Inventing New Futures: Real Life Lessons from Science & Tech-Based Business Innovation

From his humble beginnings to his standing today as one of the world’s most prolific tech company builders — Sean’s personal story parallels some of the amazing transitions under the spotlight during Meeting of the Minds. Through widely varied roles, Sean has discovered a set of vital innovation principles that he’s applied in the US, Ireland and China. His biggest credits include co-coining the term “cloud computing” (at NetCentric) and inventing street mapping on personal computers (at MapInfo), but he’s also founded and backed successful growth companies and social enterprises including: Carma, Haxlr8r JumpStart International, Khan Academy and CoderDojo. A few decades of hard work have made it possible for Sean to formulate a veritable “cookbook of ingredients.” Certain accelerator models are not necessarily sustainable. What are the elements that can create an emerging ecosystem of leaders who constitute a community of risk-takers learning from one another?

  • Sean O’Sullivan, Co-Founder and Managing Director, SOSVentures and Carma


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