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Unlocking Digital Solutions With Corporate Innovation

With 14,000 employees and a work portfolio stretching across sectors such as defense, intelligence, and healthcare, government solutions provider Perspecta undoubtedly qualifies as a major corporation. And, just as with all big enterprises, keeping up with the latest business and…

Top Financial Services Companies in Silicon Valley

Financial services have long been considered the centerpiece of global commerce. With increasing globalization, shifts in demographics and the emergence of disruptive technologies, it is time for traditional financial institutions to retool and reboot. This digital transformation will be driven…

Digital Transformation Insights – Is Manufacturing Ready for a Digital-first Economy?

The manufacturing industry is facing digital disruption. What approaches and insights must industry players embrace to survive? Read on to find out.

Top Startups in Robotics for Manufacturing

Robotics for manufacturing is a blossoming field with ground-breaking possibilities. Read on to discover the top robotics for manufacturing startups.

ESCP Europe Learns Startup Engagement and Growth in Silicon Valley

How can companies get a head start on what may become the central aspects of their strategy in 20, 10 or even 5 years’ time? And more importantly, how can the corporate leaders and executives of the future acquire today…

Navigating Fintech Disruption: Day 5 – Accelerating Corporate Innovation

The Silicon Valley Navigating Fintech Disruption program helps financial services executives discover emerging fintech trends. Read on for highlights.

Top 10 Startups in AI for Finance

Startups in AI for finance are creating new products and business models to challenge and disrupt established norms. Find out the top ten leading the charge.

ESCP Europe Connects with the Future of Business in Silicon Valley

How can we prepare for the business landscape of the future? If you had said a decade ago that startups like Uber and Airbnb would completely disrupt traditional industries like accommodation and transportation, no one would have believed you. Yet…

5 Ways Digital Transformation Can Empower Change Management

Change management is considered separate from digital transformation. Read on to find out how you can use digital transformation to manage change.

Why 5G Will Accelerate the Rate of Innovation of Silicon Valley Startups

Silicon Valley startups and other companies will benefit hugely from commercialized fifth generation or 5G networks. Read on to find out how and why.

The 5 Innovation Practices of Top Silicon Valley Companies

Top Silicon Valley companies maintain strong innovation cultures. How do they accomplish this? Read on to find out what their innovation secrets are.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia Learns Digital Banking in Silicon Valley

Banking today is driven by customer experiences that are digital and seamless. It is not about what product or service a bank offers, but how it makes that offer and through which channels. The winners in today’s era of digital…

Leading Digital Transformation – Day 5 – Accelerating Corporate Innovation

Corporate innovation is the cornerstone of successful digital transformation. Read on to find out what insights participants gained on corporate innovation.

Leading Digital Transformation – Day 4 – Innovative Applications of Emerging Technologies

Emerging technologies are reshaping industries and business models. How can you apply them in your industry to reap commercial value? Read on to find out.

Navigating Fintech Disruption Day 4: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

Today, 17.5 million units of bitcoin are in circulation, up from seventy thousand when the cryptocurrency first launched in 2009. This sizeable increase is testament to the speed at which blockchain, the technology underlying bitcoin, is becoming more widely used.…

Leading Digital Transformation – Day 3 – Digitization of Everything

Digitization is affecting and altering industries across the world. Read on to find out how this trend can change your industry and what you can do.

Digital Transformation Insights – Why Retailers Must Transform at the Speed of Consumer Digitization

Digital transformation is transforming the retail industry well beyond e-commerce. Read on to find out how modern retailers are taking on the challenge.

Digital Transformation Insights – Transport & Logistics at the Frontier of Disruption

Digital transformation is transforming the transport and logistics industry. Read on to find out how innovative startups are leading the way.

Digital Transformation Insights – 3 Major Insurtech Trends Reshaping the Insurance Industry

One of the oldest industries in the world, the insurance industry is also one of the largest with just over $5 trillion in premiums held globally. While the traditional insurance business model has proven to be resilient in the face…

Four Traits of an Effective Lean Digital Transformation Road Map

A lean digital transformation road map has four key traits. Read on to find out how they can help accelerate your company’s digital transformation agenda.

Overcoming Commercialization Challenges in Life Science Innovation

Life sciences will be a major driver of future corporate innovations. Listen in as Widya Mulyasasmita unpacks insights on commercializing the industry.

4 Core Areas to Focus on to Ignite Change and Drive Innovation

Companies willing to challenge established norms do better in the long run. Listen in as Geoff Tuff and Steve Goldbach talk about detonating your playbook.

How to Accelerate Corporate Innovation by Introducing Startup DNA

Startups are an essential tool for corporations seeking to undertake effective digital transformation. Mike Sigal, General Partner at 500 Startups, explains

Navigating Fintech Disruption Day 3: Digital Transformation, Biometrics and Cybersecurity

The third day of SVIC’s Navigating Fintech Disruption program is dedicated to two themes which are today at the top of every financial institution’s agenda: cybersecurity and digital transformation. In this article we provide an overview of the day three…

Digital Transformation of Cities in the Pursuit of Social Good and Economic Opportunity

The digital transformation of cities is the last frontier in the quest to digitally transform society. Dr. Jonathan Reichental explains.

How AI And Ethics Will Affect the Future Workplace

AI is poised to tremendously reshape the workplace. Listen in as we discuss the impact of AI and ethics on the future workplace with three AI experts.

Emerging Technologies – Harnessing Big Data Analytics to Improve Business Processes

The term big data is rooted in a trend that began to emerge in the 1970s with the development of the world’s first commercial data centers. As digital technologies enabled greater data collection, so did the need to collect and…

How the Sharing Economy Will Impact the Future of Retail Banking

The sharing economy is defined as an economic model that leverages peer-based social and commercial activities to increase the utility of goods and services. Famous examples of the sharing economy include Uber and Airbnb. However, these examples only provide but…

Navigating Fintech Disruption Day 2: Banking and Personal Finance

This is the second in a series of articles which take an in-depth look at the content of SVIC’s Navigating Fintech Disruption Executive Immersion Program. A five-day experience in the heart of Silicon Valley bringing together financial service executives from…

Leading Digital Transformation – Day 2: The Next Generation of Digital Technologies

There is no doubt that disruption is happening across industries. Riding on the emergence of advanced digital technologies and other innovations, industries are transforming in response to market trends. This transformation often referred to as digital transformation, is seen as…

CHEP Canada Joins Rank with Silicon Valley Tech Companies

Traditional companies across all industries must adapt to technological disruption, or face intense competition from others in their market that do so. The array of new technologies emerging from Silicon Valley is driving a fourth industrial revolution from which no…

TNT Reaps AgriTech Innovations from Silicon Valley Companies

No industry better exemplifies the scale of technological disruption than agriculture. Despite being the foundation of human civilization and a field practiced much the same way for millenia, agriculture is rapidly being redefined by new technologies collectively known as AgriTech:…

Navigating Fintech Disruption Day 1: Fintech Revolution

This is the first in a series of articles which take an in-depth look at the content of SVIC’s Navigating Fintech Disruption executive immersion program. A five-day experience in the heart of Silicon Valley bringing together financial service executives from…

Telstra in Silicon Valley: How New Tech Means New Ways of Doing Business

New technologies like digital workspaces and artificial/business intelligence (AI/BI) are changing the way we work. Legacy companies must adapt to these new ways of doing business — or be overtaken by a wave of technological disruption that shows no signs…

How Silicon Valley Fintech Startups Are Solving the Cybersecurity Puzzle

The financial sector finds itself rapidly approaching a crossroads. With digital transformation happening everywhere, banks and other financial institutions need to transform quickly while remaining cautious about security and regulatory standards. While such caution is indeed expected, there still exists…

SK Group Draws Power from Silicon Valley’s Energy Innovations

On-site energy generation, artificial intelligence in oil extraction, and the rise of “green” corporate cultures: these are just a few examples of how the energy industry is changing rapidly in response to new technologies. Adapting to these trends is the…

FinTech Is Transforming Retail Banking and Traditional Banks Must Pay Attention

Retail banking is rapidly heading to a crossroads. With the Millennial population projected to hit 78 million by 2030, 4% larger than the Baby Boomer generation at its peak, banks must be ready for the shift that’s coming. While most…

Toyota Sweden in Silicon Valley: How Tech Disruption Drives Sales Innovation

The advancements coming out of Silicon Valley do more than bump up the stock price of big tech companies. A steady stream of technological innovation clears the way for new ideas, methodologies, and business models to bubble up through other…

Leading Digital Transformation – Day 1: Digital Revolution is Here and Now

“Why software is eating up the world” is the visionary essay written by tech entrepreneur and venture capitalist Marc Andreessen in 2011 and published in the Wall Street Journal. In the essay, Andreessen says, “My own theory is that we…

Vingroup Jumpstarts Vietnamese Tech Industry with Silicon Valley Innovation

Vingroup, a leading real estate and retail conglomerate in Vietnam, knows better than most the value of innovation. Founded in 1993 as a dried foods producer, the company expanded rapidly into new industries – property, healthcare, education, entertainment – and is…

The Race Towards Enterprise-Level Machine Learning Applications

Founded 12 years ago, the Spotify music streaming service is today as ubiquitous as radio. Where it differs from radio, however, is that whenever any one of its millions of listeners tunes in, they find a music playlist customized to…

Transform Corporate Innovation into Commercial Success

Rapid advances in digital technologies and the resulting disruptive innovations sweeping multiple industries has made innovation at a corporate level an imperative. This (non-exhaustive) list from Investopedia identifies 20 industries that are about to or already undergoing massive disruption fueled…

What BMI Ecuador Learned in their Silicon Valley Immersion Program: The Future of Insurance

