1. Deborah Perry Piscione at InnoTown® 2014

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    Economies around the world are struggling to find the ingredients and momentum to grow again and everyone's worried about their country´s ability to compete. But in one small corner of America, business is truly booming, employers are hiring in big numbers, and things have never looked brighter. That small corner is Silicon Valley. Deborah Perry Piscione is the celebrated author of Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn from the Innovation Capital of the World. At InnoTown 2014 Piscione talked about the characteristics of the Silicon Valley ecosystem, the history of how the culture came into being, the future of innovation & exponential technologies. Perhaps most excitingly, she will share her thoughts on whether and how Silicon Valley can be replicated. She will unravel the near-mystic qualities of those who are turning technological uncertainty into bankable success. As an experienced entrepreneur herself, she is able to extract essential lessons from the high-tech, innovative South Bay culture that can be applied by entrepreneurs and decision-makers all around the world. As an expert on Silicon Valley, its management, and creating entrepreneurial ecosystems, Piscione shares Silicon Valley secrets with governments, businesses & organizations around the world, suggesting ways others can achieve a similar alchemy.

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    • Julian Birkinshaw at InnoTown® 2014

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      How is the world of business changing, and what will the leading companies of the future look like? In this talk, Professor Julian Birkinshaw argues that we are nearing the end of the “knowledge era” that has dominated for the last forty years. Of course knowledge will always be important, but in a world where information is ubiquitous and knowledge is increasingly shared, the companies that want to gain a competitive edge will have to look for new sources of advantage. Professor Birkinshaw argues their two key imperatives are action and conviction: they will be smart about scanning for information and harnessing the knowledge of their employees, but they will favour action over analysis, and they will privilege emotional conviction over purely rational judgments. This shift has enormous implications for how work is done, because action and conviction are not the focus of traditional hierarchical organisations. Professor Birkinshaw will describe the new management models that will be needed so that your company can harness the new sources of advantage in the post-knowledge era.

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      • Shannon Deegan, Google, at InnoTown® 2014

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        • Peter Diamandis at InnoTown®2010

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          Founder and Chairman of X PRIZE Foundation The X PRIZE Foundation is a nonprofit whose mission is simply ”to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity”. By offering a big cash prize for a specific accomplishment, The X PRIZE stimulates competition and excitement around some of the planet´s most important goals. Peter´s background is in space exploration – before the X PRIZE, he ran a company that studied low-cost launching technologies and another company that took civilians on rides into the upper atmosphere. But though the Foundation´s first US$ 10 million went to a space-themed challenge (2004 winner: SpaceShipOne), Peter´s goal now is to extend the prize into health care, social policy, energy & environment, education and many other fields that could use a dose of competitive innovation. There are many types of competitions and awards around the world, but an X PRIZE is in a class by itself. What sets them apart from other non-profit organizations is their ability to frame a challenge and incentivize a solution in a way that their efforts and funds are multiplied exponentially by the teams who strive to compete and win the prize.

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          • The Feel of InnoTown - 2013

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            Over the last 13 years, InnoTown speakers have skilfully entertained our audiences with their unique stories. Their talks contain a rich blend of deeply motivational personal journeys and exceptionally practical business cases. They leave our attendees energized and confident to capitalise on new ideas beyond the tried and tested. Thanks to: Stian Rekdal (Ålesund timelapse), Kjetil Årseth: interviews/camera, Øystein Løvoll: camera. Pettersen Filmproduksjon v/Arild Pettersen: Speakers presentations.

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            • Pawan Agrawal at InnoTown 2013

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              For over 130 years, the Dabbawalas (delivery men) have delivered lunch boxes with warm food to workers all over Mumbai, the world’s fourth most populous city. With over 12 million inhabitants, simply navigating the city becomes a serious challenge. In fact, it makes coordinating the daily journey of over 200.000 lunch boxes across the same city seem utterly impossible. And yet, by using nothing but bikes, trains, teamwork & dedication the 4000 Dabbawalas make less than 1 mistake in 6 million deliveries. Their commitment to outstanding service can serve as a rich source of inspiration for any entrepreneur.

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              • Karina Hollekim at InnoTown 2013

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                Norwegian BASE jumper and extreme skier Karina Hollekim was living the dream as one of the most naturally talented and fearless athletes in her high-adrenalin field. But a leg-crushing aerial accident in 2006 forced her to confront the darker side of adventure. Since that fateful day, Karina has endured twenty surgeries and has had to relearn to walk.

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                • David Robertson at InnoTown 2013

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                  Wharton practice professor of operations and information management. For many unbridled innovation is a guarantee for future success. But in the case of LEGO it nearly spelled the end of an iconic brand. By 2003 LEGO had created an abundance of innovation and successfully applied all the advice of experts. But in reality it was virtually out of cash and left with products that failed to win over consumers. At InnoTown 2013, David Robertson explained how LEGO turned itself around from a failing brand to the healthiest, most profitable & fastest-growing company in the toy industry.

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                  • Jeffrey Hayzlett at InnoTown 2013

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                    JEFFREY HAYZLETT CEO of The Hayzlett Group. Vice President of the Eastman Kodak Company, 2006-2010 (USA). Kodak was once the most iconic company in the world, creating the only product you would run into a burning building to save: their "Kodak Moments". Jeffrey Hayzlett tells the story of how this big yellow box icon moved from having the greatest profit margins of any product on the market to sliding into the red of bankruptcy. Learn how to summon the vision and courage to drive change and sustain your company's newfound momentum to harness strategic, lasting success.

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                    • Theo Jansen at InnoTown 2013

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                      Theo Jansen is known as the Leonardo Da Vinci of the 21st century. He has devoted his body and soul to creating a new life-form over the last two decades. His "Strandbeest" (Beach Beasts) look so organic and real that from a distance they are mistaken for the skeletons of prehistoric dinosaurs. However, they are made of basic materials such as plastic tubes or sticky tape.

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