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5 CEOs Talk Innovation And Commercialization: Tales From The Silicon Desert

Many cities aspire to be a Silicon-something. In Arizona, that would be the Silicon Desert, where we have a growing eco-system.

I was recently asked to moderate a panel at a statewide Phoenix event in August (and if you’ve ever been to Arizona in August, you can appreciate that, as temperatures hover in the triple digits, Silicon Desert is an appropriate name!) where five CEOs, ranging in size from a recent startup to a 20-year-old private company generating a hundred million dollars in annual revenue, shared their journeys. Most of the discussion centered on argument innovation versus commercialization, and in addition to entertaining stories, some themes emerged…

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