; co-founder, TiE Institute
-Jonathan Littman, co-author, "The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's 10 Strategies to Drive Innovation Throughout Your Organization"
-Josh Makower, MD, co-director, Stanford's Biodesign Innovation Program
-Matthew May, founder, Aevitas Learning
-James Pooley, partner, Milbank's Intellectual Property Group
-Simon Taylor, of-counsel, Snow Becker Krauss; president & CEO, ACN Securities, Inc.
-Bill Tobin, director, Emerging Company Services Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Friday, December 2

Palo Alto Research Center, George E. Pake Auditorium
3333 Coyote Hill Road
Palo Alto, CA, 94304

$95 by Oct. 31, $130 by Nov. 15, $175 at the door.

Website: http://www.sbodn.com/conference/2005/index.html
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 831-239-9192

About The South Bay Organizational Development Network and The IP Society:
The South Bay Organizational Development Network (SBODN) is an informal forum focused on making a difference in how organizations and the people in them survive and thrive.
The Intellectual Property Society is a donor supported membership organization working to increase public awareness of, and participation in, the evolution of intellectual property rights and emerging technologies.

Added by FullCalendar on October 13, 2005