Ray Kurzweil & Henry Chesbrough to speak at World Innovation Forum brought by NetCom Learning & HSM

The speakers will discuss the place of innovation in technology and business and explore how innovation can drive business
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April 18, 2012 - PRLog -- New York, NY - April 18, 2012 - NetCom Learning has added two leading business and technology innovators as speakers at the World Innovation Forum, which will be presented on June 20-21 at the New York City Center. Ray Kurzweil and Henry Chesbrough will speak to business professionals about applying innovation to technology and business.

Russell Sarder (http://www.russellsarder.com/), CEO of NetCom Learning, expressed excitement about the WIF lineup of speakers. "Ray Kurzweil and Henry Chesbrough are two incredibly talented visionaries, and we are proud to have them as part of the World Innovation Forum lineup," Sarder said.

One of the leading futurists in the tech industry, Ray Kurzweil has been described as "the restless genius" by the Wall Street Journal and "the ultimate thinking machine," by Forbes. Kurzweil invented the first CCD scanner, reading machines for the blind, and music synthesizers that have been used by Stevie Wonder. He has authored six books, including four best sellers. His inventions have earned him many accolades, including the Dickson Prize, Carnegie Mellon's top science prize, nine honorary degrees, and citations from two U.S. presidents. He was also named Inventor of the Year by MIT.

Kurzweil will present "Why we are in the most transforming period in history: The democratization of innovation in an era of accelerating technologies." He will discuss how to find predictable patterns amidst chaos; explore what's driving the speed of innovation; describe how to build competitive advantages during a rapid rate of change; and investigate how energy and education create challenges and opportunities.

Henry Chesbrough is the originator of the term "open innovation," authoring the 2003 book of the same name. His book revolutionized how businesses approach innovation. Chesbrough is the Executive Director of the Center for Open Innovation at Berkeley's Haas Business School and most recently released Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era.

During the conference, Chesbrough will present "Innovating innovation: Where we are and where we are going." His topic will address bridging the gap between the "what" and the "how"; making the shift from products and technologies to business models and value; how to effectively make use out of unused ideas; and the fundamentals of a successful open innovation strategy.

Tickets are still available for the World Innovation Forum through NetCom Learning. Tickets include admission to the conference, refreshments during the event, free access to Microsoft Office eLearning courses via Learning GG, Russell Sarder's book: Learning: Steps to Becoming a Passionate Lifelong Learner, an exclusive invitation to the NetCom Learning Cocktail Reception, and a Gift of Learning-$500 toward NetCom Learning Training Packages.

Watch Ray Kurzweil speaking: http://www.netcomlearning.com/wif/Ray_Kurzweil.phtml?advi...

To sign up for the World Innovation Forum visit NetCom Learning at http://www.netcomlearning.com/wif/World_Innovation_Forum_...

About NetCom Learning
NetCom Learning is a premier provider of IT and business-training solutions to companies, individuals, and government agencies. Since its inception in 1998, NetCom Learning has trained over 80 percent of the Fortune 100, serviced over 45,500 business customers, and advanced the skills of more than 71,000 professionals through hands-on, expert-led training, with the organization maintaining an average instructor evaluation score of 8.6 out of 9. NetCom Learning was recognized by Microsoft Corporation as its Worldwide Training Partner of the Year and named twice to Inc. Magazine's list of fastest growing private companies in America. The organization was also recently named to the 2011 IT Training Companies Watch List by TrainingIndustry.com.
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