By any measure, the last few decades have been a period of unprecedented innovation with unprecedented effect from the largest implications of globalization to the smallest individual surprises enabled by new technologies. Living here in Silicon Valley, we are at ground zero of this vast revolution — and as a consequence, we take it for granted that this pattern of innovation will continue, delivering ever more life-changing surprises in the years to come.
But… will innovation continue at the same frenetic rate as the last few decades? Or could innovation stagnate or divert in unproductive directions just when we need new innovations the most? Join us as two celebrated thought leaders and innovation insiders come together on the Churchill Club stage for a provocative exploration of innovation’s future.
Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran is an award-winning global correspondent and the China Business & Finance Editor for The Economist. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an advisor to the World Economic Forum, and an adjunct faculty member at NYU’s Stern School of Business. He is also the author of three books, including the new Need, Speed, and Greed. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, and he is a regular guest on NPR, Marketplace, PBS’s NewsHour, and ABC’s Nightline.
Paul Saffo is a world-renowned forecaster and leading authority on the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. Saffo is managing director of foresight at Discern Analytics, and he teaches at Stanford where he is a consulting associate professor at Stanford. He is a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council.
- Breakfast Buffet: 7:30 AM
- Registration: 7:30 AM
- Program: 8:00 AM