Innovation Talent Can 3x Your Business Results. Are You Using Yours?

Learning Lab with

Suzan Briganti & Rainer Petek

CEO & Founder at Swarm Vision | Strategic Advisor & Keynote Speaker

15 September 2022, 09:00 - 15:30 CEST

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About the session

Why do serial innovators achieve success over and over? The team at Swarm Vision wondered that, too. They conducted the world’s largest study of serial, successful innovators to find out.

In this workshop, you’ll engage in an active, playful way to learn about the 8 innovation talents in yourself and others. You’ll collaborate with peers to experience these skills in action, the impact of having, or of lacking, these talents on your teams. And you’ll get a quick peek into how innovation leaders leverage these 8 talents in their people. Hint: your workforce is loaded with them!

Learn how to build stronger teams and accelerate transformation in your organization by leveraging the innovation talents already in your workforce. 

About the speaker

Suzan grew up in Silicon Valley since before it was called that. During her early career, Suzan played a key role in many industry firsts: from the first internet-enabled consumer electronics, to the first female sexual desire drug; and ten successful new consumer packaged goods products. Suzan has founded three successful start-ups: an eponymous fashion accessories brand; an innovation consultancy called Totem; and now Swarm Vision, the innovation system that drives rapid innovation results in large enterprises, with the workforce you already have. Swarm is used by Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies to transform themselves for the innovation age. Suzan earned the DIVA Designer of the Year Award for her fashion start-up, several patents, and won HR Tech Product of the Year for the Swarm Innovation Profiler. Suzan represents the United States on TC 56,000, Innovation Management standards.

Rainer Petek, born 1965 in Klagenfurt/Austria, started climbing at the age of 16. At the early age of 19 he climbed the famous north face of the Grandes Jorasses, over the notorious Walker-Spur. Rainer Petek was a temporary officer for four years in a high mountain unit of the Austrian Armed Forces and was appointed the youngest “Heeresbergführer” (military mountain guide) of the Second Austrian Republic in 1987. He then founded his first company, high life Alpinsport. As a professional mountain guide Rainer Petek led clients into the mountains for more than 12 years. In the 1990s he was one of the few mountain guides who were able to master extremely difficult climbing tours with clients, such as the "Don Quijote" in VI+ degree on the 900 meter high south face of the Marmolada. He led groups up to 6000m in the Himalayas and climbed even sport climbing routes in 9th degree of difficulty on the UIAA scale.

Rainer Petek is Master of Science in Organizational Development and founding partner of 3U Leaders, a consultancy based in Salzburg, Austria. Since 1998 he has been supporting global companies in challenging situations and phases of change, in innovation projects and the development of new forms of leadership and collaboration. He continuously observes and analyzes particularly innovative companies and, through his network in Silicon Valley, always has his finger on the pulse. Rainer Petek lives with his wife and two daughters near Lake Chiemsee in Bavaria, Germany. Rainer Petek is the author of several books and publications. He has taught Leadership and Change Management as a lecturer at universities and colleges, such as the Executive MBA program at Danube University Krems or Griffith University in Brisbane/Australia.

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