Innovation Ecosystems for Future Communities

This half day program fills a critical gap for innovation by focusing on relationship-based innovation networks to cross-fertilize ideas and concepts among innovation strategists and practitioners who understand the mutual dependency of people and information tech, especially in a city of the future.

Watch the presentations in the playlist above. See the photos from the event below.
1:30pm – Registration Opens
2:00pm – Welcome by Martha Russell, Executive Director, mediaX at Stanford University
2:05pm – Welcome by Lin Tao
2:10pm – Welcome by Zhang Zhongjin, Director of Nanjing Baixia High-tech Industrial Park
2:15pm – Innovation Ecosystems for Digital Communities by Martha Russell, Executive Director, mediaX at Stanford University
2:30pm – Moon K.Mu, Founder, Chairman, CEO, GM-Innovation Co. Ltd.
2:45pm – Service Systems for Digital Communities by Yassi Moghaddam, Executive Director, International Society of Service Innovation Professionals
3:05pm – Short Video
3:15pm – Break
3:45pm – Disruptive Technologies for Digital Communities by Mike Steep, Executive Director, Stanford Global Projects Center’s Digital Cities Program
4:35pm – Rapid Panel Discussion
4:50pm – Closing Remarks by Pan Ying
4:55pm – Wrap Up by Martha Russell
5:00pm – Networking Reception

*Times and speakers subject to change

Bechtel Conference Center
This Event is FULL


Martha Russell

Martha Russell is Executive Director of mediaX at Stanford University and Senior Research Scholar with the Human Sciences Technology Advanced Research Institute at Stanford. Dr. Russell leads business alliances and interdisciplinary research for mediaX at Stanford University. With people and technology as the intersecting vectors. Russell’s background spans a range of business development, innovation and technology-transfer initiatives in information sciences, agriculture, communications, and microelectronics – for businesses, universities and regional development organizations. With a focus on the power of shared vision, Russell has developed planning/evaluation systems and consulted regionally and internationally on technology innovation for regional development.

Michael Steep is Adjunct Professor and Executive Director of the Stanford Global Projects Center's Digital Cities Program. Michael is also former Senior Vice President of Global Business Operations for the PARC innovation center in Palo Alto, California. He has over two decades of operating experience managing global P&L's, sales, digital marketing, strategy, business development, and strategic alliances for Microsoft, Lexmark (IBM), Apple, and HP. Mr. Steep’s team at Apple launched the first digital camera. Today, he works with commercial clients on transforming their industry and company business models by leveraging emerging technologies - big data, predictive analytics, cloud, mobile, and privacy. He also serves on the Smart City London Board and is Contributing Editor for Forbes writing articles on digital cities, disruptive technologies, and executive leadership. Mr. Steep’s passion is corporate transformation through effective leadership and practical approaches to innovation.

Yassi Moghaddam

Yassi Moghaddam is the Executive Director of International Society of Service Innovation Professionals (ISSIP), a professional association co-founded by Cisco, IBM and several universities to promote service innovation -human-centered digital value co-creation ecosystems- globally. In this role, Yassi has been catalysing industry-academia-government foundations collaboration resulting in cutting edge interdisciplinary research and best industry practices that generate and scale innovative services through human-machine augmentation. She is also currently the Managing Director of Stradanet; a Silicon Valley boutique consulting firm that enables organizations grow through radical innovation. Yassi helps technology teams of all sizes explore and realize the tremendous value-creation opportunities that exist at the intersection of big data, analytics, AI, innovation ecosystem platforms and customer experience.