Recent Events

Evening Event with Silicon Vikings

Disruptive Corporate Innovation in a Post-Lean Era
The SF Vault, San Francisco

September 26, 2017, 6pm-8pm

In this event we will look more closely at how exponential technologies are resulting in a cycle of disruption transforming organizations and industries around the world. What are the precise mechanisms at work? Can industry disruption be systematized and made predictable? Post-Lean is a concerted attempt to connect many dots and provide a roadmap for systematic industry disruption.

Some of the issues/questions we may explore include the following:

  • What lies behind the technology disruption we are seeing everywhere?
  • How can executives and investors better detect disruption risks and opportunities?
  • How can leaders proactively develop strategies to exploit technology disruption?
  • Are new organizational structures needed in order to innovate faster?
  • What are the human resource implications of the emerging changes?
  • How can corporate leaders acquire and retain the innovation talent needed to prepare for the new era?
  • How will career models change and (how) can corporations adapt to these changes?
  • What are the implications for organizational cultures and leaderships styles?

Frode Odegard, the founder of the Post-Lean Institute, will introduce new management thinking for the post-industrial transition we are going through, and discuss what this transition means for corporations, investors, careers and society as a whole. We will also hear from a distinguished panel of experts who will share their own insights from a variety of industry, regional and personal perspectives.

Panelists who will address a range of issues around disruption in practice:

  • Frode Odegard, Founder, Post-Lean Institute
  • Hiroshi Saijo, CEO and Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratories
  • Paul Campbell, VP Innovation/Head of Silicon Valley Innovation Center for WL Gore & Assoc
  • Stephen Ciesinski, President of SRI International

Moderator: Martin Giles, Partner, Wing Venture Capital and
former Silicon Valley Correspondent for The Economist


Seating is limited. Please go to this Silicon Vikings event registration page.

Past events and speeches

July 18, 2017: Workshop: Private Equity in the Post-Industrial Transition, London, United Kingdom
June 12, 2017: Keynote at the Global PE Alliance Annual Summit, Las Vegas
May 24, 2017: Special Session on Post-Lean and disruptive innovation at Global Corporate Venturing Symposium, London
April 19, 2017: Keynote at Norwegian Institute for Directors Annual Conference, Oslo, Norway
January 25, 2017: Special Panel at Global Corporate Venturing and Innovation Summit, Sonoma, California
January 17, 2017: Keynote at FSN Capital Annual Portfolio Company Conference, Oslo, Norway
November 1, 2016: Executive Workshop hosted by Amesto, Oslo, Norway
October 5, 2016: Webinar: Post-Lean Thinking: New Horizons for Corporate Innovation
September 13, 2016: Keynote at YPO GNS conference in Miami, Florida
June 15, 2016: Executive Workshop hosted by Google Norway, Oslo, Norway
June 7, 2016:   Executive Workshop hosted by Nordic Innovation House, Palo Alto, California
April 27, 2016: Keynote at YPO Technology Network Summit, Santa Monica, California
April 1, 2016: Presentation at Global Technology Symposium, San Francisco, California
March 11, 2016: Executive Workshop hosted by Sopra Steria, Oslo, Norway