Monthly Archives: June 2009

incentive2innovate – Global Development & Partnerships

The final panel on the second day at the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations was on global development and partnerships. The panel was moderated by Michael Green (Co-Author “Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World”): Andreas Widmer, Co-Founder, S.E.VEN (Social Equity Venture) FundAmir Dossal, Executive Director, United Nations Office for PartnershipsCharlie Brown, Executive Director, Ashoka ChangemakersCarol Armistead Grigsby, ...

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incentive2innovate – Creating an Innovation Culture

The second panel on the second day at the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations was on creating an innovation culture in your organization. The panel was moderated by Dwayne Spradlin, CEO, InnoCentive: Neil Blakesley, VP, Strategy Marketing & Propositions, BT AmericasMarthin de Beer, SVP, Emerging Technologies Group, CiscoJohn Gibson, CEO, ParadigmJudy Estrin, Author, “Closing the Innovation Gap: Reigniting the ...

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incentive2innovate – Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn

Day two at the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations featured a keynote by Reid Hoffman, CEO of LinkedIn. Reid Hoffman took the stage and began by speaking about how individiduals are now small businesses, before moving on to discuss how the venture capital industry started in Boston but has been eclipsed by Silicon Valley. Proliferation of open networks in ...

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incentive2innovate – Healthcare Industry Applications

The first panel on the second day at the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations was on applying incentive prizes and open collaboration in the healthcare industry. The panel was moderated by Peter H. Diamandis, M.D., Chairman & CEO, X PRIZE Foundation: Eric Eisenstadt, Ph.D., Deputy Vice President for Research, J. Craig Venter InstituteLisa Latts, M.D., Vice President, Clinical Excellence, ...

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incentive2innovate – Tool #2: Incentivized Competition

The second panel at the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations was on incentivized competition. The panel was moderated by Matthew Bishop (Chief Business Writer/US Business Editor, The Economist; Co-Author “Philanthrocapitalism: How the Rich Can Save the World”): Paul Jansen, Partner, McKinsey & CompanyJonathan Bays, Social Sector Consultant, McKinsey & CompanyPeter H. Diamandis, M.D., Chairman & CEO, X PRIZE FoundationAlpheus ...

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incentive2innovate – Tool #1: Open Collaboration

The first panel at the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations was on open collaboration. The panel was moderated by Don Tapscott (Author, “Wikinomics: How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything” and “Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing the World”): Arianna Huffington, Author, Co-Founder and Editor-In-Chief, Huffington PostRob McEwen, Founder, Goldcorp, and CEO/Chairman, US GoldMarthin de Beer, SVP, Emerging ...

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incentive2innovate – Peter Diamandis and Matt Bross

Dr. Peter Diamandis, Chairman/CEO of Xprize Foundation kicked off the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations with the promise that incentivized innovation and open innovation would be the focus for the two days of the conference. Incentivized innovation is not just about winning the prize, but about driving innovation beyond the goal of the contest – beyond the attainment of ...

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Video Interview with Charlie Brown of Ashoka’s Changemakers

I had the opportunity to interview Charlie Brown of Ashoka’s Changemakers at the incentive2innovate conference this week at the United Nations in New York City. You can see the video interview here: Ashoka’s Changemakers is a community of action where people can collaborate on solutions. The community provides the platform for people to attack projects one idea at a time ...

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Video Interview with Dean Kamen of DEKA Research

I had the privilege of interviewing Dean Kamen of DEKA Research and FIRST fame at the incentive2innovate conference this week at the United Nations in New York City. You can find the video of our conversation here: I was pleasantly surprised that Dean Kamen draws the same distinction between invention and innovation that I do. We had a great conversation ...

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