SOURCE: Frost & Sullivan

September 08, 2011 10:27 ET

James Pooley of the World Intellectual Property Organization to Keynote at Frost & Sullivan's GIL 2011: Silicon Valley Event

Pooley to Deliver a Visionary Perspective on the Future of IP Which Will Address Stakeholders' Critical and Top of Mind Issues

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 8, 2011) - Deputy Director General James Pooley of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will deliver the keynote speech at this year's Growth, Innovation and Leadership Congress, GIL 2011: Silicon Valley, taking place September 11 to 14 at the Fairmont San Jose in San Jose, CA.

Pooley was nominated by the Obama Administration for his appointment with the WIPO where his duties include responsibilities for the Standing Committee on the Law of Patents, innovation promotion and technology transfer. Pooley will kick off this year's GIL University with the IP in Innovation Summit focusing on charting the course for IP driven growth.

"This is the first Frost & Sullivan summit at GIL focused on intellectual property and we are delighted to have James Pooley with us to discuss the steps to leverage IP for strategic growth," said Frost & Sullivan Practice Leader of Innovation Services Dr. Sudeep Basu. "He will also share an inside view of the United Nation's future vision for global innovation."

The interactive summits bring diverse industries together in collaborative forums to provide new insights and innovative ideas that take you and your company to the next level. The additional summits will explore how to diagnose your future growth potential, best practices to enhance sales effectiveness and performance tracking, and Mega Trends strategies and implications in the next 5 to 10 years.

GIL 2011: Silicon Valley will be attended by more than 400 senior executives coming together to share best practices and strategies to accelerate growth and drive innovation. The industry think tanks will present a unique 360 degree perspective into six major industries and various Mega Trends which will impact the future of these industries. Participants will further refine their visionary perspective of their industry while engaging one another in candid discussions to inspire new ways of thinking.

Key industry thought leaders will address timely and pertinent market transformations and considerations including:

1. Boeing on how to best optimize commercialization programs within the aerospace and defense sector
2. DuPont on championing innovation within the chemicals, materials and food market sectors
3. Siemens' view on what is next for smart energy and buildings, and where to find the most promising opportunities for growth
4. UnitedHealth Group IT on keeping ahead of the curve with the rapidly changing pace of healthcare
5. BMW Manufacturing Co. on why smart sustainable manufacturing and automation is everybody's business
6. Apple Inc. on rediscovering yourself and your business leveraging tomorrow's information and communication technologies
7. GE Sensing on what is next for the integrated industry

GIL 2011: Silicon Valley - The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership provides executives with the necessary tools, skills and tactics which will enable their organizations to more effectively leverage innovation to address global challenges.

For more information on joining this unique global community, or to inquire about partnership opportunities for GIL Global, Frost & Sullivan, The Frost & Sullivan Institute or for speaker, sponsorship and media opportunities for GIL 2011: Silicon Valley or GIL Global, please email Brian Denker, Vice President - Growth, Innovation and Leadership (GIL), at

As part of the GIL Global Community, Frost & Sullivan invites you to also attend GIL 2011: India taking place September 27 to 28 at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai, India.

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