Scott Cook and Jean Claude Biver to speak at World Innovation Forum by NetCom Learning and HSM

The speakers will present topics ranging across business innovation, entrepreneurial spirit, and widening the business value proposition while preserving brand personality

Online PR News – 14-May-2012 – New York City, NY – NetCom Learning brings to the World Innovation Forum two authorities on corporate management, June 20-21 at the New York City Center. Scott Cook and Jean Claude Biver will speak about business innovation and how to incorporate it into the corporate culture.

The two speakers will join a cadre of business experts that includes futurists and digital and creative marketing experts like Ray Kurzweil, Jane McGonigal, Sir Ken Robinson, Andrew Winston, Henry Chesbrough, Russell Stevens, Guy Kawasaki, Clay Shirkey and Mohanbir Sawhney. NetCom Learning CEO Russell Sarder said professionals should prepare to learn from some of the brightest minds in the industry.

“The World Innovation Forum is such an exciting opportunity for professionals, because of the wealth of knowledge that will be presented from such experts as Scott Cook and Jean Claude Biver. The speakers are leaders in their respective industries, and professionals can learn much from their advice,” Sarder said.

Founder and CEO of software company Intuit, Scott Cook used a customer-centered strategy to build the online bill-paying software provider from scratch into a $1.7 billion enterprise. He began the start-up in 1983 with products that made the paper check writing process obsolete with innovations such as Quicken and Quickbooks that have forever changed how people manage their personal finances.

His lecture, “Cultivating Innovative Ideas that Endure,” will address the occasional need for companies to turn themselves upside down sometime in their life cycle and the steps needed to make innovation a deep structure capability of an organization. He will explore innovation and strategy, specifically analyzing decision making by hypothesis and leadership by experiment. Cook’s lecture will also discuss customers, evangelists, promoters and innovation catalysts and explain how to use new skills building to get past innovation roadblocks.

Jean Claude Biver is the CEO of Hublot Genève, one of the most exclusive Swiss watchmakers. He is also a widely renowned voice on innovation. With a unique ability to implement a value-focused strategy, he helped Hublot Genève go from revenues of $24 million to $100 million in just two years. That feat earned him recognition in 2007 as “the best manager in the industry.” He’s also been named one of the ten most distinguished entrepreneurs in Switzerland.

Biver’s presentation, “Behind the Slogan: On Corporate Culture and Value Proposition,” will cover why revisiting the founding principles of a company can have an impressive strategic thrust. He will explain the single-product concept as it applies to how companies can widen the range of the value proposition while innovating and preserving brand personality. Biver will wrap up his presentation with lessons on innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.

Seats are limited, but tickets are still available to sign up for WIF through NetCom Learning. Tickets include admission to WIF, refreshments during the event, free access to Microsoft Office eLearning courses via Learning GG, a complimentary copy of the book Learning: Steps to Becoming a Passionate Lifelong Learner by Russell Sarder, an exclusive invitation to NetCom Learning Cocktail Reception, and a Gift of Learning--$500 toward NetCom Learning Training Packages.

To sign up for the World Innovation Forum, visit NetCom Learning at

About NetCom Learning
NetCom Learning is a premier provider of IT and business-training solutions to companies, individuals, and government agencies. Since its inception in 1998, NetCom Learning has trained over 80 percent of the Fortune 100, serviced over 45,500 business customers, and advanced the skills of more than 71,000 professionals through hands-on, expert-led training, with the organization maintaining an average instructor evaluation score of 8.6 out of 9. NetCom Learning was recognized by Microsoft Corporation as its Worldwide Training Partner of the Year and named twice to Inc. Magazine's list of fastest growing private companies in America. The organization was also recently named to the 2011 IT Training Companies Watch List by The purpose of NetCom Learning is to promote the values of lifelong learning.
The purpose of NetCom Learning is to promote the values of lifelong learning.