The specialists Marcela Pérez de Alonso, Udaya Patnaik, Dan Breznitz, Mikko Kosonen and Daniel Isenberg will analyze together with local experts topics related to worldwide trends in entrepreneurship, open innovation and benchmarking. The meetings will be held Monday November 7 and Tuesday November 8 in Fundación Chile.
In order to convert Chile into a market for testing global pilot initiatives in high impact innovation, Fundación Chile will hold the first meeting with its International Advisory Board, consisting of the leaders Marcela Pérez de Alonso, Udaya Patnaik, Mikko Kosonen and Daniel Isenberg. The activity, which will be held Monday and Tuesday, November 7-8 in the technology institution, will also deal with the strategic lines involving internationalization and the entrepreneurship platform that the organization is promoting.
For the first time in Fundación Chile’s history an international Board has been created together with world leaders in innovation. The team’s job will be to advise, orient and share their good practices with Fundación Chile’s executives and directors in topics related to international trends, open innovation, organizational development and benchmarking.
In this sense, the country is in a privileged position, where there are opportunities now with big projected investments in mining and renewable energies. The sophisticated consumers of new technologies also make Chile an ideal country for driving initiatives, testing new products and providing solutions for emerging markets. So having world benchmarks in the fields of innovation, human capital and entrepreneurship is essential for achieving the organization’s proposed objectives.
With this first meeting, Fundación Chile hopes to set up a permanent work schedule, that in the mid-term will position Chile as the go-to country for innovation and entrepreneurship. The members of the International Advisory Board are as follows:
Marcela Pérez de Alonso
Marcela works on Fundación Chile’s International Advisory Board and on the Start-Up Chile Advisory Board in Silicon Valley. Both Chilean organizations promote innovation projects in Chile.
As of April 2011, Marcela was Executive Vice-President of Human Resources at Hewlett-Packard, a position she held for seven years. As part of her work in this company she established human resources as a strategic and integral partner to all of HP’s lines of business, by implementing innovative workplace planning processes, which contributed to the company’s growth.
She also introduced programs that cultivated a high-performance culture, including talent management and leadership development programs, increasing overall employee satisfaction by more than 10% in a four year period.
She worked previously at Citigroup, where she held important posts related to operations and human resources, including the leadership of Citibank’s Global Consumer Businesses and Citigroup Latin America’s Northern Business Division.
During her career, Marcela has actively led and contributed to the evolution of the practice of human resources. She was named the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2009 Human Capital Leader of the Year and in 2007 was awarded the Hunt-Scanlon Human Resources Leadership Award for her accomplishments in effective human capital management.
Co-founder and director of Jump Associates, one of the most important consulting firms in innovation with headquarters in the United States.
Udaya advises executives in technology, communications, healthcare, and consumer packaged goods and important companies such as GE, HP, Target, Harley-Davidson and Nike, where he has developed innovation-related strategies. He uses research experience, the analysis of networks, roadmapping, facilitation and training to help clients manage innovation, create new businesses and transform organizations.
He is also a frequent speaker at in-house conferences and in industry about the use of innovation to drive growth. He has co-authored several manuals and study programs on the local financing of infrastructure and development projects, operations, planning and maintenance. He teaches at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.
Associate Professor at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology and holds a joint appointment in the School of Public Policy.
His research focuses on industrial innovation and globalization. Breznitz has extensive fieldwork experience in different countries and different regions of the world, and takes the view that only by encouraging multi-method interdisciplinary research can we advance our understanding of the social reality.
He is also director of the globalization, innovation and development program at the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy (CISTP), and a senior researcher at the Georgia Tech Program in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (STIP) of the Enterprise Innovation Institute.
Breznitz holds a doctorate in Political Science from MIT and a B.A. in Political Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Appointed President of Sitra for the period 2008 to 2013, a company where he previously held the post of Executive Vice President for Innovations and New Solutions.
From 1984 to 2007 he worked for Nokia Kosonen. In his final years at this company, he served as Vice President responsible for the Group’s strategic planning and information management.
He has served on several Boards for different organizations, including: Center for Research in Knowledge and Innovation, Kauppatieteellinen yhdistys, Itella Corporation, Fifth Element Oy, Technology Academy Finland, Kesko and KPK-ICT Oy.
He has published a number of books and articles on strategic management.
Professor of Management Practice at Babson Global, a subsidiary of Babson College, and founding Executive Director of the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project. Adjunct Professor at Columbia, and formerly professor at Harvard, Insead, Reykjavik, Theseus and Technion; entrepreneur, and venture capitalist.
Before joining Babson in July 2009, Isenberg served for 11 years on the Harvard Business School faculty where he taught in the Entrepreneurial Management unit.
Between 1987-2004, Isenberg lived in Israel and was founding CEO of Triangle Technologies, where he developed several projects, including two venture capital funds.
Isenberg has served as a director of different private companies and NASDAQ. He has advised companies worldwide and has been quoted as an expert on entrepreneurship in Fortune, The Economist, the Boston Globe, Mondi il, Haaretz, Nikkei, and Business Week, among others.
In 1981 he received a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Harvard University.
Published in the category Fundación Chile, News on Monday, 7th November 2011