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Students who complete the Managing Technology and Innovation Concentration are eligible to have the Concentration noted on their transcripts (please see the Bulletin for the list of requirements). Take advantage of this focused set of courses to deepen your overall understanding of: the innovation context, organizing for innovation (both large firm issues and start-ups), the process of innovation (team and project management), and systems design.
These courses will better prepare you to engage with the Santa Clara University technology and innovation community. Relevant University organizations include: the Leavey School of Business’ Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
; the SCU Center for Science, Technology, and Society
; SCU's Tech Law Forum
; and especially, the student-run Entrepreneurs’ Connection
Calendars of Events
Link to Managing Technology & Innovation
Managing Technology and Innovation Today
I am the MTI Concentration Advisor and host this blog to keep SCU Technology and Innovation students connected with current events related to the Concentration, and to events of general interest to our community. I also host a personal blog focused on technology and organizations. Welcome.
Prof. Terri Griffith, Management Department
Friday, May. 2, 2008 11:06 AM
CIE Speaker Series
Michael Malone '75 MBA '77
The Significance of the Entrepreneur in American History
Colleagues & Friends,
Please join us for the Spring Quarter CIE Speaker Series. Journalist Michael S. Malone '75, MBA '77 will look back on the history of Silicon Valley and take stock of where we find ourselves on history's trajectory—and how a new society is emerging in 21st-century America that has no real precedent in history.
This event is co-sponsored by the President's Speakers Series and by Barbara and Dan Mount '74, J.D.'77. The talk will begin at 7:30pm.
Wednesday, Apr. 23, 2008 10:17 AM
Invitation from Center for Science, Technology, and Society:
On behalf of Jack Gilbert, Program Director for Biotechnology and
Society at the Center for Science, Technology, and Society, I would like
to invite you and your class to attend a biotechnology lunch symposium
on Thursday, May 1. Vern Norviel, Partner of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich &
Rosati and Adjunct Professor of Law, School of Law at Santa Clara
University will be our presenter for “Starting a Life Science Company
in the Bay Area.” This event will take place from 11:45-1:15 p.m. in
Williman Room, Benson Memorial Center. A light lunch will be served.
At a time when public stock markets are slow, more money than ever is
pouring into innovative life science companies from the venture capital
community. These companies provide the technology drivers for
innovative solutions to health care issue that face human kind. This
presentation will outline the stat of the union in terms of life science
funding, and provide a short “boot camp” on how one starts a life
If you and/or your class would like to attend, please RSVP to Ed Lucas
at x6090 or firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can arrange for adequate seating
Sunday, Apr. 6, 2008 1:46 PM
MBA alum, Vineet Jain, debuted his Egnyte
products at Web 2.0 Expo last year. Please let us know of other alums we should be on the look out for.
...perhaps even better than the booths are the informal "open grid" sessions.
See this page
for how to get an Expo pass for free and how to attend the informal events.
Thursday, Mar. 20, 2008 6:25 PM
STS Biotechnology and Society Lunch Symposium:
Pharmacogenetics: Realizing the Promise of Personalized Medicine
Speaker: Sandra Wells, Senior Intellectual Property Counsel,
Various drugs are effective for some but not all individuals, and
others have serious side effects in some individuals. Many of these different responses are genetically based. New genotyping technologies directed at biomarkers of
drug metabolism enable more informed decisions by researchers when
designing drugs and foster development of safer, more effective
treatments by clinicians. Please join us as Sandra discusses various
aspects of these technologies. This event will take place from 11:45
a.m.-1:15 p.m. in Parlors B and C, Benson Center. Lunch will be
provided, no charge. We encourage students and
faculty to attend. RSVP to email@example.com
Friday, Mar. 14, 2008 3:41 PM
I received the following:
My name is Alex Wander, I am a student at St. Louis University (Entrepreneurship Major) and I am working with another entrepreneur building a web-based college social networking site that will compliment Facebook. We have two management teams; one is based in St. Louis and the other team is in San Francisco. The company is tentatively being branded as Socialworld. We are recruiting volunteers for a focus group that will take place at 7pm on Thursday, April 3rd at the Fiorillo's Restaurant (map) off Camino Real. Our session will last less than 2 hours. We will look at the website, talk about its offerings and discuss your thoughts. There are no strings attached. We need 10 to 15 students who are willing to share opinions and give us honest feedback on the business - first come/first serve. For their participation, we will buy their dinner and drinks. We will also offer $50 for the first 12 students who RSVP and attend.
