Wednesday
May092007

Peter Diamandis, M.D.

DIAMANDIS.jpgOur home planet is just the beginning. During our lifetime, we will see mankind move off the planet. That was the opening remark from Peter Diamandis, M.D., Founder, Chairman and CEO of the X Prize Foundation.

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Saturday
May122007

Gary Loveman, Chairman, President & CEO, Harrah’s

loveman.gif Gary Loveman is a highly informed, highly insightful, highly entertaining presenter whose current view of innovation is filtered from the lens of Las Vegas. But his insights were not limited to gaming.

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Monday
May142007

Guido Petit, Director of Alcatel-Lucent Technical Academy, Alcatel-Lucent

Enrich people’s lives by improving the way they communicate.

Mr. Petit is passionate about innovation. His presentation gave a clear outline for the Entrepreneurial Boot Camp process and how it provided clear and convincing value to Alcatel-Lucent’s future, and to the individual participants.

Alcatel-Lucent was restructured in 2002. New goals for the Belgium-based organization were

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Wednesday
May162007

Bill Buxton, Principal Researcher, Mircosoft and Author

Buxton began his presentation on design thinking with by questioning infrastructure. If Mozart’s father hadn’t owned a piano, would Mozart have become a great sausage maker instead of a composer?

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Wednesday
May162007

David Swift and Charles Jones, Whirlpool North America

David Swift, President, and Charles Jones, VP of Global Consumer Design, provided two consistent, but different perspectives on Whirlpool’s design strategy.

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Wednesday
May162007

Vijay Govindarajan, Professor, Dartmouth College and Author

Govindarajan.jpg Vijay Govindarajan, Professor of International Business & Director of Tuck’s Center for Global Leadership at Dartmouth College. Author of Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators

Visualize your 2007 strategic plan. Organize the tasks into three separate boxes: Managing the present to improve efficiency; Selectively forgetting the past to permit change to happen; and Creating the future to assure competitive advantage.

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Thursday
May172007

Dustan E. McCoy, Chairman & CEO, Brunswick Corporation

McCoy.jpgSustaining Genuine Ingenuity - Building Innovation into Product and Strategy Development in a Mature Business

Brunswick is the second oldest company listed on the NYSE. It employs 28,000 people 26 countries. It markets marine, fitness, bowling and billiards products under 64 brands manufactured on every continent in the world.

McCoy admitted that nobody needs Brunswick products.

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Tuesday
Sep252007

Henry Chesbrough, Professor, Haas School of Business, UC, Berkeley

Author, Open Business Models: How to Thrive in the New Innovation landscape

henry%20chesbrough%203.jpgOpen innovation has been well received in the technology industry, but not initially with the business side of the organization.

The traditional product development funnel paradigm is a closed innovation system. It’s a one-way system, a pipeline with a beginning and end. These are physically rigid systems. Economic pressures in most industries make this less relevant as a model. Stakes have become increasingly higher.

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