Disruption is only as good as the innovation that proceeds it. What does it take to innovate successfully? Join us on October 16 to learn from change agents about how they impacted innovation within their organizations.
America’s Innovation Showcase is small by design. We’re fostering conversations and peer-to-peer networking so you can meet and learn from those who’ve successfully implemented broad scale change within their firms.
We’ve invited an interesting mix of speakers, bios provided below, some of whom are under the radar, to speak to us about their innovation journey. Here’s our lineup:
Bill O’Connor is the founder of the Innovation Genome Project at Autodesk and will explore the nature of real innovation via the lens of Autodesk’s groundbreaking and practical genome toolkit. This project is studying the world’s greatest 1,000 innovations over the past 2.6 millions years, which yielded two powerful techniques: The Seven Essential Innovation Questions (SEIQ) and the Impact/Imagination Innovation Prioritization Matrix. We’ll enjoy Bill’s take as he makes fun of the rest of the innovation field, talks about cavewoman, occasionally curses as the spirit moves him, and generally tries to help everyone make their work more better.
Jason Johnson is the CEO and co-founder of August, which is trying to crack the code of the connected home. August will soon launch the Yves Behar-designed August Smart Lock door lock, which allows you to send and manage virtual keys from your smartphone to any other smartphone. As founder and chairman of the Internet of Things Consortium. Jason will give us the back story on where design, technology and innovation intersect.
The August Smart Lock, which is controlled by your phone, will be demonstrated at America’s Innovation Showcase.
Mark Winter is the Senior Director of the Qualcomm XPRIZE Tricorder challenge. The challenge? A Star Trek-like device that is poised to transform healthcare through incentive-based technology competitions. Beam me up, Scotty.
Monique Woodard is an Innovation Fellow with the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation. Monique works on projects at the intersection of technology policy and technology product and will kick-off America’s Innovation Showcase.
Owen Thomas is ReadWrite’s editor-in-chief and will serve as our official “Doubting Thomas.” After a 17-year career devoted to crafting narratives and telling stories in ways that are uniquely suited to the online world, he posits a radically different slant on the current wave of fitness innovation sweeping our world and consumer psychology.
Uzi Shmilovici is the CEO of CRM solution Base. Here’s what we’re thinking about: The leader in CRM has 7.5 million users. Yet the global mobile workforce numbers 3.4 billion. So how is it that the largest CRM service represents only 0.2% of the global workforce? Uzi will demonstrate why CRM is ripe for disruption.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, October 16 to celebrate with pizza and champagne, great ideas and conversation. Buy your tickets now.