Saul Kaplan is putting on yet another amazing Business Innovation Factory gathering in Providence, RI in early October. I’ll be hosting along with Bill Taylor—which means talking with a cast of way-brilliant characters.
BIF is all about story-telling. People get up and tell stories about creativity and change and design and innovation. I’m lucky enough to interview those who want to tell their stories with someone else.
Here’s the list of folks who are coming. Tell me it’s not extraordinary.
Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Architecture & Design, Museum of Modern Art
Linda Avey, Co-founder, 23andMe
Bill Buxton, Principal researcher, Microsoft
Russ Daniels, VP & CTO Cloud Computing, HP
Sarah Endline, Mastermind and Chief Rioter, Sweetriot
Kris Halvorsen, Chief innovation officer, Intuit
Grant Harrison, Vice president of integrated consumer experience at Humana
Jeff Jarvis, author, blogger, professor of journalism
Jonah Lehrer, Author, editor Seed Magazine
Natalie Jeremijenko, Designer
John Maeda, President, RISD
Nell Merlino, Social advocate, women’s rights
Neri Oxman, Architect, Material Ecology Designer
Jay Rogers, CEO Local Motors
Carne Ross, Founder, Independent Diplomat
Michael Samuelson, President, Health & Wellness Institute
Len Schlesinger, President, Babson College
Bob Schwartz, GM of Global Design at GE Healthcare
Patty Seybold, Customer Experience Consultant
Bill Shannon, Chief Wisdom Officer, DaVita
Don Tapscott, Author, business strategist
Steve Trachtenberg, Former GWU President
Helmut Traitler, VP of Innovation Partnerships/Nestle
Gerard van Grinsven, CEO Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
Alan Webber, author
Keith Wilmot, Creative Insights Director, Coca-Cola
Richard Saul Wurman, Author, information architect
Jocelyn Wyatt, IDEO designer
Ethan Zuckerman, Social activitist
So….Come to the BIF Collaborative Innovation Summit in early October.
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