If any of your students are interested in attending – There is limited space, so please call me (314.520.0438 ) or respond to this email.
Friday, Mar. 14, 2008 3:35 PM
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Thursday, Mar. 6, 2008 4:57 PM
This is the inaugural speaker of the Gerald and Sally DeNardo Lectureship.
March 12, 2008
Brilliant Science, Dark Politics, Uncertain Law
A conversation with Dr. Paul Berg, Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, teacher, and research advocate. He will answer some of the difficult questions facing stem-cell researchers today
How do scientists grapple with issues of potentially dangerous research? How does this apply to research on stem cells? Where does freedom of inquiry end and public policy begin?
For more information on ticket availability visit www.scu.edu/speakerseries or call 408-554-4400
Copies of Paul Berg's book, George Beadle, an Uncommon Farmer: The Emergence of Genetics in the 20th Century are available at the Campus Bookstore.
Wednesday, Mar. 5, 2008 7:45 PM
I added the TechVenue calendar for the Silicon Valley. This source joins the calendars from the CIE, CSTS, Entrepreneurs' Connection, and PARC.
Please let me know if you know of a good general source for BioTech events.
Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 12:40 PM
This list is drawn from courses that SchedulAid will automatically acknowledge for the Concentration:
MGMT 696 – Project Management: A Systems Approach to
Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling
MGMT 696 – Legal Aspects of Managing Technology
MKTG 696 – Practicum on Technology Licensing
OMIS 696 – Decision Support Systems
Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 12:31 PM
Harvard Business School Professor Andrew McAfee will discuss Enterprise 2.0 – the use of Web 2.0 technologies and approaches by companies in pursuit of business goals. He will describe how Enterprise 2.0 (use of Web 2.0 technologies and approaches) addresses some long standing organizational challenges -- case studies included. See full details at http://www.parc.com/cms/get_article.php?id=721
Thursday, Feb. 7, 2008 3:36 PM
Friday, Jan. 18, 2008 8:33 AM
Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008 9:15 AM
The January 2008 McKinsey Quarterly Newsletter
(requires free registration to see the full article, also available as a podcast) includes an article by James M. Manyika, Roger P. Roberts, and Kara L. Sprague highlighting eight technology “trends to watch.” These are their eight, but I have used more familiar language in some cases:
- cocreation (think Linux)
- use consumers as innovators
- elancing (freelancing via electronic means)
- tech enabled productivity gains – for example, through wikis by getting greater value out of interactions
- expanding automation given greater networking and access
- unbundling production from delivery
- putting science into management (e.g., evidence based management; using vast data collected by systems to make better decisions in general -- great blog, great book)
- making businesses from data (love the term “exhaust data”)
A key aspect of their article is that they acknowledge that "To benefit [from these eight technology enabled trends], companies must understand not only the technologies but also their business implications and the management changes they require." More discussion available on my blog
Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007 8:22 AM
Interesting tidbit -- especially for those of you focused on Internet Marketing:
Excerpt from Bruce Schneier's Wired article: "Why 'Anonymous' Data Sometimes Isn't"
" Other research reaches the same conclusion. Using public anonymous data from the 1990 census, Latanya Sweeney
found that 87 percent of the population in the United States, 216 million of 248 million, could likely be uniquely identified by their five-digit ZIP code, combined with their gender and date of birth. About half of the U.S. population is likely identifiable by gender, date of birth and the city, town or municipality in which the person resides. Expanding the geographic scope to an entire county reduces that to a still-significant 18 percent. "In general," the researchers wrote, "few characteristics are needed to uniquely identify a person."
