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PARC’s “Power of 10” Years as an Independent Company Offers Opportunities to Discuss Open Innovation in Practice
Special PARC Forum series presents renowned speakers including Christensen, Kao, Moore, Varian, and others; Presentations are free and open to the public

28 February 2012

Palo Alto, California -- PARC, a Xerox company, announced that it is hosting 10 speakers on 10 aspects of innovation, as part of its year-long "Power of 10" milestone of 10 years practicing open innovation. Current speakers in this series include experts such as Clayton Christensen, John Kao, Geoffrey Moore, Hal Varian, and others.

Incorporated in 2002 as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox, PARC today provides custom R&D services, technology, know-how, innovation best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, government agencies and partners.

The 10th anniversary PARC Forum expert series features 10 invited speakers on 10 aspects of innovation, including:

  • Geoffrey Moore on Innovation: Chasms & Velocities – March 1
  • Hal Varian on Innovation: Combinatorics – March 22
  • Clayton Christensen on Innovation: Growth – March 28
  • John Kao on Innovation: Improvisation & Mastery – June 7

Talks are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit http://www.parc.com/events/about-parc-forum.html. Many PARC Forum videos are available online at www.parc.com/forum and at www.slideshare.net/parcinc (viewable on mobile devices).

PARC is also hosting an intimate, invitation-only, half-day innovation conference and celebration in April. Highlighting themes such as Open, Disrupt, Practice, and Collaborate, this event features keynotes by Henry Chesbrough and Michael Raynor as well as discussions with PARC’s clients and others. To see a partial list of PARC’s public clients, please visit: http://www.parc.com/services/industry-contributions.html. For more information about how PARC practices open innovation and the services it offers, please see: http://www.parc.com/services/work-with-us.html.

About PARC Forum
PARC Forum is PARC’s invited speaker series – and public platform – for exchanging insights and building relationships with leading experts in a variety of areas. Nobel Prize laureates, CEOs, industry-leading thought leaders, and other personalities have participated in the series since its inception. Recent themes series included the "Entrepreneurial Spirit" (including talks by Teresa Amabile, John Hagel, Paul Kedrosky, Nilofer Merchant, Eric Ries, Vivek Wadhwa); "Open" (including talks by Chris Anderson, Charlene Li, Jim Zemlin); and those on various technical trends. Visiting PARC Researcher, External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute, and groundbreaking economist W. Brian Arthur also debuted his latest work on digitization and "The Second Economy" at PARC Forum. To sign up for advance announcements about PARC Forum events, please visit www.parc.com/subscribe.

About PARC
PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients' businesses.

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