Final Conference Program:
Day 2 – Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Venue: McCaw Hall, Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford

Breakfast McCaw Hall
09.00-09.30 ‘Meet the authors’ Breakfast Series (1)
Presentation, signing and sale of books authored by TH9 speakers, organized in collaboration with Stanford bookstore: William Draper (Startup Game), Keith Devlin (The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci’ s Arithmetic Revolution), Stephen Adams & Orville Butler (Manufacturing the Future), Constantin Malik (Ahead of Change), Margaret Pugh O’Mara (Cities of Knowledge), Sue Rosser (The Science Glass Ceiling; Diversity & Women’s Health), James Williams (Energy and the Making of Modern California).
McCaw Hall
Plenary session 1: “In honour of Christopher Freeman, pioneer in innovation studies”

Technology paradigm transitions, that characterize an Age, are typically recognized after the fact, and are then seen as having been inevitable. Other predicted transitions, like the 1930’s prediction of ubiquitous personal airplanes are viewed as idiosyncratic curiosities, while the long-expected picture-phone, has appeared in a new guise with skype. Will the currently heralded “green transition” of renewables usher in a new age or will “King Coal” reassert primacy in a new guise as China and Newcastle, alike, pursue “clean coal.” Our speakers today will address the issues of transition: what, if anything, is mandated by technological development; what tools do we have for predicting technological futures that are embedded in social and cultural relations; where is the political will to insure that feasible and sustainable technological futures are realized?

Chair: Prof. Henry Etzkowitz, Senior Researcher, H-STAR Institute, StanfordUniversity

Keynote speaker: Carlota Perez, Professor of Technology and Development at the Technological University of Tallinn, Estonia, Visiting Senior Fellow at London School of Economics, Visiting Scholar at the Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University, U.K. and Honorary Professor at SPRU, School of Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex, U.K.
“The direction of innovation after the financial collapse: ICT for green growth and global development”


McCaw Hall
Tea/Coffee break
Plenary Session 2: “Building innovation ecosystems: global and regional factors”

In this session three American regions will be described – three different innovation ecosystems in which Triple Helix forces have emerged, thrived and been sustained. The factors that shaped their origins and evolution will be discussed from both academic and practitioners’ perspectives. In a dialogue between the speakers and the audience, similarities and differences across these regions will be highlighted and fundamental insights for engines of innovation with global influence will be explored. 

Chair: Martha Russell, Senior Researcher, Human Sciences Technology Advanced Research Institute (H-STAR), Innovation Ecosystems Network, Associate Director, Media X at Stanford University

Keynote speaker: Annalee Saxenian, Professor and Dean at the University of California Berkeley School of Information and Professor in Berkeley´s Department of City and Regional Planning.
The globalization of the Silicon Valley ecosystem


McCaw Hall

14.00-14.30 “Innovation Think-Tank” After-lunch Talk Series (1)

Constantin Malik, Malik Management, St. Gallen, Switzerland
“Managing the Triple Helix Consensus Space. New cybernetic tools for clustering”

McCaw Hall
Plenary session 3: ”Achieving gender equality in technology and innovation: 50:50 by 2020?”

Chair: Marina Ranga, Senior Researcher, H-STAR Institute, Stanford University


McCaw Hall
Tea/Coffee Break
Plenary session 4: “Fire in the Valley” – Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital and the Start-up phenomenon

Entrepreneurship and the entrepreneur-investor relationship has changed visibly in Silicon Valley over the past 20 years. Today’s generation of Web 2.0 founders face a very different market, talent and funding landscape in comparison to enterprise software, semiconductor, Internet and medical device start-ups back in 1995, and bring a whole new set of expectations and skills with them. Over the past two years, the divergence in deal flow between “lean start-ups” and more traditional start-ups has grown dramatically. On the investor side we are also seeing a new breed of “lean VCs” emerge that are closer to the entrepreneur in mindset, and that invest smaller sums in very large numbers of deals, anticipating high failure rates. This panel of industry veterans and new players will explore differences in entrepreneurship and investing across the generations, the impact of the Start-up Genome Project on firm success rates, and how new models of incubators and accelerators are shaping the entrepreneurial ecosystem landscape here in Silicon Valley and around the globe.

Chair: Burton Lee, Lecturer in European Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Stanford School of Engineering, and Managing Director of Innovarium Ventures

- Ann Winblad, Co-founder and Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
(get presentation slides)
- William Draper, Managing Director of Draper Richards L.P and Draper International, Co-Chairman of The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation.
- Norman Winarsky, Vice President, SRI Ventures
(get presentation slides)
- Bjoern Herrmann, Partner & Founder, blackbox
(get presentation slides)
- Kayvan Baroumand, Founder and CEO, Global Tech Venture
(get presentation slides)

McCaw Hall
Barbeque at Oak Creek Clubhouse
Triple Helix Conference I Amsterdam, 1996 II New York, 1998 III Rio de Janeiro, 2000 IV Copenhagen, 2002 V Turin, 2005 VI Singapore, 2007 VII Glasgow, 2009 VIII Madrid, 2010 IX Stanford, 2011 X Indonesia, 2012 XI London, 2013
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