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Social Networks for Innovations Conference

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Price: $45.00 /per person
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Today’s innovation is a social sport. Little modern innovation takes place in secluded skunk works. Instead, innovation in all kinds of organizations is taking place throughout the organization or crossing organizational boundaries. This is not a description of chaos, but rather an efficient process leveraging social networks and collaborative platforms.

Join us in a half-day discussion with leaders from industry, education, and government around the boundaries, methods, and tools of this new innovation ecosystem.

Prof. Terri L. Griffith
Leavey School of Business

External-engaging innovation panel:
David Cruickshank, SAP, Director of the Co-Innovation Lab
Prof. Joel West, CSUSJ, Expert on open innovation.
Hutch Carpenter, VP of Product, Spigit
Jim Newton, Founder of TechShop

Internal-engaging innovation panel:
Prof. Andy Hargadon, UC Davis, author of How Breakthroughs Happen
Tad Milbourn, Product Manager, Intuit Brainstorm
Susie Wee, CTO, HP
Wolf Cramer, Transformation Consultant, IBM
Robin Daniels, Director of Product Marketing,


12:00pm - 1:30pm - Lunch/Networking
1:30pm - 1:35pm - Intro
1:35pm - 3:00pm - Panel focused on external innovation with customers, partners, etc.
3:00pm - 3:20pm - Break
3:20pm - 4:50pm - Panel focused on the use of social networks for internal innovation

Lunch, Refreshments, Desert are included!

Parking: Check for street parking first as you may be able to get closer to the Locatelli Event Center (be sure to check time restrictions). On-Campus parking is available for $5 flat-rate. Speak to the guard at the Palm Drive Entrance for parking pass. Palm Drive is directly across from the Santa Clara CalTrain. Best walking route from vistor parking is marked on the map as dashed line.

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