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The agenda.

Focus on whatever really matters to you at this moment.

There are three types of sessions you can join throughout the program. The content for these sessions is based on your and other participants’ input.

As participant, you share your challenges and set your goals based on what you want to get out (and contribute to) the program, in order to address actual issues. You aren’t forced to listen to some speaker on a stage, but you follow a customized agenda picking from a wide range of sessions. You make meaningful progress by actively engaging in small group conversations that leave you with actionable insights that you can put to work right away.

Expert Sessions

Some of the world’s foremost thought leaders and experts like Alexander Osterwalder, Rita McGrath and Scott Anthony (check them all below) available to answer your questions and work your challenges through interactive sessions.

Corporate Sessions

If you want, you can present your key challenge(s) and get unbiased and open feedback from peers in facilitated group calls. You can also share your approach, so that others learn from your successes, failures and anything in between.

Regional Group Sessions

If you’d like to discuss your learnings in your local language, or want to focus on specific topics and trends relevant to your region, you can join regional group sessions facilitated by curators.

Below you'll find an overview of Expert Sessions and Regional Sessions confirmed at this point, based on input so far. More sessions are added daily.

The full agenda and instructions for customizing your agenda as well as joining the sessions is available to participants after signup via the platform.

In the first week, you’ll join one or more facilitated peer group calls to connect with other participants matched by topics and/or regions.

Tuesday 21 July

16:00 SGT / 10:00 CEST
Learning Lab – 60 min

What Corporate Innovators Need to Do to Ensure Post-Crisis Growth

Frank Mattes

Founder and CEO at innovation-3. Author of Scaling Up Corporate Startups

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In the recent months, Frank has worked with more than 20 companies – European and global leaders in their industries – on working out the guardrails for post-crisis growth.

These companies state that three things need to be done: (1) Understand the New Normal and the opportunities; (2) Have a critical look at the business assumptions and the portfolio; (3) Select the corporate startups / ventures that should be accelerated.

This session provides you with the opportunity to sharpen your thinking and to exchange views with your peers. Frank will share his insights and facilitate small-group discussion on the subject.

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Learning Lab – 60 min

How to Take Lateral Shortcuts and Transform your Challenges into Tangible Opportunities

Nadine Meisel

Strategic Design & Innovation Consulting – Beyond the Box. Author of Lateral Shortcuts®

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ARE YOU …

… facing new challenges in your organisation or market?
… looking for non-obvious solutions or new opportunities?
… thinking about optimising your processes or resources?
… open to rethinking your strategy or reinventing yourself?
… willing to redefine your core business or product portfolio?
… ready to create your own success stories?

THEN …
Let Nadine Meisel inspire and guide you how to reframe and resolve challenges easily and transform them into tangible opportunities with her Lateral Shortcuts® approach.

LEARN TO …
• tackle your challenges by the roots
• think “outside the box” and beyond
• leverage non-obvious resources
• discover new opportunities
• optimise & “shortcut” everything

Wednesday 22 July

16:00 SGT / 10:00 CEST
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside Your Organization

Scott Anthony

Senior Partner at Innosight. Author of Dual Transformation

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Leaders have experimented with open innovation programs, corporate accelerators, venture capital arms, skunkworks, and innovation contests. They’ve trekked to Silicon Valley, Shenzhen, and Tel Aviv to learn from today’s hottest, most successful tech companies. Yet most would admit they’ve failed to create truly innovative cultures. There’s a better way. And it all starts with the power of habit.

In his latest book Eat, Sleep, Innovate, innovation expert Scott Anthony and his impressive team of coauthors use groundbreaking research in behavioral science to provide a first-of-its-kind playbook for empowering individuals and teams to be their most curious and creative–every single day.

Throughout the book, the authors reveal dozens of hacks and habits they’ve collected from workplaces across the globe that will unleash the natural innovator inside everyone. In addition to case studies of “normal organizations doing extraordinary things,” they provide readers with the tools to create their own hacks and habits, which they can then use to build and sustain their own models of a culture of innovation.

Join this Ask Me Anything to hear all about this from Scott and ask him any questions related to innovation culture.

