I’m privileged to be able to travel to conferences — literally around the world — to see and talk with speakers who have done research on some areas in management that I find interesting, or who have written a book or some articles.
Since 1998, I’ve been posted digests — personal notes, taken in real time during the meeting — on the Systemic Business web site, and on the ISSS web site. We’ve recently migrated the latter web site to a more modern architecture (Drupal), but sadly, the Systemic Business web site was static content and a chore to maintain.
Since I’ve had some catch-up time at home, I’m now happy to announce the Coevolving Innovations digests. Working down the backlog, I’ve posted four digests:
- Service Engineering and Management Summer School 2006 (Helsinki University of Technology, August 28 – September 2, 2006)
- HUT/TKK has some of the world’s leaders in researching services. I came to this conference both in a role associated with my day job, and as a Ph.D. student. (I’ll be attending the 2007 version this fall).
- Services Science, Management and Engineering “Education for the 21st Century” Conference (IBM Executive Conference Center, Palisades, NY, October 6-7, 2006)
- UC Berkeley – Tekes Innovation in Services Conference (Haas School of Business, Berkeley, California, April 26-28, 2007)
- In contrast to the Palisades educational agenda, the Berkeley event was mostly oriented towards researchers. Henry Chesbrough led the event, and had David Teece as the lead-in speaker. Following the Services Science, Management and Engineering agenda, I was the closest member of the Rendez research team to Berkeley, so I was elected to attend.
- Rotman School Lifelong Learning Conference (Four Season Hotel, Toronto, June 1, 2007)
- I’ve attended other Rotman events in the past, but this one had exceptionally great speakers: Thomas Stewart (intellectual capital), Howard Gardner (multiple intelligences) and Ellen Langer (mindfulness). I’m an alumnus of the U. of Toronto B. Comm. program, so I get a few privileges.
I have MP3 audio recordings of these talks — contact me for a link, and I’ll point you to the private server in my basement. The digests are more helpful as a quick read, and/or to gauge whether you really want to spend the time to listen to the digital audio in real time.
daviding July 17th, 2007
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