1:20 PM  -  1:50 PM

July 18, 2017

Palos Verdes Ballroom 4&5

The Art of Disruptive Innovation: Tom Chi, Co-Founder, GoogleX

Tom Chi believes meetings are a horrible way to solve problems. “Most corporate meetings are guess-a-thons. They’re just a long series of guesses. The problem with guesses is they aren’t based on anything real.” The “guesses” that get rewarded in meetings are usually those that have been watered down by compromise or those made by the person with the highest title in the room.

In this keynote presentation, Chi will explain the method used at GoogleX, the lab where the self-driving car, Google Glass and other game-changing products were created. He will show how the method of rapid prototyping results in true break-throughs. Contrary to the notion that corporations should “fail fast”, he’ll explain the real focus is on learning as quickly as possible. Through the example of Google Glass, you can see how a new idea became a real, working, functional product in a short time frame.