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IBM Innovation Champion and Director of IBM University Programs (IBM UP), Jim works to align IBM and universities to amplify innovations worldwide. Previously, Jim helped to found IBM’s first Service Research group, the global Service Science community, and was founding CTO of IBM’s Venture Capital Relations Group in Silicon Valley. During the 1990’s while at Apple Computer, he was awarded Apple’s Distinguished Engineer Scientist and Technology title for his work on next generation learning platforms. Jim has a PhD in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence from Yale, and BS in Physics from MIT. His current research priorities include applying service science to study nested, networked holistic service systems, such as cities and universities. He has more than ninety publications and been awarded nine patents.
Steve has overall responsibility for SRI's international and commercial business development, innovation programs, corporate energy and industrial sector initiatives, strategic marketing and other corporate programs. Steve's experience includes executive management positions with Applied Materials, Octel Communications, Resumix, Inc, and Laszlo Systems. He started his career at Procter & Gamble, was a consultant with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, and also served as a venture partner with Earlybird Ventures. Steve is also a Lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) where he teaches Evaluating Entrepreneurial Opportunities and Social Entrepreneurship. Steve has been an active international angel investor. He is an advisor to Start-up Chile, a program of the Chilean Government to attract world-class early stage entrepreneurs to start their businesses in Chile; Seoul Space, Korea’s startup incubator and IT hub; and Innovation Centre Denmark. Steve is past Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Union College and is a lifetime trustee. He is also past Chairman of The President’s Cabinet at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). He is a graduate of Union College with a double major in Electrical Engineering and Modern Languages, and received an MBA from Stanford University.
Stan Baginskis leads the incubation of new $1B businesses within Cisco’s EmergingTechnologies Group (ETG). In this role, his primary responsibility is to select and shepherdnew ideas from the concept stage to a successful new business unit. He has been an executivejudge on Cisco I-prize contests, new idea forums, and leading VC business plan competitions.He is a guest lecturer on corporate innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.Stan has been instrumental in the success of several Emerging Technology initiatives, includingSmart Grid, Physical Security, Media Experience and Analytics, Digital Media Systems, andTelePresence – from finding and filtering the initial concepts, developing business cases,hiring founding members, performing Customer Validation, and developing Go-to-MarketStrategies. Stan joined Cisco in 2007, with more than 20 years of experience in executive roleswithin product development and business innovation across multiple industries. Stan brings hisentrepreneurial skills and a proven track record of success in developing innovative productsand business strategies. Stan holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois,an MS in Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg GraduateSchool of Management. He was voted class president in the Singularity U executive program.
SIG Chair and Director, Strategic Business Insights (Spin-out from SRI International)
July 10, 2012 – 5:30 pm – 8:30pm US/Pacific
Join us for a unique opportunity to learn how three of Silicon Valley’s leading organizations nurture entrepreneurship and grow new startups to exploit major business opportunities they have identified.
Senior executives from the following organizations will describe some of their corporate entrepreneurship programs and processes, issues, trends, opportunities and challenges: SRI International (which Business Week once described in the following way “SRI is Silicon Valley’s soul. It was… and is the foundation for the Valley’s seething climate of innovation.”), IBM (celebrating its 100 year anniversary and still one of the world’s leading companies, with extensive research and internal entrepreneurial activity), and Cisco (one of Silicon Valley’s leading technology firms known for its aggressive growth strategy that includes both acquisitions and incubating new firms that target key growth markets).
This event is organized by the Special Interest Group (SIG) on Entrepreneurship and Learning of Silicon Vikings.
5:30 – 6:15: Networking, food and drinks
6:15 – 8:00: Brief presentations, discussion and Q&A
8:00 – 8:30: Networking
We look forward to seeing you, a warm welcome! Since we have limited space, register early to make sure you won’t miss out on the session.
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