The Future of Innovation

Event Description:

21st century innovation includes three tandem themes: Convergence, Collaboration and Communication. During the past few hundred years, many breakthroughs were made by individuals working alone. More recently large private and government laboratories had been sites for a great deal of creativity, although economic conditions have decimated this research landscape.

New paths to innovation increasingly require collaboration between disparate parties from academia, industry and government. The resulting plethora of unintegrated technologies and approaches can result in chaos, because researchers have not necessarily developed skill at working across silo boundaries. External forces of convergence can be applied to increase the chance of successful outcomes. This talk describes convergence approaches through governance and communication.


Howard Lieberman is CEO and Board Chairman of the Silicon Valley Innovation Institute, which he founded to develop and apply a conscious innovation model internationally, in order to turn Vision into Value.

Mr. Lieberman has founded five companies: Interactive Visual Analysis Languages (INTERVAL), Integrated Acoustics, Escatech Media Inc., Dorado and Asonda Corp. Mr. Lieberman has invented and brought to market new technologies at Bose Corporation, Apple Computer and the companies he founded, including hardware and adaptive content software architectures.

Prior to founding SVII, Howard was the Dean of External Affairs and Distinguished Lecturer of Innovation Management and Aesthetic Engineering for Cogswell Polytechnical College, a 120 year old technical institution in Silicon Valley. He holds a BS in Physics from the City University of New York, an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island and has done Post Graduate work at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Acoustics & Image Processing.

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Event Details

May 12, 2009


Fenwick & West
801 California St.
Mountain View CA


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