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October 16-18, 2018
Westin Kierland Resort & Spa,
Scottsdale, AZ

100% Focused on the Execution

Thank you for attending the 2017 edition, details for 2018 coming soon.

BEI 2017 Focused on these Areas

PRIORITIZING “WINNERS”: Optimizing the Portfolio

What does it take to create a balanced portfolio that wins? Many companies struggle with striking the strategic balance between breakthrough and incremental, and are faced with uncertainty and conflicting objectives of which projects to move forward. This section of the program focuses on how to balance the innovation portfolio to ensure you are only pushing the best ideas forward.

OVERCOMING RESISTANCE: Aligning Internal Stakeholders

In large organizations, innovators face resistance from internal stakeholders reluctant to buy-in to a great idea. The challenge is making sure that the articulation of strategy and scope is crystal clear. This section will focus on how to ensure all business leaders have a clear understanding of the value proposition to align objectives and ensure buy-in across the organization.

DRIVING MOMENTUM: Curating the Right Culture & Team

Many corporate cultures don’t facilitate innovation, they actually frustrate it. For innovation to flourish, innovation leaders must continually catalyze and endorse it with full engagement and commitment. This section of the program focuses on driving, facilitating, and embedding innovation into every part of the culture.

ACCELERATING GROWTH: Structuring for Agility

Can large corporate power-houses capture the spirit of a nimble startup? Smaller organizations have the ability to be nimble and make decisions quickly. For large organizations to make decisions faster, it is critical that they have the right processes, tools, and strategies in place. These sessions focus on how to organize to move forward quickly with the right idea, or pivot quickly from the wrong one.

ALIGNING EXTERNAL RESOURCES: Creative Partnering & Funding Models

From corporate venture models, to partnering with VCs, this section focuses on how establishing alliances with external organizations at the back end can help increase the chance of successful development and execution of a new business opportunity.

LAUNCHING & SCALING: Commercializing New Opportunities

The final step in the innovation process is often the most difficult- how do you ensure a successful go to market strategy? This sections brings together leaders to discuss opportunities and challenges associated with scaling innovation across large, complex organizations and penetrating crowded innovation marketplaces.

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