Program Change for Silicon Valley Innovation Institute Meeting on January 7th

Turning Vision into Value

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

Please Note Program Change:

Tom Foremski, Founder and Publisher of Silicon Valley Watcher, who was mentioned in my previous post, will not be speaking at the January 7th Silicon Valley Innovation Institute meeting, as he was called away on urgent business. He sends his deep regrets, and will join us in a future SVII Innovation Society meeting.

Instead, SVII will host the following replacement program, on a timely innovation topic:

January 7th, 2009
6:00 – 9:30 pm

Innovation Alignment—Integrating Diverse Resources

Speaker: Howard Lieberman, Founder & CEO, Silicon Valley Innovation Institute

While disruption and divergence are key drivers of innovation, agreement and convergence are often necessary to bring value to the table. Complex innovation challenges require collaboration across diverse and even competing organizations. In these cases, alignment, in service to alliance, is key. When resources are limited, timely alignment plays an even more urgent role.

Howard Lieberman, Founder and CEO of the Silicon Valley Innovation Institute, will lead us in an exploration of the key elements involved in aligning and integrating across the mindsets, personalities, vocabularies, and goals of diverse resources. Howard will draw upon current innovation challenges he is deeply involved with and helping to address.

You are invited to bring your own challenges, observations, and insights to this important topic.

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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