Tom Foremski Discusses Silicon Valley’s Role as the Global Engine of Innovation

Turning Vision into Value

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

Next Meeting:

Wednesday, October 7, 2009
6:00-9:30 p.m.

Silicon Valley Watcher - Tom Foremski and team

Guest Speaker: Tom Foremski, Publisher and Editor, Silicon Valley Watcher

What are you observing lately, regarding Silicon Valley’s role as the global engine of innovation? Are we experiencing another comeback?

What will be the global and local impacts of Silicon Valley’s latest innovations, which have been moving ahead rapidly, despite the economic conditions of the past two years?

Tom Foremski, Publisher and Editor of Silicon Valley Watcher, shares his observations and personal perspectives on Silicon Valley’s critical role in driving global innovation. Come with your own observations, and join the discussion.

As a reporter on the business of technology and media, Foremski acts as our daily eyes-and-ears-on-Silicon Valley, offering news and “Foremski’s Take” on issues ranging from product releases to industry events and organizational change. Tom is passionate about Silicon Valley, and offers his expert critical view to professional and casual players alike.

Tom Foremski was a columnist and reporter at the Financial Times until five years ago, when he left to become a ”journalist blogger” and founded Silicon Valley Watcher. Crowd-Powered Media named Tom as #28 in the Top 50 Silicon Valley Influencers; and PR Week named Tom as one of the top eight “journalists you should know about.”

We look forward to hearing Tom’s take, and yours as well. Bring your thoughts and an open mind!

Program Schedule:

6:00: Arrival and networking
6:45: Community buffet dinner
7:10: Appetizer Story—Silicon Valley Letters to Washington
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.

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SVII “First Wednesday” — Upcoming Programs:

November 4, 2009: Prototyping in Second Life, with Robin Harper, consultant and Linden Labs veteran; and Robert Ketner, from The Tech Museum of Innovation

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