We offer educational programs for startups, investors and corporations on topics like corporate innovation, fintech, blockchain, and startup scale.

The Vault makes innovation more than a buzzword

We offer educational programs for startups, investors and corporations on topics like corporate innovation, fintech, blockchain, and startup scale.

Our innovation consulting and workshops are meant for corporate and government executives around the world who want to develop scalable and replicable techniques to create real innovation more often and more consistently.

VIA

VIA is a research and teaching institution focused on innovation, technologies, and startups.The academy combines cutting-edge innovation research and an evolving curriculum with field-tested innovation techniques. Under the direction of its Dean, Bill O’Connor, VIA is primarily focused on three substantive areas of exploration:

VIS

VIS is an innovation consultancy focused on helping large companies and government organizations learn how to actually become more innovative. Drawing upon the work of VIA, as well as a deep network in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco innovation ecosystem — VIS offers organizations a range of services designed to help them to increase their capacity for doing real innovation.

VIA

VIA is a research and teaching institution focused on innovation, technologies, and startups.The academy combines cutting-edge innovation research and an evolving curriculum with field-tested innovation techniques. Under the direction of its Dean, Bill O’Connor, VIA is primarily focused on three substantive areas of exploration:

VIS

VIS is an innovation consultancy focused on helping large companies and government organizations learn how to actually become more innovative. Drawing upon the work of VIA, as well as a deep network in the Silicon Valley/San Francisco innovation ecosystem — VIS offers organizations a range of services designed to help them to increase their capacity for doing real innovation.

MEET BILL O'CONNOR

Bill O’Connor is the Dean of the Vault Innovation Academy (VIA) as well as the Director of Vault Innovation Services (VIS). His work is focused on innovation research, insights, and developing innovation techniques for large global brands, Silicon Valley tech giants, unicorns, and startups; and governments around the world to go beyond “innovation poetry” and towards real innovation outcomes. Bill is also the Founder of the Autodesk Innovation Genome Project, a 10-year research project and an evolving innovation methodology. Over the past seven years Bill has delivered 500 innovation-related presentations and workshops to 200 companies/organizations from 40 countries around the world, including Facebook, Tesla, AirBNB, Google, Twitter, Starbucks, Nike, IKEA, Bechtel, Boeing, the US Naval Academy, the US DoD, and the World Bank.

Bill has 25 years of experience managing projects at the intersection of strategy, innovation, technology, and design.

Bill O’Connor is the Dean of the Vault Innovation Academy (VIA) as well as the Director of Vault Innovation Services (VIS). His work is focused on innovation research, insights, and developing innovation techniques for large global brands, Silicon Valley tech giants, unicorns, and startups; and governments around the world to go beyond "innovation poetry" and towards real innovation outcomes. Bill is also the Founder of the Autodesk Innovation Genome Project, a 10-year research project and an evolving innovation methodology. Over the past seven years Bill has delivered 500 innovation-related presentations and workshops to 200 companies/organizations from 40 countries around the world, including Facebook, Tesla, AirBNB, Google, Twitter, Starbucks, Nike, IKEA, Bechtel, Boeing, the US Naval Academy, the US DoD, and the World Bank.
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