As an innovator/entrepreneur, Alexander has experience moving from concept to company. For example: He invented a surgical device, founded and spun out a company from Harvard/BWH, and raised Seed and Series A funding at a multimillion dollar valuation as CEO of Lattis Surgical. Mr. Isakov currently serves on the Board of Directors.
As a Harvard-trained scientist, he had published papers on cross-disciplinary topics without regard for traditional boundaries of discipline. For example, he studied how decision-making is mediated by social networks, how institutions can promote cooperation, and how complex systems synchronize on evolving networks. He forged a number of collaborations with well-known scientists across multiple universities (including Harvard, Yale, UCSD, Stanford) and have led multiple teams of researchers (including mentoring undergraduates). One of his current (broad) scientific interests is the interplay of cultural evolution and networks and how this leads to real-life decision-making, including in business environments.
TALK: INNOVATION-DRIVEN THINKING: OUTRUNNING DISRUPTION THROUGH 2020
How should businesses think about big data and emerging technologies? What are the trends? How did we get to today, and where will we be in the future? As data technologies and processes mature, companies of all sizes need to understand which of these trends drive real value across the board, and which might be more specialized.
In this talk, we will discuss five macro trends at the intersection of business realities and technology. Through case studies, we will learn why Innovation-Driven Thinking is necessary to remain ahead of the curve.