Harvard Business School Professors Clayton Christensen and Howard Stevenson to Keynote TiECON East 2006: Innovating in a Flat World

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TiE-Boston today announced that Clayton Christensen and Howard Stevenson will keynote the annual event of East Coast chapters of TiE Global, TiECON East, which takes place from June 15 – 17, 2006 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

February 27, 2005 — TiE-Boston today announced that Clayton Christensen and Howard Stevenson will keynote the annual event of East Coast chapters of TiE Global, TiECON East, which takes place from June 15 – 17, 2006 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Massachusetts.

Clayton M. Christensen, the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, is considered the world’s leading authority of innovation management and disruptive innovation and will present “How to Predict Whether a Business Idea Will Succeed or Fail” at TiECON East 2006. Professor Christensen’s involvement in innovation runs deep. He is the author of the bestselling books “The Innovator’s Dilemma,” “The Innovator's Solution,” and “Seeing What's Next.” Additional, Christensen edited two casebooks on innovation: “Innovation and the General Manager” and “Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation,” 4th edition.

Howard H. Stevenson, Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, will discuss how good choices like those of Gates, Buffett and Winfrey foster innovation. He is an expert on the impact of innovation and is the foremost practitioner who has given structure to the unruly pursuit of new opportunity. He has authored, edited or co-authored eight books and 42 articles. Highlights of Stevenson’s innovation-related work includes “Do Lunch or Be Lunch: The Power of Predictability in Creating Your Future,” “Just Enough: Tools for Creating Success in Your Work and Life,” and “Make Your Own Luck.”

“We are honored to offer TiECON East attendees the opportunity to learn from two icons of the business world whose names are synonymous with innovation and entrepreneurial organizations,” said Al Kapoor, TiECON East co-chair and president of Millennium Ventures.

About TiECON East

TiECON East 2006 is the largest global innovation conference, and focuses on issues integral to the creation and growth of private enterprises and nonprofits. TiECon East 2006 is hosted by the Boston chapter of TiE, which belongs to TiE (Talent - Ideas - Enterprise) Global, the world’s largest non-profit professional organization that promotes innovation and technology leadership. With over fifty chapters in thirteen counties and 10,000 members worldwide, TiE endeavors to cultivate an ecosystem for fostering talent, innovation and enterprise in individuals and free-market economies everywhere. TiE members raise over 5% of the venture capital in US alone and have contributed over $250 billion in wealth through enterprise creation and growth. For more details on TiECon East 2006, visit http://www.tieconeast.org.

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