Economist Innovation Conference Returns to Haas March 28

The Economist's fourth annual Ideas Economy: Innovation Forum 2013 at Haas on March 28 will explore how companies innovate quickly enough to keep up with disruptive technological change.

The event is organized by The Economist magazine and sponsored by the Haas School’s Center for Executive Education.

Chaired by China business and finance editor, Vijay Vaitheeswaran, the conference will draw upon today’s leading practitioners and business minds to examine the ways large-scale technological change will reinvent business. Speakers include :

  • Peter Diamandis, chairman and chief executive of the X Prize Foundation
  • Chris Anderson, former editor of Wired, author of Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
  • Navi Radjou, co-author, Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth
  • Laszlo Bock, chief people officer, Google
  • Blair Christie, chief marketing officer, Cisco Systems
  • James Curleigh, president, the Levi's Brand, Levi Strauss & Co.
  • Tim Draper, founder and managing director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Members of the Haas community, including faculty and students, are eligible for discounts, and students also are encouraged to sign up for volunteer opportunities. For details on how to volunteer and qualify for discounts, contact Meg Fellner at [email protected]. The event is expected to sell out. Learn more about the Economist conference at