April 25

Growing Your Business By Probing

Interactive media and games increasingly pervade and shape our society. In addition to their dominant roles in entertainment, videogames play growing roles in education, arts, science and health. These talks bring together a diverse set of experts to provide interdisciplinary perspectives on these media regarding their history, technologies, scholarly research, industry, artistic value and potential future. As the speakers and title suggest, the series also provides a topical lens for the diverse aspects of our lives.

Join us TUESDAY’S From April 4th until June 6th from 12pm-1pm in the Sapp Center for Science Teaching & Learning RM 114

Can’t make it to the talk, but have a question for Sirkka? Submit your question HERE and it will be asked. By submitting your question, you’re allowing mediaX to use and record your submission.

Also listed as one-unit course BIOE196. For more information contact Ingmar@stanford.edu

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Sirkka Jarvenpaa

Sirkka Jarvenpaa, Growing Your Business By Probing. The conventional advice for the entrepreneurial firms encourages them to build “Minimum Viable Ecosystem” that renders the simplest possible assemble that can still create some value to customers. But some companies are taking a different approach by the launching of a plethora of digital initiatives at the rapid pace and at the cutting of emerging technology. Formula E is only at its third season and the center of ever-expanding innovation network leveraging eSports, social media innovations, virtual reality, driverless cars) with little concern for integration and considerable overlap in the initiatives. Rather than experiment in a focused and closed-end matter, the firm “feels around” or probes for interest and attraction in unfamiliar regions that brought together both prospective users and various alliance partners in real-time open-ended dialog with intense and polarized tensions. These tensions further expand the innovation space by challenging taken-for-granted assumptions and instigating possibilities for new alliances.

Dr. Sirkka L. Jarvenpaa (Ph.D.) is the Bayless/Rauscher Pierce Refsnes Chair in Business Administration at The University of Texas at Austin. At the McCombs School of Business, The University of Texas at Austin, she serves as the director of the center for Business, Technology and Law and the director of the Information Management program at the Department of Information, Risk and Operations Management. She holds three honorary doctorates. Her research focuses on collaborative forms of digital innovation and digital entrepreneurship.