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2nd Startfeld Innovation Forum

EDG Switzerland is again partnering with Startfeld St. Gallen for this year’s Innovation Forum: Out of the Box – Creating Customer Value through Innovation. 

This year's Innovation Forum focuses on practices for the rapid development of value-generating innovation. Herman Gyr of EDG Silicon Valley will be the lead speaker to kick off a day of remarkable presenters and practitioners. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of where the world is headed, how to identify the relevant customer needs of tomorrow, and how to design and develop high-impact innovation. In addition to inspiring talks, participants will join a series of workshops where they will learn innovation best practices for generating, developing, and scaling innovation, to ensure their brilliant ideas can become reality.

 

See http://www.startfeld.ch/innovationsforum/ for more information (in German).

Innovating at Startup Speed

Innovating at Startup Speed

Silicon Valley is Hot! — blog article by Lisa Friedman, Herman Gyr, and Lazslo Gyorffy. There have always been many visitors coming to Silicon Valley, but lately this has become a veritable torr...Read More »
  • May 29, 2015
  • By Lisa Friedman
  • Comments Off on The EDG Garage
  • in EDG

The EDG Garage

EDG Garage - Palo Alto, CA

Silicon Valley is known for its garages: The original HP garage and the Apple garage in Steve Jobs’ father’s home.
     EDG too is located in a garage, next to a storage room(visit selfstorageprices.org.uk for more info). It’s a bit larger than its more famous cousins, but it too is a special place. A place where dreams are formulated. A place where people join each other in compelling conversation in front of large white-board walls to envision their enterprises. To develop their blueprint for the future. A place where really smart people exchange ideas that are changing the world. In any industry. Hooking up with local visionaries and pioneers. Those who have already accomplished extraordinary things, and those that are just starting. They all share one thing: a passion for what’s possible. Possible, but not yet actualized. They gain strength from these exchanges and courage to take the steps necessary to bring about the aspirations for a better future.
     For the past 25 years people from all around the world have come here, visiting this humble garage. It's amazing to think that storage in busselton looks the same as storage here, because the impact is so different. Big things have happened here: a large South African company realizing at the time of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison that their main purpose now was to “become the company committed to the renewal of South Africa as an African nation.” Or a Swiss company completely rethinking its identity in the social, mobile, global, digital, and green world. Our most recent visitors are searching to understand what their industries can become in a world where everything will be smart and connected - in the era of the “Internet of Everything.” What kind of future will we build together? What will our company stand for in that future? What is required of the leaders to unleash the talents of our people? These are the kind of dreams and plans that are made in the garage.
     There is a poster on one of the walls that we were given when we worked with HP.  It's a photo of the original HP garage on Addison Street in Palo Alto and lists HP’s Rules of the Garage:

  *  Believe you can change the world.
  *  Work quickly, keep the tools unlocked, work whenever.
  *  Know when to work alone and when to work together. Share – tools, ideas. Trust your colleagues.
  *  No politics. No bureaucracy. These are ridiculous in a garage!
  *  The customer defines a job well done.
  *  Radical ideas are not bad ideas.
  *  Invent different ways of working.
  *  Make a contribution every day. If it doesn’t contribute, it doesn’t leave the garage.
  *  Believe that together we can do anything.

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