Innovation Clusters

I recently introduced the ENTOVATION® Network, lead by Debra Amidon, which is an international network of theorists and practitioners, dedicated to developing a sustainable future through knowledge and innovation. Within that network,  E100 is a group of over 200 leaders and innovators representing different perspectives, and 69 nations.  See Global Knowledge Leadership Map.

Let’s drill down and meet some of these amazing leaders starting with, William A. Ghormley SVP Marketing Xconomy.  Xconomy is the exponential economy mashed together to get one word out of it (smart).  Xconomy is focused on providing business and technology leaders timely, insightful, close-to-the-scene information about the local personalities, companies, and technological trends that best exemplify today’s high-tech economy.  Their team many of who have an authoritative voice on the exponential economy, the realm of business and innovation characterized by exponential technological growth and are responsible for an increasing share of productivity and overall economic growth.

I had a chance to interview WIlliam (Bill) Ghormley to better understand his role and some of the issues his organization is focused on including these key questions:

  1. What are the technologies that innovation clusters are going to need in the future?
  2. Where are they going to come from?
  3. How are they going to be funded?
  4. How are entrepreneurs going to be trained and supported and enabled to support new technologies?

Bill went onto talk about innovation clusters, represented as a geographic concentration of interconnected businesses, suppliers, and associated institutions in a particular field. Accordingly there are 6 clusters in the US, Boston, Detroit, New York, San Diego, San Francisco and Seattle.

Join me as learn more about Bill Ghormley and Xconomy.

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