2020 Virtual Annual Conference - Building a Global Technology Innovation Network

Starting in 2007, John Deere transformed from a single corporate R&D center NA to a global network of technology innovation centers supporting innovation and capability-building in each of the key geographies where the company had business. A critical value of this effort was to support global innovation initiatives, provide region support for business units around the world, and to tap into the global R&D technology innovation resources . This session will share the approach used to developing this global organization and lessons-learned from the perspective of center directors who were part of the of building this global R&D network.