I attended a truly interesting talk this afternoon at the iCentre conducted by Tom Kosnik, a Consulting Professor from Stanford’s Management Science and Engineering. Tom spoke about Silicon Valley and the lessons which can be learnt for high tech startups in Brunei. An interesting idea Tom put out was the idea of transforming Brunei into a “Silicon Valley” for this region. Its not that difficult to do. Just needs a lot of political will and hard work.
Oh, Tom was pleasantly surprised to learn that one of our very own is actually at Stanford now pursuing her own academic goals! He was kind enough to ask me to convey to Charlene to get in touch with him so he could introduce her to some of the entrepreneurial academics in her department. Anyway, we’ll leave some of the more juicy parts of my brief conversation with Tom for another day. For now, here are the pics.