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

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Startup Collaboration: Exchanging Ideas and Experiences

Large, established companies are finding startups to be a rich source of technology possibilities and a testbed for emerging needs. However, startup collaboration is still very much a nascent trend and most large companies are on the steep part of the learning curve. This is an ideal moment for these companies to be sharing their early experiences and learning from each other.  Brian Christian from The Inovo Group will facilitate a discussion to surface the successes, failures and learnings that corporate participants are accumulating as they venture more deeply into startup collaboration.

Brian Christian

Managing Partner at The Inovo Group

Brian Christian is a co-Founder and Managing Partner of The Inovo Group, a 17-year old strategic innovation consulting firm. Inovo helps large companies find success in getting beyond incremental, sustaining innovation through three types of projects – future visioning, strategic opportunity creation and innovation system design-build.

Previously, Brian was Vice President of Global Product Development at Whirlpool Corporation. Brian also spent five years in general management consulting at Booz & Company (PwC) and eight years in the petrochemical industry with UOP (Honeywell) and Engelhard (BASF). Brian holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Michigan and an MBA from the University of Chicago.