From tech entrepreneur to business owner, from accomplished academic to widely published writer, Vivek Wadhwa is an agent of innovation and disruption. His research, which has been supported by several grants from the Kauffman Foundation and by the Sloan Foundation, has been cited in thousands of national and international media outlets since 2007 and has gained the attention of policy makers.
He has been featured in thousands of articles in worldwide publications, including the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Forbes magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, and Science Magazine and has made many appearances on U.S. and international TV stations, including CBS/60 Minutes, PBS, CNN, ABC, NBC, CNBC, and the BBC.
See Vivek at WOBI on Innovation forum where he will bring unparalleled insights into how new technology is becoming the driving force of disruptive innovation and what emerging technologies will transform our world, disrupt entire industriesm and create new ones.
I asked Vivek:
- Are companies from emerging and fast-growth markets (such as India, china, Brazil for example) managing or approaching innovation differently than companies in the developed world?
- Are there some special things that companies from emerging and fast-growth market do better than others in fostering innovation?
- What are some of the challenges that multinational corporations face in building high performance multicultural innovation teams?
- Can you talk about some of the challenges that cultural differences (national culture such as east vs. west) present to leaders who are tasked with building and leading multicultural global innovation teams.
- What are some of the key skills that multinational corporations need to focus on building in their leaders who are tasked with building and leading multicultural global innovation teams?
More about Vivek:
Vivek is a Fellow at Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at the Pratt School of Engineering, Duke University; and Distinguished Fellow at Singularity University. He is author of “The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent”–which was named by The Economist as a Book of the Year of 2012. He was named by Foreign Policy Magazine as Top 100 Global Thinker in 2012. In 2013, TIME Magazine listed him as one of The 40 Most Influential Minds in Tech.
Find out more about Vivek at www.wadhwa.com
About WOBI on Innovation
WOBI on Innovation will focus on the multifarious disruptions that are impacting business – and the massive upside opportunities they present for those alert and nimble enough to both spot them and react accordingly. The forum will take place June 4-5, 2014 at the AXA Equitable Center in NYC. Those interested in attending should visit http://www.wobi.com for more information.
- Our opening and closing theme song is music by the wonderful Paul Hardcastle and www.paulhardcastle.com