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Technology & Life Sciences Controller Roundtable - "Outthink the Competition"

September 22, 2016
Silicon Valley Capital Club
50 West San Fernando Street
San Jose, CA  95113
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Jill Weiner
(415) 490-3217
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Please join BDO USA, LLP and other local controllers for a quarterly discussion on current issues and best practices that are unique to your organization and the technology and life sciences industries. This is a great opportunity to exchange information and seek guidance from your peers who may have experience with similar challenges.

To kick off this event series, we’ve invited a guest speaker focused on innovation and business strategy. Dr. Kaihan Krippendorff is a business strategist, keynote speaker, consultant, and best-selling author of four books, most recently Outthink the Competition (John Wiley, 2012).

Join us as Krippendorff discusses business strategy, innovation, and how to “outthink” your competition by thinking outside the box in a talk customized to your needs as a controller.
12:00 PM – Lunch Served

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM – Program

Kaihan Krippendorff 
Author, Outthink the Competition

A renowned business strategist, Kaihan Krippendorff is a best-selling author, former McKinsey consultant, and popular corporate keynote speaker. His unique style of combining innovative thinking with sharp business acumen has led him to become a trusted strategic advisor to a growing cadre of global corporations. Kaihan is a recognized expert on innovation, business strategy,   and   creativity,   appearing   on the likes of Fox Business News, CNBC, NPR, as well as opening for Jack Welch and speaking at hundreds of leading conferences worldwide including Harvard Business Review and TEDx. 
Krippendorff has trained over 6,000 executives and entrepreneurs in his unique business strategy approach, “The Outthinker Process,” and works with the leadership teams at firms such as Microsoft, J&J, Citibank,  L’Oreal, United Technologies, Kraft, and Experian to design innovative business strategies that disrupt markets and unlock new growth.

As Marc Speichert of Google (formerly CMO L’Oreal USA) says, “Kaihan provides practical methods to systematically analyze and intelligently manage the competition. This does not mean copying or even responding to the competition. It means precisely the opposite.”