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Interactive Dinner: Innovation in American Politics

Silicon Valley Innovation Institute

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

Interactive Dinner: Innovation in American Politics

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The world is fast becoming increasingly globalized and interconnected. The pace of innovation continues to accelerate. The accompanying disruption means the foreseeable future will be an era of increasing flux and ambiguity.

This has huge implications for the way organizations function, favoring the more agile and adaptive entities. It begs the trillion dollar question: How will the US government navigate this generation of flux?

Seth Resler, Internet radio host and founder of The Polylogue, will moderate a panel discussion on the current state of innovation in American politics. From the Republican Presidential Primary to the Occupy Wallstreet Movement, we’ll explore game changing insights being applied to elections, government, and political protest.

Panelists:

Dr. Nicole Velasco – Currently an Assistant Professor of International Relations and Research Methods at Lee University, Velasco is a Stanford trained Political Economist who specializes in public finance; Velasco’s research focuses on democratization and its relationship with interest group politics and power dynamics in legislative bodies.

Dr. Thomas J. Buckholtz – Volunteered in national, regional, and local roles of a successful Presidential campaign. Served in the subsequent administration of President George H.W. Bush, and later made a suggestion that led to perhaps the first US nationwide grassroots movement catalyzed by a political party’s National Committee. He brings perspective from innovations in business, government, technology, marketplace business practices, natural-resources conservation, and societal development.

Josh Abend – Trained as an architect, turned industrial designer and corporate innovation pioneer. A colleague of the original CEF, Creative Education Foundation. He has been a VP of product design for 5 divisions of a Fortune 500 company and also headed SRI’s Innovation Management Center. His current focus is on establishing professional requirements for the CIA “Corporate Innovation Architect” or Officer via his INNOVATION MASTERS® LLC program.

Peter Allen – Has worked as a Political organizer and communications strategist from the trenches of the 2008 Democratic Primary to heated battles for the City Council and County Board of Supervisors. He has spent the past few years developing a rich understanding of online social media tools and how they can be used to empower and mobilize people on behalf of a candidate, a cause, or a brand.

 

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Bay Cafe Restaurant & Banquets
1875 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)


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Silicon Valley Innovation Institute

SVII is dedicated to helping enterprises of all sizes manage innovation better. 

The Institute offers a variety of custom programs to transform your organization's innovation potential into value.

The Institute

The Silicon Valley Innovation Institute creates and supports Innovation Advocates in order to turn Vision into Value, by providing:

  • Innovation Services & Solutions
  • Innovation Architecture
  • Innovation Management
  • Education in Innovation
  • Innovation Conferences
  • A Professional Community
  • Innovation Tools

SVII contributes to the conscious creation of sustainable Innovation Culture.

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future." -- John F. Kennedy

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