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UM to webcast innovative speakers

In Innovation, Leadership and Management, Strategy, Training on June 7, 2010 at 8:37 am

In case you missed it on the campus calendar or in today’s Missoulian, UM will be webcasting many of the presentations from the World Innovation Forum taking place in New York Tuesday and Wednesday. This is a great opportunity to hear from thought leaders in technology, education, marketing, business, environment  and design.

Here’s the schedule of events that will be webcast in UC 330, with a little added information about a few of the speakers I’m looking forward to hearing:

Tuesday, June 8:

  • 9-9:45 a.m.: Michael Howe presents “The Customer Is the Driver.”
    • Michael is an innovator in the health care field, earning Fast Company’s distinction as one of the top 50 people who will change how Americans work and live over the next 10 years.1:15-2 p.m.: Andreas Weigend presents “Marketing and Web 2.0.”
  • 1:15-2 p.m.: Andreas Weigend presents “Marketing and Web 2.0.”
    • Andreas is a behavioral marketing expert and former Chief Scientist at where he developed data-mining techniques and other applications.
  • 3-4 p.m.: Biz Stone presents “Social Networking.”
    • Biz  is a co-founder of Twitter and has published two books on blogging, including: Who Let the Blogs Out? And Blogging: Genius Strategies for Instant Web Content

Wednesday, June 9:

  • 9-9:30 a.m.: Brian Shawn Cohen presents “Next Wave of Technology Innovation.”
  • 9:30-10:30 a.m.: Wendy Kopp presents “Realizing Educational Opportunities for All.”
    • Wendy is founder and CEO of Teach for America, a national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and becomd lifelong leaders in pursuit of educational excellence and equity.
  • Noon-12:45 p.m.: Ursula Burns presents “A Conversation With the CEO of Xerox.”
  • 12:45-1:30 p.m.: Joel Makower presents “Strategies for the Green Economy.”
  • 1:30-2 p.m.: Jeffrey Hollender presents “Building a Better World.”
  • 2:30-4 p.m.: Robert Brunner presents “Innovation & Design.”
    • Robert, former Director of Industrial Design at Apple Computer, founded Ammunition in 2007, a design company focusing on communicating strategic innovation through product design, and its brand and surrounding experience.

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