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About GSI

Engage with the leaders
of the global ecosystem 
of innovation

Global Strategic Innovation (GSI) maximizes and accelerates executive and company returns from innovation, through standard and tailor-made innovation programs (live online and immersion) with the Silicon Valley/Bay Area ecosystem.

Why you should attend

42 editions

of GSI Immersion Programs in Silicon Valley so far

GSI connects executives, companies and governments with champions, top experts, leading start-ups and leading edge technologies in the Bay Area.

who have little time and need to invest in high return commitments.


facing disruptive competition and having to bet on the right competencies and solutions to ensure their success.

Universities and Executive Schools

seeking to inspire leaders and executives to enable a more creative and productive culture in their companies.


aiming at creating a more supportive environment for companies to thrive and innovate.


Know our experts

Burton Lee

Senior Expert, Lecturer Stanford University

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Cordon brown

Bus. Dev. Manager at Flextronics

Dimitry Gorinevsky
Dimitry Gorinevsky

Consulting Professor at Stanford University

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Steve Blank

Entrepreneur and co-founder of E.piphany

Hugh Molosti
Hugh Molosti

Innovator, Advisor, Investor

Irene Li
Irene Li

President and CEO of Acellent Technologies

Mark Davis

Senior Director and Design Research at Autodesk

Mauricio Silva

GM - Brazil at Salesforce

Paolo Cerruti

VP Global Supply Chain and Operations Planning at Tesla Motors

Carlos Oliveira

Managing Partner at LBC

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Shahid Khan

Design Thinking Driven Innovation and Digital Transformation

Torben Rankine
Torben Rankine

Partner at LBC, San Francisco

Susan Feland
Susan Feland

Program Innovation Stanford University

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Jonathan Littman

Founder of Snowball Narratives

Mark Schar
Mark Schar

Senior Researcher Design Education Lab

Vítor Rodrigues

Software Engineer at Google

Simon Hawksworth

Senior Director of Business Development, Nypro Healthcare


What participants say

Hear what participants have to say about the programs.

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It’s a fantastic event, I’m enjoying it thoroughly. My favourite session was at Andersen Horowitz. It was new!

Luis Batista-Coelho
Siinda Board Member
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Everything was very well organized. Especially yesterday with Google. The first meeting today was very interesting. We learned a lot. And that’s why we came here. Thank you for the organization!

Bernhard Lüders
CEO Sutter Digital Media
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I really enjoyed, especially the presentation about innovation. Very inspiring. If someone is interested in getting some new inspiration and getting to know the Bay Area, it’s a good organization and a real nice team to go with for the whole day.

Barbara Faber
Executive Director Deutsche Tele Medien GMBH

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