“While we recognize that the economy is changing in fundamental ways - and most    of this change relates directly    on innovation – our understanding is incomplete.”

- Dr. Carl Schramm,
The Kauffman Foundation
  [E100 Alert] En Route to the New York #1 – Invitation to the E100 Roundtable  
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  Dear E100:


It has been a while since Muscat, Oman. In spite of (or perhaps even because of) the global financial meltdown, progress has never been so great nor the challenge more clear.

Hopefully, you have already absorbed the messages and hotlinks provided in the recent E100 Alert on the Millennium Bretton Woods. It includes a sketch of some of the E100 performance experts, the most relevant comparative ranking reports and a cause to which we can all contribute – the art (and science) of ‘collaborative advantage’.

  You may already be familiar with the report submitted to the US Congress on Innovation Measurement. Some may have followed the ITIF analysis of the IT Stimulus Plans of the G20. Others may have interest in the practical application of IC for Chief Innovation Officers and new launchpads for operation, such as the KAUST Inauguration and efforts to build National Innovation Ecology.
    Last week alone, E100 celebrated their 14th year of the Baltics Dynamics in Vilnius, Lithuania; and in Iran was hosted the International Conference in IC Management. Other E100 activity this week includes Ukraine Innovation 2009 and Oslo Innovation Week – from where I am drafting this Alert!
    We have called it ‘Knowledge Innovation Zones (KIZ) and Knowledge Economics; but the labels are not as important as the substance of the dialogue. Regardless, of your frame or reference, there is much to be gleaned from our timely pooling of E100 insight...

The 6th International E100 Roundtable – Dates: 4-5 December 2009


Some of you have participated in the previous E100 Roundtables held in New York, Helsinki, Monterrey, Barcelona, and Oman. This one promises to be the most productive as we tackle the core issue of innovation measurement. Per Drucker suggested in the 1990’s that there was one competence needed – the ability to innovate – and measure the performance thereof.

    Our job is to define that common language and bring the E100 vision into reality - a new world order based upon innovation value systems, stakeholder interaction and international collaboration. How do we build bridges across disciplines, sectors and nations?
  Several have been invited to speak at the ISPIM Symposium; and others who have already planned (or are trying) to be in attendance from Finland (yes, Esko Kilpi was the 1st to respond yet again!), Germany, Israel, France, Wales , England, India, Canada, the US, Austria, Poland and India.
    Thanks to assistance provided by two New York E100 members, we have outlined an aggressive agenda to explore these topics in some depth:

- Day 1 : E100 Baruch Lev, Professor, Stern School of Management, New York University (NYU), is well known for his own published indicators on the company and industry or Micro-economic level. Discussion will be fueled by early results of the survey of Chief Innovation Officers produced my Mary Adams and David Wallace. Discussion will center on the operational aspects of measuring and managing g innovation effectiveness.

- Day 2 : E100 Thomas R. Moebus, Vice President The Levin Institute, State University of New York (SUNY), will host the discussion on the Meso-Economic and Macro-Economic levels. We will scope activity to build indicators to contrast the progress of nation-states and on the societal level. Discussion will center on the impending Millennium Bretton Woods and the need to define requirements for a World Innovation Collaboration Index.

    Further details will be provided; but first do let us know YOUR plans so we might best factor into the agenda!

