On Wednesday night I was luckily enough to get invited to the RCA Innovation Night 2012, with Will.i.am – Musician, Entrepreneur and Director of Creative Innovation, Intel Corporation, as the guest speaker. Previous speakers include Burberry Creative Director Christopher Bailey, Apple’s Jonathan Ive, YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley and Sir James Dyson.
It was really interesting to hear how Will.i.am is using his fame and fortune to do so much great work in local communities across the US. Including launching I AM Auto, a car company that brings computer-programming and car-engineering skills to the deprived neighbourhood where he grew up.
The three tips I took from the talk included:
Don’t forget to dream, as dreamers mould and create the future, and right now we need to dream.
Being a palm tree right now is the best thing to be, as they have deep roots and after storms they are the last things standing.
We need to bring science and design closer together, which I think is really exciting!