Paul Saffo SFRM Regional Gathering Keynote Speaker

Keynote Speaker – Paul Saffo

Paul is a Silicon Valley-based forecaster who helps corporate and governmental clients understand and respond to the dynamics of large-scale, long-term change. He teaches at Stanford where he is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Engineering and is Chair of Future Studies at Singularity University. Paul is also a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a Fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. Paul holds degrees from Harvard College, Cambridge University, and Stanford University

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How the Mythic Origins of Silicon Valley can save the Bay Area’s Future

Why does Silicon Valley produce one revolution after another? Conventional wisdom credits big visions, great management, and a history of success. Conventional wisdom is wrong. Silicon Valley’s unique edge is built on the rubble of failure, poor management, and a crucial third ingredient – myth. Myth is the hidden force behind the success of Silicon Valley. Moreover, myth is the single most important factor in ensuring the continued success of our region. And it turns out that the mother myth that matters most is far older than you would ever guess…