What does innovation really mean and most importantly, how can you and your organization practice it effectively?

Connection Silicon Valley and The Vault have teamed up to offer you a hands-on half-day workshop based on the Innovation Genome Methodology, a 20-year research project that systematically examines the greatest 1,000 innovation in human history.

Join for a half day applied workshop led by Bill O’Connor from Silicon Valley based Vault Innovation Services (VIS).

Ideal for C-suite and VP level executives who care about driving transformation and organizational change in their organizations.


Bill O'Connor Biography

Bill O’Connor is the Dean of the Vault Innovation Academy (VIA), focused on designing and directing original innovation research, developing innovation analysis/insights, and creating innovation techniques and methodologies.

He is also the Director of Vault Innovation Services (VIS), focused on working with large global companies; Silicon Valley tech giants, unicorns, and startups; and governments around the world, to help leaders and executives go beyond mere “innovation poetry” and to actually do real innovation.

Bill is the Founder/Director of the Autodesk Innovation Genome Project, a 10-year research project and an evolving innovation methodology. Over the past seven years Bill has delivered 525 innovation engagements to 225 companies/organizations from 45 countries around the world, including Facebook, Tesla, Airbnb, Google, Twitter, Starbucks, Nike, IKEA, Bechtel, Boeing, the US Naval Academy, the US DoD, and the World Bank. Currently Bill is leading the Nobel Laureate Innovation Project, a partnership with the Nobel Committee in Stockholm, where Bill and a team of researchers conduct face-to-face interviews with Nobel Laureates to better understand how they innovate.

He is a member of the Faculty at Singularity University and serves on the advisory boards of three startups that are focused on, respectively, AI, blockchain/bitcoin, and big data. Previously Bill was the Innovation Strategist at Autodesk in San Francisco, working with Autodesk’s largest customers to help them to actually innovate (versus just talking about innovating). At the company he also served for seven years as the Editor of the Autodesk thought leadership journal Autodesk POV, and for ten years (overlapping) as the primary speechwriter for Autodesk’s CEO.

He has 25 years of experience managing projects at the intersection of strategy, innovation, technology, and design, living and working in New York, London, Boston, and San Francisco. Today Bill lives just over the Golden Gate Bridge with his wife and their dog Zinzino, a leading global canine innovator.