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Open Innovation and Open Business Models - with audio file

Audio recording of the recent seminar delivered by Professor Solomon Darwin

Open Innovation and Open Business Models

Professor Solomon Darwin

Executive Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley Research Board Member, Big Innovation Centre

The presentation by Professor Darwin discussed the current disruptions in the market place and analysed how companies could cope with the changing landscape based on successful cases.

  • Relevance of “Open Innovation” as a practical solution to counter the many disruptive forces at work
  • The importance of paradigm shift in order to successfully navigate business to accomplish their mission
  • Importance of joining or creating communities and ecosystems to sustain the enterprise
  • The economics of sustainable business models

Audio Recording

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Open Innovation and Open Business Models (Audio File .mp3)

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Speaker Biography

Professor Solomon Darwin comes with broad Leadership Experience in Corporate Management & Academia. He is an international keynote speaker at many business conferences and has been recognized by his peers and students with numerous awards for his innovative leadership, teaching and curriculum development. At UC Berkeley, he teaches courses in Open Innovation and Business Models as they relate to Building Smart Cities, Cognitive Computing, and Emerging Economies. He actively teaches in Executive Education Programs and serves as the faculty director of the International CEO program.

As a center director, he moderates key annual International Conferences, Innovation Forums. He chairs the quarterly Dean’s CFO and Chief Innovation Office Round Tables. His teaching experience spans over 18 years. Prior to joining the Haas School of Business Berkeley in 2005, he was an Associate Professor for 9 years at USC’s Marshall School of Businessin Los Angles.

His progressive corporate leadership experience covers a span of 14 years as a Senior Finance Officer at Bank of America; Director of Finance at First Interstate Bank; Corporate Controller at Glendale Federal Bank and Senior Financial Analysts at Motorola.

During his spare time, Solomon consults and trains senior executives. The list includes: Google, Genentech, Hewlett Packard, UCSF Medical Center, HealthNet and other Silicon Valley companies and startups, as well as enterprises in Europe, Russia, China, Mexico and India. Solomon routinely teaches during summers in Executive Programs worldwide. He was awarded an honorary professorship at Lancaster University, UK and Shanghai Jai-tong University, China. Solomon serves on several non-profit boards including The Big Innovation Center, London, UK.

He is passionate about helping the poor to have access to good education and healthcare. He founded a school (1996) and a hospital (2004) for the poor in India.

Extract from Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

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