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Innovation ROI Best Practices: IRI Project Update

Return on innovation investment (R2I or ROI2) measures how effectively a company can achieve profitability from R&D expenditures. Innovation is key to business growth and success, but new ideas also come with risks costs, which must be evaluated against potential gains.


Webinar

Managing Innovation and R&D

12/05/2022

Greg Lemmon et al.

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Digital Transformation Community Thought Leader Interview: Don Kinard, Lockheed Martin

Join IRI’s Lee Green as she interviews Dr. Don Kinard, Senior Fellow, Production Operations, at Lockheed Martin. The focus of their discussion will be on digital twins: Defining digital twins; Use cases at Lockheed Martin; Building trust in digital twins and their capabilities; Creating and maintaining the infrastructure needed for effective digital twins, especially in legacy companies; and Maintaining cybersecurity while using digital twins.


Audio Presentation/Podcast

Digital Innovation, Leading Innovation Organizations

11/18/2022

Lee Green et al.

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Digital Transformation Community Thought Leader Interview: Sean Bruce (Hess) and Perezam Takouda (Cargill)

IRI honors Veterans Day with this fantastic panel of veterans brought together to discuss: Barriers that impede a smooth transition from military to civilian employment; Key skills that are developed in the military; Ways that veterans’ experience can help them in industry roles; and Steps that organizations can take to make themselves more attractive to veterans.


Audio Presentation/Podcast

Digital Innovation, Leading Innovation Organizations

11/10/2022

Sean Bruce et al.

Research

Research Roundtable: Digital Knowledge Management

With increased turnover, companies must work quicker than ever before to capture knowledge employees have gained over a few years or entire careers.  Join fellow innovation leaders as they discuss ways they are working to capture this knowledge and the digital tools that are enabling this to be done more effectively and efficiently.


Webinar

Knowledge Management, Culture

11/08/2022

Innovation Research Interchange

Research

Research Roundtable: Improving Morale and Motivation

The COVID-19 pandemic, so-called ‘Great Resignation’, and supply chain issues have led to significant changes in the day-to-day work of innovation and R&D practitioners. Morale is always a key concern for management, but these changes have in some cases had a huge impact on how employees feel about their roles and their ability to function in them. This roundtable is an opportunity to discuss concerns and learn how other IRI members are tackling this key issue.It will be the first step in a new IRI research project that will identify best practices in improving R&D workplace morale and motivation.


Webinar

Culture, Leading Innovation Organizations, Trends

10/31/2022

Daniel A. Abramowicz et al.

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IRI DEI Thought Leader Interview – Brennon Marcano, Chief Executive Officer: The National GEM Consortium

IRI’s Lee Green interviews Brennon Marcano, CEO of the National GEM Consortium. The GEM Fellows program aims to increase the participation of underrepresented groups at the master’s and doctoral levels in engineering and science. Learn about how the GEM Consortium is increasing diversity in industry and academia and the ways that they match fellows with the right organizations to maximize success.


Audio Presentation/Podcast

Leading Innovation Organizations, Talent Management, Organizational Vision

10/20/2022

Lee Green et al.

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Research Roundtable: R&D in the ‘New Normal’ 10-18-22

IRI and Babson College have teamed up to conduct a longitudinal study on the impact that the coronavirus pandemic is having on R&D and innovation management. The project will focus on the following areas: 1) Impact on R&D effectiveness​ R&D execution: Delivering value ​ Maintaining R&D organizational culture and employee engagement ​ 2) Managing R&D remotely ​ Maintaining and developing R&D knowledge and expertise in the long term Join us for quarterly discussions and updates on the research. Contact Lee Green or Matthew Dorocak to receive an invitation.


Presentation

Managing Innovation and R&D, Trends

10/18/2022

Gina O'Connor et al.

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2022 Digital Futures Conference – From Engineers to Programmers – How Porsche is Building Internal Capabilities for Digital Transformation

With the company’s efforts in building up software capabilities to complement its outstanding cars, Porsche also needs to increase digital literacy among its highly-skilled employees. As part of the keynote, Jan will share how software affects different parts of the organization and what Porsche does to attract talent and upskill employees further to complement the […]


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Digital Innovation, Employee Innovation, Knowledge Management

10/13/2022

Jan Burchhardt et al.

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2022 Digital Futures Conference – Bridging the Digital Skills Gap

We too often talk of disruption as binary events that appear unexpectedly. But disruption is a process that happens when organizational strategies are misaligned with the future. These emerging market forces often send executives into narrow, defensive stances. But disruption restructures the landscape and opens new areas of growth. Disruption should serve as a catalyst […]


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Knowledge Management, Digital Innovation, Disruptive Innovation

10/13/2022

Kathryn Brohman

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2022 Digital Futures Conference – The Challenges and Lessons Learned from Continuous Digital Transformation

Digital represents all evolving and new ecosystems centered on customers—yet how will our transactional driven organizational cultures react beyond the rationale of adoption? While digital transformation initiatives have set objectives, the pressures of employee reskilling and adaptation to process changes have altered leadership requirements. This session will examine a timeline of multiple digital transformation case […]


Presentation

Digital Innovation, Culture, Disruptive Innovation

10/13/2022

Mark Dangelo

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2022 Digital Futures Conference – Putting People First in Implementing Transformation in Operations

Jerry Grunewald leads the Digital Plant of the Future effort for INVISTA, one of the largest manufacturers of engineering polymers with 13 global sites.  Now in Year 4 of this Transformation effort, Jerry will share how his team has leveraged the insight of co-presenter Jerry Kane’s work (author of The Technology Fallacy) on how people, not […]


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Digital Innovation, Culture, Employee Innovation

10/13/2022

Jerry Grunewald et al.

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2022 Digital Futures Conference – How Data Can Make Better Leaders

There is volumes of research that attempts to define effective leadership and many more that demonstrate the impact of poor leadership on employee engagement and retention. In a recent study, we found that leaders who had the highest employee engagement and strongest results were those who regularly asked for feedback and leveraged data for continuous […]


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Digital Innovation, Foresight, Innovation Metrics

10/13/2022

Dr. Fiona Jamison