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Melissa Steach

KEYNOTE: Workplace Design: Creating an Environment Where Innovation Thrives

Herman Miller

Oct 17
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11:15am - 11:45am

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3:30pm - 4:15pm
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Ask-The-Experts Roundtables

These roundtable sessions are designed with you in mind - providing a great opportunity for experts to share how to successfully navigate the back end process. Working in groups of 10 participants, attendees will get advice on how to overcome common issues within innovation and share struggles and lessons learned.


#1 The Journey of Disruptive Change - Alice Chung, Sr. Manager, 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.

#2 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.


#3 Flying over the O-gap Superhero Styl
e - 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.

#4 Embedding Intrapreneurial Spirit in our People & Leaders - Christopher Bailey ExxonMobil Global Services & Kim Bullock, Exxon Mobil Corporation

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.

#5 Foresight is 20/200 - Using Clues from the Past to get Better Results - Cristin Moran, 3M & 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.

#6 Opportunity Cost vs. Cost of Opportunity - David Matheson, CEO & President, SmartOrg, Inc
Innovation often struggles because of a focus on budgeting. Competing with other projects that clutter up the portfolio, innovation projects are often underfunded. Teams frequently lower their aspiration because of the operational pressures and resource limitations. DuPont, one of the keynote speakers, recently determined that the cumulative impact of these subtle effects results in huge lost opportunity. In this session, estimate the lost opportunity in your innovation projects. Discuss the implications and root causes with your peers and find ways to increase your innovation funding and focus.

#7 ROI: Turning Ideas into Dollars - Iliya Rybchin, SVP, Corporate Development & Ventures, A+E Network

This presentation will look at how innovation activities can align with and contribute to the core business. We will examine examples of how both adjacent and disruptive innovations deliver tangible value to a large enterprise. We will look at the classic conundrum in this space, ie that most investments are measured using a simple formula – one that takes numbers as inputs and spits out new numbers for executives to carefully scrutinize. Unfortunately, “Innovation Math” is not so straight-forward. The inputs are not always easily quantifiable, and the outputs are most certainly difficult to comprehend or validate. Even more troubling is that some of the outputs do not directly correlate to the numbers that matter… revenue, profit, cost savings, market growth, customer satisfaction, etc. So what is a company to do? We’ll find out during this session.

#8 How to Create an Innovation Portfolio with the Largest Impact for your Company - Lorrie Vogel, Former VP Material Science and Innovation, Nike

It takes a lot of effort to push any new innovation out to commercialization; the Initiative has to be worth the effort. Discover proven techniques used to quantify and score early innovations to weed out the duds and push forward the most impactful programs.

#9 Creating a Dynamic Innovation Program. 5 Simple Steps that Make it Work - Karen Tilstra, PhD. Co-founder & Inventor, Florida Hospital Innovation Lab, (FHIL) 

Have you noticed most businesses today claim Innovation as a top priority; yet, few companies are actually innovative. A recent HBR study showed that 94% of executives claim their companies fail to innovate. A staggering fact, since we know that innovation is the only way companies stay relevant, outperform the competition, and maintain customer loyalty. The good news is, Innovation doesn’t have to remain elusive. Join this roundtable to hear how 5 'simple’ strategies could ignite innovation within your company or department.

  • 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 Global Services
  • Kim Bullock - Innovation & Enablement, Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Cristin Moran - Front End Manager, 3M
  • Heather Webb - Innovation Process Leader, 3M Health Care
  • Iliya Rybchin - SVP, Corporate Development & Ventures, A+E Network
  • Lorrie Vogel - Former VP Material Science and Innovation, Nike
  • Karen Tilstra - PhD, Florida Hospital Innovation Lab (FHIL)
  • David Matheson - CEO & President, SmartOrg, Inc.
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4:15pm - 4:25pm

