Category: Conferences

Some people believe that when you are invited to give a talk or a speech, you are expected to entertain an audience. I have experienced speakers who post on their social media updates that they are off to be the opening act at a company conference. It always makes me think about the missed opportunity in having this limiting belief. Continue reading

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Innovation isn’t really an issue of control or not; it’s about the right kind of control. Continue reading

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Ideas out of Thin Air - An Innovative Innovation Event - Innovation Excellence

I just returned from the Thin Air Innovation Festival in Park City, Utah. It was an innovative conference with a lot of focus on creating connections, story exchanging, and catalyzing new relationships. I loved the format. Continue reading

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TED talk:

Linus Torvalds transformed technology twice — first with Linux, which helps power the Internet, and again with Git, the source code management system used by coders worldwide. In a rare interview with TED’s curator, Chris Anderson, Torvalds discusses with remarkable openness the personality traits that prompted his unique philosophy of work, engineering and life. Continue reading

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François Jullien is a brilliant French philosopher, professor at Paris Diderot University, and heading the chair for Alterity: he likes to take one step back, immersing himself in a different culture, and then come back to his initial matter. That’s what he did with China, adopting Chinese point of view before coming back to Europe, identifying gaps, and questioning back European way of thinking, raising the ‘unconsidered’, what is not currently being thought over. He just published… Continue reading

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Two weeks ago I joined several hundred others at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel for this year’s edition of the Chief Innovation Officer Summit, New York.

The agenda showcased a host of diverse and compelling speakers including, among many other notables, GE’s Chief Scientist, NASA’s Chief Knowledge Officer, WalmartLabs Innovation Lead, Gap’s Dean of Innovation, and Samsung’s Chief Innovation Officer. As you’d expect, several powerful threads and themes emerged across the two days… Continue reading

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Alekasandro Grabulou, director of innovation & development of Philips, talks about key tools for redefining the role of innovation in a fast-paced era. Philips is a leader is health care, consumer lifestyle, and lighting. And, they fused their front end and back end innovation efforts, with great results and a compelling story. Continue reading

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