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America's Innovation Showcase(TM) Kicks Off in San Francisco on October 16


October 7, 2013 - SAN FRANCISCO, CA

America's Innovation Showcase (AmericasInnovationShowcase.com), an immersive event created to help celebrate and spur innovation in North America, will debut on October 16, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Folsom Street Foundry in San Francisco. Produced by Social Revolution (www.socialrevolution.co), in partnership with the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council (www.cmocouncil.org), the event will showcase technology trends, disruptive ideas and innovation strategies that are poised to reshape markets, shake up social conventions and drive new categories of products, services and customer experiences.

With headline participation from NTT Innovation Institute, Inc. (NTT i3), America's Innovation Showcase is a new concept created by futurist and renowned speaker, Michael Tchong (@ubercool), that aims to stimulate creativity and innovation by surrounding attendees with a live snapshot of innovative new business ideas and trends. NTT i3 is the new Silicon Valley-based open innovation and applied R&D center being launched by NTT Group, one of the world's third largest global technology companies and a leader in IT and communications products and services.

Attendees will experience the latest trends in technology, plus innovative new ideas driving entrepreneurs and venture capitalists today. The event will include speakers showcasing the innovation strategies of six companies:

  • Jason Johnson, CEO, August (Smart Lock)
  • Bill O'Connor, Founder Innovation Genome Project, Autodesk
  • Uzi Shmilovici, Founder & CEO, Base (CRM)
  • Srini Koushik, CEO, NTT i3
  • Monique Woodard, Innovation Fellow, Office of San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee
  • Mark Winter, Qualcomm Tricorder Senior Director, XPRIZE

"The number of chief innovation offices around the globe has more than doubled in the past three years, which underscores the relevance of America's Innovation Showcase," says producer Michael Tchong. "This 15-city North American tour will help coalesce the forces of creativity, energy, passion and direction the innovation market needs today."

"Technology change continues to disrupt and reframe markets, social and customer experiences, and the hierarchy of global brands," adds Donovan Neale-May, Executive Director of the CMO Council. "Marketers and innovation officers need to get smart about what's coming next. That's what this event aims to help them do."

To register for the fully immersive experience, visit http://americasinnovationshowcase.com/. Registration fees ($35) will include access to all sessions including the Innovation Barometer and the Ubercool Immersion, along with a networking session powered by Amici Pizza and champagne.

About Social Revolution
Social Revolution (SocialRevolution.co) Founder Michael Tchong is an inspirational speaker who focuses on innovation and trends. His audiences seek insights on emerging phenomena that present new market opportunities. Tchong is the founder of four other start-ups, including MacWEEK, Atelier Systems, CyberAtlas and ICONOCAST. For more information, please call 800-WAY-COOL (415-335-7615 for international callers). Tchong also maintains blogs at MichaelTchong.com and Ubercool.com.

About the CMO Council
The Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council is the only global network of executives specifically dedicated to high-level knowledge exchange, thought leadership and personal relationship building among senior corporate marketing leaders and brand decision-makers across a wide range of global industries. The CMO Council's 7,000-plus members control more than $350 billion in aggregated annual marketing expenditures and run complex, distributed marketing and sales operations worldwide. In total, the CMO Council and its strategic interest communities include more than 35,000 global executives in more than 110 countries covering multiple industries, segments and markets. Regional chapters and advisory boards are active in the Americas, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, India and Africa. The council's strategic interest groups include the Coalition to Leverage and Optimize Sales Effectiveness (CLOSE), Mobile Relationship Marketing (MRM) Strategies, LoyaltyLeaders.org, CMOCIOAlign.org, Marketing Supply Chain Institute, Customer Experience Board, Digital Marketing Performance Institute, GeoBranding Center and the Forum to Advance the Mobile Experience (FAME). More information on the CMO Council is available at www.cmocouncil.org.

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