In the near future… Our homes will require fast networks with multi-gigabit speeds. This film Illustrates next generation services enabled by high speed low latency networks. Make no mistake – the technologies profiled are under development today, and coming to us in the near future.

This event is based on The Near Future video we created to tell the story of innovations that are coming. This event will me an immersive experience where you will be able to experience the new future — now.

This is an invite only event.

Date: April 27, 2017
Time: 1:00 P.M.
Event: The Near Future Experience
Topic: The Near Future
Venue: Dock 5
Location: Washington, D.C.
Public: Public

During a one-day event while Phil is in New Zealand, the government is hosting an “innovation day” with local experts and speakers on a wide range of topics.

Phil has been asked to deliver the opening keynote on the topic of “innovation collaboration”.

This event is open to the public.

Audience: Anyone interested in learning and improving their teams/organizations ability to be more innovatice.

Date: April 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 A.M.
Event: Callaghan Innovation Day
Topic: Innovation Culture of Collaboration
Sponsor: New Zealand Government
Location: Auckland, NZ
New Zealand
Public: Public

FastCompany Magazine calls the 7 Laws of Innovation – “..a guide to the ins-and-outs of innovation—how innovation works and how it thrives.

Over the years of being in the innovation space, I've discovered a set of laws by trial and error.  Needless to say, I have the scars from the school of hard knocks to validate that these are the set of laws that are critical for innovation success. If you violate any one of them, the consequences can be disastrous.  These laws apply to all sizes of organizations ranging from well-established multi-nationals, to early stage start-ups to governments.

This is a one-day workshop hosted by the New Zealand Government.

Audience: Innovators, Startups, established businesses, non-profits, NGOs and government organizations. Anyone who wants to understand what it takes to create and manage teams that create game-changing innovations.

Date: April 5, 2017
Time: 09:00 A.M.
Event: Leading Innovation: 7 Immutable Laws
Topic: The 7 Laws of Innovation
Sponsor: New Zealand Government
Location: Auckland, NZ
New Zealand
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

FastCompany Magazine calls the 7 Laws of Innovation – “..a guide to the ins-and-outs of innovation—how innovation works and how it thrives.

Over the years of being in the innovation space, I've discovered a set of laws by trial and error.  Needless to say, I have the scars from the school of hard knocks to validate that these are the set of laws that are critical for innovation success. If you violate any one of them, the consequences can be disastrous.  These laws apply to all sizes of organizations ranging from well-established multi-nationals, to early stage start-ups to governments.

This is a one-day workshop hosted by the New Zealand Government.

Audience: Innovators, Startups, established businesses, non-profits, NGOs and government organizations. Anyone who wants to understand what it takes to create and manage teams that create game-changing innovations.

Date: April 3, 2017
Time: 09:00 A.M.
Event: Leading Innovation: 7 Immutable Laws
Topic: The 7 Laws of Innovation
Sponsor: New Zealand Government
Location: Auckland, NZ
New Zealand
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

I annually attend the TED conference. If you are planning to attend TEDT 2017 and want to connect, I would love to meet up. Drop me an email directly or use the mobile app provided by TED to connect.

This years topic …

A week to explore the deepest scientific and psychological insights, the latest medical advances, the neatest inventions, all mixed with a dose of ancient wisdom, to ask the questions about ourselves that we often don’t have time for.

 

Date: April 24, 2017—April 28, 2017
Event: TED 2017
Topic: TED 2017 - The Future You
Sponsor: TED
Location: Vancouver, BC
Public: Private

This is an annual event where we bring leading CEO's to Las Vegas for CES and take them on to the show floor for a tour of the latest innovations coming in to the market.

Date: January 5, 2017
Time: 8:00 A.M.
Event: CEO Tour
Topic: CEO Tour of CES
Sponsor: CableLabs
Venue: International Consumer Electronics Show
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Public: Private

Pioneer Education Africa | Building A School In Rwanda

We had so much fun last year so we've decided to host another dinner for all of us to get together and to update you on Pioneer Education and the school in Rwanda.

