The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation uses open innovation to assist mature companies. The center pays particular attention to implementation issues and development of new business models to capture the value of innovative products and services. These topics are discussed at The Chief Innovation Officer Roundtable, led by Professor Solomon Darwin, where six to seven Chief Technology Officers from various corporations meet to learn about the latest innovative ideas and business models once a month. Between November 2012 and March 2013, four roundtables have been held to discuss the following topics: the emergence of 3D printing and its possible impact on future economic activity, disruptive innovation and new business models in the changing economic landscape, exponential technologies, and exploring opportunities in the emerging personal data economy to establish effective ecosystems that create an economic win-win.
Each roundtable has also had the opportunity to include the following guest speakers: Mark Hatch, CEO of TechShop; Manjula Talreja, VP of Head of Global Cloud Business Development at Cisco; Vivek Wadhwa, VP of Innovation and Research at NASA Singularity; and Brandon Barnett, Director of Business Innovation at Intel.