This is a session at Innov8rs Connect – Talents & Teams, 14-15 May 2020

Why You Need Bruce Lee to Lead Your Corporate Innovation Program

If you are embarking on the development of a Corporate Innovation Program or looking to improve an existing one, then you need a “Bruce Lee” leading your initiative. Bruce Lee is best known as a brilliant martial artist, movie star and global icon.

To those who look beneath the surface, they quickly learn that Bruce was a true innovator who created his own style of martial arts and is considered to be the “Father of MMA.” He was a passionate and inspiring teacher who brought people together from different backgrounds to achieve common goals, and overcame barriers ranging from financial difficulties to traditionalists who defiantly opposed the change that he represented. Most importantly, he delivered success with his innovations, leadership and perseverance in the form of box office success, a loyal global fan base and an indelible positive mark on society.

Bruce demonstrated the skills that every innovation leader should possess and overcame the challenges that every innovation leader will face on their journey to deliver on the promises of innovation. In this session, Lee Huang, who has led innovation programs at several industry-leading organizations, will discuss more about what we can learn from Bruce Lee and also share his practical experiences and learnings.

Lee Huang

Product Leader/Advisor

Lee is a innovation and product leader who has designed award-winning digital products, created innovation programs and delivered transformative business solutions at leading organizations including NBC Universal, Barnes&Noble, Pepsi and Nielsen Media (Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, and AdWeek). He loves living at the intersection between business and technology, and specializes in delivering on the promises of innovation by accelerating the use of emerging technologies, relentlessly focusing on customers and breaking through organizational barriers.

Currently, Lee advises early-stage ventures and F500 companies on product design, innovation, emerging technologies and growth strategies. He also mentors startups. He is President of the Internet Strategy Forum, a non-profit professional association for senior Internet leaders and entrepreneurs, and speaks regularly at industry events about innovation and emerging technologies such as AI and augmented reality. Lee graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Computer Science.

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