How to innovate in spite of the corporate antibodies (Video)

I recently gave a talk at the Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering Conference.  The format was a “fireside chat” where I was asked to comment on the challenges of innovating inside a large organization, how to create an innovation culture and what tools and tricks have I uncovered over my career.

What does 10 years in the future look like?

  Below are the slides from a speech I recently gave where I discussed the innovations that will define the landscape over the next 10 years. The world continues to undergo radical change, and it is important to understand the challenges that will arise and how businesses and consumers prepare for the change. I gave […]

Video of “March On Wireless” Panel At The Churchill Club

On Tuesday, I joined the Churchill Club panel “March On Wireless”. The other participants included: Mike Bell VP, Ultra Mobility Group, Intel Hakan Eriksson, CTO, Ericsson Eric Klein, VP Technology Planning, Nokia The moderator for the panel was Don Clark, San Francisco Deputy Bureau Chief, Wall Street Journal. The panel went on for ~90 minutes so the two (2) video embedded below […]

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Moderating The Plato@50 Innovations In Hardware Session at Computer History Museum (CHM)

  I was recently requested by the Computer History Museum to moderate a session on Plato Hardware that was part of a two day event celebrating the 50 year aniversary of Plato.  If you asking “what is Plato?” then you are missing a key … Around 1959 Chalmers Sherwin, a physicist at the University of Illinois, suggested a […]

Slides For “Predicting The Future: Answers Versus Questions” Speech

Last week, I gave a keynote speech at Edelman’s Leadership event in Chicago. The company brings together the top ~100 executives from around the world once a year. Richard Edelman asked me to present a talk at lunch about the “future of technology”. I took some liberty with the topic and focused on the needed skill of “planning for the future”.

CIO’s Role In Innovation – Stirring Up Creativity At The Core (Video)

Many believe that the CIO’s role is to keep the IT “lights” on. Given the I’m a former CIO, I understand and appreciate the challenges of the CIO job. Below is the link to a video of some of my thoughts on how IT and the CIO can play a key role in driving the innovation agenda within their organization.

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Sundance and 3D (Updated with video)

With all of the excitement around 3D (Avatar, UP, Monsters Versus Aliens, etc) , the key driver for the future success of the media is in expanding the development of good 3D content. Because of the newness of the media, there is the need to share the lessons learned, techniques and technologies to help content creators. So the members of the loosely organized “3D Consortium” (DreamWorks, Sony, Disney, NBA and HP) came together to develop a 3D Workshop for the Sundance Film Festival.