Insurer BMI Ecuador has been in operation for more than two decades. The company knows its core business in health and life insurance well and has been successful in those industries since its founding in 1997. But now, in the…

Cultivating Soft Skills to Foster a Culture of Innovation

The path to innovation is often identified as one that relies heavily on technical skills. Motifs of scientists or software coders conjure an image of technically-astute individuals working magic in idealized settings. Innovation, it turns out, is a more nuanced…

How Insurance Companies Stay Relevant by Falling In Love With Their Customers

The insurance industry has been doing the same things for the last 100 years and has still managed to remain one of the most free-cash-flow-rich industries in the world. Having emerged unscathed from multiple economic cycles, the industry is now…

The Role of Conversational AI in Enterprise Digital Transformation

In 2017, Facebook triumphantly announced that over 100,000 chatbots were available on the Facebook Messenger platform. Focusing on rudimentary, structured queries, these chatbots failed to deliver on the promise of intelligent Star Trek-type intelligent conversational bots. It seems the journey…

Transform Your Company by Detonating Outdated Ways of Thinking

Orthodoxies, or otherwise known as conventional wisdom, refer to how things have always been done. In corporate talk, orthodoxies are often called best practice. While there are positive orthodoxies like human safety and regulations, there are those that limit an…

Establishing the Smart Cities of the Future Through the Right Approaches

Rapid urbanization and a shift in industry from agriculture to manufacturing and now to information have resulted in an unprecedented population shift from rural to urban areas. Consider the following facts from the UN World Urbanization Prospects Report 2018: Globally,…

Digital Transformation Insights – Six AgriTech Advances Reshaping Farming

Telesense, an agritech startup based in Silicon Valley, is using IoT devices to solve bulk grain storage challenges farmers face. By embedding smart sensors in silos and trucks, the company provides farmers with real-time data on temperature, humidity and fumigant…

Digital Transformation Insights – Autonomous Power Plants Are the Future of Energy

The global energy sector is ripe for disruption. This inference draws from a study conducted by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in collaboration with MIT. In the study, BCG interviewed 3000 energy industry experts, asking them questions related to the…

Digital Transformation: The Key to Rapid Corporate Innovation

Historically, corporate innovation is not a novel occurrence. What is different now is the push for corporate innovation in the face of rapid disruption brought about by advances in digital technologies. Corporations that have long established themselves as leaders in…

Digital Transformation Insights: Digital Transformation Opportunities in Banking

Five thousand years ago, a Sumerian farmer recorded the sale of livestock on a clay tablet, setting in motion the finance industry as we know it. The industry has gone through numerous transformations over those five thousand years, but none…

Silicon Valley Tech Tours

Over the past decade, Silicon Valley has become the epicenter of disruptive innovation not only in the United States but the world. With the highest concentration of tech startups in the world, the area has become a prime destination for…

How to Reinvent Your Business for the Digital Age

“There are tech companies, and then there are dead companies.” This statement is the hard-hitting truth Gregory LaBlanc has for companies mulling over whether to implement a digital transformation strategy or not. Gregory is a Distinguished Teaching Fellow at the…

The Future of AI in a World of Irreplaceable Human Characteristics

Artificial Intelligence or AI is a powerful technology that potentially has the power to create machines that can replace humans. This perception is the basis of the dread with which some consider AI and the fabled coming rise of the…

Three Tools to Help You Build a Customer-Centric Company

When the topic of customer centricity arises, what follows is often a conversation that is more about customer care than customer centricity. The discussion will revolve around customer care representatives, response times, call logging and other items related to customer…

Schlumberger Drills Deeper to Innovate Oil and Gas Sector

Amid the global pivot to a “new” energy economy – solar, wind and electric – tales of the rapid obsolescence of the oil and gas industry are simply inaccurate. In fact, “traditional” energy players such as oil and gas companies…

Three Digital Transformation Fundamentals Every Business Must Adopt

The ongoing digital transformation trend has created “superbrands”; brands that dominate multiple industries and operate at a scale no other industry leader has ever operated. These are companies like Google, Facebook, and Amazon that each touch the lives of over…

Three Digital Transformation Innovations Disrupting Venture Capital

In the mid to late 1800s, capital flowed to the Silicon Valley of the time, New Bedford, Massachusetts, to take advantage of an investment opportunity that could return massive annual profits to investors. These startups of the time were comparable…

How to Foster Innovation in a Traditional Corporate Environment

The traditional corporate environment is hardly fertile ground for innovation. With entrenched thinking, rigid management structures, and an established way of doing things, it is often difficult to convince employees to embrace innovation. In some cases, where the competition is…

Volkswagen Bank: Financing the Cars of the Future

The automotive industry as a whole is facing an unprecedented wave of innovation and potential change, from connected cars to ridesharing to autonomous vehicles. Over the next couple years, the ways in which consumers own and use vehicles may be…

Allectus Capital in Silicon Valley: Fintech Disruption and Innovation Trends

Here at SVIC we recently designed and executed a custom immersion program for investment firm Allectus Capital. Allectus is a great example of how any business can discover something new in Silicon Valley; even though the majority of the firm’s…

Digital Transformation Advances Reshaping the Oil and Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry is one of the most capital-intensive industries in the world. Together with the automotive and aeronautical industries, the oil and gas industry operates at such a massive scale that adjusting to emerging trends has proven…

Nima Shomali On Optimizing Firms For Corporate Innovation

The term corporate innovation often brings to mind well-known tech titans like Google, Amazon, and Apple. The idea that large, non-tech legacy corporations like shipping companies or FMCG manufacturers can innovate as efficiently and as effectively as these companies may…

Tetra Pak in Silicon Valley: Robotics and the Mindset of the Entrepreneur

Food packaging manufacturer Tetra Pak describes innovation as “a mainstay” of its survival and growth. And nearly 70 years on from its founding, Tetra Pak is among the world leaders in its industry. Tetra Pak’s commitment to discovering new ideas…

Thomson Reuters Learns to Listen like a Lean Startup

Thomson Reuters is a truly global corporation. Present in over 100 countries, it employs some 45,000 people worldwide. Included among them are innovation specialists, technologists and data scientists. The organization even has innovation labs in several cities and a Technology…

Mobile OS Disruption: 3 Key Insights from the Surging Rise of Android [Video]

 In 2009, the Android mobile operating system had less than three percent of market share. Symbian had over fifty percent of market share. By the end of 2017, Android’s market share had soared to close to ninety percent while that…

Banking Disrupted: Collaboration with Fintechs

When Fintechs first started appearing, early views were that their disruptive approach would result in some form of a zero-sum standoff with conventional banks. Yet that winner-takes-all forecast has yielded to the reality of a more collaborative future: the top…

Banco Santander Mexico Sees Fintech Future in Silicon Valley

One day, three companies, and a deep dive into the Fintech-powered future: that was the executive immersion program in Silicon Valley for Banco Santander Mexico. Digital identities, open banking and mass payout platforms were all on the agenda. Each session…

Workplace Automation: Exploring the Next Frontier of Work

In a small startup in Silicon Valley, employee number twenty-three calls a meeting to attention and appraises each person attending the meeting on their progress. The meeting convener jots down these notes and compiles the results in a report. The…

Digital Leadership for Digital Transformation

In this guest post, Scio+ CEO Casper Tribler provides an original definition of digital transformation. He goes on to say that successfully achieving digital transformation does not depend on mastery of technology. Rather it requires an organization’s leadership to articulate a…

How Corporations can be Innovation Powerhouses (Whitepaper)

To stay alive in this highly competitive global economy, every company needs to become an innovation powerhouse. The time when innovation is done strictly inside the R&D department is over. To keep up with the fast cycles of technology, corporations…

SAP in Silicon Valley: Inspired to Innovate

For enterprise software maker SAP, coming to SIlicon Valley was all about learning how to innovate. The four-day trip was a chance to see up close how some of the world’s leading tech companies apply the principles of entrepreneurship to…

Building Corporate Ecosystems for Innovation

In his recent SVIC webinar, lean startup coach Tristan Kromer describes a corporate ecosystem as the “landscape” within a company. This includes a host of factors such as culture, processes and resources. All of these can help or hinder the…

Rowan Gibson on the Need for Courage in Disruptive Innovation

When Netflix CEO Reed Hastings decided to bet on an emerging trend called streaming media, he planned to do so at the cost of the company’s DVD business. In his words, he wanted to step on the brakes with the…

The Four Lenses of Digital Innovation

In the past, disruption was considered an edge case that affected only those with weak market positions. Entrenched organizations relied on their market dominance to retain their top dog status. Today, disruption has become a fundamental component of every industry.…

Disruptive Innovation: From Threat to Opportunity

In past industrial revolutions, innovation and disruption took decades to mature and overtake existing industries. Look at the gap between the invention of the steam engine in 1712 and the invention of the internal combustion engine in 1872. Businesses that…

Volkswagen sees opportunities, competitors in Silicon Valley

An one-day immersion tour of Silicon Valley, which included visits to Google, Tesla, and other auto-industry companies, was just the tune-up Volkswagen Ireland needed when they came to visit us last week. This was an eye-opening experience for the top…

Lasers and Apps: the Future of Smart, Shared Transport

Transport will become increasingly social and autonomous; that was the key takeaway for top South Korean executives following a one-day immersion tour of Silicon Valley with SVIC. The tour group hailed from GS, a Seoul-based conglomerate with subsidiaries in the…

Going Digital: Talent Unleashed Award Winners See Tech Disruption From All Angles

For the winners of the 2017 Talent Unleashed Awards, a trip to Silicon Valley was the most fitting of prizes. As a diverse group of entrepreneurs and business leaders, the eight honorees were right at home in the California tech…

