Networking | Business
Organization: SVPMA - Silicon Valley Product Management Association
Topic: Solving Complex Problems with Simple Pictures
Speaker: Dan Roam, Founder and President of Digital Roam Inc
Date: Wednesday, February 6th
Time: 6:30pm - 9pm
Location: Network Meeting Center at the TechMart - 5201 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara
Cost: Free for Members. $30 for pre-registered non-members before the day of the event. $40 on the day of the event
More info: http://svpma.org/events/monthly-meetings/
In this interactive and engaging session, Dan will illuminate the remarkable problem-solving power of simple pictures. Using examples from Boeing to Google to the White House, Dan will show how we can draw out the essentials of any problem we face, no matter how complex, and use the extraordinary power of our mind's eye to help us think faster, communicate clearly, and see possibilities that other people miss. Join Dan and see for yourself how simple act of drawing can change your world.
About The Speaker:
Dan is the founder and president of Digital Roam Inc., a management-consulting firm that uses visual thinking to solve complex problems for such clients as Google, Boeing, eBay, Microsoft, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, the U.S. Navy, and the United States Senate. Dan's analysis of American health care on 50 napkins was hailed by Business Week as "The World's Greatest Presentation of 2009" and prompted the White House Office of Communications to invite Dan in for discussions on how to visually clarify complex policy issues.
Dan Roam is also the author of the international bestseller, "The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures," which was named the innovation and creativity book of the year by Fast Company, Business Week, and the Times of London. "The Back of the Napkin" has been published in 22 languages and topped the business book charts in the US, UK, Japan, Germany, China, Korea, and France. Dan's most recent book, "Blah, Blah, Blah: What to Do When Words Don't Work" was just published by Penguin. Dan and his whiteboard are frequent guests on CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, Fox, and NPR.