Geoffrey Moore on Innovation: Chasms & Velocities [PARC Forum]

Palo Alto, CA

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This PARC Forum invited expert talk is part of our special "10 for 10" series. We're featuring 10 speakers on 10 different aspects of innovation... because PARC, a Xerox company is celebrating 10 years of practicing open innovation (since being incorporated as an independent subsidiary in 2002)! View other talks in this series here. If you're not already a member of the PARC Forum invited expert series mailing list, you can sign up for advance announcements via email or feeds here.

Geoffrey Moore has made understanding and exploiting disruptive technologies the core of his life's work. An author, speaker, and advisor, he is also a venture partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures -- where he advises portfolio companies by drawing upon best practices derived from working with technology startups over the last two decades.

Geoffrey divides his time between consulting on strategy and transformation challenges with senior executives and on developing mental models to support his advisory practice. His newest book, Escape Velocity: Free Your Company’s Future from the Pull of the Past (Harper Collins 2011), is the result of his experience working with large enterprises in his former role as a Managing Director at TCG Advisors. His other bestselling books -- Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado, The Gorilla Game, Living on the Fault Line, and Dealing with Darwin -- are required reading at leading business schools.

Geoffrey is a founder of both The Chasm Group and TCG Advisors. Earlier in his career, he was a principal and partner at Regis McKenna, Inc., a leading high-tech marketing strategy and communications company, and prior to that, he was a sales and marketing executive in the software industry. Geoffrey holds a bachelor's degree in literature from Stanford University and a doctorate in literature from the University of Washington.