Suffice to say, Silicon Valley is known as the center of tech innovations in America. As a matter of fact, Shervin Pishevar is an angel investor in some of the most reputable tech companies in this Silicon Valley. On February 2018, Shervin Pishevar went on a 21-hour long tweet storm, and one of the topics he touched on is tech innovations in Silicon Valley, concerning big companies and startups.
As an entrepreneur, Shervin Pishevar has played a significant role in the current state of Silicon Valley. In his tweets, he mentions that Silicon Valley is no longer the giant it was in tech innovations. He tweeted that “A tectonic shift in has been brewing as Silicon Valley has lost some of its competitive edge against competing zones of innovation.” Why is this the case? Innovation is mostly creativity. People from different parts of the globe now have the skill set and know-how needed to develop tech innovations of their own.
Innovation also involves a lot of technical and engineering skills. And as Shervin Pishevar notes, there is not enough workforce in the U.S. to fill these positions. As a result, Silicon Valley has lost its competitive edge to other regions that have the ability to create their own products.
Truth be told, there is a lot of talent out there. If Silicon Valley wishes to remain at the top, it is time immigrants were allowed to come into the country. Pishevar goes on to mention that “But while we build walls physical and culture to keep out immigrant talent that talent doesn’t need to come here anymore.” He also tweeted that “As I’ve said before Silicon Valley is it longer a physical place but an idea that’s gone viral. Entrepreneurship is a movement. Borderless.”
What does this mean? If Silicon Valley wants to continue experiencing growth, they have to bring in immigrants who have the needed skills. If they don’t do so, other zones will take over and capture more talent, leaving Silicon Valley behind.
Professor Kamil Idris is the current head of the international court of Arbitration and Mediation (ICAM). He served as the director in charge of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). He is from Sudan. He is a former diplomat and international Civil Servant. Professor Kamil Idris’ academic prowess is legendary characterized by honorary Doctorate law Degrees from over nineteen great Universities all around the world and capped by the Ph.D. from Geneva University, Switzerland. He is also a celebrated author with many publications focusing on the issues of Intellectual Property, Law and development.
In an article on ie-Forum, Professor Idris shares his views and hope. He notes that the World Intellectual Property day is rising in popularity. Many governments and organizations all over the continent are joining the campaign to champion Intellectual rights. Amongst the organizations of interests is World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD). WASD is responsible for building a secure network of intellectuals from different parts of the world in the effort of exchanging knowledge and experience.
In his address, Professor Idris attempts to answer probable questions fronted by the general public on the importance of intellectual property. He insists that intellectual property plays a significant role in ensuring new and improved technology comes to light. The World Intellectual Property Day was started to celebrate human creativity and the rights that not only help in fueling it but also channel it appropriately. These rights make the human intelligence in creativity to propel the development process.
He noted with satisfaction the degree of progress that human ingenuity has brought us, from the invention of the wheel to air travel. Great thinking has moved humankind from the drawing in caves to publishing and the computer era. Professor Idris further points out that WIPO and other related organizations such as WASD are committed to tapping and spreading the products and abilities of human creativity together with inventions and innovations. The Professor concludes by stating that World Intellectual Property Day is dedicated to the appreciation of inventors, innovators, and artists who continually take part in the enrichment of Mankind.