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007 9:49 AM
Today Charlene Li
of Forrester Research will present on strategies for winning in a world transformed by social technologies. Charlene focuses on Forrester's Social Computing and Web 2.0 research, and examines how companies can use technologies like blogs, social networking, RSS, tagging, and widgets for marketing purposes.
PARC forums are free – and will focus on Going Beyond Web 2.0 from now and into February. See the full schedule
, and the prior entry here for more information. (Guy Kawasaki presents on Dec 13).
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007 6:13 PM
This Thursday 11/15 4-5pm and for most of the Thursdays into February, the (free) PARC Forum will focus on Going Beyond Web 2.0. Full series details below. You can also subscribe directly to PARC Forum announcements.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
4:00 – 5:00 P.M.
George E. Pake Auditorium, Palo Alto Research Center
TITLE: "Made of People"
SPEAKER: Ross Mayfield, CEO and Co-Founder of Socialtext
ABSTRACT: All things 2.0 are made of people. The social software that
powers the current wave of innovation takes a different approach of
getting out of the way of people to unleash their abundant desire to
share and collaborate. While these tools exhibit fantastic social
dynamics on the public web, adapting them for the context of an
organization is a challenge not only for tools, but practices. Sharing
control to create value isn't exactly the instinct of the enterprise.
This talk will explore the social software design and business patterns
that might make us more human.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Ross Mayfield is the Chairman, President and
Co-founder of Socialtext, the first wiki company and leading provider of
Enterprise 2.0 solutions. A well known blogger and speaker on web
trends, you can find him at http://ross.typepad.com.
This is the first in a special forum series on Going Beyond Web 2.0:
November 29 -- Garrett Camp, Stumble Upon
December 6 -- Charlene Li, Forrester Research
December 13 -- Guy Kawasaki, Truemors, Garage Ventures
January 10 -- Bernardo Huberman, HP Labs
January 17 -- Chris Anderson, The Long Tail
January 31 -- Fernanda Viegas & Martin Wattenberg, IBM Many Eyes
February 7 -- Premal Shah, Kiva.org
February 21 -- Andrew Mc Afee, Harvard Business School
ABOUT THE FORUM: www.parc.com/forums
ONLINE ARCHIVE: http://www.parc.com/events/forum/archive.php
DRIVING DIRECTIONS: www.parc.com/directions
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please visit: www.parc.com/subscriptions
Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007 7:45 AM
, Partner with The Veritcal Group, will present "Pros and Cons (if any) of Biotechnology,
" sponsored by the SCU Center for Science Technology and Society. Expect an update regarding key BioTech areas (e.g., stem cells, the Encode project). Free, but RSVP is appreciated.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007 9:42 AM
Santa Clara's Center for Science, Technology, & Society provides the judges and sponsors events related to the Tech Museum Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity (sponsored by Applied Materials). From 9-11am Nov 7th you can see the finalist showcase at the Convention Center, or Nov 8th, attend all or part of the full day (10am to 5pm) conference "Taking Innovation to the Next Stage." Santa Clara's Center for Science, Technology, & Society provides the judges and sponsors events related to the Tech Museum Awards
: Technology Benefiting Humanity (sponsored by Applied Materials
). From 9-11am Nov 7th you can see the finalist showcase
at the Convention Center, or Nov 8th, attend all or part of the full day (10am to 5pm) conference "Taking Innovation to the Next Stage."
This event, on campus, will feature:
SCU Distinguished Visiting Professor, Wallis Annenberg Chair
Professor of Communication Technology and Society, Annenberg
School for Communication, University of Southern California
Vice President for Innovation and Special Projects, World
Chairman of the Advisory Board, Center for Science, Technology,
Free, but registration is required.
Many Santa Clara MBA students have been involved in the nomination process
, and some later in coaching participants through the Global Social Benefit Incubator.
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2007 10:41 AM