Silicon Valley Chapter
DATE & TIME
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel
4290 El Camino Real
Palo Alto,CA 94306
The New Innovation Playbook That Every CxO Must Have
Greg Kisor, Chief Technologist, Intellectual Ventures
David Anderson, EVP, Verari
Luke Hohmann, CEO and founder, The Innovation Games Company
Michael Lubitz, Chairman/CEO and Co-Founder, Global Technology Transfer Group
Tyron Stading, Founder and President, Innography
Susie Wee,VP and CTEO of Collaboration and Communication, Cisco Systems
Invention and innovation in today’s high-tech sectors are simultaneously driving competition and technology convergence -- devices once meant for a single function are now complex machines that can contain thousands of patented inventions. The result is a growing gap between the invention rights companies own and the intellectual property or patent assets they use.
This gap represents both a strategic opportunity and a substantial risk.
This panel will share diverse perspectives on addressing these business challenges, including strategic sourcing of inventions to achieve competitive advantage. It's a playbook and a mindset that every CxO needs.
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Registration and Networking Buffet Lunch
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Early, by Friday, May 25, 9 PM PST
LES Members: $45
After Friday, May 25, 2012
LES Members: $50
Online Registration Deadline: Monday, May 28, 12 PST
No refunds after Monday, May 28, 2012
Substitutions are permitted
David Anderson is EVP of Verari. As EVP, Anderson is responsible for managing and growing Verari's container operation. Anderson is also Chairman of Sendmail. Previously as CEO of Sendmail, Inc. he grew Sendmail from a low revenue open source company to a profitable $20+m revenue company. Prior to Sendmail, he founded DLA Consulting, a consulting firm providing executive guidance to CEOs, including strategic direction, business model validation and finance strategy. Prior to DLA Consulting, Anderson was at Amdahl Corporation, a division of Fujitsu, for 27 years as chief technology officer and senior vice president of all product groups. He developed the redirection of Amdahl's business strategy, transforming it from a mainframe organization to software and services focused operation. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Stanford University.
Luke Hohmann, CEO and founder of The Innovation Games Company, is the inventor of Innovation Games® and a recognized expert on the use of serious games to solve complex business problems. Luke is currently a member of the Agile Alliance and has been involved in the agile community for more than a decade. He is also a senior advisor to OpenView Venture Partners. Luke has written three books and numerous articles on software product management. He is also a member of the PDMA, the ACM and the IEEE. Luke graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.E. in computer engineering and an M.S.E. in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan. In addition to data structures and artificial intelligence, he studied cognitive psychology and organizational behavior.
Greg Kisor is Chief Technologist, Global Licensing, at Intellectual Ventures where he focuses on a variety of projects relating to intellectual property and invention. In the past at Intellectual Ventures, Mr. Kisor has also held the roles of Vice President of Technology, Vice President of Licensing, Vice President of Investor Relations, and Chief Portfolio Architect. During his eight year tenure at IV, Mr. Kisor has been responsible for developing or co-developing many of the processes and methods used throughout the company related to patent analysis, patent valuation, portfolio management, portfolio strategy, and investment planning. Mr. Kisor has also been a key contributor on many licensing deals and the raising and launching of several new funds, which have netted the company a significant amount of revenue and investment. Prior to joining Intellectual Ventures, Mr. Kisor spent 10 years at Intel Corporation where he held numerous jobs including Principal Engineer & Head Patent Technologist & Strategist. As Head Patent Technologist & Strategist he was responsible for IP strategy, portfolio development, patent assertions, and was a key participant in license negotiations. Prior to his role as Patent Technologist at Intel Mr. Kisor was the Lead architect for many of Intel's products, including Video & Data Conferencing, Java Implementations, and Digital Video Strategy. Mr. Kisor was Chairman of the United States JPEG Committee and has held many high positions in International Standards, including Head of delegation to ISO/IEC JTC1 SC29 Image Compression committees and delegate to many groups including ETSI, ECMA, SMPTE, IETF and ITU. Mr. Kisor also has held engineering and lead architect positions at National Semiconductor and IBM. Mr. Kisor currently holds 16 patents with many more pending and received his B.S.E.E. from the Brigham Young University.
