This page contains the resources that I have found useful in my personal and professional life. Admittedly, it is an eclectic list. It contains everything from quotes and books that I like to podcasts, videos, and slideshows.
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I will update this list as I discover new resources. If you have a resource you think I should add, please email me.
Phil will be interviewing renowned innovator Dean Kamen during the Opening General Session of SCTE•ISBE Cable-Tec Expo 2019 in New Orleans on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
Kamen, founder of the FIRST international youth organization dedicated to science and technology and creator of the iBOT Personal Mobility Device and other inventions, will explore potential market applications – such as tele-health and robotics – for the next wave of cable services.
4Front is a 2-day conference that will take place June 23-24, 2020, at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver, Colorado. We invite all industries and ecosystems to join us and answer the question:
Tackling that question might result in a wide array of answers, but we know there will also be unique, industry-specific challenges that we won’t know about until we get everyone in the same room. And that’s the type of information we need to be able to move forward. Less about execution or any one type of technology, 4Front is devoted to expanding the human connection, aligning visions and discovering how to build a better tomorrow for all mankind—together.
This event will be structured around four separate tracks: live, work, learn and play. Each track is designed to explore the technological dependencies and accelerate progress in that particular area. For example, a “Live” track may focus heavily on healthcare, biotech, and automotive industries, whereas a “Play” track will delve into gaming, fitness, and entertainment. Attendees will be able to showcase their thought leadership, share their vision and exchange ideas about how to move forward. Inspirational talks and discussions in both free-form and facilitated formats have the potential to create new partnerships, launch new market ventures or look at today’s problems with a “vuja de” mentality to discover
Nestled in the beautiful Rocky Mountains is a place where hundreds of technologists and innovators gather every summer to collaborate, share and learn—a place we like to call “Faster, Together.” Join us at our 2019 Summer Conference and see for yourself. This year’s agenda is jam-packed with innovation showcases, powerful keynotes, expert panels, Fireside Chats and plenty of networking opportunities for professionals from all corners of the cable industry. This is the one place where you can go to get inspired—or inspire others—to build the future we can all be proud of faster, together. Be sure to register today!
Special announcement: This will be your last opportunity to attend our Summer Conference. All the positive feedback from our past attendees has prompted us to think even bigger! In 2020, we’re launching a brand new annual event designed to meet the growing needs of our tech community in the new decade and beyond. Stay tuned for updates.
To help move from theory to reality, I have resurrected a course I created a number of years back titled, “Innovation Boot Camp”. Participants have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the practices, behaviors, and culture that have made Silicon Valley an innovation cauldron for 70+ years.
The Innovation Boot Camp is 3 1/2 -day hands-on workshop structured to help participants quickly improve their innovative thinking while immersing themselves in activities that will help them practice new innovation skills on real opportunities. The Boot Camp will provide participants:
Lectures from seasoned, experienced innovators who can speak to real-world issues and scenarios.
Discussion opportunities with Silicon Valley thought leaders and experienced innovation practitioners working closely in small teams
Innovation best practices that will give participants the skills to generate innovative ideas, determine which of those ideas are impactful, and what it takes to change them into game-changing innovations.
Hands-on exercises and team activities designed to effectively apply what they’ve learned.
Strategic storytelling to help participants create a compelling overview of their idea in order to gain stakeholder support
Ongoing access to an innovation community of peers.