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Key Sessions

Melissa Steach

KEYNOTE: Workplace Design: Creating an Environment Where Innovation Thrives

Herman Miller

Oct 17
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Showing of Streams
11:00am - 11:30am

Networking Break

Showing of Streams
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Lunch

Showing of Streams
3:00pm - 3:30pm

Afternoon Networking Break

3:30pm - 4:15pm

Ask-The-Experts Roundtables

The Journey to Disruptive Change - Alice Chung,  Genentech

One of the hardest parts of innovation is getting others to join you on the journey. How do you get others to be open and understand disruptive innovative efforts? In this discussion, we’ll identify new change management components that can help you lead disruptive innovation. Learn the best ways to handle change management inertia to achieve your desired outcomes.

Re-invigorating a Mature Category - Jatin Khanpara, Fiskars Brands, Inc.

A successful innovation should result in business profitability. In this session, you will learn how Fiskars utilized consumer insights to combat barriers within and outside of the organization and rejuvenated a mature category, eventually resulting in a business that proved to be incremental and profitable. Join us to learn how to build a business case that would justify investing resources and successfully deliver an improved product making the category profitable.

Flying over the O-gap Superhero Style - Christine Folck, VSP Global/The Shop

We’ve all been there…. Struggling, pushing, pulling (and in some cases crying, as we try) to move a new product or process out of the R&D/Innovation team and into mainstream operations. We’ve seen other company’s do it successfully. Why do we struggle so much? What is their secret? We’ve read the books. We’ve attend the conference break-out sessions. What are we missing? What is that “grey matter” that pulls it all together? Through this guided conversation we will share our scars and our ‘a-ha’ moments. By the end we will have discovered the secret sauce together.

Embedding Intrapreneurial Spirit in our People & Leaders Christopher Bailey & Kim Bullock, ExxonMobil

Large corporations are trying to act like a Startup, but their existing organizational structures are set-up to reject that mindset; causing opportunity loss and fears of disruption. We know some organizations are doing this well; let’s learn from the best and explore how to create Startup teams, develop leaders who can keep them accountable, and setup organizational structures that enable these teams to flourish.

Foresight is 20/200 - Using Clues from the Past to get Better Results Cristin Moran & Heather Webb , 3M Healthcare

After every cancelled project, upon reflection, there are indicators that are ignored in the moment, but correctly predict the outcome of your project. Come share your stories from prior success and failures and collectively we will uncover the subtle red flags that might have changed your outcome.

Fostering Innovation in a Risk-Averse Environment - Carla V. Luciani, PhD, Eli Lilly & Co

This roundtable will highlight approaches, processes and frameworks needed to cultivate an innovative culture in highly regulated and traditionally risk-averse environments. Lessons learned when creating teams and developing structured processes to ensure agility and adaptability within the system constraints. Topics for discussions include the understanding of customers and partners current and future needs, identification of grand challenges, use of proof of concepts, development and implementation of transformation maps and development of tools for quantification of return on investment, risk and uncertainty to guide funding decisions.

  • Alice Chung, P.M.P. - Sr. Manager, Genentech
  • Jatin Khanpara - Vice President, Product Management & Technology, Fiskars Brands, Inc.
  • Christine Folck - Manager, Operational Strategy, VSP Global/The Shop
  • Christopher Bailey - Innovation Catalyst, ExxonMobil
  • Kim Bullock - People & Culture Strategist, ExxonMobil
  • Cristin Moran - Front End Manager, 3M
  • Heather Webb - Innovation Process Leader, 3M Health Care
  • Carla V. Luciani, PhD - Assoc Engineering Advisor, Eli Lilly & Co
more
4:15pm - 5:00pm

KEYNOTE: Workplace Design: Creating an Environment Where Innovation Thrives

Following human capital, companies spend more on workplace real estate and design than most any other asset. More than 70% of Millennials cite a great (looking) workplace as paramount when choosing their employer. After the architects and designers leave, how do you put those shiny new tools to work for your company? Gain insights and share ideas on how to activate your investment in space to get the deliverables you desire: creativity, engagement, productivity, collaboration, increased attraction and retention.

  • Melissa Steach - Human Factors & Ergonomics Specialist, Herman Miller
more
5:00pm - 6:00pm

BEI Opening Reception

10:15am - 11:00am 45 mins
Option 1
Workshop #1 Cultivating the Right Teams to Effectively Drive Execution
  • Michael Ackerbauer - Whole Team Evangelist, IBM
more

The hardest part of innovation isn’t creating the game-changing product or service it’s being the organization that can do so again and again. Teams that drive ideas to breakthrough are those that have a deliberate innovation approach. To unlock new ideas, you need to build collaboration into the innovation process. Conscious engagement in an applied innovation process can lead teams away from conflict in favor of creative tension, which is where innovation lives. Research shows the more a team understands and embraces its diversity of thought, the more impactful work it produces. This workshop will explore the elements and flow of breakthrough thinking to help your team move from creative insights to tangible outcomes. Attendees will learn how their natural creative energies can help or hinder the innovation process, and how to bring the creative best out of every team member to produce exceptional outcomes again and again.

