What innovations can we expect in the near future? How do technological trends affect business performance? Bo Parker, one of the founders of Silicon Valley and managing director of the Center for Technology and Innovation PricewaterhouseCoopers, has tried to answer these and other questions.
Steve Jurvetson is the founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, one of the largest venture funds in the world. Steve gave a speech about which inventions and services will be able to change the usual course of events in the coming years and how he envisions the future of high-tech entrepreneurship.
On the 5th of April at the Digital October technological center a teleconference with two distinguished residents of Silicon Valley took place: Geoffrey Baehr and Jon Feiber.
On July 24, the Digital October center held a lecture by Sean Gourley — one of the founders and technological director of the San Francisco company Quid. The first investor in Facebook and one of the founders of PayPal, Peter Thiel, as well as the founder of Skype, Niklas Zennström, have put resources into Quid.
On July 26, the Digital October center again became a center of attraction for businessmen and entrepreneurs: one of the world’s greatest venture investors, John Doerr, a partner of the venture fund Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB), gave a lecture on the influence of “green” technologies on industrial development.
On October 10, Digital October hosted the lecture by Pierre Laffitte, French scientist and politician. He is the founder of Sophia Antipolis technology park. Today a lot of major international companies, such as IBM, HP, Air France, Cisco, SAP, Bayer, Dow Chemical, Samsung and Hitachi reside at the park.
On October 29, Larry Keeley, one of the world’s leading experts on business innovations, gave a talk at Digital October. In his opinion, 96% of innovations are doomed to failure because the relationship of entrepreneurs to innovations is not correct. In his lecture, Keeley talked about how to make innovations truly effective in business.
On June 10 the Digital October Center hosted the creator of systems streamlining the solution implementation process at BlackBerry and Bank of America, a big data specialist, Dr. Bjarne Berg. He gave a talk about new approaches to the real-time business analytics.