Executive Brainstorm & Innovation Forum
March 27-28, 2012, Marriott Hotel, Union Square, San Francisco
New Business Models and Growth
Opportunities in a Hyper-Connected World


The New Digital Economics (Silicon Valley) International Executive Brainstorm & Innovation Forum 2012 takes place on 27-28th March, at the Marriott Hotel, Union Square, San Francisco. This year’s event co-locates four inter-connected one-day brainstorms covering ‘The Digital Economy 2.0’, ‘Digital Commerce 2.0’, ‘Digital Entertainment 2.0’ and ‘Digital Things 2.0’ (Agenda).

The event uses a uniquely interactive format to enable a specially-invited international group of 250 senior executives, entrepreneurs, academics and policy influencers from across the communications, media, retail, banking and technology sectors, to look more creatively at ‘New Business Models and Growth Opportunities in a Hyper-Connected World’.

It is produced and facilitated by business model innovation firm STL Partners with the support of the World Economic Forum, Bain, Cisco, Ericsson and other leading organisations and institutions.

Snapshots of the event: New Digital Economics Silicon Valley, March 2012

Unique Interactive Format

The event’s interactive format – called ‘Mindshare’ - includes specially commissioned new market analysis, case studies and use cases to stimulate structured small group discussion on round-tables and panel debates supported by collaborative technology, brainstorming software and instant voting. We also feature a showcase of innovations.

Video from our Spring 2011 events.

Event Focus

The Communications, Media and Technology (TMT) ecosystem is becoming more complex as the business models of different players converge and collide. New Digital Economics Executive Brainstorms are premium strategy events focused on new growth opportunities and business models in a hyper-connected world.

What People Say:
"Impressive facilitation"... "Refreshingly different format"... "Incredibly useful and insightful"... "Very productive"... "The interactive tools are easy to use"... "High quality discussions"


The Executive Brainstorm comprises up to 250 specially invited senior execs from across the Communications, Media, Banking, Retail and Technology sectors. For details of past participants click here.

Stimulus Presenters

STL's Brainstorm series attracts the leading minds and industry figures in the Telecoms, Media and Technology sector. In addition to STL analysts there will be over 60 presenters and panelists to stimulate the brainstorm.

New Digital Economics Silicon Valley Summary 2012

Co-located Events

Digital Economy 2.0

Shifting Profit Pools and Strategic Growth Opportunities

New Digital Economics - market scenarios, shifting profit pools and personal data; Connected Consumers and Devices - consumer behaviour and adoption trends; Digital Infrastructure 2.0 - future demand and access scenarios; Cloud Services 2.0 - key tipping points, sources of value and new models.

Digital Commerce 2.0

Harnessing personal data to revolutionize Advertising, Payments and Retail Experiences

Personal Data 2.0 - big data, advanced analytics, consumers and new ecosystems; Advertising & Marketing 2.0 - from push to pull, personal data and SoLoMo; Shopping 2.0 - multi channel and enabling technologies; Digital Money 2.0 - new payment, wallet and remittance services; The Great Game: Battle of the Platforms

Digital Entertainment 2.0

New Business Models in a multi-screen, 3D/HD, mobile world

Mobile Video 2.0 - innovation, new devices, business models and technologies; TV 'toll-booths' 2.0 - opportunities in 'Social TV'; Content Creation 2.0 - creative approaches to cross-platform content; Apps vs the Web - HTML5 and the online ecosystem, growing the pie; The Great Game: Battle of the Platforms

Digital Things 2.0

New sources of value in M2M and the 'internet of things'

M2M Business Models - opportunities, business models and the role of telcos; Role of Cellular Networks in the 'Internet of Things; The Role of Service Delivery Platforms in M2M; M2M Platforms and the Connected Business - key vertical opportunities in automotive, healthcare and smart grids; M2M Futures and Innovation Showcase

Additional Features

Event Report: all participants receive an exclusive report of up to 100 pages of analysis and feedback from the brainstorm

NDE Video coverage: Key content and feedback from the event will be recorded, edited and made available on-demand after the event

New Research: new STL Partners analysis will be released at the event

Networking: Advanced programme of social and business networking

Innovators' Showcase: Showcase of cutting edge innovation from leading start-ups

"5 out of 5. Much better than normal industry events. Focused on brainstorming, not vendors pitching us solutions."
VP IPTV, Rogers Communications

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