The roundtables give you the opportunity to play an active role in finding solutions to innovation challenges. During these expert, led roundtables you will have the opportunity to exchange ideas and work together to find solutions. Take minute to choose a session then join the conversation Monday, 23 October 2017, 4:00 PM.
#1- Eliminating Fear Factors: Focusing on the Benefits of Change to Align Internal Stakeholders
Navin Kunde, Clorox R&D, Open Innovation Team, The Clorox Company
Innovation initiatives can be challenging in most corporations because they upend the status quo and introduce inefficiencies. It goes against human nature to sacrifice short-term gain for long-term gain, and the natural tendency is to resist innovation. Therefore, it is important for innovators to understand the extent of disruption their stakeholders face (or fear), and strategies that can be used to align internal stakeholders.
#2 - Curating the Right Team to Accelerate your Innovation Programs
Tapan Kikani, Holy Redeemer Health System
An innovative environment is more than a bunch of creative people in a room. Learn how to curate the perfect team for driving innovation and determine the best recipe for developing internal competency for innovation.
#3 - Creating a Mindset of Driving Innovation & Accelerating Opportunities
Janette Suh Edelstein, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
Many organizations struggle with how to foster an innovative culture and deliver to market. This session will focus on ways to encourage and nurture a culture that is passionate and empowered to think innovation and disrupt the familiar.
#4 - A Disruptor’s Perspective
Rachel Antalek, Vice President, Concept Innovation, Starbucks
This session approaches the topic of prioritization through the lens of disruptive or break-through innovation. How can a company ensure a balance between “closer-in” innovations with clear business value, and longer-range breakthrough innovations with uncertain outcomes? Together we’ll tackle how different types of innovations require different prioritization metrics, ensuring true disruptions aren’t deprioritized before they have a chance to prove themselves.
#5 - Collaboration Wins: Great cultures start with great people-
Rhyan Truett, Director of Innovation Lab Operations, Philadelphia Sixers Innovation Lab Crafted by Kimball
At the Sixers Innovation Lab Crafted by Kimball, we are incorporating the Philadelphia 76ers core values to create strong cultures within our portfolio of companies, and a collaborative culture for the Innovation Lab. Great cultures start with great people, which is why we always start with the team when assessing applicants. This session focuses on finding the right people to lead and fostering a culture to help them succeed.
#6 - Removing Barriers: How to launch and scale new innovations, by helping companies get out of their own way
Lorrie Vogel, Former Vice President, Material Sciences and Innovation, Nike
Many companies struggle with scaling innovations. This session will focus on how to keep innovations moving through the pipeline. How to identify the pitfalls, remove the barriers, and keeps innovations on track.
#7 - Managing Relationships around Slow Innovation
Sam Ford, Research Affiliate, MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing
Come discover how organizations build internal expertise at managing external relationships around supporting sustained “slow innovation”. Learn what works well and what doesn’t.
#8 - Innovation Starts at the Top
Len Ferman, Adjunct Professor of Management, University of North Florida
The trademark of an innovative company is that they have visionary leaders who drive and demand innovation in their companies. Companies with an active engagement of top management are the most successful at innovation. In most organizations, senior stakeholders are often focused on optimizing the status quo and only passively involved in the innovation process. Join Len as he discusses how to ensure that senior stakeholders are involved in the innovation process at your organization.
#9 - How do Mature Businesses Innovate in an Exponential Age?
Anthony Ferrier, CEO, Culturevate
With exponential technologies and new business systems disrupting every industry sector, how do established organizations innovate and compete? Let’s discuss some case studies, approaches and activities that are drive change.
#10 - Prevent Your Innovation Function from Getting Shelved
Tom Rideout, Ph.D., Former Vice President, Innovation, AAA
Innovation teams and initiatives, on average, have relatively short lives compared to other endeavors, yet short-term results are rarely what triggers the formation of an innovation function. Join Tom as he talks about the events that precipitate the end of an initiative and learn how to better prepare and effectively guide your business.
#11 – A Spotlight on Digital Tracking: Deeper Insight into Media Measurement, Path-to-Purchase & Digital Behaviors
Mark Simon, Managing Director, Toluna
With consumers using an ever-increasing number of digital and social channels, brands looking for behavioral insights are moving past traditional Q&A research formats and into passive digital tracking. By measuring actual behaviors across multiple devices, they’re able to build a stronger and more accurate reflection of consumers’ lives, media consumption, path-to-purchase and more. This session will focus on how taking a more innovative, digital approach to research can allow you to measure actual behavior and marry it to “claimed” behavior for a deeper, richer picture of how individual consumers are acting.
#12 – Is Innovation without Outcomes an Oxymoron?
Karen Tilstra, PhD., Co-founder & Inventor, Florida Hospital Innovation Lab, (FHIL)
Do we really understand outcomes? Do all innovation projects HAVE to produce stellar outcomes to be considered valuable or viable? Join this roundtable discussion to hear how others manage and view outcomes. Come prepared to share your Innovation outcomes stories the good, bad and ugly.
#13 Fostering Ownership & Alignment: The Key to Overcoming Resistance to Change
Howard Tiersky, CEO, FROM The Digital Transformation Agency
The core of innovation is transformation, and yet human psychology naturally resists change...creating a conundrum for leaders. At our Innovation Loft in NYC companies from Facebook to Macys come to gain executive alignment around digital transformation and other innovation programs. Learn a few of our secrets to gain alignment across diverse constituents and share your own challenges and solutions.