Experience the Future of Business at the Leading Digital Transformation Program

How will technology change how businesses interact with consumers and other businesses? What will the future of the workplace look like? Get an insider look at the fast approaching future of business innovation in Leading Digital Transformation executive immersion program…

Going Customer-Centric: FinTech Lessons For Dimex Capital

Customer centricity, focusing on the right customers that drive most profits, is one of the strategies embraced as a mission by the most successful Silicon Valley companies. One of our 2018 clients, Dimex Capital from Mexico, came to Silicon Valley…

Fintech Set to Break Records in 2018: Four Growth Areas

Disruption of banking by fintech is showing no signs of slowing. Of the many innovations now appearing, online credit scoring, peer-to-peer lending, digital wallets and open banking are among those making the biggest impact. They have all emerged as key…

Why Corporate Executives Should Visit Silicon Valley: Learn to Innovate like a Startup

Visiting Silicon Valley is not just about getting the latest information on artificial intelligence, blockchain or any of the other technologies now making waves. The real reason for corporate executives to make the trip is an abstract one: the poor historical…

Innovation in Retail and Telecoms: Vodafone Visits Silicon Valley

If you come to Silicon Valley for business there’s no reason you can’t mix in a little pleasure.  That was exactly the agenda for Vodafone in March, as it sent a group of its top retailers from across Europe to…

A Competitive Edge for Corporations: The Lean Startup Method and Innovation

Corporations don’t have five to ten years to waste developing a product that no one wants. Instead of building a plan and following it without question, companies should focus on implementing ideas quickly to determine whether they are good enough…

Three Ideas On How To Modernize A Legacy Manufacturing Business

Transforming a large manufacturing business is impossible without deploying an array of automation and logistics innovations, such as robotics and artificial intelligence. It is also unimaginable without startup scouting, a practice of partnering with young and fast-moving companies to make…

Groundbreaking Silicon Valley Innovation Summit Invites Business Leaders to Unlock the Secrets of Silicon Valley

Partnering with Maritz Travel – A Maritz Global Events Company, Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley and Silicon Valley Innovation Center partner to provide exclusive access to top innovators in Silicon Valley April 24, 2018,  Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, U.S.A. Maritz…

Five Trends Among Millennial Job Hunters in 2018

Here at SVIC we recently gained a huge amount of insight into the employment preferences of the millennial generation. This came about thanks to a tour of Silicon Valley we hosted  in early April for 73 master’s degree students from…

Four Fintech Trends Threatening to Disrupt Legacy Banking

The impact of technology on financial services continues to be one of the biggest areas of growth and discussion in Silicon Valley and beyond. Fintech, as the sector is collectively known, encompasses a wide range of practices and ideas, each…

Fertile Plains of Innovation: Discovering AgriTech in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is undoubtedly a place where any company can find innovative, technology-driven solutions to its thorniest problems. That is just as true for enterprises from the agricultural sector as from anywhere else, although the tech mecca has traditionally not…

International Vitamin Corporation On a Problem-Solving Mission to Silicon Valley

At Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) “success” does not simply equate to selling a client a tour of Silicon Valley. What it actually comes down to is creating a tour which enables them to find solutions to the major challenges…

Toyota in Silicon Valley: Lessons in Supply Chain and Corporate Innovation

Three days, 16 famous Silicon Valley companies and a dozen innovation experts – that’s how Toyota Material Handling (TMH) spent its corporate retreat in 2017. A European subdivision of Toyota Industries and a producer of equipment for logistics, TMH has…

SVIC Newsletter April Edition

SILICON VALLEY TOURS IMMERSION PROGRAMS INNOVATION EVENTS APRIL 11 World leader WhatsApp hotly pursued by innovative rivals from China and Russia Facebook-owned WhatsApp is undoubtedly the world’s most popular messaging service and has been since at least 2014, when it…

South Korea Holdings Visits Silicon Valley: How to Maintain the State of Innovation

Silicon Valley is sometimes pictured as the Disneyland of innovation. Thousands of thriving businesses and a unique communication culture makes it ideal for innovation tourism, an educational experience comprised of company visits, inspirational workshops and immersive training. SK Holdings, one…

Messaging Apps Vie For Domination in High Stakes Global War [Infographic]

World leader WhatsApp hotly pursued by innovative rivals from China and Russia Facebook-owned WhatsApp is undoubtedly the world’s most popular messaging service and has been since at least 2014, when it could boast 600 million monthly active users. The corresponding…

Tech as a Competitive Advantage: Bank of Queensland Visits Silicon Valley

Drones, big data and software-as-a-service solutions were just a few of the many highlights of a recent fact-finding mission to Silicon Valley carried out by Australia’s Bank of Queensland (Bo Q). Ever wary of  the threat of commoditization within their…

YPO Delegates Inspired on Silicon Valley Innovation Tour

Motivated in equal measure by both business and pleasure, a recent trip to Silicon Valley for eight members of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) was in part an annual meet-up; a chance to get together with old friends and catch…

How To Get Governments to Talk About Blockchain

Every day, blockchain technology is being tested somewhere in the world by passionate engineers and entrepreneurs trying to figure out ways it can be applied to real life situations. One can already argue that blockchain is past the tipping point.…

Fintech Outlook: Why The Market Will Stay Hot in 2018

2017 was a record-breaking year for Fintech and 2018 promises to deliver plenty more of the same according to Augstin Rubini, a London-based financial industry strategist and general authority when it comes to all things related to the next generation…

Apple iPhone X Sales and Revenue [Infographic]

Have you noticed the shift? Apple understands luxury B2C retail better than any other tech giant. And, apparently, selling $1,000+ phone is a not a bad way to make money. Apple’s pricing strategy is either a clever way to bolster…

Newsletter March Edition 1st

  How FinTech Could Shape Your Strategy in 2018 [Expert Talk] FinTech investments are still booming with more than 5,000 fintech startups operating, with 50 of them having already reaching over a billion-dollar valuation. The question remains, how will FinTech…

Digital vs. Print Advertising [Infographic]

Revenue generated by the newspaper publishing industry in the United States has been dropping steadily in recent years, falling from $33.59 billion in 2011 to a forecasted $27 billion by 2020. Online publishing, meanwhile, has become an ever more prevalent…

IoT Devices Outnumber Humans on Earth

It is estimated that there are approximately 3x more IoT connected devices than humans on earth.

VR and AR: Real Estate Will Never Be the Same

VR and AR: Real Estate Will Never Be the Same When people first conceived of using virtual reality, they thought it might be an excellent form of entertainment. Instead, VR technology has spread into a number of practical consumer industries,…

Newsletter February Edition 1st

Every week is a big week for innovation but here are our pics for the top 4 moments from the past week that stand out. 1. According to CNBC, Apple’s market value dropped $46b last week upon the announcement that…

The Technology Backbone of AgTech

See the main Disruptive Technologies that fall under the AgTech umbrella.  

How Do Banks Compare to These Tech Giants?

Tech Companies are encroaching on Big Banks. Learn how FinTech is changing the whole ecosystem.

Millennials Switch Jobs in Silicon Valley Twice as Often as National Median [Infographic]

“Young people are just smarter” This has become a famous quote from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The Harvard dropout made the comment in 2007, at the age of 22. His other observations on age include the suggestion that companies should…

Top 8 Statistics On Digital Transformation

8 survey results indicate the need to adopt a Digital Transformation strategy.

Silicon Valley Innovation Center – Newsletter- January Edition 

  There was a buzz in the air at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. Both large companies and startups filled the convention centers to show off and demo their new products. After spending a few days…

3 Industry Trends from CES

There was a buzz in the air at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. Both large companies and startups filled the convention centers to show off and demo their new products. After spending a few days walking…

Number of Mobile Payment Users From 2009-2016 (Infographic)

Mobile Payment usage is on the rise globally, it won’t be long until credit cards are completely digitized.  

China Leads The Way In Fintech Adoption (Infographic)

Are you ready for the next generation of consumers? FinTech technology adoption rates compared by country!

Thomson Reuters Discovers AI Use Cases

Thomson Reuters Discovers AI Use Cases Let’s face it. Modern technological advancements have already taken the practical science of artificial intelligence to unseen levels. AI is no longer limited to a robot beating a world chess master. In fact, artificial…

Silicon Valley Innovation Center – Newsletter- January Edition 

January Edition It’s a new year and a new chance to leverage ideas from leaders from Silicon Valley Tech companies for your business. In this edition, see the direction AI is moving, learn about blockchain in our cryptocurrency quiz, and…

Cryptocurrency Quiz

Test your FinTech skills by taking our 8 question cryptocurrency quiz! Loading…

Silicon Valley Innovation Center – Newsletter- December Holiday Edition 

December Holiday Edition As the year comes to a close, we are looking ahead at what’s to come. Check out the insights on the 3 Business Trends for 2018 and get ready to accelerate your innovation agenda next year. We…

Quotes From Executives On FinTech (Infographic)

8 Quotes on the Future of Financial Services every FinTech executive needs to hear. Jamie Dimon, CEO JPMorgan Chase – “There are hundreds of startups with a lot of brains and money working on various alternatives to traditional banking.” JP Nicols,…

3 Business Trends for 2018

As the year come to a close we’d like to share our thoughts about the three emerging innovations that reached their tipping point in 2017. These innovations weren’t necessarily developed in 2017, rather in 2017 they reached a high enough…

State of ICO (Infographic)

Fast Facts on ICO! Experience FinTech disruption here:

Big Data In Retail By The Numbers (Infographic)

These 6 Statistics will show you why it’s time for a Digital Transformation

Take A Ride Into The Future

First appeared at Joie de Vivre The future is here. But maybe you’re just not feeling it. Do you, for example, still close your own car doors manually? The one-day “Silicon Valley Legends” tour will put that tired routine to…

How Many People Work At These 8 Tech Companies (Infographic)

Have you ever wondered how many people work at the largest tech companies? While size doesn’t necessarily matter in startup land the largest tech companies generally have the largest payroll as well.