Our mission for Pioneer.Education is to ensure that kids growing up in developing countries get an excellent education that will prepare them to compete in the global creative/innovation economy.

Note: By supporting Pioneer Education Africa, Inc. (a US 501(c)3 non-profit charity) — you help prepare a generation to take on the task of self-reliance. 100% of the proceeds received goes directly to the project. 100% of the overhead to operate the non-profit is covered by others.

Please register for this important fund raising event so that we can get an accurate count as to how many will be there.

Thanks ..

Phil & Michelle McKinney

p.s. We are still working on the location … options: in DC or Northern Virginia??

Date: December 8, 2016
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Event: Pioneer Education Fundraiser
Topic: 2016 Fundraiser for Pioneer.Education
Sponsor: Phil & Michelle McKinney
Venue: TBD
Location: Washington, D.C.
Public: Public

In this one-hour keynote, I share a three to eight year timeline of future of technology ranging from display, medical, social, VR/AR and many others.

The objective of this session is to open the eyes of the attendees of what is possible and to spark their individual creativity to come up with game-changing innovations for the their respective organization.

NAB describes the event as:

Prepare to immerse yourself in this invitation-only event for senior-level NAB member executives showcasing the latest technology and ideas to benefit your business.

This two-and-a-half day invitation-only conference takes place at a legendary venue, The Inn at Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach. This environment will remove you from your day-to-day routine and facilitate fresh thinking. You will explore a world of fast-paced innovation and discover potential new opportunities for your business.

 

Date: November 1, 2016
Time: 8:30 a.m.
Event: NAB Futures Conference
Topic: The Near Future
Sponsor: NAB - National Association of Broadcasters
Venue: The Inn at Spanish Bay
Location: Pebble Beach, CA
Registration: Click here to register.

Annual BBQ Celebration

 

I don’t know about you, but the summer is going by fast. Before it slips away, please join us for a BBQ at our ranch in Colorado on Saturday, August 27th starting at 4:00PM.

Michelle and I would love to have you join us and enjoy the views, reconnect with old friends and make new friends.

The BBQ is to celebrate our progress on Pioneer School in Rwanda. The land is purchased and cleared and construction is well underway. While we still have more to do, it’s been the support of friends who have helped us to build this school.

Pioneer School in Rwanda

Please join us for some great BBQ!

If you can join us, please RSVP at http://bit.ly/PEBBQ

Thanks …

Phil & Michelle McKinney

Date: August 27, 2016
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Event: Annual BBQ Celebration
Topic: Celebrate the Pioneer School in Rwanda
Sponsor: Pioneer.Education
Venue: The McKinney Ranch
Location: Longmont, CO
USA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

Given my involvement in the maker movement via the Maker Faire in Silicon, I've been asked by the organizers of the Rocky Mountain Makerspace Conference to give a talk about the role of makerspaces and innovation.

sparking innovation via makerspace

The Rocky Mountain Makerspace Conference describes their event as a place where: …  new and seasoned leaders will share best practices, learn from talented presenters, and have a great time with our unique community. While the highlight of the weekend will be the time learning from each other, we are also pleased to have special presentations/session including:

  • Phil McKinney, President and CEO of CableLabs. In this capacity he heads the research and development organization responsible for the global cable industry’s technology and innovation roadmap.
  • A Tour of TinkerMill – followed by Beer and Barbeque
  • Sessions dedicated to Youth Maker Programs with a hands-on demonstration from Share Fair Nation
  • A Tour and Sunday Brunch with SparkFun Electronics
  • Ashley Kazyaka of the Colorado State Library Maker Program and Nate Stone of DPL's IdeaLab

 

Date: July 16, 2016
Time: 08:00 a.m.
Event: Sparking Innovation via Makerspaces
Topic: Sparking Innovation
Sponsor: Rocky Mountain Makerspace Conference
Venue: Longmont Museum & Cultural Center
Location: 400 Quail Road
Longmont, CO 80501
USA
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.