Executive Programs

GSI International Executive Program

9th Edition – 9-13 September

 

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A 5 day intensive program of immersion into the Silicon Valley ecosystem, culture, incubators, experts, visionaries, leading companies, plus networking sessions and sessions of capability enhancement for executives.

The program allows for customization according to the profile of the participants. The number of participants is limited.

The 9th edition will take place on the 9th to 13th September.

Why do you think someone should
come to the Bay Area on this program?

Why this program is for you

Key Benefits & Objectives

1. Inspiration

Understand and get inspired by
and interpret the innovative and entrepreneurial culture of Silicon Valley

2. Disruptive
Technology Trends

Gain insight into disruptive technology trends and their impacts on business and society

3. Learn New Frameworks & Tools

Know how to build entrepreneurial ecosystems and how to use innovation frameworks and tools, and benchmark against best practices

4. Build Digital Transformation

Know how to build Digital Transformation strategies and power-up execution

5. Grow your Network

Grow your networking power through contacts with experts, entrepreneurs, businesspeople, potential clients, suppliers and partners, plus the other participants

6. Identify Business Opportunities

Identify potential partnerships and business opportunities with the emerging start-ups in Silicon Valley

Program Components

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Enhancement of Strategic Innovation Capabilities

Interactive sessions with LBC, experts, entrepreneurs and a professor from Stanford University

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Benchmark Business Solutions with Champions

Interactive visits to leading companies such as Stanford University, Autodesk, Talkdesk, Carbon, Facebook, RWlabs, Plug and Play, amongst others

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Explore Business Acceleration Opportunities & Models

Visits to incubators and encounters with start-ups, venture capitalists and business angels

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Grow Your Network Power

Networking sessions with entrepreneurs, investors, experts and local business people, plus the network among participants

Structure of the program

Enhancement of strategic innovation capabilities

Enhancement of strategic innovation capabilities

08h00 - 09h30

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Every day starts with a session  promoted by LBC, setting a coherent framework to the program.

External experts are invited. A handbook will be given to all. The sessions will be interactive and participants are stimulated to discuss real world challenges.

Attendants will be required to define a challenge they face, in the first session on Monday, and to provide an actionable solution at the final session on Friday.

All participants will provide feedback to each others’ challenges.

inovation capabilities

Handbook – sessions with LBC – invited speakers – Stanford professor – identify your business challenges

Create a culture of innovation

Understand the impact of technologies such as AI, blockchain, IoT, cloud and others

Framework to accelerate innovation processes

Shape your Digital Transformation

Create new value through design thinking, pretotyping and other tools

Challenge the status quo and lead innovation efforts

 

Benchmark business challenges with Champions

Benchmark business challenges with Champions

10h00-15h30

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These will comprise sessions with specialists or visits to reference companies.

Except in the case of Google, these visits will have direct interaction with Executives from these companies, whom will share best practices and lessons learnt.

In some cases, the participants will break into 2 groups, for better alignment with their interests.(1)

(1) This part of the program will have changes until the starting date according to the interests of the participants enrolled.

CHAMPIONS VISITED IN PREVIOUS EDITIONS

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Visits and interactive sessions with leading companies

Insight into the disruptive technologies that are challenging business models and creating new business opportunities

Introduction to the players that are leading the technological innovation and shaping the future of industries and society

Exposure to best practices and their transformation leaders

Explore business acceleration, opportunities and models

Explore business acceleration, opportunities and models

16h00-17h00

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These will comprise guided visits to reputed incubators and accelerators.

Furthermore, it involves interaction with resident start-ups and pitching by the participants (if so prepared before departing to Silicon Valley).

Participants can also indicate, before departure, if they want to assist pitches by resident start-ups.

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Interaction with Incubators/Accelerators

How the start-up ecosystem works – how to build an inhouse venture program and open innovation

The relevance of start-ups in the new economy and to your business

How can I use the existing incubators and their programs

Meet start-ups that are exploring new technologies – artificial intelligence, augmented reality, internet of things, blockchain, plus cloud and mobile advanced solutions, among others

Grow your networking power

Grow your networking power

17h00-18h00

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These will comprise networking sessions with target audiences, mostly entrepreneurs from the Valley, but also international entrepreneurs.

In some cases, we will have a CEO of a start-up of reference who will interact with the audience in an informal way, in a Q&A model.

One week before departure the participants will be informed about who will be present.

PAST NETWORKING EVENTS

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Networking Sessions

Get-togethers and cocktails with invited entrepreneurs, mostly at the visited incubators

Q&A with invited entrepreneurs

Visit to Autodesk Gallery and cocktail

Network session among the participants

 

2019 Draft Program

 

 Monday,

9th

 Tuesday,

10th

 Wednesday,

11th

 Thursday,

12th

Friday,

13th

Strategic

Innovation

Enhancement

Sessions

 

08h00 - 09h15 

Silicon Valley Mindset

Creating a culture of innovation 

What is distinctive of the Silicon Valley culture

How to promote a culture of innovation 
in your organization

10 x Innovation

Design Thinking,

Session with Jon Littman 

The barriers to innovation

Open innovation

A framework for managing innovation

Case studies

New technologies & digital transformation

The impact of disruptive technologies in the business world (1)

How to assess and structure digital transformation

Value Creation

3 Horizons

How to derisk the innovation process

Innovation Leaders

Leadership principles – general & Silicon Valley

Innovation teams

Making it happen

Interaction

with

Champions

 

09h30-15h30

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autodesk

zendesk

talkdesk

carbon

credit sesame

embraer

facebook

intuit

Free program

Business

Acelleration

and

Opportunities

 

16h00-17h00

 

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ReadWrite Labs

Free program

Exponential

networking 

 

17h00 - 18h00

Free Program

Get together with international entrepreneurs: South African, Portuguese and European

Free Program

Innovation cocktail in San Francisco

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Group dinner or flight back

(1) Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence, Cloud, Analytics & Big Data, Blockchain.

Please note that we will be updating the target entities with the confirmed participants on an ongoing basis.

If you want to know which entities are already confirmed, please contact us here. In addition, the program may be partially customized to the profile of the participants. Tell us about your interests through this link

More than 90 champions have received our participants in the past. For a complete list of companies that have been included in our program please contact us.

Take a look at our previous editions

Apply for GSI IEP 2019

9-13 September