Schumpeter, Innovation, and Getting Things Done
Presented by: Scott Weaver
A variety of practical implications for project managers can be found in Joseph Schumpeter's theories of business processes and entrepreneurship. These theories can be applied to the technology commercialization process and managing complex new product development. Please join us as Scott Weaver presents an engineering case study demonstrating the opportunity and challenges of blending creative innovation and structured program management.
About the Presenter:
Scott Weaver has a wide range of R&D and entrepreneur experience. He owns Arise2, a business and technology consulting company helping companies and entrepreneurs with business development and new product development. Scott's involvement in volunteer and start-up communities include: President of the Board of Directors for Business Enterprise Center (a Corvallis business incubator); mentor at Oregon State University's Advantage Accelerator (a commercialization accelerator), and serving on the budget committee for the City of Philomath.
Scott was the founding CEO of an OSU university spin-out company that started commercializing nanotech research for solar markets. This experience includes being Principle Investigator (PI) or co-PI to fulfill NSF STTR Phase I/IB and Phase II grants. Industry experience in R&D and new product development comes from 17 years at semiconductor companies such as Agilent Technologies, Cypress Semiconductor, Micron Technology, and a CAD start-up. Scott is a U.S. patent holder and has led or participated in many multinational R&D teams in the US, Malaysia, India and Japan.
Scott earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a minor in Japanese Studies from Oregon State University and an MBA with honors in Management from Willamette University. In his free time, Scott relaxes with gardening, reading, and exercising.
Date: Friday January, 2014
Start Time: 12:00
End Time: 1:30
Location: Corvallis Depot, 700 Washington Ave, Corvallis, OR.
Lunch will be served
No Meal Discount