Dovetailing with ISPIM Symposium – Dates: 6-9 December 2009

  What greater place than New York City to return for the discussion
          ‘Stimulating Recovery: The Role for Innovation Management’  –
    organized by ISPIM (International Society for Professional Innovation Management and hosted by The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)!
    Indeed, the playing field has been leveled – just as we predicted. New rules are needed as the old no longer apply.
  E100 Iain Bitran (UK) has outlined a compelling agenda for academics, business leaders, and consultants. The program has attracted hundreds of submissions from several countries, so the perspectives will be global as hoped.
  Topics include:
  • Collaboration and open innovation
  • Entrepreneurship & intrapreneurship
  • Financing innovation
  • Innovating business models
  • Innovation and IP
  • Innovation policy for economic recovery
  • Integrating innovation practice into education
  • Lean innovation
  • Managing innovation to stimulate recovery
  • Measuring and managing innovation
  • Methods and tools for innovation
  • Networks and regions of innovation
  • Organizational creativity & idea generation
  • Training and leadership for innovation
    The ISPIM Management has negotiated arrangements with the following 3 hotels. You need to make your own reservations; and I suggest you do so PRIOR to November 8th – when the rates EXPIRE!!!
    Holiday Inn NYC - Manhattan 6th Avenue
125 West 26th Street
New York City, NY 10001
Hotel Front Desk: +1-212-430-8500
    To book online follow the guidelines below:
Log on to www.hi-nyc.com
Click "Book Now" – a new page will open for the hotel reservations page
Enter dates, preferences, info - etc.
Click "Corporate, Group & IATA Identification (optional)"
Enter the code "SP1" where it says “Group Booking Code”
    Holiday Inn Manhattan is a brand new 226 room, full service hotel in the heart of New York's fashionable West Side. In addition to being close to all of the conveniences that new York City has to offer, each of our rooms with either a king or two double beds offers complimentary hi-speed internet (wireless and hard wired), 32 inch flat screen televisions with over 100 channels in high definition, your choice of soft or firm pillows, coffee-makers, hairdryers, and upgraded bedding. As our guest, enjoy the complimentary Business Center, and Fitness Center.
    The ISPIM delegate rate for a double room, single occupancy (excluding breakfast) is $199 per room for Sunday 6th, Monday 7th, Tuesday 8th and Wednesday 9th. Room rates are quoted exclusive of local taxes and fees (currently 14.75% + $3.50 Occupancy tax). Taxes are subject to change without notice. Note that the option for the ISPIM delegate rate at this hotel expires on 8th November 2009!
    For all non US guests who require a Saturday night stay to get cheaper flights, we suggest that you stay at an airport hotel and travel to Manhattan on Sunday. Airport hotels will cost around $80-120 per night whereas the cheapest rate offered by the Holiday Inn NYC for the night of Saturday 5th is $299 plus taxes. We suggest the following airport hotels:
- Arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport: The Newark Liberty International Airport Marriott
- Arriving at New York John F Kennedy Airport: Fairfield Inn New York JFK Airport
    Wyndham Garden Hotel - Manhattan Chelsea West
37 West 24th Street
New York City, NY 10001
Hotel Front Desk: +1-212-243-0800
To book, send an email to valcruz@wyndham.com quoting "ISPIM Innovation Symposium"
    This 100% smoke-free property is brand new and only just opened in late 2008. The exterior is clad in colorful tile and boasts two modern metal pergolas. Complimentary High Speed Internet is included in your rate along with our 24 hour fitness center and business services. For your valued security, each room comes equipped with laptop sized safes, and state of the art fire safety equipment. If shopping is your preferred workout, you are in luck. We are on 5th Avenue, neighboring the famous 5th Avenue shopping area of Sak's 5th Avenue, Lord and Taylor, Bloomingdales and many others. If sports are your love, we are blocks away from Madison Square Garden, home of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, and New York's most famous events.
    The ISPIM delegate rate for a room with a king size bed (excluding breakfast) is $189 per night for the period 5th to 11th December 2009. Room rates are quoted exclusive of local taxes and fees (currently 14.25% + $3.50 Occupancy tax). Taxes are subject to change without notice. Note that the option for the ISPIM delegate rate at this hotel expires on 1st November 2009!
    The GEM Hotel Chelsea
300 West 22nd Street
New York City, NY 10001
Hotel Front Desk: +1-212-675-1911
To book, send an email to tchiriboga@thegemhotel.com quoting "ISPIM Innovation Symposium"
    Stylish Chelsea has become world headquarters for high-profile art galleries. Charming brownstone and tree-lined streets make strolling a pleasure by day. And, old warehouse buildings pulsate after dark as the city's hottest nightclubs. In the midst of it all you'll find The GEM Hotel... providing hospitable service in an unpretentious, accessible and sustainable manner. Our standard rooms offer a full size bed in a chic and intimate smoke-free setting. You'll love that our version of affordability includes down pillows, wide-screened flat-panel LCD televisions, free high-speed wireless internet, cordless phones, SEI premium bottled water, high-end Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities and monogrammed bath robes. Keep an eye out for our GEMstone program and help us help the environment.
    The ISPIM delegate rate for a room with a queen size bed (excluding breakfast) is $189 per night for the period 5th to 11th December 2009. Room rates are quoted exclusive of local taxes and fees (currently 14.25% + $3.50 Occupancy tax). Taxes are subject to change without notice. Note that the option for the ISPIM delegate rate at this hotel expires on 1st November 2009!
CLICK HERE!   I look forward to seeing some old friends and new faces – some who have yet to be announced officially in the E100 Alert.  If you have not already done so, you may want to visit the Global Knowledge Leadership Map to discover recent additions and to check your own contact details for accuracy. Some exciting plans are in the works and you will want to be included…
    Please let me know even if you are attempting to join us…
    Always in your Network,
    P.S. The NY Masthead (above) is provided compliments of E100 Brian Davis (Canada).
Debra M. Amidon
Founder and CEO
ENTOVATION International Ltd.
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