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The Future of Corporate Leadership - How transparency is key to innovation

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Menlo College Innovation Center

Florence Moore 319 1000 El Camino Real Atherton

California 94027

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The Future of Corporate Leadership - How transparency is key to innovation

Menlo Park Rotary Club, Impossible and Menlo College have put together a panel to talk about how transparency in the workplace is on the rise and it has never been more important to a successful business model. Several studies have shown that transparency is the number one factor determining workplace happiness which is directly linked to trust and out of the box thinking - the two most important drivers of innovation. Plus, in a decade where consumers are increasingly concerned about issues including fair labour, sustainable resourcing and the environment, transparency across the value chain has become key to regain trust and to create a competitive edge.

Join us Wednesday Feb 27 at 5:30 pm at Menlo College to learn how organizations can cultivate a more open and collaborative culture in which a Creative Healthy Lifestyle encourages a more thoughtful and innovative atmosphere, ideal to solve problems creatively and to drive positive change through all the value chain.

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Scott Weiss is an angel investor, father and aspiring surfer. He was formerly at the Silicon Valley firm Andreessen Horowitz, joining in April 2011 as the firm’s fourth general partner. He led the firm’s investments in Silvertail (acquired by EMC), Lyft, Skout, Optimizely, and Pindrop. A native of Sarasota, Florida, he co-founded and was CEO of IronPort Systems, which Cisco acquired in 2007 for $830 million. Prior to IronPort, he was part of the early teams at Idealab and Hotmail.

Deborah Acosta CEO, WeAccel, is a visionary whose work has bridged both the public and private sectors. Her focus for the past 20 years has been development of public/private partnerships critical to the digital, cultural, business and educational transformation of our cities. She began her career in Construction Finance at Crocker and Wells Fargo Banks in the 1980’s. Deborah joined the City of Oakland’s Economic Development Dept. in 1997 where she focused on technology and international trade, working with a variety of companies including Pandora Media, The Clorox Company, Kaiser Permanente, Sungevity, Ask Media Group and many others. During this time, she became immersed in the potentially transformative power of fiber optic infrastructure for cities. In 2013, she joined the City of San Leandro, CA as its first Chief Innovation Officer. Tasked with guiding the City’s transformation to a Center for Innovation, Deborah built San Leandro’s reputation as a Smart City powerhouse built on its fiber optic network, Lit San Leandro. As CEO of We Accel (We Accelerate Women’s Impact), founded in May 2018, Deborah is focused on bridging the gender gap in Smart City technologies, including increased entrepreneurship and transparency in the workplace.

Kwame Ferreira CEO, Impossible. Kwame founded Impossible with a group of friends, half of them designers, the other half engineers with the goal of creating future products. Impossible has as clients Fortune 500 companies such as Intel, Samsung and Google — accelerating their internal innovation with a planet centric, product lead, evidence based approach. Designing, engineering and validating in quick loops.

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5:30 pm Registration & Networking

6:00 pm Panel on Culture of Transparency

Parking will be free and won’t require permitting after 5pm.

https://www.menlo.edu/wp-content/uploads/about/menlo-college-campus-map.pdf

The Innovation Center is in the building marked #9. Guests can park in any legal spot, but the closest parking will be behind Bowman Library


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