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NASA Presenter Discusses a New Way to Work in a New Age

By SpaceRef Editor
July 29, 2011
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HAMPTON, Va. Two heads are better than one as today’s innovation path is more about working together and leaving the do-it-yourself concept behind, according to next week’s Colloquim speaker at NASA’s Langley Research Center.

On Tuesday, Aug. 2, Bernard Meyerson will present “Collaborative Innovation: Novel Approaches to University-Industry-Government Partnerships in Creating a Smarter Planet,” at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center. As the world of science and technology continue to advance, Meyerson, IBM’s vice president for innovation, will explain how industry, government and academia will tackle future challenges.

Meyerson will be available to answer questions from the media during a news briefing at 1:15 p.m. that day. Media should contact Chris Rink at 757-864-6786, or by e-mail at, by noon on the day of the talk for credentials and entry to the center.

The same evening at 7:30, Meyerson will present a similar talk for the general public at the Virginia Air & Space Museum in downtown Hampton. The presentation is free and no reservations are required.

As the leader of IBM’s Global University Relations Function, Meyerson will introduce a new way of putting together different minds and perspectives to initiate and drive future scientific and technological breakthroughs. He will also explain how collaborative innovation has made the development of new technologies more affordable and will reveal how open communities virtually working together can produce a smarter planet.

Meyerson has played a role in leading innovation and technology at IBM. He has led the development of high performance technologies and the world’s largest semi-conductor development consortium including Sony, Toshiba and Samsung.

A fellow of IBM, the American Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., Meyerson has received numerous technical and business awards for his work. He was most recently cited “Inventor of the Year” in May 2008 by the New York State Intellectual Property Lawyers.

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SpaceRef staff editor.