Pre Annual Conference Workshops

When: 
Monday June 04, 2018 8:00am5:00pm
Where: 
Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Sign up for optional workshops offered before our Annual Conference on June 4th from 8am-5pm.

 

Lean Project Management

Workshop participants focus on the following topics: 1) Why innovation is important in all industries, services and processes; 2) the lean principles that take an idea to a successful product; 3) examples and case studies of successful implementations, and 4) how to engage the people in the transformation. This session will include hands-on exercises to explain concepts, such as quick learning cycles, minimum viable products, and how to fail fast and often. The workshop is led by Norbert Majerus, Lean Champion and author of Lean-Driven Innovation: Powering Product Development at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Instruction by: Norbert Majerus, Author and Lean Champion

 

Roles for Strategic Innovation

The IRI has sponsored a multiphase study on the management practices associated with Breakthrough innovation that has occurred over three phases and twenty years. This workshop will focus on the learnings of the third phase, Institutionalizing Innovation through People. Participants will be introduced to a framework for designing innovation roles, and the logic behind it. They’ll assess their companies’ Innovation Maturity, with a special emphasis on Talent Management at the Senior, Platform, and Project levels. They’ll learn about specific Innovation roles, and the selection criteria needed to fill them.  They’ll assess themselves personally to find their closest fit to these roles. Development and retention mechanisms will also be addressed.

The workshop is led by Joanne Hyland, Co-Founder and President of the rInnovation Group, and former Vice President, New Venture Development, at Nortel Networks and Gina O’Connor, Professor of Marketing and Innovation Management and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The workshop is led by Joanne Hyland, Co-Founder and President of the rInnovation Group, and former Vice President, New Venture Development, at Nortel Networks and Gina O’Connor, Professor of Marketing and Innovation Management and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, the Lally School of Management, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  

Instruction by: Joanne HylandrInnovation Group & Gina O’Connor, Lally School of Managemnt at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 

What to do/not do in Digital

Is your firm trying to figure out what you should be doing in the realm of advances in digital?  From Manufacturing, to IoT to Product design to path to market – everything is changing.  The answers to where companies should and should not invest differ from firm to firm.  The R+D capabilities needed to win will also be specific to your firm.  The challenges however, are not.  Learn to unravel what your firm should do by taking a counterintuitive approach.  Do NOT start with digital.  This workshop will teach participants to solve the problem of relevancy by determining how to map the change onto your business; the challenge of density by creating digestible amounts of information about what is going on; and prepare for impact by designing scary and fairy tales for each element of change. Participants are then able to explore the interactions across the elements of change and discover the digital technologies that will be most relevant and critical to the firm’s future. Learn how to turn these insights into a practical roadmap for building the innovation portfolio and R+D capabilities.  The workshop is led by Dr. Pam Henderson, CEO, NewEdge and an IRI Subject Matter Expert on Building Long-Term R+D Strategy.

Instruction by: Mark Putnam & Andy Shafer, New Edge

 

Registration fee: $1,325