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Innovation SIG “Understanding Innovation: The Silicon Valley Case Study”

  • April 23, 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Versatile Company, 12304 32nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98125
  • 6


  • Seats are limited. Please reserve yours now.

“Understanding Innovation: The Silicon Valley Case Study”

All the buzz these days is about innovation, in organizations large and small, and all around the world.  But how do you really make innovation happen?  We have answers.
The ASTDps Innovation Initiative will be presenting the outstanding and fascinating PBS documentary, Silicon Valley, as the case study of how innovation happens.  This event is a great first step in building the foundation of your knowledge about innovation and how to help others innovate. The event will also feature facilitated conversation about the video to deepen your learning.

Synopsis: The story Silicon Valley begins in 1957, decades before Steve Jobs dreamed up Apple or Mark Zuckerberg created Facebook.  A group of eight brilliant young men defected from the Shockley Semiconductor Company in order to start their own transistor business. Their leader was 29-year-old Robert Noyce, a physicist with a brilliant mind and the affability of a born salesman who would co-invent the microchip. They launched a revolution that changed the world. You will learn their secrets for makng an organization and its people innovative, not just once, but continually.

Noyce and his team also planted the seeds that produced one of the most innovative geographic regions the world has ever known.  The video demonstrates clearly the vital links between innovation and regional economic development, links that produce the virtual cycle of continuous innovation, the key to ongoing prosperity.

Puget Sound, too, is a highly innovative region.  But we can’t afford to sit still; the process of innovation is relentless.  Someone out there even now is developing the Next Big Thing that will generate the enormous wealth and influence that comes from human creativity.  Make sure that you are creating a better future for yourself and your team by continuing your education in innovation through this stimulating, information-packed learning session.

The Details. The video is approximately an hour and 22 minutes long.  The showing will include a break for facilitated conversation and refreshments, along with a final wrap-up facilitated conversation at the end.  We encourage you to bring a “sack dinner” to eat during the event.  Beverages will be available, both complimentary and for sale.

There is no charge for this event, nor do you have to be an ASTDps member to attend. But seating is limited. Ensure a reserved space at the showing by registering.

Parking will be available on-site and nearby.

Appreciation. We express our gratitude to Eric Verzuh and Versatile for their generous hosting of this event.



ATD Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46368
Seattle, WA 98146


Email:  contact.us@atdpugetsound.org

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