Michael Lubitz is the Chairman/CEO and co-founder of Global Technology Transfer Group, a global patent brokerage and patent transaction advisory firm. Mr. Lubitz is also responsible for and chairs GTT Group's valuation practice. Mr. Lubitz is regarded as a pioneer in patent transaction advisory services and is the originator of the Patent Market Index or PMI, widely regarded as the benchmark economic index for patent transaction activity within the United States. In addition, Mr. Lubitz originated GTT Group's communication standards practice, which has reviewed over 50,000 assets for essentiality and commercial importance and has advised the world's leading companies on essentiality, commercial importance and value in the mobile communications sector. Since the late 1990's, GTT Group has specialized in all aspects of patent transaction services including assessment and valuation, asset identification, negotiations, and post closing transaction support. GTT Group's brokerage practice recently completed the largest mobile patent transaction deal of Q4 2011 and was a lead buy-side advisor in the Nortel, AOL, and Aware offerings. Mr. Lubitz spearheaded development of GTT Group's Patent Information System, a crucial factor in identifying and evaluating acquisition candidates and includes the largest proprietary transaction database, a valuation modeling platform, a mirror copy of the USPTO for customized data mining, and a real time assignment database for on-going transaction monitoring. Using GTT Group's proprietary tools, Mr. Lubitz originated a quarterly market update, the Patent Transaction Market Report, which provides key trending data and analysis for the patent business professional as well as GTT Group's Annual Deal Maker Review, a comprehensive annual review of patent transactions.
Tyron Stading founded Innography in 2006 with a vision of redefining the intelligence/analytics landscape. As President and Founder, Tyron believes insights matter, and his mission is to make those insights easier and more integrated into business processes. Prior to Innography, Tyron was an IBM worldwide industry solutions manager in the telecommunications and utilities sectors, and worked at startups focused on mobile communications and network security. He has published multiple research papers and filed over three dozen patents. Tyron has a BS in Computer Science from Stanford University and an MS in Technology Commercialization from The University of Texas at Austin.
Susie Wee is the Vice President and Chief Technology and Experience Officer of Collaboration and Communication at Cisco Systems where she is responsible for driving innovation and experience design in Cisco's collaboration products and software services. She manages a team of 90 user experience designers and researchers and technologists. Prior to this, Susie had a 15 year career at Hewlett Packard in a number of roles. She was the Chief Technologist of Client Cloud Services where she created HP's strategy in client-based cloud services for HP's Personal Systems Group. Susie was the founding Vice President of the Experience Software Business which created software experiences for HP's personal computing products. She grew the business from 1 to 100 employees in the US, France, China, Taiwan, and India in 1.5 years spanning 4 product lines with capabilities in experience design, software, marketing, and operations. Susie was the lab director of the HP Labs Mobile and Media Systems Lab with 70 researchers in the US, Japan, and England with expertise in experience design, streaming media, networking, computer vision & graphics, media security, semantic data management, and mobile multimedia systems. Susie was the co-editor of the JPSEC standard for the security of JPEG-2000 images and the editor of the JPSEC amendment on File Format Security. She was formerly an associate editor for the IEEE Transactions on Circuits, Systems, and Video Technology and IEEE Transactions on Image Processing. While at HP Labs, Susie was a consulting assistant professor at Stanford University, where she co-taught a graduate-level course on digital video processing. Susie received Technology Review's Top 100 Young Innovators award in 2002, ComputerWorld's Top 40 Innovators under 40 in 2007, INCIT's Technical Excellence award in 2007, and Women In Technology's Hall of Fame award in 2010. She became an IEEE Fellow in 2009. She has over 50 international publications and 40 granted patents.