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Ecosystems: Dreams & Details: Ask Me Anything: Bill Fischer

Professor of Innovation Management at IMD. Author of Reinventing Giants

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As we all rush rapidly into a future that is marked by its overwhelming unfamiliarity, the quest for new insights and ideas that we can work with will be a primary challenge for most organizations.

Most likely, such new ideas will found among potential partners that we have never considered in the past, and we will need to adopt new partnering approaches to catalyze such potential opportunities.

The growing popularity of ecosystems as a legitimate management choice for such situations promises a welcome source of abundant innovation ideas and scalable learning, but only if we take ecosystems seriously and recognize how different they are from conventional value-chains, and only if we are willing to make profound changes in our organizational architecture and leadership styles in order to find and engage with new ecosystem partners.

Hear from and join the conversation with Bill Fischer.

1:00pm PDT
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Western Canada

Rocky Ozaki

Thursday 23 July

16:00 SGT / 10:00 CEST
Trending Topic Talk – 60 min

The Winners of the Low Touch Economy

Nick de Mey

Insights Lead & Founding Partner at Board of Innovation

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We will talk about opportunities & white spaces to explore. We look at what companies can learn from other regions and from frontrunners of the Low Touch Economy.

Agenda:
– The current state of the Low Touch Economy
– How & where to find opportunities for growth
– Redesign of products & services
– Business model pivots

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

The Darker Side of Innovation: Innovation Fatigue, Innovation Stress, and the Innovation Crisis To Come

Alf Rehn

Professor of Innovation, Design, and Management at the University of Southern Denmark. Author of Innovation For The Fatigued.

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Innovation isn’t all fun and games, and professor Alf Rehn has dedicated himself to exploring the darker, more difficult sides of it. He has introduced notions such as “innovation fatigue”, written extensively on innovation stress, and discussed today’s and tomorrow’s innovation crises.

In this AMA, he is keen to discuss how companies can develop healthy innovation cultures, why mental health is an innovation issue, and why the slow pace of deep innovation can blind us to very real problems in contemporary innovation policy.

Alf never shies away from the more difficult issues, and revels in looking at the things others avoid – ask him anything!

22:00 CEST / 4pm EDT / 1pm PDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Ask Me Anything: Henrik Werdelin

Author of The Acorn Method. Founding Partner at Prehype. Founder at Bark.

Tuesday 28 July

16:00 SGT / 10:00 CEST
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

How is Covid Testing Companies’ Social Missions (And What Can Innovation Leaders Do About It?)

Ask Me Anyting with Anthony Ferrier

National Innovation Consulting Lead, KPMG Australia

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In recent years an increasing number and scope of organizations have been taking active social, environmental and political stances, in response to demand by their customers, and (more recently) investors. This has been a growing theme in recent years, but that was in boom times.

The question is, in a time of COVID do organizations continue to position themselves around these issues? And if yes, how does the new COVID environment impact those decisions and actions?

These positions are often taken by the very top of an organisation, have deep implications for an organization’s growth prospects and accordingly, present an exceptional opportunity for innovation leaders to support these new directions.

In this session, Anthony Ferrier (National Lead, KPMG Innovation Consulting) and Patrick McIntyre (Executive Director, Sydney Theatre Company) will discuss what has gotten us to this position, the impact of COVID, and the role innovation leaders can play in these actions. It will be an engaging conversation, around an interesting new development for innovation leaders that accounts for a changing environment. Join us!

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Psychological Safety for High Performance: AMA with Laura Delizonna

Executive Coach, International Speaker, Author on Psychological Safety.

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What differentiates high performing teams from average teams? They have psychological safety, which unlocks team members’ best thinking, ignites bold creativity, and elevates collaboration and the risk taking that leads to innovation.

The problem is that most leaders lack insight into their behaviors that foster and unintentionally undermine psychological safety.

This “How To” session aims to equip emerging and senior leaders with the tools to increase trust in 1:1 relationships, teams, and with superiors. Bring questions and challenges to creating trust, inclusion and belonging in diverse teams, positive conflict, repairing tense relationships, improving influence and collaboration, and managing up when you don’t feel adequate safety with a leader.

