[Noisebridge-discuss] Nov 6th visit by Akzo-Nobel corp execs

Mitch Altman maltman23 at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 30 20:11:52 UTC 2014

Hey All,
Just a heads-up.
On November 6th, there will be a group of 13 executives visiting Noisebridge from the Akzo-Nobel corporation in Switzerland.  They are the parent company for Dulux paints, and some other stuff.  I asked them what their interest was in visiting hackerspaces, and he answered me -- copied below.
FYI, he was introduced to me by Eri Gentri, a co-founder of Bio-Curious (the bio hackerspace in Sunnyvale).
I will be in China when they visit Noisebridge.

From: jim.pulcrano at affiliate.imd.org
To: maltman23 at hotmail.com; sap.ved.eri at gmail.com; titojankowski at gmail.com
Subject: RE: Intros: Jim Pulcrano (IMD) + Mitch Altman (Noisebridge)
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 02:31:41 +0000

Hi Mitch,
I’m very thankful to Eri for introducing me to you and Noisebridge.  I’m personally interested in hackerspaces, but for the afternoon of November 6th
 my interest is very focused.  
Akzo-Nobel, the Dutch specialty chemicals company, has hand-picked 13 senior high-potential leaders to be immersed in Silicon Valley for a week as part of a
 custom leadership development program with IMD (www.imd.org).  The goal is for them to explore new ways of leading, learning and growing the company.  I believe that understanding hacking will give them insights into all 3 areas.  Talking about do-ocracy might
 be insightful for them, even if they initially think it can’t work in a large company.  By Thursday of that week, through Eri and others, they’ll have some ideas on hacking and the maker movement, and they’ll see BioCurious, Singularity University and the
 TechShop. At Noisebridge I am hoping we can reinforce these ideas.
How does this sound to yu?
Best regards,

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