When our CEOs get together each quarter, it often includes guest speakers who address topics that are at the forefront of our member's minds. Relevant topics such as the state of the economy, new innovations in technology, shaping the culture of an organization, how to manage during IPOs, Board management & dynamics, and brand building/value creation are but a few of the topics we have tackled.
2012 Q3 Meeting:
"Socialstructing: The End of the Organization, and the Birth of the Networked Individual."
Marina Gorbis, Executive Director of the Institute for the Future. "We invented social technologies, now let´s invent social organizations." Marina Gorbis is at the forefront of researching and understanding the psychological and behavioral implications of the modern digital world on both an organizational and individual level. Currently she is the Executive Director of the Institute for the Future (IFTF). Gorbis believes adamantly in a global perspective, and has led international development projects around the world as well as initiated the Global Ethnographic Network within IFTF, a multi-year ethnographic research program to be integrated into the organization´s forecasts.
PAST SESSIONS AND SPEAKERS
"From top computer company to emerging social media madness"
Scott McNealy—Founder & Chairman, Wayin / Former CEO & Chairman, Sun Microsystems
"Cloud—Will it matter that global-scale economics will collide with local rules? What is the Euro crisis really about and what does this mean to high tech companies?"
Political Scientist and Professor John Zysman Ph.D.
"Evolution and Future Relevance of Social Business"
Tony Zingale, CEO-Jive Software (NASDAQ: JIVE).
"2011 Trends, What's Ahead for 2012"
Steve Bochner, CEO-Wilson Sonsini.
"State of the Markets"
Christina Morgan, Vice Chairman - JP Morgan
Reid Hoffman, founder and Chairman of LinkedIn, an angel investor in Flickr, Last.fm, Zynga and Facebook, and partner at Greylock Partners; Judith Estrin, author of Closing the Information Gap, former CTO of CISCO, and board member of Disney and FedEx; Doug Solomon, partner in charge of technology strategy at world-leading design firm IDEO, and formerly head of strategy at both Apple and Palm.
Brad DeLong, Professor of Economics at UC Berkeley, and one of the world's most influential economics bloggers; Ronald McKinnon, Professor of International Economics at Stanford, and one of the world's leading analysts of the US/China economic nexus; Peter Schwartz, founder & Chairman of GBN, internationally renowned futurist & business strategist, author of The Art of the Long View and Inevitable Surprises; John Zysman, political scientist and Co-Head of the Berkeley Roundtable on International Economy.