University of the Pacific

 

Event Title

Rethinking Industrial Research, Development, and Innovation in the 21st Century

Streaming Media

Location

Biology Building, Room 101

Start Date

1-9-2014 6:00 PM

End Date

1-9-2014 7:00 PM

Description

Solving problems related to energy, water, food supplies, health and the environment requires breakthrough innovation and the fundamental research that underlies it. This talk will focus on the way Google, Edwards Lifesciences, Tesla Motors, and Space X are making investment in farsighted research a priority and have developed processes that ensure that scientists and engineers remain central to the organization, even as it grows. Their leaders demonstrate a passion for using science and technology to solve major problems, and view companies as vehicles for inventing the future.

Speaker Bio

Dr. Wagner Weick serves as Director of Pacific's Powell Scholars Program. She is also Professor of Management and holds a joint appointment in the Eberhardt School of Business, and the School of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Weick publishes in the areas of global technology and innovation, invention, and creative approaches to business leadership and strategy. Prior to joining Pacific in 1990, she worked as a research scientist at Battelle Columbus laboratories, as a technology consultant to the United Nations, and in new product development at the corporate headquarters of Pioneer Hi-Bred, International. Dr. Weick earned her B.S. (with honors) and M.S. in Crop Physiology from the Ohio State University and her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

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Sep 1st, 6:00 PM Sep 1st, 7:00 PM

Rethinking Industrial Research, Development, and Innovation in the 21st Century

Biology Building, Room 101

Solving problems related to energy, water, food supplies, health and the environment requires breakthrough innovation and the fundamental research that underlies it. This talk will focus on the way Google, Edwards Lifesciences, Tesla Motors, and Space X are making investment in farsighted research a priority and have developed processes that ensure that scientists and engineers remain central to the organization, even as it grows. Their leaders demonstrate a passion for using science and technology to solve major problems, and view companies as vehicles for inventing the future.