Thursday, October 05, 2006

Conversations about Innovation

I spent my day yesterday as part of the Business Innovation Factory's conversations about innovation - a slightly different approach to innovation summits or conferences. Most of the speakers told stories about how innovation happened in their companies, or what they were planning to do to become more innovative.

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.
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
posted by Jeffrey Phillips at 4:37 AM

27 Comments:

Anonymous Roger von Oech said...

Sounds like a wonderful event! Especially the interaction between speakers and attendees. I've found that the best conferences I've been to -- either on the stage or in the audience -- were those that encouraged mixing it up.

--Roger von Oech
http://blog.creativethink.com

9:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear friends, Now you can help yourself take advantage of the huge frenzy of FREE advertising in your spare time, while in the comfort of your own home. Hook up NOW with this exiting program. Click here: FREE INFORMATION

9:19 PM  
Blogger Scott A. Edwards said...

Attention Blog Owners...!!! WARNING: A new immensely powerful viral marketing system has been released, which allows marketers to broadcast messages directly to people's desktops. Learn more about it here: low cost network marketing site. It pretty much covers low cost network marketing related stuff and it is FREE to join.

5:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check this out for FREE...

This opportunity says:

"Your Ad" Will Be Instantly Displayed on Thousands of Websites and Read By Over 10 Million People Per Week For FREE, and It Only Takes 60 Seconds To Get Started!

To find out more visit: network marketing site. It successfully exposes FREE information covering Traffic and network marketing related stuff.

6:05 AM  
Anonymous how to stay erect said...

thanks for share..

1:03 AM  
Anonymous wisata kuliner bandung said...

thanks for share..

1:03 AM  
Anonymous belajar internet marketing said...

thanks for share..

1:03 AM  
Anonymous delaying ejaculation said...

thanks for share..

1:03 AM  
Anonymous delayed orgasm said...

thanks for share..

1:03 AM  
Anonymous how to last longer in bed said...

thanks for share..

1:04 AM  
Anonymous how to avoid premature ejaculation said...

thanks for share..

1:04 AM  
Anonymous how to prolong ejaculation said...

thanks for share..

1:05 AM  
Anonymous how to prevent premature ejaculation said...

thanks for share..

1:05 AM  
Anonymous Inversiones en oro said...

hello, this day I've been searching for information on various issues, this I found very good and I would like to congratulate you for your work.
Invertir en plata

8:45 AM  
Anonymous Invertir en oro said...

I think that this post is one of the best that i have read in my life, congrats you did a great job,.

8:21 AM  
Anonymous konsultan perusahaan said...

I think people fear idea management and innovation because there's a significant number of ideas that simply won't plan out.......Nice statement.....keep posting

12:22 AM  
Anonymous belajar internet marketing said...

this day I've been searching for information on various issues, this I found very good and I would like to congratulate you for your work.

12:22 AM  
Anonymous parcel lebaran said...

I think that this post is one of the best that i have read in my life, congrats you did a great job,.

12:22 AM  
Anonymous delayed orgasm said...

the difference between the content spammers and most corporate innovators is that the smaller

12:22 AM  
Anonymous delayed orgasm said...

I'm writing to you because I just came across a business that I think has great potential. It lets you save money on almost everything. Make money from almost everything,

12:23 AM  
Anonymous how to avoid premature ejaculation said...

If growth is important to a firm, and if growth is dependent on offering existing products and services to new customers

12:23 AM  
Anonymous konsultan seo said...

I'm writing to you because I just came across a business that I think has great potential. It lets you save money on almost everything. Make money from almost everything,

12:23 AM  
Anonymous tabungan pendidikan said...

innovation is very natural and happens in the "real world" as new plants and animals colonize new ecological niches.

12:23 AM  
Anonymous mengecilkan perut said...

I wonder how you got so good. This is really a fascinating blog, lots of stuff that I can get into. One thing I just want to say is that your Blog is so perfect

12:23 AM  
Anonymous how to teach dogs tricks said...

We generally think most specifically about the risk associated with a new product introduction

12:24 AM  
Anonymous easy way to get pregnant said...

I would be aware that as somebody who really doesn’t comment to blogs a lot (in actual fact, this may be my first put up), I don’t think the time period “lurker” is very flattering to a non-posting reader.

12:24 AM  
Anonymous stop pre ejaculation said...

Thanks a lot for this time sharing of innovation about CONVERSATIONS ABOUT INNOVATION. This is really the best website about innovation i have ever read.

11:11 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home