ChemConnect, MBA Polymers, InnoCentive
I want to be my own boss, and be in control.
Dropbox, Prezi, Evernote
Establishing a predictable sales and revenue cycle
Inability to pivot when the marketplace tells you that you need to do something different
1. Sometimes you have to walk away from a sales prospect who is wasting your time, no matter how attractive they seem.
2. Get your legal affairs in order from day 1 (incorporation docs, partnership agreements, etc)
3. It's going to be 10 (or 100) times harder than you thinkk!!!
developed an online collaborative brainstorming platform. He founded DiscoveryCast
based on his experience in innovation, crowdsourcing, and corporate social networking.
He is also an adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco School of Business,
where he lectures in the area of innovation and changing the corporate culture to
embrace new innovation models.
He is a former Research Director at the Institute For The Future (IFTF) where he led the
Signtific Project, the Institute's study of the future of science and technology. Before
joining IFTF, Cesar served as Vice President of Business Development at InnoCentive
from 2001 ‐ 2006, one of the leading open innovation platforms. As VP Business
Development, he was responsible for recruiting innovative companies from around the
world to join and post their R&D challenges on the InnoCentive platform. He worked
with organizations in the life sciences, defense, manufacturing, food, and chemical
sectors. He also worked at the Industrial Research Institute, Shell Chemical Company,
and MBA Polymers (a Bay Area clean‐tech company).
Cesar has conducted projects on the future of science and technology, open innovation,
crowdsourcing strategies for corporations, and network‐centric innovation. He has
written forecasts and given speeches on open innovation in heath care, the future of
science and technology, trends in global health, and using networks (and
crowdsourcing) to enhance innovation practices.
He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from Loyola College in Maryland and an M.S. in
Macromolecular Science from Case Western Reserve University. He can be reached via
email at [email protected] or via his blog (http://openinno.wordpress.com/).