You will gain:
-Key behaviors that drive trust
-Understanding of the obstacles to psychological safety
-Tools for building trust in 1:1 relationships and teams
-The link between psychological safety and innovation

17:30 CEST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session North-Germany

Claudia David

22:00 CEST / 4pm EDT / 1pm PDT
Trending Topic Talk – 60 min

To Innovate for “Real”, You Must Disrupt the Core

Brant Cooper

NYT Bestselling Author; Keynote Speaker; The Startup Bluebook, CEO, Moves the Needle

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We live in a complex world. Complexity breeds uncertainty. We don’t need to look beyond the present pandemic for greater evidence.

It has massively disrupted our lives.

At the same time, It brings home our desire for connection and to live meaningful lives. We want to create value in the world, but we struggle within a system seemingly hellbent on wealth, consumerism, and running as fast as possible in whatever direction we’re already headed.

There is a way through this, but it requires a shift in mindset. Incredibly, you already have what it takes.

In this inspirational and actionable talk, I will discuss the specific steps required to move our organizations forward leveraging the 5E’s of Disruption Poetry: Empathy, Experiments, Evidence, Execution, and Ethics.

This is not for the chosen few. From small business to multi-national, the frontline to the back office, the mailroom to the c-suite — everyone contributes to reinventing the way we work.

Are you ready to be the Disrupter?

Take Aways
– understand the 5e’s of Disruption Poetry and how to use them
– leave with specific steps you can apply right away
– learn how to balance execution and learning throughout the organization
– be inspired to make the change you want to see

Wednesday 29 July

12:00 AEST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Australia

Chris Gildersleeve and Janet Sernack

11:00 CEST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session France

Maike Strudthoff

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Pirates In The Navy: Ask Me Anything with Tendayi Viki

Associate Partner at Strategyzer. Author of The Corporate Startup and Pirates In The Navy.

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Whether large companies need to innovate is no longer a question. The challenge now is how to innovate in a consistent way.

During this exchange session, we will address some of the obstacles that innovators face inside their companies; and also some of the mistakes they make. We will then have a conversation about how we can overcome these obstacles and develop a thriving innovation ecosystem.

18:00 CEST / 12pm EDT / 9am PDT
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Canada

Iain Montgomery, Alexandra Nuth & Nick Sherrard

22:00 CEST / 4pm EDT / 1pm PDT
Trending Topic Talk – 60 min

The Rebels Have Arrived at the Palace Gates- Bringing the Tools of the innovator to Business Strategy

Brian Christian

Managing Partner at The Inovo Group

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It is no secret that most business strategies today are more like operating plans. They are preoccupied with the core business; relate to the current competitive landscape; rarely look beyond 2-3 years out; have a company-centric inside-out perspective; and tend to be analytical, numbers-focused exercises. And that is ok!! Large companies need a precise today-for-today strategic plan to make sure that everyone is rowing in the same direction.

But they also need a today-for-tomorrow strategy that focuses on core transformation AND beyond the core; looks out 3-10 years or longer; has an ecosystem-centric outside-in perspective; and imagines new types of competitors.

Welcome to dual-path strategy. Dual-path strategy applies the mindset and tools of the innovator to open up creative possibilities and develop narratives that spark vision and commitment. Participants will hear Inovo’s case for dual-path strategy and learn useful frameworks and tools should they choose to pursue it.

Thursday 30 July

12:00 CST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session China

Jade Hsiao

16:00 JST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Japan

Takeru Kawashima

16:00 SGT / 10:00 CEST
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Innovation Labs – China Innovation: Ask Me Anything with Richard Turrin

Author of Innovation Lab Excellence. Expert on (Fintech) Innovation in China.

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Learning Lab – 60 min

Reverse Engineering the Future: How to Ensure your Innovation Portfolio is Truly Aligned With Market Needs

Andy Wynn

Founder at TTIP Consulting

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There are many types of Technology Roadmap in use, but most simply summarise where current innovation programs are heading, rather than truly trying to interpret the future.

For this reason, Andy has been developing his MTR (Market-led Technology Roadmap) technique over the last 10 years, and has refined the process across hundreds of workshops, helping a diverse range of industrial companies all over the world to more closely align their innovation programs with the future demands of their markets.

In this session, Andy will explain how to run an MTR workshop, and facilitate a small-group discussion on the subject, leaving you with the capability to better assess whether your business is truly working on the right things to position itself for future growth.

