As you may know, Maven is bringing the Open Innovation movement to Silicon Valley on December 11th at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA for open2012. This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to blend the venture capital and entrepreneurial communities with today’s most influential OI providers and practitioners.

open2012 has already garnered a significant amount of attention and media coverage due to a high quality list of speakers, panelists, exhibitors, participants and sponsors. Here are just a few of the impressive names that will be participating in the conference:

  • Josh Aber, Director of Technology & Innovation Management, Roche
  • Brandon Barnett, Director of Business Innovation, Intel Corporation
  • Owen Carryl, President, Open Innovation Services LLC
  • Eric Chan, COO, Embee Mobile
  • Michael Docherty, CEO, Venture2
  • Michael Flynn, Director of Technology & Innovation Platforms, SAP
  • David Lawson, Open Innovation Manager, Procter & Gamble
  • Chris Lunt, External Innovation Fellow, US Department of Health & Human Services
  • Michael Moe, CEO & Chief Investment Officer, GSV Capital
  • Steve Meller, Managing Director, Creating Dots
  • Reuben Oder, Principal, Reuben Oder Innovations LLC
  • David Ritter, Director, The Boston Consulting Group
  • Luis Solis, President, Imaginatik plc
  • Robert H. Tate, President, Axiom Consulting


There is still time to register and we look forward to all of you joining us at open2012 as it will no doubt be a landmark event!