This is a session at Innov8rs Miami, 20 – 21 February 2019

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Creating A Culture Of Innovation In One Of America's Largest Bureaucracies - The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

Large bureaucracies create their own momentum, and that rarely helps promote innovation.  In today’s environment, companies that make small, incremental changes risk finding themselves at great strategic risk, but how do we create a culture of innovation in large organizations?  In a constantly changing environment, an organization must quickly and accurately forecast the future operating environment and identify the risks and opportunities in that future.  In this session, we will discuss successes, failures and some specific processes and metrics  that has transformed Joint Special Operations Command into the innovation leader within the Department of Defense.

Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Churchill

Deputy Director of Innovation, Joint Special Operations Command at United States Army

Ed leads a team tasked with understanding the implications of the rapid proliferation of technology, both commercial and military, on the future operating environment in which US Special Operations Forces will be conducting missions and identifying innovative solutions to maintain strategic competitive advantage.  The team is deeply involved in emerging technologies, advanced research and development efforts, and innovative integration of existing technology to bring increased capabilities and capacity to the Operator on the ground in the shortest time possible.

Prior to his position at JSOC, Ed was at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey as a program manager, Army Research Lab as an engineer working at NASA Glenn Research Center and has multiple combat deployments. Ed earned a BS in mechanical engineering from San Diego State University and a MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.  He is a father of four and an avid ultrarunner, which accounts for the constant bags under the eyes…