Silicon Valley Innovation Center – Newsletter- December Edition 

December Edition As you might imagine the team here at Silicon Valley Innovation Center regularly comes across new ways of doing things. We figured at this time of year you are probably facing the annual challenges of deciding what to…

No Checkout Lines Ever? Yes Please

Amazon Go can make it much easier to get in and out of a store. While currently only a pilot in a small store near Amazon HQ in Seattle, Amazon Go has huge potential to make shopping easier. Each shopper’s…

See Why Everyone Is Talking About The Magic Potential of Augmented Reality

IKEA is one of the first companies to make a real world applicable use case for it. Using IKEA Place you can put on an AR headset like Hololens, or even just load it to your smartphone. Take a second…

Which Tech Companies are Filling The Most Patents? (Infographic)

Patents are the lifeblood of the tech industry. Here is the top 5 Silicon Valley companies, which own the highest number of patents:

Drones For Business (Infographic)

Drones are one of the fastest growing technology segments of the last year. From crop dusting fields to carrying heavy loads to remote places below are six B2B uses for drones.

8 Reasons Banks Should Partner In FinTech (Infographic)

Of all the disruption occurring today, the banking sector is getting hit the hardest. Smart banks are already looking at innovative solutions to increase customer loyalty and ease of use. Here are 8 reasons banks should partner with fintech startups.

Toyota Handling Materials, Europe On Their Experience With SVIC

On Tuesday, November 14th through Friday, November 16th, Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) hosted the executives from Toyota Material Handling. Silicon Valley leaders, top executives, and innovators shared their vision with the participants on the most disruptive trends in automation…

Having the Right Network Pays Big Returns (Infographic)

Want to be a unicorn? Ever dreamed of having a billion dollar valuation? Being part of the right network helps. Y Combinator leverages a selective network of brilliant technicians, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders to consistently produce some of the best…

$23B/year Traditional Industry Is Ready to Embrace the Future

More and more trade associations are discovering the value of bringing their leadership teams to Silicon Valley. The members not only get to meet face to face and talk shop, but they also receive invaluable insight about customer focus and…

If Banks Don’t Partner With Startups, They WILL Be Left Behind

Once a year, the board members of the Federal Home Loan Bank get together to talk about how their member banks are performing and ways to improve these businesses. For quite some time, they have been aware of the radical…

Start Talking Like a Silicon Valley Pro (Infographic)

Every culture has its own language, Silicon Valley is no different. There are some words used so often that everyone knows them. Start using these seven words in your everyday business vocabulary to start sounding like a Silicon Valley insider.…

Learn How To Disrupt Your Own Business

If your company is looking for options that can lead to explosive growth and a tighter team culture, taking part in a Silicon Valley immersive innovation program is a great way to uncover synergies and brainstorm growth opportunities. This is…

Silicon Valley Innovation Center – Newsletter- November Edition 

November Edition Corporate innovation has never been more relevant as average lifespan of S&P 500 companies continues to drop; blame Silicon Valley. Knowing this, we developed a series of corporate innovation programs for decision makers all over the world to…

Lessons for HR from Silicon Valley

By Warrick Beaver The global shift is underway! As the technological advancements of the last three decades combine to create the workplace of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Ok, I accept this is not a new revelation, however the rate of…

Oracle’s Innovation Trip: Visiting Silicon Valley

There is no better way to experience innovation than through immersion, and there is no better place than Silicon Valley, especially when it comes to technology. More and more companies look up to Silicon Valley to become inspired, meet with…

Welcome to Demo of Medici

MEDICI takes this industry contribution to a new level of engagement. It provides a highly curated and contextual backdrop for startups to get on the radar of FinTech focused investors and partners.

Why Visit Silicon Valley To Discover How To Reinvent Your Company For The Digital World

С-level executives from leading organizations in Brazil, Colombia, India and Peru came to Silicon Valley and found innovative ways to reimagine portions of their existing businesses by embracing digital transformation during our most recent Leading Digital Transformation immersion program. In…

PRMIA and Silicon Valley Innovation Center Kick Off Thought Leadership Events

PRMIA and Silicon Valley Innovation Center Kick Off Thought Leadership Events About FinTech Disruption of the Financial Services industry. Leading financial sector industry association and experts in innovation team up to provide deep insights into the transformation of the financial…

Why Visit Silicon Valley To Discover How To Navigate FinTech Disruption: July Edition

Executives from top financial institutions from around the world find cutting-edge, innovative ideas and inspiration in Silicon Valley during Navigating FinTech Disruption immersion program. In July 2017 Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) welcomed a cohort of financial services executives to…

Expert Talk: What Can Silicon Valley Teach Companies About Consumer Experience?

Silicon Valley isn’t just a dot on a map. It’s a brand – a global symbol of enduring innovation. Therefore it is safe to say that most of the top companies in the Valley have adopted innovative best practices in…

Silicon Valley: Start-ups and Financing

This is an interview of Andrey Kunov, President of Silicon Valley Innovation Center, published by Magazin für Touristik und Business Travel  in the special report about Silicon Valley. Where It’s Going: It’s not just employees of established corporations, but those…

Did you know that there is no city called Silicon Valley?

I wonder how many of you can remember the famous song of the German rock band Scorpions, Wind of Change, from the 90’s? It was released in January 1991 and became a worldwide hit topping the charts in Germany, Europe,…

Silicon Valley Innovation Center – Newsletter- June Edition 

June Edition Did you know that solar power fell 85% in the last seven years? That in 2017, global investment in fintech companies has hit an all time high of $24.7B? That Faraday Future, the 1,050 mph electric car, accelerates…

Digital Transformation. How to Build a Culture of Change

  By the end of 2017, two-thirds of the CEOs of Global 2000 companies will have digital transformation at the center of their corporate strategy- IDC FutureScape 85% of enterprise decision-makers say they have a time frame of two years…

How Can Big Companies Innovate? Turning Disruption Threats into Innovation Opportunities

Fortune 500 companies that are digitally transforming themselves are undertaking fundamental changes that impact their assets, the way they generate value and the way they are organized. Technologies are important but more important is the ability to turn new ideas into products…

How can Design Thinking help you START Innovating.

  A lot has been told about Design Thinking in the past and rightly so. It has been known to inspire people from all walks of life and across multiple sectors. However, in this age of technological revolution, it is…

Google’s Artificial Intelligence Just Made Computers More Human

  In this era of Fourth Industrial Revolution we all know the world is changing at a pace we never imagined. Self driving cars and humanoids are no longer science fiction. In fact, Silicon Valley startups like CloudMinds have a…

Framework for Banks to Partner with FinTech Companies (video)

  Navigating FinTech disruption is on top of the executive agenda of the traditional Financial Services organizations. FinTech start-ups continue to attract investment with the total invested globally at $3.2 billion in Q1 of 2017 . The growth is fueled…

The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Here. Is Your Business Ready?

By Andy Zhulenev This is the first part of the SVIC original series to discover the technology breakthroughs that go beyond automation of manufacturing and digitization of information. The global economy is undergoing massive disruption. This “Fourth Industrial Revolution” brings…

How To Turn AI Into Business Value: 5 Takeaways

2016 saw Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology transforming industries, reinventing business processes and reimagining business models. We’ve seen major advancements in driverless technology, voice recognition, and deep learning. However, its application is still a grey area for many businesses. On April…

Silicon Valley Innovation Center – Newsletter- April Edition 

Did you know that 72% CEOs believe that the next 3 years will be more critical for their industry than the last 50 years? Did you know that companies today are 460% more likely to fail within the next 5…

SVIC Hosts The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan During Visit to Silicon Valley

REDWOOD CITY, CA, April 19, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ — On April 13, 2017, Silicon Valley Innovation Center hosted the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Bakytzhan Sagintayev, and a delegation of high-ranking executives representing the country’s state-owned and private companies. The delegation met…

Silicon Valley Innovation Center Announces AI Executive Briefing

As Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology transforms industries, reinvents business processes and forces business models to be reimagined, executives who would like to understand the commercial implications and practical applications of AI are invited to attend the latest executive briefing from…

Silicon Valley Innovation Center – Newsletter- March Edition 

From Digital Transformation to the Global Startup Revolution and Top Technology Trends in 2017, we bring to you the latest in the field of Innovation. Read these exclusive articles to know what's shaping businesses across industries: The Case for Digital…

FOUR SEASONS HOTEL SILICON VALLEY AT EAST PALO ALTO PARTNERS WITH SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION CENTER

With an aim of sharing the unique culture of Silicon Valley, Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley announces an exclusive new partnership with Silicon Valley Innovation Center. Corporate groups can now gain valuable access to some of the world’s most innovative and inspiring companies through…

INDUSTRY DISRUPTION IS THE NEW NORMAL

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ONE DAY IN SILICON VALLEY

“The future is now” was the motto of this year’s Porsche Latin America PSM (Press, Sales and Marketing) Conference. Instead of just glancing at the future developments of our industry from afar, from our regional Miami office or one of our markets…

TOP TECHNOLOGY TRENDS TO PAY ATTENTION IN 2017

Silicon Valley keeps setting an agenda for global companies across all industries. Businesses that want to thrive are in a constant race to adapt and take advantage of these technologies. Artificial Intelligence. AI technology is giving companies the business intelligence they…

SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION CENTER ANNOUNCES NAVIGATING FINTECH DISRUPTION: SILICON VALLEY IMMERSION PROGRAM

An elite group of like-minded financial services innovators will descend on Silicon Valley in March, July and November as Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) hosts Navigating Fintech Disruption: Executive Immersion Program in Silicon Valley. Building on last year’s events, the…

Top New Startups In Silicon Valley You Have To Be Aware Of By The End of This Year

The Silicon Valley startup ecosystem has spawned innovative startups in the past that went on to become billion-dollar companies dominating their industries. This trend does not seem to be letting up. While other tech hubs are indeed starting to produce…

BLOCKCHAIN APPLICATIONS IN CAPITAL MARKETS AND TRADE: THE WAY TO SUCCESS

Arguably no technology has been such a disruptive innovation since the advent of the internet as blockchain technology. This concept that has flooded the world of capital markets and trade is most known for being the technology underpinning the infamous…

“Insurance Disrupted | 2015” Conference Awards Limelight Health as Winner of its Insurance StartUp Showcase.

