TechWeb's InformationWeek Launches New Age of Innovation Think Tank Road Show Featuring Best-Selling Authors M.S. Krishnan, Management Professor and C.K. Prahalad, Management Expert and Consultant

Top industry experts give practical advice on the keys to the new paradigm for business innovation

Jun 23, 2008

TechWeb's InformationWeek, the leading business technology brand, today announced the distinguished keynote lineup for InformationWeek's New Age of Innovation Think Tank Road Shows. The event series will take place in several locations over the next several months including Chicago on Wednesday, June 25, San Francisco on Thursday, August 14 and in Irving, TX on Thursday, September 25, as well as New York City and Boston. Senior level executives are invited to attend, as well as business technology professionals interested in learning about the cultural forces and emerging technology trends shaping the business environment.

The New Age of Innovation Think Tank Road Shows offers a day of unique insights and concepts discussed in the book, The New Age of Innovation, written by C.K. Prahalad and M.S. Krishnan. TechWeb Senior Vice President and Content Director, Bob Evans, will lead a discussion on the specifics of the authors' new paradigm, their formulas for innovation, and what it means for old-line companies as well as entrepreneurial startups. Evans will also address how this new paradigm will affect the use of information technology and the role of technology executives in the future.

"InformationWeek has the unique position of providing insight and direction for millions of business technology professionals through our online and print channels," Evans said. "Live events, such as the New Age of Innovation Think Tank Road Show, bring current technology topics to life and features real-world examples and case histories. These face-to-face forums with these renowned authors provide the ultimate collaboration."

Sponsored by Ramco, the event series promises to be full of real-world examples to illustrate the concepts found in the book. The event format is an open forum on how to apply the ground-breaking principles to specific market segments and companies. An interactive discussion on what these new concepts mean for business technology professionals will also highlight the event. Executives from Ramco, including Vivek Luthra, Senior Vice President & Global Head of Services, will be on hand to round out the discussion. A Ramco ICT demonstration will also be provided.

This road show is just one of the resources available to IT professionals; the New Age of Innovation website ( also features podcasts and blogs from these two distinguished authors, as well as information about the event series.

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