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Aug. 11, 2010 Future Salon Cesar Castro DiscoveryCast

On August 11, 2010 in Palo Alto at SAP, the Bay Area Future Salon hosted Cesar Castro, Founder and CEO of DiscoveryCast. The topic was “Open Innovation and the Future of Organizations.” Castro believes that opening up the innovation process outside of companies can solve properly framed problems. Mark Finnern demonstrated SAP’s newly developed ideation platform: Idea Place and Open PCAST as an interactive way to contribute ideas on ways to stimulate U.S. innovation, economic productivity or jobs in nanotech, biotech, or infotech to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST).

“President Barack Obama said, “PCAST represents leaders from many scientific disciplines who will bring a diversity of experience and views. I will charge them with advising me about national strategies to nurture and sustain a culture of scientific innovation.” PCAST is co-chaired by John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Eric Lander, Director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and one of the principal leaders of the Human Genome Project; and Harold Varmus, President and CEO of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, former head of the National Institutes of Health and a Nobel laureate.”

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