There IS a magic to this place that Google, Oracle, Dropbox, Uber, Airbnb and Facebook call home.

Only referred to as Silicon Valley since 1971, it’s the area where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak launched Apple Computers in their garage in 1975. Where Robert Niyce and Gordon Moore launched Intel, maker of the first commercial micro-processor, 7 years earlier. Where Stanford Industrial Park opened in 1953, housing Hewlett-Packard, General Electric, and Lockheed as early tenants.

Yet Silicon Valley is no longer just the ‘tech capital’ of the world- it has become the ‘industry disruption captial’ of the world.

What happens in Silicon Valley has an impact on any industry, and every company- globally.

Not only because of its technology, but also and especially because of its approach to how innovation is done: the leadership, culture and capabilities now embraced by big organizations for creating and capturing value, continuously.

So, for Intrapreneurship Conference #8, we couldn’t think of a better place to host it than Silicon Valley.

And when in Silicon Valley… here’s a first batch of sessions you’ll be joining!


Speaker Update #IntraCnf Silicon Valley: Field Trips (Batch 1)

With so many innovation spaces and entrepreneurship hubs in one area, what else to do than to go out and get ‘the smell of the place’?


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SCIFI D.I. – DESIGN INTELLIGENCE FOR THE FUTURE @ SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY LABS

nick-davis-singularity-intrapreneurshipIn this provocative SciFi D.I. Workshop, we “begin with the end in mind” and define ideal future states, based on everything we know about accelerating technology and trends. Collaborate with science fiction illustrators, designers, and technologists to bring these new worlds to life. Then work backward to develop a realistic roadmap for getting there.

Through world-class facilitation and application of Singularity University’s Design for Exponentials framework (think: design thinking in an exponential world), you will work in teams to push boundaries and ideate far beyond business-as-usual. This workshop will be held on the Singularity University campus, which is located at NASA Ames Research Center, one of the world’s great epicenters of innovation.


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Vodafone Global Enterprise’s Innovation Programme is focused on increasing the opportunities we have to create connectivity-led business transformation with MNC customers. But we only have a four person dedicated staff in a large, global organization…

This field trip will include an introduction to the Vodafone Global Enterprise programme and breakout sessions to learn more from each other about how to implement incentive structures for intrapreneurs, and how to engage with important stakeholders beyond those early adopters.


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NEXT GEN INNOVATION @ROCKETSPACE

Michele McConomyTechnology is driving change at breakneck speed and it’s critical for any organization to open their eyes to what’s happening outside their organization and implement a intrapreneurship program that prioritizes open innovation – fast.

Join us at RocketSpace’s tech campus to get a sneak peek at emerging disruptors that should be on your radar and participate in a hands-on workshop focused on jumpstarting your intrapreneurship program so its driving innovation, not just avoiding disruption.


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THE SILICON VALLEY MINDSET

simone-lis-intrapreneurshipWhat is the secret sauce of Silicon Valley? What can you learn from the startup world for your corporate business? How can you implement startup innovation strategies into your internal processes?

Explore answers to these questions during a one-day San Francisco innovation journey for intrapreneurs.

 


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Speaker Update #IntraCnf Silicon Valley: Workshops (Batch 1)

You won’t be listening to motivational speakers all day- you will get dozens of practical ideas for the challenges you face through the hands-on workshops, facilitated by some of the best national and international experts.


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CORPORATE STARTUP ECOSYSTEMS & INNOVATION OBSTACLES

Tristan Kromer

Tristan_Kromer_intrapreneurshipLarge companies aren’t like startups, and copying their tactics can be frustrating and sometimes foolish. A big corporate is more like an ecosystem that has startups inside it, trying to survive. The CEO can’t simply command innovation to occur and expect greatness. But we can change the ecosystem to support intrapreneurship.

So should we build a program like GE Fastworks? Or just copy Intuit’s Innovation Catalyst? All ecosystems are different and blindly copying a model from Silicon Valley can lead to disaster. Every company must take it’s strengths and weaknesses into account and design an innovation program to complement them. This workshop will focus on how to map out your corporate ecosystem and identify obstacles to innovation that are putting the brakes on innovation.


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BEST PRACTICE INTRAPRENEURSHIP: FROM IDEA TO COMMERCIALIZATION

Dave BlakelyDave Blakely

In this workshop, you will leverage mach49’s deep corporate venture incubation experience to brainstorm with your colleagues on topics critical to intrapreneurship, such as identifying winning ideas, structuring effective teams, incubating new lines of business, and aligning leadership behind your initiatives. You will finish the workshop with fresh ideas to add to your intrapreneurship toolkit.


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MAKING INNOVATION INEVITABLE: OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF PROGRAMMATIC CHANGE

Laszlo Gyorffy

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Managing programmatic change can be challenging enough, but managing a program that produces disruptive change on a regular basis is especially difficult.  Replicating key startup methods and an entrepreneurial culture, in ways that can be scaled within a larger corporate context, is a revolutionary effort. To align executives, enroll participants, and forge the necessary partnerships among functional groups and business units requires savvy leadership and a well-equipped transformational toolkit. It also helps to know the most common points of failure and how to avoid them.

Participants will learn proven practices for building and maintaining a high performing intrapreneurship program. They will gain insight into the unique organizational dynamics of innovation initiatives and how to overcome the 3 most common pitfalls. The workshop format provides a highly engaging session and imparts valuable information for innovation managers regardless of the maturity level of your intrapreneurship program.


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WIRE YOUR BRAIN (AND CULTURE) FOR INTRAPRENEURSHIP

Suzanne Lahl & Terri Egan

suzanneandterriIn this highly interactive session, we will examine the neuroscience behind the tendency to “go with what you know” and present methods for optimizing ways to introduce change in a fast-paced, complex environment. By understanding what makes us and those around us fall into habit, and how to best manage that instinct, you can inspire, innovate and adapt to changes with more agility, insight and wisdom.  Participants will leave the experience with practices they can immediately put in place at work and at home.


This is just a glimpse of the 39+ sessions during Intrapreneurship Conference #8. You’ll understand best and next practices, gain latest insights and get solutions to your challenges, by customizing the program to your needs. And you’ll meet 175+ peers from leading brands all around the world.

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