*Complimentary access for all GIL 2015: Silicon Valley participants
Breaking the Chain Through Education (BTCTE) is a grassroots, non-profit organization that consists of individuals and donors who are deeply committed to eradicating child slavery in Ghana, Africa. By establishing schools in impoverished villages, BTCTE provides local fisherman and their children with educational opportunities and alternative ways to earn a living. In exchange, the children that were trafficked are set free and returned to life with their families.
Vice President of Innovation and Research
Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for
Corprate Govermance, Stanford University
Vice President, Innovation
Professor of Business; Robert L. and Dale Atkins Rosen Faculty Fellow
New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Michael O. Cooper
Innovators + Influencers
Visionary Innovation Think Tanks afford you the opportunity to examine the trends and technologies that are changing our lives and our world, and explore their implications and potential impact on industry landscapes, businesses, processes, and growth strategies.
Connected Healthcare: Changing the Business of Healthcare
Intelligent Mobility: New Connected and Automated Business Models
Internet of Things: The 4th Industrial Revolution
The Connected Home: 2025
Cybersecurity for the Connected Enterprise
IP Markets: The New Wave
These concurrent Think Tanks expose you to best practices that address the key business discipline challenges you face within your company. They afford you the opportunity to brainstorm with peers who face common challenges, and find out which approaches work and which do not.
Critical Issues in Innovation, featuring: Redefining the Innovation Ecosystem
Critical Issues in Product Strategy & Development, featuring: Operationalizing Big Data to Drive Digital Strategy
Critical Issues in Customer Strategy, featuring: Delivering Customer Experience Innovation at Every Touch Point
Critical Issues in Marketing, featuring: Social Media for B2B Lead Generation: An Integrated Approach
Critical Issues in Leadership, featuring: Innovating Talent: Igniting Your Talent Strategy for a New Age
Critical Issues in Technology, featuring: TechVision: Leveraging Technology Innovations, Disruptions, and Convergence to Drive Transformational Growth
Critical Issues in Innovation, featuring: Strategic Planning to Capitalize on White Space and Adjacency Opportunities
Critical Issues in Product Strategy & Development, featuring: Ensuring You Deliver on Projected Revenue and Market Share: Knowing Your Customer’s Wants and Needs...Before They Do
Critical Issues in Strategic Marketing, featuring: Digital Disruption: Riding the Crest of the Transformation of Marketing
Critical Issues in Leadership Roles, featuring: Collaborating with Your CIO: Leadership for a Connected World
Join us as we honor an eclectic group of individuals who through their extraordinary perspectives have enriched innovation and helped shape Silicon Valley. Hear their inspiring stories first-hand! As a prelude to the Forum, Industry leaders, practitioners and solution providers host a menu of luncheon discussions on pertinent industry issues. Dine and dish with industry experts. The list of discussion topics will be available on-site.
2015 Legends of Silicon Valley honorees will be announced in the coming months.
Participant Meet 'n' Greet
This end-user practitioner networking activity is your opportunity to identify - right out of the gate - those peers who share challenges similar to your own. It's a great way to find participants who have thought leadership you can benefit from and to facilitate later dialogues throughout the event.
GIL 2015: Silicon Valley Curious Cocktails Networking Reception and Event Kickoff (Featuring: The 10 Questions Challenge) - Bring plenty of business cards and be ready to relax, enjoy a little C&C, conversation & cocktails, and meet your fellow peers and colleagues as we get ready for the days ahead! Enjoy a fun networking game where everyone is a contestant! Come up with the most clever answer and you may be entered to win a fabulous prize!
Peace, Love & Casino Night - Networking Reception - Boogie on down and break out your bell bottoms for a groovy trip back to the days of Woodstock at the Casino Night Networking Reception! Craps, Roulette, Black Jack, and Poker will all be available, along with the chance to win great prizes!
Early Risers Walk/Run - Calling all walkers, joggers and runners! Lace up your sneakers and get your endorphins flowing with a little exercise. It's the perfect start to a great day of content and networking!
Western Flare - Jeans, Cowboy Boots & Hats - The networking doesn’t end! Grab your cowboy hats and spurs and head on up to Shingle Mill Ranch for a Western Hoedown After-Party!
Transportation is provided.
Get ready for GIL 2015 Silicon Valley. Secure your copy of the Executive Event Chronicles, which include key takeaways and action items from all of the sessions. You'll have the option to add the Chronicles during your registration at a discount.
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By Steve Paljieg, Senior Director, Corporate Growth & Innovation, Kimberly-Clark
By Pranita Sharma, Director, Market Research Operations, Amerinet
By Gary Fingerhut, Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic Innovations
By Jeff DeGraff, Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
By Albert J. Di Rienzo, President, RedSky, Inc.
By Elyse Winer, Senior Manager, Marketing, MC10
By Tom Kadavy, Director, Medical Technology, Stratos Product Development