Category: Success Stories

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 August the team here at Silicon Valley Innovation Center welcomed a cohort of executives to our 3rd Leading Digital Transformation innovation immersion program. The senior executives hailed from companies including Morpho, a global leader in security and identity verification, Vizitech Solutions, a software solutions provider, Amdocs, a multinational software provider for media and communications companies, Change Americas, a change management ... Read more

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 its 5th Navigating FinTech Disruption immersion executive program. Senior executives from companies such as Alfa Bank, Bradesco Seguros, Payments Canada, Moscow Exchange, Ruoff Home Mortgage, the University of Sydney, and VTB Bank hailing from Brazil, USA, Russia, Australia, and Canada came to Silicon Valley to witness firsthand the next generation technologies and get a glimpse of the future of banking ... Read more

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, the United States and United Kingdom. Now, who would have guessed that the video for “Wind of Change” would be viewed more than 380 million times on YouTube as of April 2017? Well if Scorpion’s Klaus Meine knew about the 4th industrial revolution, the never stopping new waves of technologies transforming multiple industries and products like You Tube, have no ... Read more

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 where we usually convene for this annual meeting, we decided to go to the epicentre of our present and future technologies – Silicon Valley. Well, we actually stayed in San Francisco and went on two excursions to have an inside into industry leaders like LinkedIn and Google, as well as getting to know start-up developers at BootUp Ventures. Back at our conference room in San ... Read more

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 mission to become Australia’s most beloved bank, BOQ’s Board of Directors is primarily interested in FinTech innovations from Silicon Valley. They hoped the cutting-edge technology could help create authentic, personal, and long-lasting relationships with customers. SVIC designed a custom four-day banking innovation program in Silicon Valley to provide BoQ first-hand experience with FinTech innovation. During this intensive program, the group ... Read more

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, USA, Australia, UK, and Armenia, with $25M in annual revenue. SVIC put together a day of IoT-focused startup showcases to help TeamViewer better understand and identify opportunities for partnering and investing in the latest IoT innovations and disruptive technologies. Featured companies include: IntelliVision, a leader in video intelligence and analytics solutions for security, surveillance, transportation and retail organizations focused on ... Read more

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 with $11.9 billion in revenue and 23,600 employees. SVIC put together a custom 3-day food innovation and food technology tour of Silicon Valley to introduce Tetra Pak Brazil to a variety of technology companies – Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Airbnb – and technology innovators and investors – Stanford University, 500 Startups, and BrandGarage. The highlights of the program include: Fostering an Innovation ... Read more

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 million annual revenue –  for a week strategy sessions on disruption in transportation industry and for essential immersion into the innovation culture of Silicon Valley. SVIC designed a unique experience for the RACV Board centered around disruptive technologies and emerging trends. The company visits, meetings, and presentations were specifically designed to challenge RACV Board’s thinking and open pathways for future ... Read more

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 technology companies in Silicon Valley to see innovation culture and disruptive technologies in action, including Facebook, SAP, Oracle, Flextronics, and Prezi. They received an firsthand look into what knowledge is needed to walk the entrepreneurial path in Silicon Valley, make connections with local recruiters, and gained inspirational ideas on how to start their own businesses. At SAP, our guests learned ... Read more

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, BNY Mellon Innovation Center, Plug and Play Tech Center, and Citi Ventures. Our guests spent the day immersing themselves in the Silicon Valley innovation culture, while also  brainstorming how to leverage the advantages of disruptive technologies within the banking industry: SOFI shared best practices on how to pick borrowers for their social lending platform, and  discussed how the company will be ... Read more