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Real Innovation vs Innovation “Theatre"

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What does innovation really mean and most importantly, how can you and your organization practice it effectively?

Connection Silicon Valley and The Vault have teamed up to offer you a hands-on half-day workshop based on the Innovation Genome Methodology, a 20-year research project that systematically examines the greatest 1,000 innovation in human history. Bill O'Connor and his team have presented their work in front of hundreds of companies at this point (see some examples below) and now give all their attention in helping large organizations developing hands-on Innovation Systems.

Join for a half day applied workshop with Silicon Valley based Vault Innovation Services (VIS). Ideal for C-suite and VP level executives who care about driving transformation and organizational change in their organizations.


Agenda:

8:00 am - 8:30 am - Welcome & Breakfast
8:30 am - 1030 am - Innovation Genome Presentation, presented by Bill O’Connor
10:30 am - 11:00 am - Break
11:00 am - 1:30 pm - Applied workshop using the Innovation Genome methodology, presented by Bill O’Connor

Lunch will be provided during the Workshop.


Topics Include:

  • What is Innovation (real innovation!)
  • The impact of emerging technologies on innovation and the relationship between the two
  • How does Silicon Valley innovate
  • How do great innovators innovate based on the Innovation Genome Research Project *
  • Introducing the 5 Innovation Techniques essential for Real Innovation

In the workshop we will go beyond IBNU (Interesting But Not Useful) and apply the 5 Innovation Techniques relevant to you and your organization.


* The Innovation Genome Methodology is a 20-year research project and evolving innovation methodology under continued development at the Vault in San Francisco, California. The project systematically examines the greatest 1,000 innovations in human history over the past 3.5 million years, starting with the world’s first innovation, the stone hand axe, all the way up to current innovations such as quantum computing.


Bill O'Connor Biography

Bill O’Connor is the Dean of the Vault Innovation Academy (VIA), focused on designing and directing original innovation research, developing innovation analysis/insights, and creating innovation techniques and methodologies.

He is also the Director of Vault Innovation Services (VIS), focused on working with large global companies; Silicon Valley tech giants, unicorns, and startups; and governments around the world, to help leaders and executives go beyond mere “innovation poetry” and to actually do real innovation.

Bill is the Founder/Director of the Autodesk Innovation Genome Project, a 10-year research project and an evolving innovation methodology. Over the past seven years Bill has delivered 525 innovation engagements to 225 companies/organizations from 45 countries around the world, including Facebook, Tesla, Airbnb, Google, Twitter, Starbucks, Nike, IKEA, Bechtel, Boeing, the US Naval Academy, the US DoD, and the World Bank. Currently Bill is leading the Nobel Laureate Innovation Project, a partnership with the Nobel Committee in Stockholm, where Bill and a team of researchers conduct face-to-face interviews with Nobel Laureates to better understand how they innovate.

He is a member of the Faculty at Singularity University and serves on the advisory boards of three startups that are focused on, respectively, AI, blockchain/bitcoin, and big data. Previously Bill was the Innovation Strategist at Autodesk in San Francisco, working with Autodesk’s largest customers to help them to actually innovate (versus just talking about innovating). At the company he also served for seven years as the Editor of the Autodesk thought leadership journal Autodesk POV, and for ten years (overlapping) as the primary speechwriter for Autodesk’s CEO.

He has 25 years of experience managing projects at the intersection of strategy, innovation, technology, and design, living and working in New York, London, Boston, and San Francisco. Today Bill lives just over the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife and their dog Zinzino, a leading global canine innovator.


For any questions regarding this event, please contact Joanne Fedeyko, CEO Connection Silicon Valley @ jfedeyko@connectionsiliconvalley.com.



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