“Insurance Disrupted | 2015” Conference Awards Limelight Health as Winner of its Insurance StartUp Showcase. By: Natalie L. Wood Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) hosted an Insurance StartUp Showcase as part of its larger “Insurance Disrupted | Silicon Valley 2015”…

WHEN INNOVATION CALLS, WHAT DO CORPORATIONS REALLY DO?

Innovation has traditionally been associated with startups and small enterprises given their nimble sizes and better adaptability to change. It might have been the case some years ago; however, nowadays, the increasing number of startups and their novel approaches to…

BANKS & FINTECH: HOW TO FORM EFFECTIVE AND MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL PARTNERSHIPS

Over the course of the past several years, the banking industry has been profoundly disrupted by innovative fintech (financial technology) companies, with the majority of them being recent Silicon Valley startups. Banks have historically been perceived as very “safe” financial…

SILICON VALLEY DIGEST: NOVEMBER 6 EDITION

In this issue: Corporate Innovation and Innovation Strategy: What Amazon Gets About Innovation That Google Doesn’t 3 Proven Strategies that let big companies move as fast as start-ups Emerging Technologies: 9 Tech trends that will make billions of dollars starting…

HOW IMPORTANT IS TECHNOLOGY FOR BUSINESS AND MARKETING IN 2016?

More than last year, and will be even more so next year. Marketing is perpetual competition; your product is the best, better than what the other guys are selling, for XYZ reasons. The market demands that you stand out from…

Design-Thinking For Teachers: Innovative Approaches To Teaching And Learning.

On October 21-25th Silicon Valley Innovation Center organized four workshops on Design Thinking and its application to K12 education for teachers of a network of top innovative schools in Kazakhstan – Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS). The workshops ran simultaneously in…

Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer and Why He Still Has His Job at Apple

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory. Here’s why.

Uber’s Self-Driving Truck Makes Its First Delivery: 50,000 Budweisers

Uber-owned startup Otto just sent an autonomous truck on a two-hour, 120-mile journey.

You don’t have to look far to see examples of how the growth of digital technology has disrupted traditional industries in a big way.

Top 25 Disruptors in the Insurance Industry Matthew Wong, Senior Research Analyst – CB Insights Matthew founded CB Insights, a New York-based research and analysis firm. He is one of the few analysts who have prioritized the burgeoning InsurTech industry and…

THE RECIPE OF SUCCESS BEHIND THE MOST POWERFUL SILICON VALLEY COMPANIES (AND WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM THEM)

The San Francisco Bay-area isn’t known for it’s weather and amazing Chinese food. Known as Silicon Valley, the region of southern San Fransisco and further south has historically been a hotbed of technological innovation, if not the global hub of…

TOP 10 SILICON VALLEY COMPANIES YOU ABSOLUTELY NEED TO VISIT

  With the depth of venture capital investment in the region, if the three million people that reside in Silicon valley were their own country, it would be within the top 50 global economies. So, it should be no surprise…

7 SILICON VALLEY LANDMARKS EVERY EXECUTIVE HAS TO VISIT IN 2016

There’s more than enough to see in Silicon Valley and the surrounding area for any tourist (Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, etc.). During the mid-20th century, the region nestled between San Francisco and San Jose that was once a rural orchard…

BANKING DISRUPTED WEEKLY DIGEST: SEPTEMBER 11 EDITION

In this issue: Wall Street steps up its game against fintech Next Wave of Fintech: Ditch the Humans Santander: Bitcoin Threatens Credit Card Issuers You’ve Heard of Fintech, Get Ready for ‘Regtech’ US Fintech SoFi’s $500M Raise Will Enable Growth…

Silicon Valley Innovation Center Banking Disrupted Summit 2016 Brings Out Financial Tech Giants

PALO ALTO, Calif., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) based in the mecca of the technologically advanced region of California played host to emerging banking, financial services, and Fintech companies during the Banking Disrupted Summit held at the Silicon Valley Elks Lodge on September 14-15.…

Banking Regulatory Challenges & Fintech: Bonova Advisory Reports Views of Global Bank Leaders at a Leadership Summit in Silicon Valley

September 14 – 15, 2016 : ‘Banking Disrupted Leadership Summit’, was held at Silicon Valley Center where Global Banking Industry leaders were in attendance to meet face-to-face with leading innovators and disruptors in Silicon Valley, the focus was inevitably on…

THE POWER OF INNOVATION: WHY MORE THAN EVER (FINANCE) EXECUTIVE TEAMS NEED TO VISIT SILICON VALLEY AT LEAST ONCE A YEAR

…and we mean the very least. The financial sector (finsec) has in recent years been under a persistent threat from financial technology (fintech) startups, hell-bent on getting their piece of the industry’s pie and disrupting the status quo. Silicon Valley…

HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IMPACTS THE FINANCE INDUSTRY: OPPORTUNITY OR THREAT?

The good, the bad, and the quickly adaptable/predictive algorithms: From “I, Robot” to iFinance Short answer (but you will want to keep on reading): both. Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer science fiction with thrilling tales of robots taking over…

THE 4 ESSENTIAL UPCOMING SILICON VALLEY FINSEC/FINTECH EVENTS OF 2016

We are halfway through the year, but there are still a handful of informative, engaging, must-attend events addressing fin sec and fintech trends/developments coming up in Silicon Valley. These seminars, summits, and networking events are a must for industry executives…

FINTECH POSES NO. 1 THREAT TO COMMUNITY BANKS, EXECS TELL FDIC (AND MORE NEWS)

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in fintech, banking, and disruptive trends Fintech Poses No. 1 Threat to Community Banks, Execs Tell FDIC The emergence of new technology in financial services poses a serious danger…

WHY VISIT SILICON VALLEY TO DISCOVER HOW TO NAVIGATE FINTECH DISRUPTION: BANK OF QUEENSLAND EDITION

Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) hosted the Board of Directors and the executive management team of Bank of Queensland (Australia). BoQ, one of the oldest financial institutions in Queensland, has 252 branches throughout Australia and more than 650,000 customers. As part of its…

ALL IT TOOK WAS POKEMON TO GET PEOPLE INTO BANK BRANCHES (AND MORE NEWS)

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in fintech, banking, and disruptive trends All It Took Was Pokemon to Get People into Bank Branches The instant popularity of Pokemon Go has taught banks important lessons about…

AMERICANS STUCK IN BAD FINANCIAL SERVICES RELATIONSHIPS (AND MORE NEWS)

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in fintech, banking, and disruptive trends Americans Stuck in Bad Financial Services Relationships According to a Market Strategies firms survey, 31 percent of American households feel obligated to continue…

WHY TAKING YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO SILICON VALLEY OFFERS GREAT ROI

Though many CEOs may not yet be willing to admit it, every company is effectively a technology firm. When asking companies to describe their bottom line, one analyst has captured this point well: The unprecedented changes in disruptive technologies like Internet of…

HOW BIG BANKS ARE EMBRACING THE FINTECH REVOLUTION (AND MORE NEWS)

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in fintech, banking, and disruptive trends How Big Banks are Embracing the Fintech Revolution The Citi researchers predict that the fintech revolution will wipe out nearly a third of…

VISIT SILICON VALLEY TO INVEST IN INTERNET OF THINGS STARTUPS

On Wednesday, June 15th, Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) hosted the executive team from TeamViewer. Launched in 2005, TeamViewer is one of the worldwide leading solutions for desktop sharing and online collaboration over the Internet, growing to 600+ employees across Germany,…

WILL BREXIT CAUSE A TECHXIT? 10 WAYS BRITAIN’S EU EXIT WILL AFFECT TECHNOLOGY (AND MORE NEWS)

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in fintech, banking, and disruptive trends Will Brexit Cause a Techxit? 10 Ways Britain’s EU Exit Will Affect Technology Britain has voted to leave the European Union by 52%…

WHY VISIT SILICON VALLEY TO DISCOVER FOOD INNOVATION: TETRA PAK EDITION

On Monday, June 13th through Wednesday, June 15th, Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) hosted the executive team from Tetra Pak Brazil and their clients, including delegates from Pepsico and Nestle. Tetra Pak is a multinational food packaging and processing company…

THINK STUDENTS ARE UNHAPPY WITH HIGHER EDUCATION? TRY EMPLOYERS (PLUS MORE NEWS)

 weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in higher education, EdTech, and disruptive trends Think Students are Unhappy with Higher Education? Try Employers What it is: A new report by The Brookings Institution shows that the bachelor’s degree…

WHAT YOU CAN LEARN FROM VISITING TOP SILICON VALLEY COMPANIES

We are living at a pivotal time in history when technology is changing at faster rates than ever before. Gadgets, devices, and innovations considered science fiction just a few short years ago are now entering the consumer mainstream. Whether it…

HOW THE INTERNET OF THINGS WILL CHANGE BANKING AND MORE NEWS

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in fintech, banking, and disruptive trends How The Internet of Things Will Change Banking What it is: Analysts at Gartner predict there will be 25 billion smartphones, smartwatches, wearables, connected…

