PALO ALTO, Calif.--()--Bell Mason Group announced today that Partner Patty Burke has been named to the Advisory Board of the International Business Forum (IBF) Corporate Venturing and Innovation Partnering (CVIP) Conference. Patty joins an experienced group of venture capitalists and corporate venture executives who are responsible for guiding and shaping the conference agenda. The annual IBF CVIP conference, to be held on February 11-13 in Newport Beach, CA, is the premier networking and education event for corporate venture capital and innovation executives worldwide.
“Keeping the (Ad)venture in Corporate Venturing: Overcoming Corporate Antibodies That Inhibit Venturing Success”
According to Alexandra Scott, CEO of IBF International Business Forum, “Advisory board members contribute their cutting-edge knowledge of market strategies, trends and best practices in corporate venturing and innovation. IBF selects individuals, such as Patty Burke of Bell Mason Group, who have key relationships with our audience of corporate venture capitalists, innovation partnering, corporate strategy and business development executives, and can provide strategic direction for the conference.” She added, “Bell Mason Group’s founder Heidi Mason was instrumental in the development of this conference over the past decade, and we expect that Patty will continue that tradition.”
Patty will lead the Pre-Conference Workshop on February 11, kicking off the conference with an opening key note titled “Keeping the (Ad)venture in Corporate Venturing: Overcoming Corporate Antibodies That Inhibit Venturing Success”. The presentation will explore ways to navigate corporate roadblocks and foster the ‘venturing adventure’, setting the stage for the day’s interactive workshop activities.
Bell Mason Group (BMG) is a Silicon Valley consulting firm that helps global 1000 corporations operationalize corporate venturing and innovation (CV&I) initiatives based on 20 years of best practices experience. BMG works with leading clients to develop and manage an integrated innovation portfolio, including corporate venture capital, incubation/commercial piloting, innovation partnering, and center of excellence services. For more than 20 years, Bell Mason Group has tracked and codified best practices for building sustainable CV&I programs including structures, business processes, governance practices, team requirements, and strategic and financial performance measures.
To learn more about the 15th Annual Corporate Venturing & Innovation Partnering Conference on February 11-13, 2013 in Newport Beach, California, visit http://corporateventuringconference.com