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Letter from the Editor: Innovation that Isn't "High Tech"

Letter from the Editor: Innovation that Isn't "High Tech" Letter from the Editor: Innovation that Isn’t “High Tech” One of the traps we often fall into as innovators is comparing innovation to Silicon Valley. While Silicon Valley has definitely proven itself many times over as a magical place where new technology is invented, built, and incubated on a daily basis, there are many other places where life-changing innovation takes place under the radar. As an example, I was fortunate to receive press credentials to the famous (in energy circles anyway), Offshore Technology Conference (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offshore_Technology_Conference). As you will see from the wiki page, conference attendance exceeded 50,000 attendees from 110 countries, and it was incredible. Many readers do not know that my first semester in college was as an engineering major. This gave me just enough background, over the course of four days, to learn how the energy industry works. I saw some of the most incredible things this industry had to offer–and they were impressive. While software, apps, the cloud, and big data are my thing outside of innovation, I am now an engineering convert. Amongst the things I saw were glass beads so tiny that they act as a lubricant–in essence, a bunch of microscopic ball bearings http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Innovation Science Emerald Publishing

Letter from the Editor: Innovation that Isn't "High Tech"

International Journal of Innovation Science , Volume 7 (2) – Jun 1, 2015

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
1757-2223
DOI
10.1260/1757-2223.7.2.i
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Abstract

Letter from the Editor: Innovation that Isn’t “High Tech” One of the traps we often fall into as innovators is comparing innovation to Silicon Valley. While Silicon Valley has definitely proven itself many times over as a magical place where new technology is invented, built, and incubated on a daily basis, there are many other places where life-changing innovation takes place under the radar. As an example, I was fortunate to receive press credentials to the famous (in energy circles anyway), Offshore Technology Conference (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offshore_Technology_Conference). As you will see from the wiki page, conference attendance exceeded 50,000 attendees from 110 countries, and it was incredible. Many readers do not know that my first semester in college was as an engineering major. This gave me just enough background, over the course of four days, to learn how the energy industry works. I saw some of the most incredible things this industry had to offer–and they were impressive. While software, apps, the cloud, and big data are my thing outside of innovation, I am now an engineering convert. Amongst the things I saw were glass beads so tiny that they act as a lubricant–in essence, a bunch of microscopic ball bearings

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International Journal of Innovation ScienceEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 2015

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