HOW ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE COULD SOLVE THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IN EDUCATION AND MORE NEWS

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in higher education, EdTech, and disruptive trends Here’s How Artificial Intelligence Could Solve the Biggest Problem in Education What it is: Online education has a problem: Of the hordes of students that sign…

DIMON SAYS AUTO-LOAN MARKET STRESSED, SEES PAIN FOR BANKS (PLUS MORE NEWS)

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in fintech, banking, and disruptive trends The Digital Divide: How Bank CEOs Can Take Advantage of Fintech Disruption What it is: Perhaps no other industry faces the wave of digital disruption…

RACV BOARD OF DIRECTORS VISITS SILICON VALLEY

Monday, May 23rd through Friday, May 27th, 2016 – Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) hosted the Board of Directors from Australia’s Royal Automotive Club of Victoria (RACV) – RACV has 2.1 million members, approximately 10% of Australia’s population, with $500…

THE EDUCATION INSTITUTION OF THE FUTURE IS HERE – IT’S UP TO LEADERS TO SEIZE IT AND MORE NEWS

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in higher education, EdTech, and disruptive trends The Education Institution of the Future is Here – It’s Up to Leaders to Seize It What it is: Amazon’s recent announcement that they…

THE DIGITAL DIVIDE: HOW BANK CEOS CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF FINTECH DISRUPTION

Technology has reshaped every aspect of our personal and business lives. From the way we work to the way we shop all the way to the manner in which we bank, digitization is well under way and influencing virtually every…

VC FUNDING IS FLOWING BACK TO FINTECH STARTUPS (AND MORE NEWS)

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in fintech, banking, and disruptive trends   Venture capital funding is flowing back to fintech startups What it is: According to a new report from research firm CBInsight and KPMG,…

UNIVERSITIES CAN’T SOLVE OUR SKILLS GAP PROBLEMS BECAUSE THEY CAUSED IT (PLUS MORE NEWS)

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THE ‘TO-DIE-FOR CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE’ STARTS WITH TECH (PLUS MORE NEWS)

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in fintech, banking, and disruptive trends The ‘To-Die-For Customer Experience’ Starts with Tech What it is: For Manolo Sanchez, the chief executive of BBVA Compass, the future is about sharing…

VIDEO: MEASURING HUMAN BEHAVIOR WITH TECHNOLOGY

As the digital economy continues to evolve and globalize, many organizations struggle to reach their customers with meaningful engagement. Customers expect real-time, personalized and authentic communication delivered to them on the channels and platforms where they spend their time. According…

HOW SMALL BANKS CAN PARTNER WITH FINTECH FIRMS AND MORE NEWS

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in fintech, banking, and disruptive trends How Small Banks Can Partner With Fintech Firms What it is: Digital technology changes the way consumers interact with their bank and finances. How…

PROFESSORS NEED TO LEARN TO LOVE ONLINE EDUCATION TO SAVE COLLEGES (PLUS MORE NEWS)

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in higher education, EdTech, and disruptive trends To Save Colleges, Professors Have To Learn To Love Online Education silicon valley, innovation culture, disruptive technologies, education disruptedWhat it is: Online…

VIDEO: THE FUTURE OF INNOVATION LIES IN THE CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE (PT. 1)

Companies across verticals and industries – such as insurance, banking, education and healthcare to name a few – are no strangers to disruptive trends and the transformation to how customers interact with their brand. Customer experience is a hot topic here in the heart of…

THE EVOLUTION OF ONLINE EDUCATION AND MORE NEWS

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in higher education, EdTech, and disruptive trends The Evolution of Online Education What it is: The range of topics offered in the world of online learning is rapidly diversifying, with…

HACKER GROUP DRAWS BULL’S EYE ON ‘EVERY MAJOR BANKING SYSTEM’ AND MORE NEWS

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in fintech, banking, and disruptive trends Hacker Group Draws Bull’s Eye on ‘Every Major Banking System’ What it is: The hacktivist group Anonymous, which brought down the Greek central bank’s website…

WHERE BANKS ARE MOST VULNERABLE TO CYBERATTACKS AND MORE NEWS

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in fintech, banking, and disruptive trends Where Banks Are Most Vulnerable to Cyberattacks Now What it is: Verizon’s Data Breach Investigation Report was created in concert with more than 67…

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY VISITS SILICON VALLEY

Thursday April 21, 2016 –  Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) organized an educational program for 92 students and 4 professors from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. NTU students and professors were excited to engage with some of the leading…

OPENING MINDS ON EDTECH AND MORE NEWS

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in higher education, EdTech, and disruptive trends Opening Minds on EdTech What it is: Bill Gates shares his views on why advances in technology will make it easier to give…

BANK OF QUEENSLAND VISITS SILICON VALLEY

Friday April 22, 2016 – Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) hosted Jon Earle Sutton, Chief Executive Officer, and Peter Deans, Chief Risk Officer, of Bank of Queensland in Silicon Valley. During their visit, Jon and Peter were introduced to innovation experts at SOFI,…

FEDERAL RESERVE WARNS ON FINTECH RISKS AND MORE NEWS

A weekly wrap-up from Silicon Valley on what’s making the news in fintech, banking, and disruptive trends Fed Williams Warns on Risks of Financial Technology What it is: A top Federal Reserve official warned that while financial technologies that enable online…

SILICON VALLEY INNOVATION CENTER KICKS OFF 2016 WITH SMART INVESTING AND IOT— A DISRUPTIVE CONFERENCE

Silicon Valley Innovation Center kicks off 2016 with Smart Investing and IoT— a disruptive conference This year, 5.5 million new “things” will become connected every single day, a 30% rise from 2015 (Gartner). By 2020, the world will have no less…

INNOVATION IN STEM EDUCATION

In December 2015 Silicon Valley Innovation Center has organized another educational program – 10 STEM teachers from Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (Kazakhstan) participated in a one week immersion course in Silicon Valley and learned about innovation and best practices in teaching…

WHAT MAKES ZAPPOS UNIQUE: INNOVATION AND COMPANY CULTURE

The familiarity of the Zappos name is not an accident and the enormous success of the e-commerce company has been in large part due to cutting edge technology along with a unique company culture. From its roots in 1999, when founder Nick…

ROBOTICS AS A BUSINESS: WHY BUILDING THE BILLION DOLLAR ROBOTICS COMPANY IS HARDER THAN YOU THINK

We’ve all seen our fair share of billion dollar companies in recent years. Brands like Twitter, Uber, Airbnb, and Groupon have all taken the market by storm and met with resounding success based on a felt consumer need – in…

IS YOUR BUSINESS READY FOR APPLE WATCH?

Since its announcement in September, Apple Watch has probably become one of the most highly anticipated tech gadgets in recent times, perhaps even more than the original iPhone. In the last 7 years or so we’ve seen why Apple is the global…

THE 3 TECH SKILLS YOU SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON NOW

In this era of lightning fast technological change there is really no longer any difference between business and IT. The old lines of separation are now blended together in a way that has compelled (or forced in many cases) businesses…

IS THE DOMESTIC PERSONAL ROBOT FINALLY HERE?

For years people have been speculating about when robots might be ready to go mainstream. Back at the beginning of 2007, Bill Gates famously declared robots as the “next big thing” and that the robotics industry was at the same place as…

Why the Future of Jobs is More Important Than You Think

When surveying the current technology landscape, the state of affairs seems almost surreal. Growth, commerce, and innovation are moving at such unprecedented rates that even veteran IT professionals are left scratching their heads. Indeed, what was considered science fiction a…

7 WAYS TO GENERATE MORE CUSTOMERS FOR YOUR SMALL BUSINESS

In the “old” days (meaning about 7 years ago) whenever small businesses wanted to please their customers, the most important thing was to keep the storefront in top shape and to ensure that the store itself was tidy and well-staffed…

10 Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Hate to Fail

Building a startup begins with a dream or vision about taking something you’re passionate about and turning it into a business. You hope that the result will change the world and give you some financial freedom along the way. The…

WHY SMALL BUSINESSES NEED TO CARE ABOUT DIGITAL MARKETING

Sometimes when you’re running a startup or small business it’s good to step back and level the playing field and think about what exactly you’re trying to accomplish. It’s so easy to get stuck in a rut and to think…

WHAT WILL BE YOUR DESIGN THINKING STRATEGY IN 2015?

Innovation has become the big buzzword in the world of digital business today. The rapid pace of technology, fueled by the growth of the internet, and new forms of collaboration and open-source networking, have all created unheard of opportunities for…

Web 3.0 And The Semantic Web: How The Future Internet Will Change Everything

Over the past 25 years the internet has transformed our lives in ways that we could hardly have imagined a generation ago. Throughout all levels of business and society, whether we’re at work, or on our morning commute, or shopping…

How Internet of Things Will Transform the Way You Do Business

n case you haven’t heard the Internet of Things is now, according to Gartner’s annual report, the most hyped technology, and has even replaced Big Data to claim that distinction. Indeed, we hear more and more nowadays about this new technological…

YEAR IN REVIEW: EXCITING NEW TECHNOLOGIES WE SAW IN 2014

In case you’ve been a bit overwhelmed at the dizzying pace of technological change lately then you’re not alone. What was considered science fiction a few years ago is fast becoming present day reality. Smartwatches, retail robots, virtual assistants that…

Wearables & Robots: How 2015 is shaping up to be an epic year in emerging technology and innovation

Anyone involved in the world of technology (and that covers most of you reading this) will likely agree that we’re seeing unheard of and unprecedented rates of growth. The industry is moving at lightning speed with more innovations and disruptive…

THE END OF RETAIL AS WE KNOW IT? SERVICE ROBOTS WILL GREET YOU THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

If you happen to be visiting the Orchard Supply Hardware Store in San Jose, CA, at the center of Silicon Valley anytime soon, you’ll be stepping into the future of retail. Meet OSHBot, the shopping assistant of the future , OSHBot is…

CAMPUS 2.0: HOW MOOCS & NANODEGREES ARE REBOOTING HIGHER ED

Until about 3 years ago online learning was an interesting new phenomenon that received a few nods and glances from traditional learners. But for the most part it was not a real player in the educational market. More and more…

ASK. MEASURE. LEARN: 3 CRUCIAL STEPS OF ADVANCED DATA SIFTING

The statement that the one who owns information owns the world is being realized by millions of companies all over the world today. Mountains of data are rising on our planet, but if you aren’t able to measure it, comprehend…

Announcing Speaker Series INNOVATION INSIGHTS

What’s the next multimillion-dollar opportunity? Which industries are poised for disruption? What are the hottest technology trends? How to stay ahead of the competition? How not to get lost in the sea of emerging tech offerings? How to motivate your people…

Disruptive innovations in energy storage

Silicon Valley is the best place to learn about green energy as it is a home for the most innovative eco-friendly initiatives in the world. The state of California plans to switch all its utility providers to 1/3 of renewable…

Google I/O: What’s inside?