Welcome Chairperson

  • Braden Kelley - Creator of Change Planning Toolkit™, Author, "Charting Change" & "Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire"
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4:25pm - 5:00pm
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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
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5:00pm - 6:00pm

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10:00am - 11:15am 75 mins
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Option 1
Workshop #1 Cultivating the Right Teams to Effectively Drive Execution
  • Michael Ackerbauer - Whole Team Evangelist, IBM

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
10:00am - 11:15am 75 mins
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Workshop #2 Stack the Deck : Game On!
  • Amy Rossi - Founder, M&B Rossi Consulting LLC

Put your Leadership to the test during an interactive Leadership Game developed by John C. Maxwell and supplemented with the Program Management, Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain Strategy, and Customer Success considerations and expertise of all the players in the room. The open minds of innovation will be met with the minds of risk management, finance and procurement, operational efficiency, and customer liaisons... are you all playing the same game? Are you intentionally developing your innovation leaders to be resilient as they move from creativity to structure and process? Ante up


11:15am - 11:45am 30 mins
Break
11:45am - 12:30pm 45 mins
Option 1
Workshop #1 Con'td
  • Michael Ackerbauer - Whole Team Evangelist, IBM
11:45am - 12:30pm 45 mins
Option 2
Workshop #2 Con'td
  • Amy Rossi - Founder, M&B Rossi Consulting LLC
12:30pm - 1:30pm 60 mins
Lunch
1:30pm - 3:00pm 90 mins
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Option 1
Workshop #4 Selling Innovation
  • Matt Franks - Partner, Modernist Studio

In the early stages of innovation, there is often very little evidence to prove the potential success of an emerging product or service. Instead, we often rely on the loudest voice in the room - a shrewd political navigator - to build or force the internal momentum needed to get an idea to market.

“Selling-in” innovation is about creating and delivering persuasive arguments. It is about telling stories that win the hearts and minds of internal stakeholders and building artifacts that allow them to see, and then advocate for, the vision on your behalf.

In this workshop, we will learn and practice an approach to building persuasive arguments and artifacts that can applied to any product or service innovation. Participants will see examples of how this has been done in successful startups and Fortune 500 companies. They will be given the components needed to build the case for their new idea, and will practice selling their vision to other groups of stakeholders.

1:30pm - 3:00pm 90 mins
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Option 2
Workshop #4 Don't Fail Fast, Learn Fast - An Introduction to the Experiment Canvas™
  • Braden Kelley - Creator of Change Planning Toolkit™, Author, "Charting Change" & "Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire"

The sad fact is that failure is all around us, and a fear of failure paralyzes many organizations, but don't believe the hype that:

“We need to fail fast.”

“We need to fail forward.”

“We need to fail smart.”

So, the solution most innovation consultancies put forward to organizations already coping with the wide ranging effects of failure, is to tell their employees that they need to fail more. Say what?

You don’t want to fail fast, you want to learn fast.

And so, if you switch to learning fast instead, the efforts of your employees should then become laser focused on identifying what you need to learn with each iteration, or each experiment. Your focus must shift to evaluating how well you are instrumenting for the learning you are trying to achieve.

That's where the Experiment Canvas™ comes in. In this workshop we'll teach you how to get better at prototyping and testing and learning and succeeding using the Experiment Canvas™.

Using the Experiment Canvas™ is more consistent with failing forward, but WE ARE NOT FOCUSED ON FAILURE.

Focusing on failure, leads to more failure. Failure becomes the expected outcome.


Instead, we are focused on learning fast, and we can learn equally well from success as we can from failure – if our learning instrumentation is good.

So, stop bringing more failure into your organization, and instead learn how to use Experiment Canvas™ in your organization to help you achieve more success!

