home › event - the economist innovation forum 2014

EVENT:

The Economist Innovation Forum 2014
Conferences & Talks

Managing the Risk of Innovation

27 March 2013
8am - 5pm
Berkeley, California

 

description

The Economist’s fifth annual Innovation Forum will explore truly transformative innovations that have the potential of changing how we live and work—and ask how more companies can think bigger and solve today’s most important challenges.

What is ‘big’? Big is the printing press, steel, antibiotics, and transistors. What will the next ‘big’ be? That’s what investors are asking and companies are brainstorming. 

This conference aims to answer the ultimate questions for technologists, futurists, and C-suite executives: Are we thinking big enough and how do we get there?

The event will also aim to answer:       

  • Is innovation big enough in America and creating the economic opportunities this country needs?
  • How has the state of the global economy impacted companies’ ability to dream and act big?
  • Is innovation big enough at your company to create the profits you need?

Disruptive technological change seems to be a constant, but is it really changing the way companies and people operate as much as innovations in the past have? Are incremental advances delivering on the promise of value and impact? Are we focusing on applications and software to the detriment of revolutionary new products?

This conference will gather senior leaders in technology, media, planning, engineering and design, with Economist editors and senior correspondents, to discuss what it takes to bring your company’s innovative ideas to the next stage.