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What Makes Silicon Valley Work: Building an Innovation Culture by Next Step |   posted: 04/08/2016

15 April 2016   15:00 onward – registration via

This interactive 90 minute workshop will provide insight into the key qualities, elements and values that blended together drive success in the innovation capital of the world ie Silicon Valley. Led by Jennifer Vessels, CEO of valley-based Next Step, the interactive and engaging session will provide participants with opportunities to share ways they can apply concepts from Silicon Valley to their own work and lives in Norway.

Key areas to be covered include:

  • What really makes Silicon Valley tick
  • Role of funding and ownership
  • Top 10 keys for Success Silicon Valley Style
  • How can Norwegian international business people leverage Silicon Valley values here in Norway


Jennifer Vessels inspires business leaders, engineers and global teams to innovate, transform and grow.  For more than 30 years, she has passionately led technology, consulting, consumer, public and sustainability companies revenue and profitability growth – delivering over 300% improvements in market value. Prior to founding Silicon Valley based Next Step in 1998, Jennifer led Tandberg’s international expansion culminating in launch of Tandberg USA in 1997.  She is a highly sought-after speaker for Stanford Executive Education, GartnerGroup and global conferences on innovation, globalization and leadership as well as a provactive facilitator of leadership, sales and innovation workshops.


Jennifer holds a MBA from San Jose State and a Masters of Occupational Psychology from University of Oslo.


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