John Seely Brown, Visiting Scholar, USC, Independent Co-director, Deloitte Center for the Edge
As the finale event of its 25 Anniversary Celebration year, Churchill Club proudly presents Igniting Innovation & Mastering Change: A Day-long Conversation in Three Acts, a series of discussions presenting new perspectives and examining opportunities for advancing information locally, nationally, and around the world. Speakers and audience members will engage in discussions and focus on takeaways and insights throughout the day in three segments: 1) Here: Innovation in Silicon Valley; 2) There: Innovation in America and Around the World; 3) …& Then: Inventing the Future
Churchill Club is Silicon Valley’s premier business and technology forum. The 25 year old, 7,000 member, nonprofit organization has built a reputation for dynamic, in-the-news programs featuring Silicon Valley CEOs, up-and-coming executives and national leaders. Members of the Churchill Club represent a range of industries, companies, and expertise. Individual and corporate members include influential leaders from Silicon Valley’s top companies, managers of both technical and non-technical groups, entrepreneurs, and executives from the service sector.
John Seely Brown
John Seely Brown, commonly referred to as “JSB,” is a visiting scholar and advisor to the provost at the University of Southern California and the independent co-chairman of the Deloitte Center for the Edge. Prior to that, he was the chief scientist of Xerox Corporation and director of its Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), a position he held for nearly two decades. While head of PARC, JSB expanded the role of corporate research to include such topics as the management of radical innovation, organizational learning, complex adaptive systems, and nanotechnologies. JSB is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) and the National Academy of Education, a fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence and of AAAS, and a trustee of the MacArthur Foundation. He serves on numerous public and private boards. He is the author of several books including, most recently, A New Culture of Learning with Douglas Thomas.