Wednesday, November 16, 9:00am
Our second keynote talk features John Seely Brown, the chief scientist at Xerox Corporation and the Director of its Palo Alto Research Center. Dr.
Brown has been deeply involved in the formation of Xerox's corporate strategy and its efforts to position itself as "The Document Company." He has helped expand the role of corporate research to include such topics as
organizational learning, ethnographies of the workplace, complex adaptive systems and techniques for unfreezing the corporate mind. His personal research interests include digital culture, user-centering design and
organizational and individual learning. A major focus of his research has been in the area of human learning and in the management of radical innovation. Dr. Brown is also co-founder of the Institute for Research on
Learning, a non-profit organization seeking to address the challenges of lifelong learning. He has written two books and has published more than 95 papers in scientific journals.