Innovation for Jobs

Innovation for Jobs

i4j Menlo Park: Yves Doz

Yves Doz, Professor of Technological Innovation at the INSEAD Graduate Business School

“The main expectation on my part is innovation comes from multiple strands or steams of knowledge coming together and, as a conference,…that brings very different people and a mix of very interesting people, so I hope that something really new, new ideas, new knowledge will be generated through the process.”

  • Goals of I4J
    • Inspire collaboration – Innovation through collaboration
    • Conferences like I4J provide an environment for ideas to come together
  • Innovation must be paced
    • The market needs time to digest innovations
  • Problems with the healthcare system
    • The system is not efficient
    • Focus needs to shift towards preventive medicine – diagnostic and lifestyle shift

#Collaboration #InnovationPace #Healthcare

Summary by Darius Mianji

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David Nordfors

David Nordfors is CEO and co-founder of IIIJ and the chair of the i4j Summit. He was previously co-founder and Executive Director of the Center for Innovation and Communication at Stanford University. He was one of the World Economic Forum Innovation 100 in 2009, and has served on WEF Global Agenda Councils. He serves on advisory boards of the Poynter Institute, Discern Investment Analytics and Black & Veatch. He is an adjunct professor at IDC Herzliya in Israel, a visiting professor at Tallinn University, the Tecnologico de Monterrey, and the Deutsche Welle Akademie. He was advisor to the Director General at VINNOVA, the Swedish Agency for Innovation Systems, where he co-initiated the national Swedish Incubator System and set up a bi-national R&D fund between Sweden and Israel for mobile applications. He was Director of Research Funding of the Knowledge Foundation, KK-stiftelsen, administering an endowment of $300MUSD, building a funding framework underwriting over a hundred innovation initiatives between universities and industry. He initiated and headed the first hearing about the Internet to be held by the Swedish Parliament. He has a Ph.D. in physics from the Uppsala University and did his postdoc in Theoretical Chemistry in Heidelberg, Germany.