One of the most important summer events in Silicon Valley – Google I/O – is over. This year the conference gathered participants at 597 locations in 85 countries and 6 continents, and over one million people watched the event online.…

Innovative Marketing: Advice from Silicon Valley Experts

How to create and maintain positive brand experience in the digital era? How to use electronic tools to enhance brand positioning and which tools to choose? What is the latest innovation in digital marketing and how it can help businesses…

Smart commerce: Mobile solutions for retail business

The retail industry was hit hard by technological innovations, such as social media, Internet shopping and online reviews. Lots of customers no longer use traditional shops for actual purchases; they take advantage of physical stores exploring products, and then they…

Why Startups Are Better Innovators Than Big Companies

Innovative tech business is about taking risks and responsibilities, giving up personal for the good of enterprise and seeing opportunities that others don’t see. In the fast paced world of disruptive tech innovations, bringing new and fresh ideas to life…

INNOVATION IN HR WITH GREAT SILICON VALLEY COMPANIES

Innovative infrastructure, healthy business climate and continuous flow of interested professionals make it harder for local companies to find and retain best talent. According to Booz&Co report, the Bay Area captures between 35 and 40 % of U.S. venture capital.…

COLLABORATION PLATFORMS – INNOVATIVE WAYS TO SPEED UP WORK

The impact of “social” technologies on Internet is unprecedented: over 80 % of Internet users interact with each other through social media platforms daily. As web economy becomes a more social experience, when customers use social tools to find and…

GAMIFICATION FOR MOTIVATION: WORK HARD, PLAY HARD

Need to revive your employees’ motivation? There’s a solution. Gamification is a new employee engagement strategy, or an innovative and creative way to motivate workers, making jobs more fun and interesting. The successful technique is what HR world is buzzing…

WHAT HAPPENS IN STARTUP INCUBATORS AND ACCELERATORS

Bringing a new business to life has never been so affordable. With dozens of business incubators and accelerators in the Bay Area, young businesses thrive and almost anyone can become a participant in an incubation program. Visiting great Silicon Valley…

Big Data for Marketing: Smart Tools for Savvy Managers

Digital marketing is one of the fastest growing IT industries, along with online advertising. Data-driven marketing tools constantly evolve, challenging e-marketers to keep up with the pace of innovation. Customer data analysis has made possible things marketers couldn’t even dream…

FIVE REASONS TO OPEN A BRANCH OFFICE IN SILICON VALLEY

To be closer to the innovation happening in Silicon Valley you don’t necessarily need to overcome all the legislative boundaries and move your headquarters and staff here. SVIC offers much faster and easier way to enter to the U.S. market.…

WHAT DIGITAL TOOLS ARE WIDELY USED IN INNOVATIVE COMPANIES

In 2013 the R&D spending grew to its higher level ever as recent study of the Booz & Company shows. Researchers surveyed the world’s 1,000 largest publicly listed corporate R&D spenders focusing on the digital enablers of the innovation process—how…

SILICON VALLEY COMPANIES TRANSFORM ECONOMICS OF SOLAR

Over the last years the Bay Area was definitely a game-changer for the whole green energy industry. A lot of Silicon Valley companies implemented newest solar technologies to make their businesses more sustainable. Change has happened in all different levels,…

The Future of the Office: How Companies Are Changing the Workplace

Colorful non-traditional work space fosters creativity, encourages teamwork and improves life-satisfaction. Let your employees bring personal items to work, allow some extra activities, like playing games, and organize spacious zones. That’s what the most innovative companies of Silicon Valley do…

Five Sharing Economy Business Ideas To Use In Your New Project

Shared economy trend, or peer-to peer commerce, started in 2008 by Airbnb, community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world, disrupt old notions about consumption and ownership. The idea behind this life-changing trend is using…

Regulation Technology: RegTech A New Hot Topic

Legacy core systems and regulatory pressure make banks reluctant to try new technologies. On the other hand, startups with disruptive solutions do not always know which regulations are applicable to their businesses. This discussion will explore the budding space of…

New Rules Of The Game: Partnership Instead Of Competition

Banks are the largest informational companies in the world, yet systems and processes are still antiquated . Our panelists will show how banks may benefit from new technology solutions centered around connectivity, interactivity with customers, real-time decision making as well…

The New Wave Of FinTech: The End Of Banking

Instead of trying to improve an outdated legacy system, certain companies are focusing on reinventing the entire experience of banking from scratch. In our opening panel, true disrupters, entrepreneurs, hottest fintech companies will share their novel vision about the future…

We Must Get Better At Innovation And We Can

Speaker: Curtis R. Carlson, Ph.D. Founder and CEO, The Practice of Innovation President and CEO, SRI International (1998 – 2014) Topics Covered: -Global Innovation Economy -Venture Performance -Innovation’s 5 Disciplines -Value Creation Best Practices -Value Propositions

Silicon Valley Innovation Center Announces Groundbreaking Speakers For Its Banking Disrupted Leadership Summit

Silicon Valley Innovation Center announced today the speaker lineup for its Banking Disrupted leadership summit featuring some of the most disruptive FinTech leaders. Silicon Valley Innovation Center presents the groundbreaking lineup of speakers for Banking Disrupted, a disruptive leadership summit to be…

Silicon Valley Insurance Accelerator Kicks Off this Season with Customer Engagement at the Digital Edge

Silicon Valley Insurance Accelerator and Silicon Valley Innovation Center present Insurance Disrupted Q1: Customer Engagement at the Digital Edge, a 2-day innovation-packed conference on March 22nd-23rd, 2016 at Crowne Plaza in Foster City, CA. Silicon Valley Insurance Accelerator and Silicon…

Kuang Chen, Founder & CEO at Captricity

Insurance Disrupted/Conference 2015

Sanjeev Kumar, VP, head of Insurance at Saama

Insurance Disrupted/Conference 2015

Martha Notarus, Partner at XL-Innovate

Insurance Disrupted/Conference 2015 Martha discusses the future of insurance in a world of reduced/changing risk and pervasive real-time data, how to evaluate opportunities and challenges worth investing in.

Big Data and Analytics: Strategies for Next Gen Insurance

Insurance DisruptedI Conference 2015. Speaker: Johnathan Matus, Founder & CEO at Zendrive Big Data and Analytics: Strategies for Next Gen Insurance Big data analytics, AI, and Cognitive Computing are core to the new insurance model, personalized customer engagement, and the…

Innovation In STEM Education

In December 2015 Silicon Valley Innovation Center has organized another educational program – 10 STEM teachers from Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (Kazakhstan) participated in a one week immersion course in Silicon Valley and learned about innovation and best practices in teaching…

How Disruptive Technologies Affect Career Development and Skills

The 8-day program started on the 1st of December, with an orientation session and a workshop on ‘New trends in vocational guidance work with students in the 21st century. This was followed by a seminar which focused on how to be an…

Design Thinking: Innovative Approaches To teaching and Learning

On October 21-25th Silicon Valley Innovation Center organized four workshops on Design Thinking and its application to K12 education for teachers of a network of top innovative schools in Kazakhstan – Nazarbayev Intellectual Schools (NIS). The workshops ran simultaneously in…

Visit by Sharewin Shanghai Equity Management Fund

On the week of 10/26, SVIC hosted a visit by Sharewin Shanghai Equity Management Fund. The group of 13 executives from the equity fund attended the orientation presentation at SVIC offices and met with an impressive selection of leading Silicon…

C-Suite Strategies Using Big Data Analytics

Silicon Valley Innovation Center Hosted a Special VIP Insurance Thought Leadership Event on Thursday, Oct 15th, 2015 in San Francisco which was sponsored by Saama Technologies on Disrupting Insurance with Big Data Analytics.  The event included leading innovators and thought leaders from insurance companies,…

Andrew Romans (part 2): The Private IPO Phenomenon (Video)

Andrew Romans, General Partner & Co-founder of Rubicon Venture Capital: The Future of Venture Capital & Angel Investing. DISCOVER portfolio construction strategies for angels and VCs. LEARN about different options to invest. FIND OUT specifics on how to invest and…

The $5 Trillion Insurance Industry Is Getting a Digital Board of Directors

Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) and Insurance Thought Leadership (ITL) Partner in Launching SVIC’s 2016 Digital Leadership and Innovation Acceleration Program for Insurance. San Mateo, CA, September 30th, 2015 – Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC) and Insurance Thought Leadership (ITL)…

Andrew Romans: Pre-Seed Vs. Later Stage Investing (Video)

