Dear New England ENTOVATION Colleagues:

With the flurry of spring activity comes an opportunity for us to reconnect and exchange notes on progress. Radio announcements begin today, so I want to make sure our 'friends' are included in the event. Many have already confirmed with Greg Calkins - - to be in attendance; so please make your reservation as soon as possible.

Even since the first announcement, several significant things have happened:

  • Some colleagues have been (re) discovered.

  • The Milken Institute’s State Technology and Science Index gave the #1 spotlight to Massachusetts.

  • The European Union has announced 14 projects on the topic - linking knowledge and innovation to economic development.

  • The US Council on Competitiveness announced its June conference on the topic.

  • The Richard Florida Creativity Index is creating waves at home and abroad.

  • A select group of local experts are ready to convene a state initiative on the topic. Are you?

This event on the 19th will, indeed, be a 'power debriefing' - something difficult to replicate otherwise. So, please plan to join and add your own expertise and insights to how we can build sustainable enterprises, leadership and customer innovation in this evolving Knowledge Economy.

See below and see you there…


P.S. All participants receive a copy of The Innovation SuperHighway...and more!

May 19 , 2004 -
Debra Amidon, is Founder and CEO of ENTOVATION International, Ltd. - an internationally recognized consulting network linking 90+ countries.
June 16 , 2004 -
Lauren Mackler has helped individuals and organizations master the challenges of change, turn aspirations into reality, and take themselves or their companies to the next level of success.
September 15, 2004 -
Hear Bill Roiter, Founder and Managing Partner of Executive Performance Group, present insights from Corporate MVPs.

You are invited to join us for an engaging morning of ideas and business insights as Calkins Advisors continues its mission of connecting thought leaders with business leaders by presenting Debra Amidon who will share insights from her latest book The Innovation Superhighway.

Debra M. Amidon is Founder and CEO of ENTOVATION International, Ltd. - a global innovation research and consulting network linking 90 countries throughout the world. Considered an architect of the Knowledge Economy as early as 1995, her own specialties include knowledge management, e-learning networks, customer innovation and enterprise transformation. For the last couple of years, her presentations have been heard throughout the North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa. Her advice has been sought by diverse organizations such as the National Research Council, The Agility Forum, the Industrial Research Institute, the European Union, PBS, BBC and The World Bank.

Debra’s newest release - The Innovation SuperHighway - has been heralded by experts as “a milestone in the profession,” “a seminal work,” “a reflective and inspirational book,” “the breakthrough innovation book of the decade,” “must-read for any knowledge leader,” “the bible for the next ten years,” ‘Drucker operationalized”, “a must-read to understand the innovation process,” and “the book that picks up where other books in the knowledge profession leave off.”

Known among her peers as a management pioneer, philosopher and visionary, she has captured the imagination of academic, government and industrial leaders around the globe. Debra has served in a variety of executive management positions as Assistant Secretary of Education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Director of a higher education consortium, was the first female dean at Babson College, established the first industrial-strength management systems research office and a variety of leadership or advisory positions, including the National Conference for the Advancement of Research, the Industrial Research Institute, and the National Science Foundation.

Debra’s Network has evolved into the internationally recognized ENTOVATION 100 of Global Leadership and The ENTOVATION Group – 125 from 52 countries. Debra’s been featured in notable biographical publications such as The International Book of Honor and the Woman of the Decade. She was announced a finalist for the 2002 Competitive Intelligence (CI) Champion of the Year. For more information please go to

May 19 , 2004
WHERE: Doubletree Guest Suites, Waltham, MA (click here for map)
TIME: 7:30 Breakfast/Networking, Presentation 8:00 sharp with Q&A, closing remarks at 9:15.
COST: $60 includes breakfast, speaker presentation,
and a copy of The Innovation Superhighway

WHY: The Calkins Advisors Power Breakfast connects thought leaders with business leaders. The goal of this business forum is to provide ideas key to organizational growth.
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