Tom Peters Urges Top Management to Make Innovation Job One, Tells How on InformationWeek TechWebCast
Peters Previews Highlights of His Keynote Planned for the InformationWeek 500 September Conference
Jun 26, 2006
InformationWeek today announced a July 6 live TechWebCast designed to answer questions on how all businesses, large and small can gather the resources and energy to create a culture of innovation for growth. Peters will utilize his wealth of knowledge and experience from work with trusted giants like Ford, BP and General Electric to provide strategies, tactics and actual case studies to today's top management.
WHO: Tom Peters, world-renowned business strategist and author WHAT: TechWebCast: Building an 'Innovation Machine' WHEN: Thursday, July 6 at 2:00 p.m. ET/ 11:00 a.m. PT, this event will last one hour, register now at http://www.informationweek.com/iw500/peters WHERE: Register on line at http://www.informationweek.com/iw500/peters and watch the live event from the your conference room, desk or office
Peters will expand on his presentation at the InformationWeek 500 Conference September 10-13 at the Westin Mission Hills in Rancho Mirage, California. For more information visit the conference Web site http://www.informationweekconference.com/
About Tom Peters
Peters was born in Baltimore in 1942 and resided in "crazy Northern California" from 1974-2000, he now lives on a 1,600-acre Vermont working farm with his wife, the artist and entrepreneur Susan Sargent. Peters is a civil engineering graduate of Cornell (B.C.E., M.C.E.) and business graduate of Stanford (M.B.A., Ph.D.); he holds honorary doctorates from several institutions, including the State University of Management in Moscow. In the U.S. Navy from 1966-1970, he made two deployments to Vietnam (as a Navy Seabee) and survived a tour in the Pentagon. He was a senior White House drug-abuse advisor in 1973-74, and then worked at McKinsey & Co. from 1974 to 1981, becoming a partner and Organization Effectiveness practice leader in 1979. Peters is a Fellow of the International Academy of Management, The World Productivity Association, the International Customer Service Association, and the Society for Quality and Participation.
In 2004 the Bloomsbury Press book Movers and Shakers reviewed the contributions of 125 business and management thinkers and practitioners, from Machiavelli and JP Morgan to Tom and Jack Welch. His summary entry: "Tom Peters has probably done more than anyone else to shift the debate on management from the confines of boardrooms, academia, and consultancies to a broader, worldwide audience, where it has become the staple diet of the media and managers alike. Peter Drucker has written more and his ideas have withstood a longer test of time, but it is Peters -- as consultant, writer, columnist, seminar lecturer, and stage performer -- whose energy, style, influence, and ideas have shaped new management thinking."
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