Director of Innovation, SF Vault, Founder Autodesk Innovation Genome Project, Guest Lecturer, Singularity University
Bill O’Connor is currently Director of Innovation Research + Consulting at the SF Vault, an innovation and startup accelerator in San Francisco/Silicon Valley. He is the Founder of the Autodesk Innovation Genome Project -- a 10-year research project studying the entire history of human innovation with the aim of identifying the essential techniques of innovation – as well as the Nobel Laureate Innovation Project, currently being developed at The Vault. Over the past seven years, Bill has delivered more than 500 presentations, workshops, and consulting engagements to hundreds of companies and organizations from 40 countries around the world, including Royal Bank of Scotland, Facebook, GE, Tesla, Airbnb, Renault, Google, Twitter, Starbucks, Nike, IKEA, Bechtel, Boeing, the US Naval Academy, the U.S. DoD, and the World Bank. Bill also serves as a visiting lecturer at Singularity University.