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

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Employee Innovation Challenge: How Procter & Gamble Harnessed the Power of It’s People

Working in a big company has it’s opportunities, and it’s challenges for employees. New employees join the company with visions of how they can change the world for the better. They find quickly that they are encouraged to focus solely on prescribed business priorities, and may feel like they don’t have a voice in the future of the company. Seasoned employees often change roles within the company, which is great for personal development, but scatters historical business knowledge- resulting in lost expertise and sometimes “re-inventing the wheel”.

Amy is a founder and architect of the P&G Ventures Employee Innovation Challenge, and she and her team sought to solve these key cultural challenges while sourcing ideas for P&G’s next billion-dollar brand. In this session, learn about the process of creating an intrapreneur program for one of the world’s largest consumer products companies: the challenges, the watch-outs, the successes, and how the program is evolving over time.

Amy Parrott

Co-Founder of the Procter & Gamble Ventures Innovation Challenge

P&G’er, Artist, Intrapreneur,  DIY Diva, Frugalista, Eternal Optimist.

Amy found her spark through improving the lives of others: consumers, customers and employees. Amy loves the dance of uncovering the gap between consumer needs and creative business solutions.

13 years at Procter & Gamble in Consumer Research and Market Knowledge with the past 5 years spent in Procter & Gamble Ventures specializing in uncovering whitespace opportunities and unmet jobs to be done.

Co-Founder of the Procter & Gamble Ventures Innovation Challenge, inviting employees to submit, build upon, and vote upon ideas for P&G’s future product portfolio.