Open Innovation and the Ecosystem Conference



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    There is no formula for innovation by Michel Lenchner 
    Open Innovation and the Ecosystem by Scott Lawley 

    Sustainable Innovation - Judy Estrin
    Open Innovation at HP Labs by Rich Friedrich 
    The Innovator’s Dilemma by Deborah Magid 
    Lessons from Mozilla: How we are learning to foster and grow participation by Pascal Finette 
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    SDForum is pleased to present the third annual Innovation Conference. This year's theme is "Open Innovation and the Ecosystem"

    Innovation is a part of everyone’s business in every sector and every industry. How does innovation happen at both large and small companies and how are companies breaking barriers of innovation? How does it take place across industries in product development? There seems to be an enormous trend in the industry which is supporting "loosely coupled" application architectures that use APIs between companies to enable an external trading partner innovation new to the industry.

    Hear from large companies and successful startups share their thoughts, insights, learning lessons and best practices on how innovation happens on both a local and multi-national level.
    Don't miss your chance to win one of five autographed books by Judy Estrin!


    Hewlett Packard Auditorium
    3000 Hanover Street
    Palo Alto, CA

    Online Registration Pricing
    SDForum Members: $75; Non-Members: $95; Platinum Pass Holders: $0
    ($15 more at the door)

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    8:30 – 9:00am

    Networking, Registration & Exhibits

    9:00 – 9:15am

    Welcoming Remarks
        Anthony Wasserman, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley

    9:15 – 9:45am

    Opening Keynote: "Sustainable Innovation"
      Judy Estrin, CEO, JLabs, LLC & Author, Closing the Innovation Gap
      Introduced by Ted Shelton, Open-First

    9:45 – 10:05am    

    Company Keynote - "Open Innovation at HP Labs"
        Rich Friedrich, Director of Strategy and Innovation Office, HP Labs

    10:05 – 10:50am  

    Fireside Chat
       Ping Li, Accel Partners
    Mike Olson, Cloudera

    10:50 – 11:05am 

    Morning Break and Exhibits

    11:05 – 1125am 

    Company Keynote– “The Innovator's Dilemma”
        Deborah Magid, IBM Venture Group

    11:25 – 12:10pm    

    Panel Discussion –"Innovation in Practice”
        Christine Crandell, Accept Corporation
        Riley Gibson, Napkin Labs
    Guy Martin, CollabNet
    Padmanabh Dabke, Spigit
        Moderated by: Chris Yeh, PBWorks

    12:10 – 1:15pm 

    Networking Lunch and Exhibits

     1:15 – 1:35pm 

    Company Keynote
       Doug Solomon, IDEO

     1:35 – 1:55pm

    Company Keynote
        Pascal Finette, Director, Mozilla Labs

     1:55 – 2:40pm 

    Panel Discussion - "Silicon Valley Innovators: How They Do What They Do?"
        Raj Apte, PARC
        Denis Browne, SAP
        John Wolpert, CEO, UpStart Mobile
        Moderated by: Mike Cassidy, San Jose Mercury News

    2:40 – 3:10pm

    Closing Keynote
        Henry Tirri, Nokia Research Center

    3:10 – 3:25pm

    Closing Remarks, Conference Concludes