Monday, May 9, 2011


This week, I am in California speaking at the 18th annual British American Business Council Transatlantic Conference in San Francisco.

I am honoured to be sharing the stage with luminaries such as Mike Moritz (Sequoia Capital), Peter Moore (President of EA Sports), George Whitesides (CEO of Virgin Galactic) and Lord Green (Minister of State for Trade and Investment).

I am looking forward immensely to this important event which should help to put the innovation agenda firmly on the map in terms of developing greater links between the USA and the UK. During the week, I will also be ensuring that the University of Wales will also be contributing to developing greater links between Wales and Silicon Valley, but more of that next week.

In the meantime, here is a great video representing a recent academic paper, "Innovation as a Learning Process: Embedding Design Thinking", authored by two Californian academics, Sara L. Beckman of Berkeley and Michael Barry of Stanford. It demonstrates the type of advanced thinking on innovation that we need to embed in organisations here in Wales if we are to make the type of step change necessary to drive forward the economy.

Innovation as a Learning Process from Roger Shealy on Vimeo.