Conversations about Innovation
The list of speakers was quite impressive: Keely from Doblin, Suri from Ideo, Rae from PeerInsight. What I also liked about the conference was that the organizers (Business Innovation Factory) encouraged a lot of interaction between the speakers and the attendees. I had the chance to meet Dr. Alice Wilder, one of the folks responsible for Blue's Clues, and Jim LaVoie, now semi-famous for his idea stock market concept at Rite Solutions. There were a number of interesting and innovative people in the audience.
I think I should also commend the work that BIF is doing. In a public/private partnership, they are trying to become an innovation labratory and encourage Rhode Island to become a lab for innovative thinking and ideas. I'm going to try to implement some of their approach back home in Research Triangle Park. Saul Kaplan and his team are to be commended for the event and for their vision.
Keep your eyes peeled for the next BIF conversations conference. If anything like the one going on right now, it will be well worth your time to participate.