3:00pm - 3:30pm 30 mins
Afternoon Networking Break
3:30pm - 4:15pm 45 mins
Info
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 Global Services
  • Kim Bullock - Innovation & Enablement, Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Cristin Moran - Front End Manager, 3M
  • Heather Webb - Innovation Process Leader, 3M Health Care
  • Iliya Rybchin - SVP, Corporate Development & Ventures, A+E Network
  • Lorrie Vogel - Former VP Material Science and Innovation, Nike
  • Karen Tilstra - PhD, Florida Hospital Innovation Lab (FHIL)
  • David Matheson - CEO & President, SmartOrg, Inc.

These roundtable sessions are designed with you in mind - providing a great opportunity for experts to share how to successfully navigate the back end process. Working in groups of 10 participants, attendees will get advice on how to overcome common issues within innovation and share struggles and lessons learned.


#1 The Journey of Disruptive Change - Alice Chung, Sr. Manager, 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.

#2 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.


#3 Flying over the O-gap Superhero Styl
e - 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.

#4 Embedding Intrapreneurial Spirit in our People & Leaders - Christopher Bailey ExxonMobil Global Services & Kim Bullock, Exxon Mobil Corporation

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.

#5 Foresight is 20/200 - Using Clues from the Past to get Better Results - Cristin Moran, 3M & 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.

#6 Opportunity Cost vs. Cost of Opportunity - David Matheson, CEO & President, SmartOrg, Inc
Innovation often struggles because of a focus on budgeting. Competing with other projects that clutter up the portfolio, innovation projects are often underfunded. Teams frequently lower their aspiration because of the operational pressures and resource limitations. DuPont, one of the keynote speakers, recently determined that the cumulative impact of these subtle effects results in huge lost opportunity. In this session, estimate the lost opportunity in your innovation projects. Discuss the implications and root causes with your peers and find ways to increase your innovation funding and focus.

#7 ROI: Turning Ideas into Dollars - Iliya Rybchin, SVP, Corporate Development & Ventures, A+E Network

This presentation will look at how innovation activities can align with and contribute to the core business. We will examine examples of how both adjacent and disruptive innovations deliver tangible value to a large enterprise. We will look at the classic conundrum in this space, ie that most investments are measured using a simple formula – one that takes numbers as inputs and spits out new numbers for executives to carefully scrutinize. Unfortunately, “Innovation Math” is not so straight-forward. The inputs are not always easily quantifiable, and the outputs are most certainly difficult to comprehend or validate. Even more troubling is that some of the outputs do not directly correlate to the numbers that matter… revenue, profit, cost savings, market growth, customer satisfaction, etc. So what is a company to do? We’ll find out during this session.

#8 How to Create an Innovation Portfolio with the Largest Impact for your Company - Lorrie Vogel, Former VP Material Science and Innovation, Nike

It takes a lot of effort to push any new innovation out to commercialization; the Initiative has to be worth the effort. Discover proven techniques used to quantify and score early innovations to weed out the duds and push forward the most impactful programs.

#9 Creating a Dynamic Innovation Program. 5 Simple Steps that Make it Work - Karen Tilstra, PhD. Co-founder & Inventor, Florida Hospital Innovation Lab, (FHIL) 

Have you noticed most businesses today claim Innovation as a top priority; yet, few companies are actually innovative. A recent HBR study showed that 94% of executives claim their companies fail to innovate. A staggering fact, since we know that innovation is the only way companies stay relevant, outperform the competition, and maintain customer loyalty. The good news is, Innovation doesn’t have to remain elusive. Join this roundtable to hear how 5 'simple’ strategies could ignite innovation within your company or department.

4:15pm - 4:25pm 10 mins
Welcome Chairperson
  • Braden Kelley - Creator of Change Planning Toolkit™, Author, "Charting Change" & "Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire"
4:25pm - 5:00pm 35 mins
Info
KEYNOTE: Workplace Design: Creating an Environment Where Innovation Thrives
  • Melissa Steach - Human Factors & Ergonomics Specialist, Herman Miller

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
6:00pm - 6:05pm 5 mins
End of Day One