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.
The Journey of 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.