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Why Are Very Few Large Companies Successful with Disruptive Innovations?
Wesley J. Howe School of Technology Management, Stevens Institute of Technology
Variations on a Theme: Innovating for Growth
Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future
MIT Media Lab
An inspirational thought leader in the healthcare industry, Shawn has a proven record of gaining confidence from key executives, stakeholders, peers, and employees at all levels. He believes that disruption and innovation isn’t work – it’s a lifestyle.
Clay Christensen spoke about the problem with disruptive innovation at our second FEI conference in 2004. Academics, consultants and large company business
development gurus have all tried to find a solution. In addition, this has been a continuing theme at our conference. However, few companies other than Amazon
have been successful. What are the missing puzzle pieces, why can’t we solve this problem and what can you do about it?”
In the merger of the century, DowDuPont brought together the portfolios of Dow and DuPont, two innovative, science-based companies that hold leadership positions in the Agriculture, Materials Science and Specialty Products industries. With evolution comes both challenges and opportunities as they set course to be more competitive and well-equipped for science driven, profitable, long-term growth. Chief Technology Officers of DuPont and Corteva Agriscience™ pull the curtain back on their transformation comparing and contrasting their approaches to innovation and how they are upping its game.
Solver teams are tech entrepreneurs solving the world’s most challenging problems.
There is no magic to fix a bad project. Often the root cause is due to an internal saboteur. The form it takes is the lack of participation with management. Explore what works and what does not work and how to make it about the project or the organization as opposed to making it personal.
Speakers to be announced.
Have you ever struggled to get stakeholders to dance with your data? Have you ever tried to secure extra budget money to chase down an idea but could not get buy-in from the financial gatekeeper? Have you ever attempted to influence the behavior of a colleague or family member only to secure deeper levels of resistance? If so, then this is a workshop for you Journey through the intersection of “science and art“ as you explore why/how cutting-edge brain science, when tethered to the art of masterful storytelling, serves to optimize your ability to influence behaviors, inspire others to action, and in the end, make a transformational impact on others (personally and professionally).
To survive the future, individuals and organizations must first change their perspectives. This requires dispensing longtime assumptions about governing institutions. Where earlier generations may have prized stability and authority, today we must be restless and dynamic. Ito reveals his framework for updating one’s approach to technological change. He argues that in the new world, organizations should value risk, disobedience and diversity rather than a more traditional corporate ethos of hierarchy and respect for experience. This may come with difficulties for some companies and institutions, but Ito contends that it is the only way to survive the proverbial “whiplash” of a universe in constant flux.