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May 9-11, 2017
Seaport World Trade Center Boston,

Turning Ideas into Market Winning Strategies

Let’s get beyond the idea. FEI takes you through the entire innovation process- from ideation through to execution. You’ll get the tips you need for creating fast, agile & opportunistic innovation teams needed to turn a great idea into a market winning product, services, or experience.

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Overcome pervasive barriers to scalable, repeatable innovation at FEI.

FEI: Front End of Innovation is the leading conference that senior level R&D, Innovation, and Product Development executives rely on to thwart the growing threat of disruption by non-traditional competitors. Large organizations are under fire to be more agile and opportunistic in their approach to innovation, adaptation, and disruption. That's why the FEI works with the innovation community to design a curriculum focused on helping you systematically tackle the innovation process- from ideation through execution- in order to capture immense innovation

FEI covers the entire innovation spectrum from ideation through execution

Rapid Product Development

With tightening budgets and shrinking timelines, it’s time to stop talking and start building. These sessions are designed to help R&D and Product Development executives think beyond current product development models by employing design thinking early on in the process, using experimentation to reduce the cost of failure, and understanding the latest technologies available for prototyping.

Customer Centric Innovation

Users are key driving factors in the market success or failure of new products and services. These sessions focus on going beyond traditional insights and integrating customers intensively into the innovation process for market-oriented innovation wins.

Open Innovation & New Partnering Ecosystems

Many large organizations assume that the most promising startups will find them- and be eager to partner. But the world of partnerships has changed completely, and traditional companies must explore and embrace new ecosystems for open collaboration and catalyze connected innovation at your organization.

Culture & Leadership

The common thread across all innovative organizations lies in strong leadership, high performing teams, and an environment that empowers, promotes, and accelerates the development of leaders as people. These sessions help you transform from a process driven corporate office into a collaborative and creative solutions center by concentrating on people rather than processes.

Business Model Innovation

Feeling unprepared as nimble disruptors come in and force your company to rethink everything? Business model innovation can be a powerful way to breakthrough, but in reality, many conventional business models today often effectively impede innovation. The ability to invent and implement new business models is what truly separates leading companies from followers.

Strategy, Management & Execution

Behind every genius idea, there is a whole host of work and execution that needs to happen to make that idea profitable. Put simply: Without the successful integration of ideas at the back end, innovation doesn’t happen. These sessions focus on building a system and process to continually drive repeatable, sustainable innovation.

Inspiring You at FEI

FEI connects you with today’s most innovative companies to inspire new ideas in your business.

Watch the Latest InnoView Webinar: How Exponential Thinking is Changing the Role of Corporate Innovators

In our latest InnoView session, Yuri van Geest, Co-author, Exponential Organizations and Keynote presenter at the 2016 Corporate Intrapreneur Summit, and Anthony Ferrier, CEO, Culturevate, talk about this changing business environment and the impact on corporate innovatiors and the intrapreneurs that they look to engage.