Doron Ben-Meir

Written on June 10, 2013 at 11:58 pm, by Carlos

Doron Ben-Meir

CEO Commercialisation Australia, serial entrepreneur

Navigating the Valley of Death: How to commercialise your innovation? (November 28, 11.40am)

CEO of Commercialisation Australia; Serial entrepreneur National Precincts Board; Founder or Co-founder of six start-up companies, as well as an investor, investment manager, and advisor to several others.

Doron Ben-Meir has extensive experience in the venture capital industry and commercialisation more generally. Over the past twenty years, he has been involved in numerous venture capital organisations, and has been a founder or co-founder of six start-up companies, as well as an investor, investment manager, and advisor to several others.

In addition to personally building several technology businesses across various industry sectors, Doron also founded and was CEO of Prescient Venture Capital, and has held the positions of Principal, Private Equity and Venture Capital at Jagen Pty Ltd; General Manager, IT&T Investments at Escor Pty Ltd; and Investment Director at Momentum Funds Management.

Doron was appointed CEO of Commercialisation Australia (CA) in 2010. An Australian Government initiative, CA provides Australian businesses with access to funding and human resources tailored to help them bring their new intellectual property to market.

In addition to his ex-officio role on the Board of CA, Doron is a member of the National Precincts Board – a body established by the Federal Government to oversee the implementation of Industry Innovation Precincts and the new Industry Collaboration Fund as set out in the Government’s Plan for Australian Jobs (Industry and Innovation Statement) released in early 2013. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Doron’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (First Class Honours) from Monash University.

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Scott Anthony (Singapore)

Written on June 10, 2013 at 9:33 pm, by Carlos

Scott Anthony

Strategic transformation and disruptive innovation expert, Managing Partner Innosight

Master Class:
‘Beating the Odds When Launching a New Venture’ (November 27, 9.15-11.15am)

Deep Conversation:
‘Are You Ready for the Race to the Future? At the starting line or still getting suited up?’ (November 27, 7.15-9.45pm)

The Empire Strikes Back: How Corporate Catalysts are helping Large Organisations Win the Race for the Future (November 28, 11.40am)

Scott is Managing Partner of Innosight Asia Pacific. Based in the firm’s Singapore offices since 2010, he has led Innosight’s expansion into the Asia-Pacific region as well as its venture capital activities (Innosight Ventures).

In his decade with Innosight, Scott has advised senior leaders in companies such as Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, General Electric, LG, Credit Suisse, and Cisco Systems on topics of growth and innovation.

Scott has written extensively about innovation. He is the coauthor of the new eBook Building a Growth Factory and author of The New Corporate Garage, which appeared in the September 2012 issue of Harvard Business Review, as well as The Little Black Book of Innovation, published by Harvard Business Review Press in January 2012. He is the co-author of the Harvard Business Review article How P&G Tripled Its Innovation Success Rate. He co-authored Seeing What’s Next (2004) with Harvard Business School Professor and Innosight founder Clayton Christensen and 

was the lead author of The Innovator’s Guide to Growth and author of The Silver Lining. He has written articles for publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Sloan Management Review, Advertising Age, Marketing Management and Chief Executive, and serves as a judge in The Wall Street Journal’s Innovation Awards. He has a regular column at Harvard Business Online.

Scott chairs the investment committee for IDEAS Ventures, a SGD 10 million fund Innosight runs in conjunction with the Singapore government. Scott has served as an active Board member for two companies incubated by Innosight (Village Laundry Service, a laundry service company based in Bangalore, and Guaranteach, a US-based online education company), helping those companies develop and execute their strategy and raise external expansion capital.

Scott is a featured speaker on topics of growth and innovation. He has run more than 100 training workshops, and in 2008-2009 served on the faculty of the Leadership, Innovation and Growth program at General Electric Crotonville. He has appeared on Good Morning America, CNBC, and FOX Business.

Twitter: @ScottDAnthony

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