Andrew Romans, General Partner & Co-founder of Rubicon Venture Capital: The Future of Venture Capital & Angel Investing. DISCOVER portfolio construction strategies for angels and VCs. LEARN about different options to invest. FIND OUT specifics on how to invest and…

Disrupting Insurance With Big Data Analytics (Video)

DISRUPTING INSURANCE WITH BIG DATA ANALYTICS As an insurance senior executive you are dealing with an onslaught of new technologies, new distribution models and changing customer interactions. All of these are causing major disruptions to many lines of business, but…

Monetizing the Emerging Megatrend in Commercial Robotics (Video)

Silicon Valley Innovation Center organized The Robotics as a Business (RaaB) Conference to help investors, entrepreneurs and executives in disruption-prone companies, e.g. hospitality, fashion retail and education, address the following issues: How to stay relevant and grow business when robotics…

Emerging Trends and Disruptive Technologies in Insurance: IAG Edition

Silicon Valley Innovation Center has organized a comprehensive Study Tour on Emerging Trends and Disruptive Technologies in Insurance, for Board of Directors of Insurance Australia Group (IAG).The purpose of the Study Tour was to expand the IAG Board’s perspectives and…

Robotics As a Business

SAN MATEO, CA, May 28, 2015 /24-7PressRelease/ — Silicon Valley Innovation Center, a leader in executive education programs and conferences in technology innovation and entrepreneurship, today announced that registration is now open for the new “Robotics as a Business” Conference, July 30, 2015. The conference, that…

(Part 2) Greg Nudelman: Best Way To Design Mobile Interface (Video)

Greg Nudelman, CEO of DesignCaffeine, Fortune 500 Advisor, User Experience Strategist: The $1 Prototype – Lean Mobile UX Design and Rapid Innovation for Material Design, iOS8, and RWD The techniques in $1 Prototype are the EXACT SAME techniques used by…

Emerging Trends in Predictive Analytics Conference

Silicon Valley Innovation Center Announces Speaker Line-Up for 2015 Emerging Trends in Predictive Analytics Conference Top executives and experts on predictive analytics from Fortune 1000 companies share their current applications and insights using predictive models and how it has affected…

(Part 1) Greg Nudelman: What Is The Best Way To Design Mobile Interface (Video)

Greg Nudelman, CEO of DesignCaffeine, Fortune 500 Advisor, User Experience Strategist: The $1 Prototype – Lean Mobile UX Design and Rapid Innovation for Material Design, iOS8, and RWD The techniques in $1 Prototype are the EXACT SAME techniques used by…

Vitaly Golomb: What Is Design All About? (Video)

You don’t need to be a designer or have any design skills for this workshop. Vitaly will teach you everything you need to know about how to think about design in your startup.DISCOVER the principles of good design. LEARN how…

Neil Patel (part 2) How to Growth Hack Your Content Marketing and Convert Visitors into Customers

Neil Patel, Co-founder & VP of Marketing of KISSmetrics speaks on How to Growth Hack Your Content Marketing and Convert Visitors into Customers. DISCOVER some real life examples of Growth Hacking FIND easy ways to become a Content Hacker LEARN…

Neil Patel: How to Growth Hack Your Content Marketing and Convert Visitors into Customers (Video)

Neil Patel, Co-founder & VP of Marketing of KISSmetrics speaks on How to Growth Hack Your Content Marketing and Convert Visitors into Customers. DISCOVER some real life examples of Growth Hacking FIND easy ways to become a Content Hacker LEARN…

Shahin Farshchi: Robotics Investing. Challenges and Solutions (Video)

Shahin Farshchi, Partner at Lux Capital Management: New Frontiers of Hardware and Robotics Investing. Challenges and Solutions. Artificial Intelligence and robotics have made tremendous advances in the past decade, and the field shows the exponential growth tendency. Shahin Farshchi, a…

Shahin Farshchi: New Frontiers of Hardware and Robotics Investing (Video)

Shahin Farshchi, Partner at Lux Capital Management: New Frontiers of Hardware and Robotics Investing. Challenges and Solutions Artificial Intelligence and robotics have made tremendous advances in the past decade, and the field shows the exponential growth tendency. Shahin Farshchi, a…

Will Young: Innovation The Zappos Way (Video)

Director of Zappos Labs, Will Young and JP Mangalindan of Mashable will meet at Silicon Valley Innovation Center for a fireside chat about how Zappos views innovation in e-commerce, organization structure and company culture. DISCOVER ways in which innovations labs…

Optimizing for Value: Predicting the Price That Sells (Video)

DATA ALCHEMY: Emerging Trends Conference Speaker: Theresa Kushner, Vice President, Enterprise Information Management, VMware “Optimizing for Value: Predicting the Price That Sells”

Strategy From Collecting to Personalization Using Predictive Analytics (Video)

DATA ALCHEMY: Emerging Trends Conference Speaker: Vadim Kutsyy, Head of Data Strategy & Stewardship, PayPal “Strategy from Collecting to Personalization using Predictive Analytics”

People Analytics: Optimizing Teams with a Predictive Approach (Video)

DATA ALCHEMY: Emerging Trends Conference Speaker: Ahmed Quadri, VP, Customer Solutions , Volometrix “People Analytics: Optimizing Teams with a Predictive Approach”

Enabling Actionable Insights to Transform the Business (Video)

DATA ALCHEMY: Emerging Trends Conference Speaker: Phil Hodsdon, VP High-Tech, Saama “Predictive Churn Analytics – Enabling Actionable Insights to Transform the Business”

Embracing Predictive Analytics to Drive Sales Training Success (Video)

DATA ALCHEMY: Emerging Trends Conference Speaker: Jenny Dearborn, M.Ed., MBA, Senior Vice President & Chief Learning Officer, SAP “Taking the Plunge: Embracing Predictive Analytics to Drive Sales Training Success”

A Predictive Approach to Omni-Channel Marketing (Video)

DATA ALCHEMY: Emerging Trends Conference Speaker: Dean Abbott, Co-founder & Chief Data Scientist, SmarterHQ “A Predictive Approach to Omni-Channel Marketing”

Why Are $M Being Invested in Predictive Applications Now

DATA ALCHEMY: Emerging Trends Conference Speaker: Eric Buatois, General Partner, BGV “Why Are $M Being Invested in Predictive Applications Now”

Selecting the Right Technologies to Empower Decision Making (Video)

DATA ALCHEMY: Emerging Trends Conference Speaker: Joey Jablonski, VP/Principal, Big Data, Cloud Technology Partners “Navigating the Ocean of Analytics:Selecting the Right Technologies to Empower Decision Making”

Predicting the Future of Predictive Analytics

DATA ALCHEMY: Emerging Trends Conference Speaker: John Akred, CTO, Silicon Valley Data Science “Predicting the Future of Predictive Analytics”

Getting Started with Predictive Analytics (Video)

DATA ALCHEMY: Emerging Trends Conference Speaker: Kathleen M. Grave, Senior Vice President, Dataskill “Getting Started with Predictive Analytics”

Predictive Analytics for IT Operations (Video)

DATA ALCHEMY: Emerging Trends Conference Speaker: Mazhar Hussain, Executive Leader, Big Data Analytics, HP “Predictive Analytics for IT Operations”

Predictive Analytics for the CFO (Video)

DATA ALCHEMY: Emerging Trends Conference Speaker: Steven J. Ramirez, CEO, Beyond the ARC “Predictive Analytics for the CFO”

Predict to Prosper: Hyper-Personalize In The Age of The Customer (Video)

DATA ALCHEMY: Emerging Trends Conference Speaker: Mike Gualtieri, Principal Analyst, Forrester “Predict to Prosper: Hyper-Personalize In The Age of The Customer”

Nir Eyal: How Variable Rewards Capture and Hold Users’ Attention (Video)

Nir Eyal, Bestselling Author: How Variable Rewards Capture and Hold Users’ Attention In an age of ever-increasing distractions, quickly creating customer habits is an important characteristic of successful products. DISCOVER how companies create products people use every day FIND the…

Nir Eyal: How to Create Habit-Forming Products (Video)

Nir Eyal, Bestselling Author: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. In an age of ever-increasing distractions, quickly creating customer habits is an important characteristic of successful products. DISCOVER how companies create products people use every day FIND the secrets of building…

Ben Parr: Getting People to Click on Your Site (Video)

Ben Parr speaks about how to get people to click on your website and how to build a fan base. DISCOVER 7 techniques guaranteed to help you capture and retain the attention of friends, colleagues, customers, fans, and even strangers…

Ben Parr – What Are the Three Stages of Attention (Video)

Ben Parr speaks about three stages of attention and their related triggers. DISCOVER 7 techniques guaranteed to help you capture and retain the attention of friends, colleagues, customers, fans, and even strangers FIND OUT how and why the mind pays…

Steven Aldrich – How Can Technology Help Small Business (Video)

Steven Aldrich speaks about innovating small businesses and benefits and barriers of bringing a small business online. DISCOVER why very small business is the next big thing for the global economy. FIND better ways of communicating with customers and the…

Innovation In Public Education: Best Practices from Leading U.S. Universities

The Eurasian National University (ENU) of Kazakhstan is one of the largest universities in Kazakhstan with approximately 15,000 students currently attending the institution. Kazakhstan is a very dynamically growing country aspiring to learn from the best practices of the western world,…

A New Approach To Business-Model Innovation

San Mateo, CA – Silicon Valley Innovation Center (SVIC), known for organizing educational events and executive trainings for local and international clients, has completed a one week comprehensive training on Design Thinking in K-12 that took place in Silicon Valley from…

Innovation in HR

Short report “The 8-day program got underway on the 7th December with a tour of San Francisco. On the 8th of December, the Introductory Presentation was given by Arthur Stepanyan, the VP of Operations at SVIC. After a coffee break,…

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