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i4j Menlo Park: Mikko Kosonen

By David Nordfors / July 17, 2014 / Comments Off on i4j Menlo Park: Mikko Kosonen
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“Our (sitra) role, mission by the (Finnish) Parliament is to challenge the government…be a change agent in the country.” Mikko Kosonen, President of Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund PresidentofSitra Sitra is an organization that operates under the Finnish parliament but is separate from the government Sitra is in charge of its own endowment capital Sitra … Read morei4j Menlo Park: Mikko Kosonen

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i4j Menlo Park: Richard Allan Horning

By David Nordfors / July 17, 2014 / Comments Off on i4j Menlo Park: Richard Allan Horning
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“What I’m talking about is…the discouraging of people who have talent, who have industry, who can create wealth, who can create jobs from coming here.” Richard Allan Horning, Attorney at ReedSmith specializing in Technology and Internet law America has been and is a hub for foreign entrepreneurs America’s immigration and education policies are create barriers … Read morei4j Menlo Park: Richard Allan Horning

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i4j Menlo Park: Ken Gabriel

By David Nordfors / July 17, 2014 / Comments Off on i4j Menlo Park: Ken Gabriel
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“I’m interested in challenging this group to come up with new ways of accrediting skills that someone has acquired.” Ken Gabriel, Deputy Director, Advanced Technology and Project Education and lifelong learning How to accredit job skills How to accredit education How to accredit practical and applicable job skills MOOCs are too focused on providing information … Read morei4j Menlo Park: Ken Gabriel

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i4j Menlo Park: John Furrier

By David Nordfors / July 15, 2014 / Comments Off on i4j Menlo Park: John Furrier
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“We cover all those little issue around technology and how it impacts society.” John Furrier, Founder and CEO of SiliconANGLE.com Silicon ANGLE that focuses on technologies impact on society Technology enhances social interaction Traditional market models are dislocated with new technology There are issues with social networking but technology will solve these problems New filters … Read morei4j Menlo Park: John Furrier

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i4j Menlo Park: Yves Doz

By David Nordfors / July 14, 2014 / Comments Off on i4j Menlo Park: Yves Doz
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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 … Read morei4j Menlo Park: Yves Doz

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i4j Menlo Park: Carol Dahl

By David Nordfors / July 14, 2014 / Comments Off on i4j Menlo Park: Carol Dahl
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“We think invention is a critical part of the economy and a way to actually create businesses and create jobs for the future.” Carol Dahl, Executive Director of The Lemelson Foundation Inventiveness is critical for economic success Not many blanket economic solutions Effective economic solutions practiced by the US are not necessarily applicable in foreign … Read morei4j Menlo Park: Carol Dahl

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i4j Menlo Park 2014: Heather Munroe-Blum

By iiijadmin / April 14, 2014 / Comments Off on i4j Menlo Park 2014: Heather Munroe-Blum
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“If you want to have whole-scale culture change, start by having some successful experiments that are exciting and engage people from the sectors that can make a difference.” Heather Munroe-Blum, President Emerita and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Insufficient employment – People can and are qualified to do more work Underserved population … Read morei4j Menlo Park 2014: Heather Munroe-Blum

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i4j Menlo Park 2014: Esther Wojcicki

By iiijadmin / April 14, 2014 / Comments Off on i4j Menlo Park 2014: Esther Wojcicki
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 “One of the main things in education that needs to be fixed today is the culture of the classroom.” Esther Wojcicki, innovator in journalism education, interviewed at the Innovation for Jobs Summit 2014 Culture of the classroom must change Some traditions of education are outdated – classroom not adapting to changing world Teacher lecture students … Read morei4j Menlo Park 2014: Esther Wojcicki

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i4j Menlo Park 2014: John Manley

By iiijadmin / April 14, 2014 / Comments Off on i4j Menlo Park 2014: John Manley
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“Canada has in its constitution peace, order, and good government rather than life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” John Manley, CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, interviewed at the Innovation for Jobs Summit 2014 Reassessment of the relevance of government programs What programs needed to … Read morei4j Menlo Park 2014: John Manley

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i4j Menlo Park 2014: Anu Bhardwaj

By iiijadmin / April 14, 2014 / Comments Off on i4j Menlo Park 2014: Anu Bhardwaj
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“Include women in these conversation because they are ultimately going to be addressing your large consumer base.” Anu Bhardwaj, Founder of the Women Investing in Women Institute, interviewed at the i4j Summit in Menlo Park 2014. Women are economically underutilized Economic access is difficult for many women Economic outreach efforts should be made toward women … Read morei4j Menlo Park 2014: Anu Bhardwaj

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