Level Up Your Innovation Leadership for a Smoother Digital Transformation
These are a few of the breakout sessions at the IRI Annual Conference that can assist you in enhancing your innovation leadership for a more seamless digital transformation. Register now to learn about the latest.
Reducing Uncertainty in Breakthrough and Transformational Opportunities Through Ecosystem Immersion
Mark Putnam, NewEdge, and Margaret Pafford, Lubrizol
Hear how ecosystem immersion helped Lubrizol Corporation navigate breakthrough and transformational growth opportunities. You’ll discover how the company accelerated buy-in, reduced uncertainty, increased confidence and drove action—and how you can achieve some of these outcomes at your organization.
The Human Side of Digital Transformation
Brant Cooper, Moves the Needle
Explore the steps to becoming a RAD organization: resilient to endless disruptions, aware of changing customer needs and dynamically able to change course to create real value. You’ll take away inspiration and practical, actionable advice on how to kickstart and accelerate meaningful change inside your organization.
Register for the Annual Conference
Streamlining your digital transformation is just one reason to attend the IRI Annual Conference. You’ll also examine the future of innovation through the lens of supply chain, Industry 4.0, sustainability and more. Register today to reserve your place.
As an IRI member, you can use a complimentary registration to attend. Contact Gary Schiffres at GSchiffres@nam.org to claim this member benefit.
3 Weeks Left Until Shaping Innovations Leaders Program!
They understand the importance of seeing the world from outside their walls. Participants learn from their peers and competitors as much as from the world leading faculty. Case studies and group work are primary value providers from this course at the highest ranked business school in the world when it comes to developing leadership and this course takes the best of the best to train your high potentials as leaders, while teaching them how to communicate and work with other business functions at your company. It’s like a "mini-MBA" program for rising stars in the innovation world.
Team members acquire the skills needed to successfully manage large projects.
They learn the same vocabulary, needs and constraints as other "MBAs" in the organization.
More new products make it to market because my managers learn how to communicate across the organization.
The course brings together an impressive group of up-and-coming innovators to exchange ideas and gain fresh perspective. The networks formed with peers last a lifetime. The networks formed with peers last a lifetime.
Kellogg’s top-notch instructors cover topics ranging from marketing, legal, production, finance and more.
The workshop is designed to help aspiring innovation leaders create a culture of innovation, where employees are encouraged to think creatively, share ideas, and take calculated risks. Creative individuals often work on innovative and cutting-edge projects, which require them to challenge the status quo. Establish an environment where innovation is recognized, rewarded, and integrated into the organization’s values and goals.
The workshop will cover the challenges of managing creative people, hiring and retention, and employee engagement, and we will also open a conversation regarding how to manage people using recent technologies. One example: Chat GPT requires careful planning, implementation, and ongoing monitoring to ensure its effective and secure use.
his four-hour workshop is led by Jim Euchner, Martha Collins, and Spencer Pugh – about 90 years of innovation leadership experience – and the session is packed with personal stories highlighting key principles. The workshop is appropriate for anyone wanting to be a better innovation leader and those aspiring to lead innovation.
Presenters: Martha J. Collins, PhD, Chief Technology Officer, Harbison Walker International (HWI). Dr. Collins has 33 years’ experience as an innovator in the chemical, refractory, and oil and gases industries. She has worked in research and development organizations leading innovation teams developing and acquiring new products, platforms, and technologies.
Jim Euchner, PhD, Partner, Outside Insight Consulting, LLC. Dr. Jim Euchner is Visiting Professor at Aston Business School (UK) and Editor in Chief of Research-Technology Management. In his consulting practice, he helps companies to implement businesses enabled by emerging technologies, including AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), automation, and predictive analytics.
Spencer Pugh, PhD, Principal, Prospect Ridge Consulting, LL. Dr. Spencer Pugh is an executive with over 40 years of experience in technology development, product commercialization, and business management.
Broaden your knowledge of innovation management and learn the practical aspects of key innovation topics in our two-part i101 Bootcamp. You can apply your newly acquired knowledge quickly to create more value for your organization and springboard your professional advancement.
Please join us for one or both sessions. You do not need to take Part 1 to take Part 2.
i101 Bootcamp Part 1 — Essential Tools for Managing Innovation Wednesday, May 17, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Get an introduction to managing corporate innovation as you learn traditional and contemporary tools and techniques.
Understand design methods and customer insight
Master idea generation and open innovation
Explore risk management
Discover Stage-Gate methodology and Voice of the Customer
Increase your knowledge of lean startup
i101 Bootcamp Part 2 — Organizational Issues in Managing Innovation Friday, May 19, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Gain a broader perspective on innovation as you explore the challenges of leading as a new manager
Identify innovation hurdles and how to address them
Gain strategies for building support for your ideas
Discover best practices for managing creative people
Find out how to overcome organizational resistance
Leave with insights on improved portfolio management
Meet the Presenters This Bootcamp is facilitated by Jim Euchner and Spencer Pugh. Euchner is an honorary professor at Aston Business School (UK) and editor in chief of Research-Technology Management, a peer-reviewed journal. Pugh is an executive with 35 years of experience in technology development, product commercialization and business management.