PARC | Power of 10 series — ‘Innovation: chasms and velocities’ with renowned innovation expert Geoffrey Moore

March 12, 2012

PARC | This PARC Forum invited expert talk is part of a special series with 10 speakers on 10 aspects of innovation… because we’re celebrating the “Power of 10″ years of practicing open innovation (since being incorporated as an independent subsidiary in 2002).

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Presenter Geoffrey Moore has made understanding and exploiting disruptive technologies the core of his life’s work. An author, speaker, and advisor, he is also a venture partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures — where he advises portfolio companies by drawing upon best practices derived from working with technology startups over the last two decades.

Geoffrey divides his time between consulting on strategy and transformation challenges with senior executives and on developing mental models to support his advisory practice. His newest book, Escape Velocity: Free Your Company’s Future from the Pull of the Past (Harper Collins 2011), is the result of his experience working with large enterprises in his former role as a Managing Director at TCG Advisors.

His other best selling books — Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado, The Gorilla Game, Living on the Fault Line, and Dealing with Darwin — are required reading at leading business schools.

Geoffrey is a founder of both The Chasm Group and TCG Advisors. Earlier in his career, he was a principal and partner at Regis McKenna, Inc., a leading high-tech marketing strategy and communications company, and prior to that, he was a sales and marketing executive in the software industry. Geoffrey holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from Stanford University and a doctorate in literature from the University of Washington.

View other talks in this series here. If you’re not already a member of the PARC Forum invited expert series mailing list, you can sign up for advance announcements via e-mail or feeds here.

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About the PARC “Power of 10″ series

PARC, a Xerox company, announced that it is hosting 10 speakers on 10 aspects of innovation, as part of its year-long “Power of 10″ milestone of 10 years practicing open innovation. Current speakers in this series include experts such as Clayton Christensen, John Kao, Geoffrey Moore, Hal Varian, and others.

Incorporated in 2002 as an independent wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox, PARC today provides custom R&D services, technology know-how, innovation best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, government agencies, and partners.

The 10th anniversary PARC Forum expert series features 10 invited speakers on 10 aspects of innovation, including:

  • Geoffrey Moore on Innovation: Chasms & Velocities — March 1, 2012
  • Hal Varian on Innovation: Combinatorics — March 22, 2012
  • Clayton Christensen on Innovation: Growth — March 28, 2012
  • John Kao on Innovation: Improvisation & Mastery — June 7, 2012

Talks are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit here. Many PARC Forum videos are available online at and at (viewable on mobile devices).

PARC is also hosting an intimate, invitation-only, half-day innovation conference and celebration in April. Highlighting themes such as Open, Disrupt, Practice, and Collaborate, this event features keynotes by Henry Chesbrough and Michael Raynor as well as discussions with PARC’s clients and others. To see a partial list of PARC’s public clients, please visit: . For more information about how PARC practices open innovation and the services it offers, please see: .

About PARC Forum

PARC Forum is PARC’s invited speaker series — and public platform — for exchanging insights and building relationships with leading experts in a variety of areas. Nobel Prize laureates, CEOs, industry-leading thought leaders, and other personalities have participated in the series since its inception. Recent themes included the “Entrepreneurial Spirit” (including talks by Teresa Amabile, John Hagel, Paul Kedrosky, Nilofer Merchant, Eric Ries, Vivek Wadhwa); “Open” (including talks by Chris Anderson, Charlene Li, Jim Zemlin); and those on various technical trends. Visiting PARC Researcher, External Professor at the Santa Fe Institute, and groundbreaking economist W. Brian Arthur also debuted his latest work on digitization and “The Second Economy” at PARC Forum. To sign up for advance announcements about PARC Forum events, please visit .

About PARC

PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs(R). Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms — from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing — and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients’ businesses.