This is a session at Innov8rs Austin, 4-5 December 2019

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Innovation Skills Bootcamp: Going Back to the Basics

Do you have the professional skills needed to survive and thrive in a rapidly changing world? Are you ready for the workplace of the future? It’s sink or swim!

The workplace of the 21st century requires a new set of skills based in creativity, agility, and customer-centricity. In this exciting, interactive session, you’ll build and understand a foundational skill set of core innovation skills that are a must-have for any 21st-century employee. We’ll focus on three core innovation skills —Questioning, Connecting, and Experimenting— drawn from the innovation methodologies of design thinking, creativity research and lean startup, respectively.

The session will combine teaching with hands-on/interactive exercises designed to stimulate the audience and give them a strong foundation for reinforcing the tools and mindsets of innovation within their own organizations.

Josh Cohen

Managing Partner at GIANT Innovation

Joshua Cohen is a Manager Partner at GIANT Innovation where he leverages his years of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, and adviser to give large organizations the tools and know how they need to move and act with speed, agility, and creativity.
Joshua has deep roots in technology-intensive sectors, having founded and built startups in both Europe and the U.S., including Germany-based iPharro, a spinoff of Germany’s world-renowned Fraunhofer Organization, and NYC-based Ganxy. He is the former co-head of US investments for SevenVentures, the venture capital division of one of Germany’s largest media companies.

Through many years of international work and living, he’s developed a deep global network and continues to advise a variety of startups, accelerators and companies all over the world. A fluent German speaker, he is responsible for all of GIANT’s European practices. He serves as an adjunct professor at the European School of Management and Technology where he teaches entrepreneurship. Joshua is a graduate of Princeton University with an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and additional studies at the University of Cologne.