Workshop Takeways:

  • A universal process for deliberate innovation
  • Techniques for sourcing the best ideas and building an innovation pipeline
  • Tools to transform conflict into creative outcomes
  • A predictable view of your team’s innovation potential
10:15am - 11:00am 45 mins
Option 2
Workshop #2 - Get Involved!
more

Contact Elizabeth Hinkis at Elizabeth.Hinkis@knect365.com or 646-616-7627

11:00am - 11:30am 30 mins
Networking Break
11:30am - 12:30pm 60 mins
Option 1
Workshop #1 Con'td
  • Michael Ackerbauer - Whole Team Evangelist, IBM
more
11:30am - 12:30pm 60 mins
Option 2
Workshop #2 Con'td
more

Contact Elizabeth Hinkis at Elizabeth.Hinkis@knect365.com or 646-616-7627

12:30pm - 1:30pm 60 mins
Lunch
1:30pm - 3:00pm 90 mins
Option 1
Workshop# 3 Get Involved!
more

Contact Elizabeth Hinkis at Elizabeth.Hinkis@knect365.com or 646-616-7627

1:30pm - 3:00pm 90 mins
Option 2
Workshop #4 Engaging External Stakeholders & Effective Alliance Management
  • Samiul Amin, PhD - Associate Professor, Manhattan College and Science Advisor, Tekcapital
more

The success of an open/external innovation strategy for large corporations lies in the ability to effectively attract and engage with key innovation providers- the leading academic groups and startups. Often in Open Innovation the innovation providers are from different industrial sectors then the one in which the large corporation operates in. Additionally, with the widespread prevalence of Open Innovation, there are usually multiple companies interested in the same innovative technologies. Under these circumstances it is highly challenging to both attract (make a specific large corporation the partner of choice) and effectively engage the startup or academic group in a successful partnership.

Join us as we brainstorm around the following topics:

  • Effective Technology Scouting-How to identify the right partner?
  • How to engage the partner-what will incentivize startups/academics who are focused on different applications/industries?
  • Identifying the right partnership/collaboration model
  • What not to do during the pre-contract/negotiation phases-applying effective alliance management prior to the contract phase.
3:00pm - 3:30pm 30 mins
Afternoon Networking Break
3:30pm - 4:15pm 45 mins
Ask-The-Experts Roundtables
  • Alice Chung, P.M.P. - Sr. Manager, Genentech
  • Jatin Khanpara - Vice President, Product Management & Technology, Fiskars Brands, Inc.
  • Christine Folck - Manager, Operational Strategy, VSP Global/The Shop
  • Christopher Bailey - Innovation Catalyst, ExxonMobil
  • Kim Bullock - People & Culture Strategist, ExxonMobil
  • Cristin Moran - Front End Manager, 3M
  • Heather Webb - Innovation Process Leader, 3M Health Care
  • Carla V. Luciani, PhD - Assoc Engineering Advisor, Eli Lilly & Co
more

The Journey to Disruptive Change - Alice Chung,  Genentech

One of the hardest parts of innovation is getting others to join you on the journey. How do you get others to be open and understand disruptive innovative efforts? In this discussion, we’ll identify new change management components that can help you lead disruptive innovation. Learn the best ways to handle change management inertia to achieve your desired outcomes.

Re-invigorating a Mature Category - Jatin Khanpara, Fiskars Brands, Inc.

A successful innovation should result in business profitability. In this session, you will learn how Fiskars utilized consumer insights to combat barriers within and outside of the organization and rejuvenated a mature category, eventually resulting in a business that proved to be incremental and profitable. Join us to learn how to build a business case that would justify investing resources and successfully deliver an improved product making the category profitable.

Flying over the O-gap Superhero Style - Christine Folck, VSP Global/The Shop

We’ve all been there…. Struggling, pushing, pulling (and in some cases crying, as we try) to move a new product or process out of the R&D/Innovation team and into mainstream operations. We’ve seen other company’s do it successfully. Why do we struggle so much? What is their secret? We’ve read the books. We’ve attend the conference break-out sessions. What are we missing? What is that “grey matter” that pulls it all together? Through this guided conversation we will share our scars and our ‘a-ha’ moments. By the end we will have discovered the secret sauce together.

Embedding Intrapreneurial Spirit in our People & Leaders Christopher Bailey & Kim Bullock, ExxonMobil

Large corporations are trying to act like a Startup, but their existing organizational structures are set-up to reject that mindset; causing opportunity loss and fears of disruption. We know some organizations are doing this well; let’s learn from the best and explore how to create Startup teams, develop leaders who can keep them accountable, and setup organizational structures that enable these teams to flourish.

Foresight is 20/200 - Using Clues from the Past to get Better Results Cristin Moran & Heather Webb , 3M Healthcare

After every cancelled project, upon reflection, there are indicators that are ignored in the moment, but correctly predict the outcome of your project. Come share your stories from prior success and failures and collectively we will uncover the subtle red flags that might have changed your outcome.

Fostering Innovation in a Risk-Averse Environment - Carla V. Luciani, PhD, Eli Lilly & Co

This roundtable will highlight approaches, processes and frameworks needed to cultivate an innovative culture in highly regulated and traditionally risk-averse environments. Lessons learned when creating teams and developing structured processes to ensure agility and adaptability within the system constraints. Topics for discussions include the understanding of customers and partners current and future needs, identification of grand challenges, use of proof of concepts, development and implementation of transformation maps and development of tools for quantification of return on investment, risk and uncertainty to guide funding decisions.

4:15pm - 5:00pm 45 mins
KEYNOTE: Workplace Design: Creating an Environment Where Innovation Thrives
  • Melissa Steach - Human Factors & Ergonomics Specialist, Herman Miller
more

Following human capital, companies spend more on workplace real estate and design than most any other asset. More than 70% of Millennials cite a great (looking) workplace as paramount when choosing their employer. After the architects and designers leave, how do you put those shiny new tools to work for your company? Gain insights and share ideas on how to activate your investment in space to get the deliverables you desire: creativity, engagement, productivity, collaboration, increased attraction and retention.

5:00pm - 6:00pm 60 mins
BEI Opening Reception