Weekly Member Update - Monday, September 28, 2020

Don't miss these exciting speakers at the Virtual Digital Futures 2020 Conference!

and more!


i101 Workshop: Organizational Issues in Managing Innovation: 4 spots left!

Explore the challenges of leading innovation as a new manager, including how to build support for your ideas, how to manage creative people, how to overcome organization resistance, and portfolio management. Both parts will feature practical illustrations based on the real-world experiences of the instructors. The course will present participants with a broader perspective on innovation and help them to apply this newly acquired knowledge quickly in order to create more value for their organizations. Note, that while the two parts of this course have some themes in common, neither is required for the other, and they can be taken independently.

Virtual i101 Organizational Issues in Managing Innovation, taking place on September 30th, from 1-5 PM, will cover:

  • The challenges to innovation and how to address them
  • Building support for your ideas
  • Managing creative people
  • Overcoming organizational resistance
  • Portfolio management

Register now before this Workshop sells out!


RSVP to these IRI member exclusive virtual sessions on leading an innovation team in the "new normal:"

The Bridge of JOY for Your Innovation Team - How Effective Leadership Enables Joy in the Workplace
Friday, Oct 2, 2:00 PM (ET)
Amanda Parker, CEO of eNthusaProve
Monday, Oct 5, 2:00 PM (ET)
Tia Benson Tolle & Nyle Miyamoto, Boeing
Elevate Others to Elevate Others™️ - New Directions for New Normals in a World with COVID-19
Friday, Oct 9, 11:00 AM (ET)
Roger Wolkoff
Discussion Panel: Industry Perspectives - Balancing Work Remotely and in the Lab
Friday, Nov 20, 12:00 PM (ET)
Lou Gritzo, FM Global; Lee Clark-Sellers, Cornerstone Building Brands; Julie Williams-Byrd, NASA Langley

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In the beginning of the week, Microsoft announced something that, at first blush, sounds so cool, until you start to break it down. A dedicated video device for Teams meetings, a whopping 85 inches for display in a conference room or hospital corridor, so large everyone could see it, and be seen. No longer would we have to fiddle around with the laptop or phone. Just gather in front of the TV and click the touchscreen.
Researchers have reported hopeful results from an early clinical trial of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by a team from from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Johnson & Johnson. The company announced earlier this week it has moved forward to field test what could be a the first single-shot vaccine for the virus in a third and final phase clinical trial.
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