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.

Date: October 1, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Event: Cable-Tec Expo 2019 - Interviewing Dean Kamen
Topic: The near future impact of 10G
Sponsor: Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE)
Venue: New Orleans Convention Center
Location: 900 Convention Center Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

4front event hosted by cablelabs

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: liveworklearn 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

Date: June 23, 2020—June 24, 2020
Time: 8:00 a.m.
Event: 4Front 2020 - Cross-industry Event for Leaders Building the Future
Topic: Knowledge, Discovery and Networking
Sponsor: CableLabs
Venue: Gaylord of The Rockies
(720) 452-6900
Location: 6700 North Gaylord Rockies Blvd
Aurora, Colorado 80019
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.
More Info: Click here for more information.

Summer Conference - The Future Of Work

Fueling the Future Of Work Revolution

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.

Date: August 5, 2019—August 7, 2019
Event: Summer Conference
Topic: Fueling the Work Revolution
Sponsor: CableLabs
Venue: Keystone Resort
Location: PO Box 38
Keystone, CO 80435
United States
Public: Private
Registration: Click here to register.

innovation mastermind

The Innovation Mastermind Group uses a peer-to-peer mentoring concept to help members share and learn from members experiences with innovation, creativity, and leadership.

Current members range from startup founders to long-term innovation leaders in Fortune 50 companies.

Host: The Mastermind Group is hosted by Phil McKinney, the retired CTO for HP. Phil is the author of Beyond The Obvious and host of the award-winning podcast/radio show, Killer Innovations.

Phil's is an award-winning innovator whose products are used by 500 million consumers and businesses each day.

WARNING: Space is extremely limited to ensure a well functioning peer-to-peer mentoring environment. You are encouraged to not delay registering.

Date: September 13, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Event: Innovation Mastermind
Topic: Innovation Mastermind
Sponsor: Phil McKinney
703 517 4423
Venue: Virtual via Zoom
Location: The Innovators Studio LLC
Longmont, CO 80504
United States
Public: Private
Registration: Click here to register.

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.

innovation boot camp workshop by Phil McKinney

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.


Date: October 15, 2019—October 18, 2019
Time: 09:00 a.m.
Event: Innovation Boot Camp
Topic: Innovation Boot Camp
Sponsor: CableLabs
(303) 661-9100
Venue: CableLabs HQ
(303) 661-9100
Location: 858 Coal Creek Circle
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.