Perspectives from a Silicon Valley Watcher: Web Publisher Tom Foremski Talks Innovation on January 7, 2009

Turning Vision into Value

Invite your friends and colleagues and join us for the Silicon Valley Innovation Institute’s Innovation Society 2009 Series

Next “First Wednesday” Innovation Society Meeting:

January 7, 2009
6:00 – 9:30 pm

Silicon Valley Watcher - Tom Foremski and team

Perspectives from a Silicon Valley Innovation Watcher, with
Tom Foremski, Founder and Publisher, Silicon Valley Watcher

The Silicon Valley is a vibrant place to observe, and Tom Foremski has made a successful career doing just that. A former news reporter and Silicon Valley columnist for the Financial Times, Tom was one of the first journalists to take his professional message on-line into the new media culture. In 2004, Tom created was has become the Silicon Valley Watcher—”Reporting on the business and culture of Silicon Valley.” Through Silicon Valley Watcher, Tom provides readers everywhere with a daily dose of his insightful, sometimes challenging, and often future-suggesting observations and opinions.

Join us on January 7th, 2009, as Tom joins our circle to share his thoughts. Learn what Tom observes on the horizon for 2009, and what he would most like to see happen. Hear about the challenges and opportunities of being a professional observer of Silicon Valley. Discover the key innovations Tom is seeing or practicing, including any innovations in innovation itself. Uncover or request any advice Tom may have for innovators and innovation advocates, going forward.

Bring your curiosity, your questions, and your own insights.

Program Schedule:

6:00: Arrival and networking
6:45: Community buffet dinner
7:10: Appetizer Story—Gourmet Growers
7:15: Introductions
7:30: Feature Presentation
8:30: Showing Up as an Innovation Advocate (optional sharing of innovation stories)
9:30: Closing

Event fee – $30. Pay at the meeting or use PayPal.


Bay Cafe, Bayshore Ballroom

1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto

Drive down Embarcadero East, past Ming’s, turn left into the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course; from the parking lot, walk up the wide path toward the golf course buildings; the restaurant will be on the right.

Restaurant direct line: 650-856-0999

Please be sure to RSVP at

Need to reach us at the last minute? Call 415-307-0645.

SVII “First Wednesday” — Upcoming Programs:

February 4, 2009
CPS Practices for Innovation—An Experiential Evening with Barbara Kivowitz,
Innovation/Measurement 21st Century

Archives and Outlook

To find past program archives, and the current outlook for future programs, see the SVII “First Wednesday” group of SVII Society Online. While you’re there, sign up as a member of our online community of Innovation Advocates.

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