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  • Sunnyvale, CA 94086

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This session will feature the Swedish management expert, Dr. Annika Steiber, who wrote the book The Google Model—Management for Continuous Innovation in a Rapidly Changing World in 2014 and now working on her next book on The Silicon Valley Model—Management for Entrepreneurship. The panel will explore the following issues that should be of major interest to both startups and larger companies, both in Silicon Valley, the Nordics and elsewhere:

  • What are key feature of the paradigm shift we are now seeing with regards to management of the firm?

  • What are some of the companies around the world that are on the leading edge of implementing the new management model?

  • What are some of the key challenges facing the early adopters of the new management model?

  • What are some of the steps taken by companies—large and small—here in Silicon Valley and in the Nordics that are embracing the new management model?

We hope you will join us in what will no doubt be a very interesting discussion, in which the panelists will share their own perspectives and practical experience inside large and small companies in Silicon Valley, the Nordics and elsewhere. And we invite you to bring your questions and share your own thinking around these very interesting and very important issues.


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Dr. Kathleen Eisenhardt, Professor of Strategy at Stanford University. Kathleen M. Eisenhardt is the S.W. Ascherman M.D. Professor of Strategy in Stanford University's School of Engineering and serves as the Co-Director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Kathleen is Professor, Management Science and Engineering and serves as Co-Director of Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Her recent book (w/Don Sull) is "Simple Rules: How to Survive in a Complex World" (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) which explores how simplicity tames complexity in business, life, and nature. She is also co-author (w/Shona Brown) of "Competing on the Edge: Strategy as Structured" Chaos (Harvard Business School Press), winner of the George R. Terry Book Award for outstanding contribution to management thinking and an Amazon Top 10 Annual Business and Investing book. Professor Eisenhardt is also author of over 100 articles in research and business journals, and the first author featured in Harvard Business Review's OnPoint collection. She is a Distinguished Visiting Professor with INSEAD's Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise area.  She has been a Fellow of the World Economic Forum and the Clinton Global Initiative..

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Dr. David Teece, Professor of Global Business at UC Berkeley. David J. Teece is the Thomas W. Tusher Professor in Global Business at the University of California’s Haas School of Business (Berkeley). He is also the director of the school’s Tusher Center on Intellectual Capital. He is the author of over 30 books and 200 scholarly papers and co-editor of the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management. Dr. Teece has received four honorary doctorates and has been recognized by Royal Honors.  A native of New Zealand, Dr. Teece co-founded Berkeley Research Group, an expert services and consulting firm of economists and other professionals with expertise in domains ranging from higher education to corporate finance. Founded in 2010, BRG had 26 offices and more than 800 employees as of June 2014. Dr. Teece also founded, and then acted as vice-chairman of, Law and Economics Consulting Group (LECG), a now-dissolved business that provided expert advice and testimony to companies and countries in need of independent economic analysis and review.

Dr. Annika Steiber, Author of The Google Model—Management for Continuous Innovation in a Rapidly Changing World in 2014 and now working on her next book on The Silicon Valley Model—Management for Entrepreneurship. Annika Steiber has 20 years of business experience from high-tech industries as well as from professional services industries. Annika Steiber has also a PhD in Management and Organization. In this area she is specifically interested in Corporate Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Currently Annika Steiber is the Founder and CEO of INNOWAY, a firm focused on excellence in Corporate Innovation and Management Models for the digital era. In her work she collaborates with several world- leading academics. Annika Steiber has spent almost 6 years in Silicon Valley and is the author of the management book ‘The Google Model- Management for Continuous Innovation in a Rapidly Changing World’ as well as of several awarded research papers on the topic of Corporate Innovation. In end of 2015, she is to launch her second book ‘The Silicon Valley Model- Management for Entrepreneurship’ describing a new breed of large corporations developed in Silicon Valley.


In Dr. Hannu Kauppinen’s current role, he is responsible for the long-term research and development in Nokia Technologies. Dr. Kauppinen has a strong track record in bringing research innovations to products. Hannu joined Nokia Research Center (NRC) in 1997 and has since then held key leadership positions in Nokia’s research. He has contributed to and overseen research in cognitive radio systems, cellular systems, wireless local connectivity, networking technologies, software defined radios, RF and antenna design, as well as sensing and positioning radios. While being Head of NRC during 2011-2014 he was responsible for research in Media Technologies, Sensor and Material Technologies as well as Radio Systems. Today he drives innovation in Nokia Labs, the long term R&D arm of Nokia Technologies. His current research interests are in Digital Media, Digital Health, Connectivity as well as Advanced Research beyond current product roadmaps. Hannu Kauppinen holds a PhD degree in Physics (1997) and an Executive MBA (2007), both from the Aalto University in Helsinki.

Nokia Technologies develops and licenses cutting-edge innovations that are powering the next revolution in computing and mobility: the “programmable world” where intelligent connections bring millions of everyday objects online and create exciting new possibilities. Through Nokia Technologies, Nokia will invest in the further development of its industry-leading innovation portfolio.


Bill Ralston (moderator), until recently Vice President, Strategic Business Insights (spin out from SRI International). Bill has been a principal strategy consultant at SBI and SRI International for many years. Until July 2015, Bill was the co-founder, CFO, and VP of Strategic Business Insights, a business-research and consulting firm advising multinationals and government agencies on strategy and technology decisions with offices in Menlo Park, CA, Croydon, England, and Tokyo, Japan. SBI was founded in 2001 when it purchased the consulting and business research business of SRI International. Bill specializes in long-range planning consulting. His consulting teams have helped clients in many industries and around the world identify emerging opportunities to pursue, make strategy, business, and technology-development decisions, and develop plans for implementing those decisions. To accomplish their missions, Bill's teams often were required to develop new tools and processes in technology intelligence, opportunities discovery, scenario planning, strategic-technology roadmapping, project risk management, and monitoring the external environment. Bill led more than 50 scenario-planning engagements around the world for multinationals and governments wanting to make important long-term decisions in energy, transportation, manufacturing, information-technology, forest products, healthcare, financial services, and consumer products. Capturing much of his experience, he co-authored with his colleague at SRI International, Ian Wilson, the book, "The Scenario Planning Handbook: Developing Strategies for Uncertain Times", published in 2006 by Thomson/South-Western.