Sarah Miller Caldicott
Great grandniece of Thomas Edison;
Co-author: "Innovate Like Edison";
Steering Committee: Edison Awards
The World Technology Summit & Awards, presented by the World Technology Network in association with TIME, Fortune, CNN, Technology Review, Science, and Kurzweil Technologies, among others, at the TIME Conference Center has been called a gathering of "the people creating the 21st Century" -- the most innovative people in the world in science and technology and related fields. The conference theme this year is "SURVIVE 2012, PREPARE FOR 2021." Speakers ranging from Ray "Singularity" Kurzweil to Dan "Back of the Napkin" Roam to James "The Information" Gleick to Susan "President of the ACLU" Herman to Art "Scenarios" Kleiner take on the toughest issues facing us today so we can figure out how to navigate to tomorrow. An assortment of on-stage "demos" by Finalists from this year's World Technology Awards ensures that the audience has its finger on the pulse of current technological innovation. Culminating in the World Technology Awards gala ceremony from the United Nations Delegate's Dining Room, the overall experience is a concentrated peek at the future.
Sarah Miller Caldicott
A great grandniece of Thomas Edison, Sarah Miller Caldicott has been engaged in creativity and innovation throughout her life. Inspired by a family lineage of inventors dating back five generations, Sarah began her 25-year career as a Marketing executive with major brand-driven firms, including Quaker Oats and the Helene Curtis subsidiary of Unilever.
Concerned that America was losing its innovation leadership, Sarah spent three years researching Edison's innovation methods with experts at Rutgers University. She co-authored the first book ever written on the subject of Edison's world-changing innovation methods, entitled Innovate Like Edison. Innovate Like Edison has been translated into 5 languages, and is used as a textbook in graduate and undergraduate programs across the US.
An award-winning speaker, Sarah travels all over the world inspiring audiences on how they can employ Edison's timeless innovation methods today. A selected speaker for the popular TEDx series, Sarah's speech was captured in an e-book she authored, entitled Inventing the Future: What Would Thomas Edison Be Doing Today? Dedicated to revitalizing America's global innovation leadership, Sarah also serves on the Steering Committee of the Edison Awards.
Innovate Like Edison has been featured in The New York Times, Fortune Small Business, and USA Today. Sarah has also appeared as an innovation expert on PBS television, CNBC, the Fox Business Network, and NPR. She is President of her own Chicago-based consultancy, The Power Patterns of Innovation, offering organizations of all sizes expert training and guidance on how to achieve innovation success in the global economy. Her clients include Motorola, Microsoft, Intel, and Abbott Laboratories among many others.
Sarah holds a BA from Wellesley College, and an MBA from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Sarah Miller Caldicott, the great grandniece of Thomas Edison and co-author Innovate Like Edison, presents the case that Steve Jobs was similar to Edison. "If Edison showed us how to develop revolutionary technologies, Jobs showed us how to interact and connect with technologies in new ways," argues Caldicott.