Summary: SRI International CEO at ResearchOne Kick-Off on September 22
Innovation expert Curt Carlson and exhibit of USF inventions will launch new, year-round
Curt Carlson, President & CEO of SRI International, will be the keynote speaker for the 2011
ResearchOne Kick-Off Event on Thurs. Sept. 22 at 2:00 p.m., in the IDRB Oak View Room and
The event features an exhibit show on innovation, showcasing exciting new products and
inventions developed at USF. The Kick-Off Event is free and open to the public, and includes a
CEO of SRI International since 1998, Carlson is the author of "Innovation: The Five Disciplines
for Creating What Customers Want", selected by BusinessWeek magazine as one of its Best
Business Books of 2006. Carlson is the winner of an Emmy® Award for the creation of HDTV
and has helped to found more than 12 companies.
Carlson is a widely sought out speaker and thought leader on global competitiveness and a
founding member of the Innovation Leadership Council for the World Economic Forum. He
serves on the President's National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and
advises U.S. governors and prime ministers, economic ministers, and education ministers
around the world on innovation, competitiveness, and educational reform.
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