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Vistage Executive Summit San Francisco: Leading Innovation

Push your limits. Try new things. Dare to innovate.

As a business leader in an uncertain economy, it’s critical to constantly develop new ideas that will stimulate productivity and growth. But where does innovation come from? What’s the best way to lead your team into uncharted waters?

We’ll examine these issues and more at this Executive Summit, designed exclusively for business leaders. You’ll learn about innovative ways to reach your audience, methods for incorporating innovation into a strategic plan, and new approaches that will encourage entrepreneurial innovation throughout your organization.

Who should attend:

  • Business leaders responsible for operational excellence
  • CEOs in charge of strategic planning
  • Division Heads in key leadership positions
  • Anyone who wants to recharge their business thinking

Register now at the standard registration price of $495.

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Event Highlights

The Summit was a great success with more than 400 attendees. Read a summary of Cameron Herold’s presentation, where he talked about using a painted picture as an aligning force for your employees and a magnet for attracting the right people to your organization and look at some event highlights. Read More

Featured Speakers

Rich Karlgaard

Rich Karlgaard

Entrepreneur, Innovation Columnist, Forbes


Karlgaard, who writes the biweekly column “Innovation Rules,” will open the event with a 30,000-foot view of what it takes to lead innovation in today’s business climate.

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Sekou Andrews

Sekou Andrews

Performance Artist

Poetic Voice

Sekou will challenge the audience to disrupt themselves in a riveting poetic narrative about innovation.

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Robert Thompson

Robert Thompson

Author, Executive Coach, Journalist

How Leaders Inspire Others to Lead Innovation

Robert H. Thompson, speaker, executive coach and journalist, will offer simple, rock-solid answers for how leaders can inspire others to lead innovation within their businesses.

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Dave Logan

Co-founder and Senior Partner of CultureSync

Mad Leadership

Dave Logan will share how to improve the impact of your leadership, especially in the area of innovation. Learn new ways of working, develop a new business model, and use new technological solutions that can empower your organization to lead your industry.

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Cameron Herold, Vistage Speaker

Cameron Herold

Founder, BackPocket COO

From Zero To Good (How To Build A $100 Million+ Business)

Culture is the biggest roadblock to innovation in an organization - but changing a culture is difficult to do and takes several years. This session will focus on how to encourage and inspire innovative thinking throughout the organization.

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Erik Wahl, Vistage Speaker

Erik Wahl

Graffiti Artist, Author & Entrepreneur

UNthink - Creativity NOT Just For The Chosen Few

Entrepreneur and author of the best-selling business book UNthink (hailed by Forbes as THE blueprint to actionable creativity), Erik has helped companies across the globe innovate their way to superior levels of performance.

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Topic Time
Event Registration and Breakfast 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Opening Video and Surprise Performance: Sekou Andrews 9:05 am - 9:15 am
How Leaders Inspire Others to Lead Innovation: Robert Thompson, Author, Executive Coach, Journalist 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Break and Moderator Introductions 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Mad Leadership: Dave Logan, Co-founder and Senior Partner of CultureSync 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch and Experience Vistage 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Member Innovation Stories: Sekou Andrews 1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Creating an Innovative Culture: Cameron Herold, Founder, BackPocket COO 1:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Break and Moderator Announcements 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
UNthink - Creativity NOT Just For the Chosen Few: Erik Wahl, Innovative Artist, Author & Entrepreneur 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Wrap Up: Rich Karlgaard 4:15 pm - 4:30 pm
Reception in the Innovation Zone 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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