The secrets
Of innovation culture

Comprehensive 5-day Silicon Valley Immersion Program for Talent Transformation Executives

Available Online and In Person

April 20-24, 2020

July 13-17, 2020

October 5-9, 2020

January 25-29, 2021

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What is this Program about?

This executive program is about how to build an innovation culture within an organization. It gives you a unique opportunity to immerse yourself into the startup ecosystem in Silicon Valley and hear directly from innovation leaders what the key ingredients are of their corporate cultures. Participants will see how successful companies are innovating and learn their talent management best practices.

As with all our immersion programs, the secrets of innovation culture is available both online and in person.

What Will I Learn?

Concept of Innovation

Understand the difference between disruptive and incremental innovation, and how to create space for experimentation without losing control

Future of Workforce

Discover key trends such as sharing economy, skills marketplace, freelancing, and learn what’s important for Millennials & Gen Z generation

Customer Centricity

Experience how startups get close to their customers to really address their needs

Talent Management

Get familiar with different ways of recruiting, evaluating, developing and promoting top talent

Program Agenda

This schedule is tentative and features past speakers and participating companies.
Subject to change without prior notice

Day 1

Innovation In The Idea Economy

Industry Disruption

Learn about the ongoing industry transformations triggered by emerging technologies and new business models. Discover the Silicon Valley startup ecosystem driving a good portion of this fundamental change. Topics addressed:

  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution and industry disruption
  • The future of industries
  • The future of workforce

The Concept of Innovation

Understand the concept of disruptive innovation and the role of startups in creating new markets. See how fast startups innovate through ideation, prototyping, agile cycles, and minimum viable products.

Day 2

Values and Culture of Innovative Companies​

Corporate Values


Experience the power of a clear company purpose and a strong set of values. Discover how your entire company can become more purpose driven, values oriented and philanthropical. Learn directly from Silicon Valley Insiders:

  • How startups define their guiding principles
  • How large technology leaders maintain innovation spirit

Entrepreneurial Spirit

Hear inspiring stories from leaders in Silicon Valley. Think big and think differently. Discover how your company can become more entrepreneurial, performance driven and lean. Find out about:

  • Innovation as a process
  • The company of the future

Day 3

Empowering Digital Transformation ​

Customer Centric Approach


See how startups work closely with the customers to address their needs. Discover how your company can become more customer focussed, and your employees more empowered and self-steering. Get immersed in and discuss:

  • Corporate culture of unicorns
  • Diversity – is it a metric or a way of thinking?

Employee Empowerment

Learn how to create space for people to experiment, without losing control. See how to make employees empowered and self-steering. Discover common patterns in enablement of employees to generate ideas and try new things. See how office environment can feel like home and feel the effect of a positive working environment on the effectiveness of people. Visit Silicon Valley companies and witness:

  • Innovation as everyone’s responsibility
  • The best places to work

Day 4

Organizational Design ​

Agility and Speed


See how startups are able to execute with limited resources. Get a feel of the unique dynamics between pitching for funding and bootstrapping to reduce costs. Discover how your company can become more adaptive and agile. Find out about:

  • Agile development best practices
  • Decision making frameworks

Flat Organization

Lean organizational structure, autonomy for teams and individuals, and quick decision-making are some of the elements used. Take a deep dive:

  • Teams and individuals autonomy
  • Focusing on people

Day 5

Talent Management ​

Future of Workforce


Discover the key trends such as sharing economy, skills marketplace, freelancing, and what is important for Millennials & Gen Z generation. Learn:

  • How to attract and retain millennials
  • Who is creating value

Talent Management Best Practices

Get familiar with different ways of recruiting, evaluating, developing and promoting top talent. Learn about the latest tools and technologies enabling HR departments to truly support employees instead of simply explaining and enforcing company policies. Discover how your employees and teams can become more collaborative, truthful and willing to learn. Get best practices of:

  • Recruiting, evaluating, developing and promoting top talent
  • Transforming the corporate culture

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What Companies Will I Meet?

Silicon Valley Innovation Center fosters innovation and entrepreneurship through executive programs, workshops & seminars in Silicon Valley.

Lyft designs, markets, and operates a mobile application that matches drivers with passengers who request rides.

NVIDIA manufactures integrated circuits for use in motherboard chip-sets, graphic processing units, and game consoles.

Jabil is a product solutions company providing comprehensive design, manufacturing, supply chain and product management services.

Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products.

eBay is an online marketplace that connects a global network of buyers and sellers.

Changing the mortgage industry from the ground up by offering homebuyers a straightforward path to home ownership and refinancing.

Stanford University is one of the world's leading teaching and research universities.

Dropbox provides secure file sharing, collaboration, and storage solutions.

Airbnb is an online community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book accommodations around the world.

Intuit offers business and financial management solutions for SMBs, financial institutions, consumers, and accounting professionals.

Slack is an enterprise software platform that allows teams and businesses of all sizes to communicate effectively.

Offers installment loans to consumers at the point of sale. Its aim is to improve the banking industry to be more accountable and accessible to consumers

IBM is an IT technology and consulting firm providing computer hardware, software, and infrastructure and hosting services.

Oracle is an integrated cloud applications and platform services.

Netflix is an online platform that enables users to watch TV shows and movies on smart TVs, PCs, Macs, mobiles, tablets, and so on.

Salesforce is a global cloud computing company that develops CRM solutions and provides business software on a subscription basis.

Autodesk develops 3D design software for use in the architecture, engineering, construction, and media industries.

What People Say About Our Programs

Thank you SVIC for this great week. I like to be the part of the program and the group. The program was very intense and impressive: great speakers and good choice of companies. For me, it was a really successful week.
Marcel Haert
Head of Digital Transformation, KPMG, Switzerland
The program made by SVIC was great: regarding looking at the new trends and what is going on, regarding innovation and digital transformation processes that you can apply inside your company. I was impressed by case studies that were so practical and gave us some new methodology that can improve our customer experience.
Paula Campoy
Customer Excellence Director, AbbVie, Brazil
I have come here to Silicon Valley Innovation Center to have a look forward and see what is coming. I have enjoy getting to know how is it here and being able to build up this relationship, whether it was HP or Upwork: each experience has felt personal and has felt like it’s curated to maximize of what we were looking for in case of research. It’s really up to you to define what you want this experience to be. I recommend this experience highly enough and looking forward to coming back.
Katherine Boiciuc
Director Business Capability GES at Telstra, Australia

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April 20-24, 2020

July 13-17, 2020

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January 25-29, 2020

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What Is Included?

  • Executive Program: 5 full days of educational sessions, meetings and company visits
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Transfers between company visits
  • Lunches
  • Program support with an SVIC representative accompanying the group

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