Meeting Date: Thursday, April 5, 2018
Time: 6:00 pm Networking; 6:30 pm Management Forum/Guided Networking;
7:00 pm sandwich dinner; 7:30 pm Presentation
Earlybird: $12 IEEE members, $15 non-members; At the Door: $20
Location: National Instruments, 4600 Patrick Henry Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Directions: click map at right
Management Forum / Guided Networking: Bring Your Management Challenge;
Arrive by 6:30 PM to join this exciting Management Forum. Following informal
networking is a guided discussion typically related to the topic of the evening’s
after dinner talk, or of general Technology Management interest.
Light Dinner: This month we’re continuing with our light dinner format
— typically sandwiches, salad, drinks, and cookie or similar light dinner.
Presentation: A New Model of Human Values for Motivating Innovation (slides)
By defining innovation simply as an idea implemented with impact, innovation management is largely a process for managing human motivation. There are four major participants in the innovation process: the idea generator; the core team and general staff; the supporter including supplier and regulator; and the impact generator: the interim distributor and the final adopter. All these participants are investing their time, money, effort, and other resources for the creation, implementation, and adoption of a new idea and the derived product/service. To induce these participant to make the investment, they need to be positively motivated by the stimulation and excitement of the perceived expected value of innovation while not negatively demotivated by the fear and insecurity of the perceived expected risk of innovation. This presentation will develop a new model of human values as the basis for motivating the participants to invest in innovation. With crowd-sourcing, the audience is invited to help develop operational motivating incentives for different types of human values in the model.
Speaker: Oliver S. Yu, Ph.D.
Dr. Oliver Yu, Founder & CEO of the STARS Group, a premier technology and resource strategy consulting firm spun off from SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute) in year 2000, is an internationally recognized expert on technology strategy and innovation management. He is also a Consulting Associate Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, and an Executive in Residence at the College of Business of San Jose State University. In 2017, he co-founded and serves as the Board Chairman of Global Alliance for Innovators and Entrepreneurs, which was awarded a US$5 million contract to develop and operate an international innovation center in China.
Dr. Yu holds a BSEE from National Taiwan University, an MSEE from Georgia Institute of Technology, and an MS in statistics and a PhD in Management Science & Engineering from Stanford University. He is an AdCom member of the IEEE TEMS and chair of its Innovation & Entrepreneurship Committee, a Fellow of Portland International Center of Management of Engineering and Technology (PICMET), and a Co-Founder and Secretary of the International Society of Innovation Methods. He has published over 70 technical papers and authored and co-authored 7 books on technology strategy planning. He is currently writing a book on Innovation Management for the 21st Century to be published by Springer in early 2019.