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Getting Better at Getting Better

March 4, 2015
6:00-8:00pm CST
IIT Institute of Design, 6th floor
350 N LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60654

Over the last ten years, professional sports have transitioned from a cauldron of physical prowess to primarily mental contests of preparation and adaptation. Through the combination of talent, coaching, unlimited video, big data computing, and great processes, professional team, athletes, and coaches spend far more time preparing their minds then they do their bodies. Skip Walter will share his observations of the transformations in professional sports and how these changes can inform how corporations will create "getting better at getting better" ecosystems for their leaders and key talent. As a mentor for several early-stage companies developing the components of this new ecosystem, Skip is uniquely positioned to make meaning of innovative ways for developing corporate talent. Join Skip as he shares points and insights of his exploration of how corporate training can move from "just in case" to "just in time" to "just for me" experiential learning everywhere.

About Skip

Skip Walter is the founding CEO of TAI Interactive, a software and professional services company developing a "getting better at getting better" ecosystem for corporate executives and managerial talent. He is an executive coach, University of Washington and IIT Institute of Design instructor teaching at the intersection of design and business, ethnographic researcher of start-up accelerators, and an early-stage venture mentor and angel investor. Skip is the author of Emails to a Young Entrepreneur (available summer 2015).  He was the vice president of engineering for Aldus (now Adobe) Corporation and the father of ALL-IN-1, Digital Equipment Corporation's $1 billion-per-year integrated enterprise office automation system. Skip was the founding CEO/CTO for Attenex, achieving a cash flow positive state within three years. Attenex was sold to FTI Consulting in 2008 for $91 million. Skip has raised more than $25 million in new venture funding for software companies in the office automation, medical, and legal industries.