If so, point your feet toward Silicon Valley, San Francisco this coming December for the 4th Annual World Open Innovation Conference (WOIC 2017).
This huge annual event lays claim to being one of the most well attended open innovation conferences in the world. It attracts an audience of industry leaders, scholars and other interested parties from the public and private sectors to develop ways of bridging the gap between OI research and OI practice.
Among the topics to be discussed and explored at this year’s conference are:
Open innovation behavior and cognition
Open innovation ecosystems
Open innovation strategy and design
Open policy and governance
The tentative schedule can be found here, although the final conference program will be published in October.
Among the speakers lined up so far are:
Dr. David. J. Teece – Director, Tusher Center for the Management of
Intellectual Capital, UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.
Dr. Arati Prabhakar – Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University; Former Director, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
William Ruh – CEO, GE Digital
Thomas Kalil – Former Director of Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Senior Advisor, National Economic Council
WOIC 2017 takes place December 13-15. For more information, click here.
For a glimpse at last year’s open innovation conference, watch the video below.