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Solve Real Problems

An Event that trades PowerPoint for conversations


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GIL 2015: Silicon Valley is your opportunity to gain new insight and perspective on business and technology issues that matter most, now and in the future. It is where you will collaborate real – time with other innovative and visionary thinkers, and push beyond your personal and organizational boundaries to create the future. Join us, and be a part of what makes GIL a powerhouse of ideas and meaningful connections: Its participants!

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Networking That Never Ends
The GIL Global Online Community

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  • Access to best practice insights and key take-aways via downloadable presentations from all GIL Global events*
  • Your very own Peer-Connect profile and ability to search and communicate directly with members of the global community
  • Participate and share your own ideas and fresh perspectives through various blogs and forums from GIL Global visionaries, innovators and leader

*Complimentary access for all GIL 2015: Silicon Valley participants

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Featured Sponsors

Who's Attending

Our Cause

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.

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Agenda Highlights

Featured Keynotes


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Vice President of Innovation and Research
Singularity University
Fellow, Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for
Corporate Govermance, Stanford University

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Vice President, Innovation

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Innovators + Influencers


Visionary Innovation Think Tanks

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.

Featured Think Tanks:

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

Internet of Things:  Realizing and Monetizing Market Opportunities

Implementation Excellence Think Tanks

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.

Featured Think Tanks:

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

Legends of Silicon Valley Forum and Networking Luncheon

Join us as we honor this year's Legend, Dale Dougherty, Founder of Maker Media and Maker Faire and discover how innovation comes from unexpected places.  Also to be honored with a GIL Award is Peter Hirshberg, Chairman of The City Innovate Foundation.  Celebrate one another's creativity and innovation during our closing GIL Innovation Fair, a show and tell of personal inventions.  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 - Welcome Networking Reception and Event Kickoff
Meet and greet your fellow peers and colleagues while enjoying a little C&C, conversation & cocktails!

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.

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Participant Testimonials

  • The opportunity to allow your mind to visit a spa.
    CEO, NEON, Inc.

  • Incomparable exposure to cutting edge thinking on innovation - from successful innovators - practice not theory!
    Director, Competitive Intelligence, AMADEUS

  • A great opportunity to network with leaders that have similar challenges and can provide tangible solutions you may/may not have tried or lessons learned.
    Senior Corporate Strategy Analyst, RTI International

  • The exposure to executives across industry verticals and geographies who share a focus upon and expertise within innovation is invaluable. Frost did a great job at balancing information presentation, information sharing and networking.
    Director, Innovation, AICPA

  • Significant and superior event to know the latest growth and innovation trends and to network with executives.

  • Networking and learning event for innovation professionals.
    Vice President, Marketing, HYLAND'S

  • By experiencing my first Frost & Sullivan GIL event, I was surprised how all the keynote and breakout session presenters resonated with many of the themes and disruptive innovation initiatives we are working on at the City of Portland. This value added event will have me returning in the future!
    Chief Technology Officer, CITY OF PORTLAND

  • Frost and Sullivan consistently is at the top of my event choice list. They consistently blend seamless operations, superb networking, informative high quality sessions with fun and leading edge insight. I'll be back.
    Chief Clinical and Business Intelligence Officer. KPN MANAGEMENT PARTNERS

  • GIL managed to combine practical working tips with visionary brainstorming. Networking with peers from different industries to compare approaches and success stories was incredible. Thank you for facilitating the discussions and sessions for a powerful event.
    Director, Strategy, T-MOBILE USA, INC.

  • Frost and Sullivan create an environment where leaders in a variety of industries can learn from each other. I made some excellent connections that will help grow my business and I left inspired and excited to apply what I've learned. I was very impressed with the caliber of the participants and amazed at the innovations that they are creating.
    Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SIMULARITY

Chronicles-Books_MAR.jpgGIL 2015: Silicon Valley Chronicles

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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Featured Articles

How Open Innovation Can Help a Big Firm Act Like a Start-Up

By Steve Paljieg, Senior Director, Corporate Growth & Innovation, Kimberly-Clark

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Tap Your Connections for Bigger and Better Intelligence

By Pranita Sharma, Director, Market Research Operations, Amerinet

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Collaboration and Convergence: The Future of Medical Innovation

By Gary Fingerhut, Executive Director, Cleveland Clinic Innovations

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Finding, Keeping, and Enabling Your Company’s 'Creativizers'

By Jeff DeGraff, Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations, University of Michigan Ross School of Business

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Sustainable Innovation

By Albert J. Di Rienzo, President, RedSky, Inc.

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The New World of User-Centric Marketing

By Elyse Winer, Senior Manager, Marketing, MC10

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Product Design for the Next Billion

By Tom Kadavy, Director, Medical Technology, Stratos Product Development

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