10:00 COT
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Colombia

Juliana Sanchez

4pm EDT
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session US East Coast

Robyn Bolton

Friday 31 July

18:30 IST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session India

Pawanjit Singh

Tuesday 4 August

16:00 JST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Japan

Takeru Kawashima

17:00 CEST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Switzerland

Maarten Korz

12pm EDT
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session East Coast US

Robyn Bolton

22:00 CEST / 4pm EDT / 1pm PDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

How The Most Innovative Companies Empower Their Employees to Work on Their Own Ideas

Hugh Molotsi

Author of The Intrapreneur’s Journey

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Perhaps the most under-utilized assets in most companies are the ideas in their employees’ heads. Hugh Molotsi together with Jeff Zias wrote a book about how they have driven grassroots innovation at Intuit. In this discussion, we’ll focus on components of an effective and sustainable internal innovation program. We’ll explore how different companies are empowering their employees:

  • What programs do they have in place?
  • How do they make sure employees are not so busy with assigned work that they can’t find time to work on their own ideas?
  • How are employees collaborating on ideas during the pandemic?
  • How are you dealing with the impact of layoffs/cutbacks?

Wednesday 5 August

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Disruption Mindset: Ask Me Anything with Charlene Li

Senior Fellow at Prophet. Author of The Disruption Mindset.

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Most people don’t like to change: they like things to stay the same. But as a Disruptor, you are wired differently. You walk on the knife’s edge because it makes you stretch and grow. And you want to lead organizations and teams capable of executing a disruption strategy. You have what I call a high “Disruption Quotient” or DQ – the desire to formulate and execute a disruption strategy that results in breakthrough growth.

But the desire to be disruptive alone isn’t enough. To be truly disruptive, you must have a strategy for disruption, a plan to identify and seize an opportunity that no one else has the audacity or confidence to reach for. Disruptors don’t just blow things up – they also create and build things that result in huge, positive change. What is truly disruptive is the breakthrough growth that Disruptors create.

Disruption is not an absolute, but rather, a continuum of skills that can be developed to transform a legacy business into a frontrunner. It’s deceptively simple. Join this conversation with Charlene Li to explore how to:

  • Create a coherent disruption strategy that will align your organization.
  • Align that strategy with a vision of how you will serve your next-generation customer.
  • Create a movement with groundswell leadership, to energize and sustain your efforts.
  • Transform your culture into an engine that will power your disruption strategy.

18:00 CEST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session North-Germany

Claudia David

22:00 CEST / 4pm EDT / 1pm PDT
Trending Topic Talk – 60 min

Built for Speed: Why the Fast Not the Big Will Dominate the Future

Nate Nasralla

Head of Global Partnerships at GAN

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We all know startups operate with a level of speed that just doesn’t exist inside the enterprise. But if small startups move fast, why can’t their large, corporate counterparts move faster?

Among many reasons, corporates aren’t built for speed. They’re built to minimize risk. Yet, as business cycles accelerate and a global pandemic forces rapid change across our economy, the corporates who can’t move fast enough will be left behind — the greatest risk of all.

Leading corporates know this and are accelerating innovation by engaging with startups as a primary path to business transformation. You can do the same. Join your peers for this session to learn:

– How history proves the fast, not the big, will dominate the future.
– When to leverage the scale of the enterprise or speed of startups.
– 10 practical steps to engaging startups and accelerating innovation.

12pm EDT
Regional Session – 60 min

Thursday 6 August

18:00 AEST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Australia

Janet Sernack

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Progress In A Post-CSR World: How Businesses Can Rethink Their Impact In This Moment – Ask Me Anything with Sherry Rahmatian

Managing Director at Sylvain Labs

22:00 CEST / 4pm EDT / 1pm PDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Why Innovation Fails & How To Fix It

Tony Ulwick

Strategyn Founder and CEO, Inventor, Author and Innovation Thought Leader

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80% of the innovation managers we surveyed believe that customers do not know what they want, and have needs that they cannot express. This gets to the root cause of the problem with current innovation processes and why the majority of new products fail.

During this session, Tony will debunk the myths that currently plague innovation and give you a framework to understand your customers that unite the entire organization around a common language of the customer.

Friday 7 August

18:30 IST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session India

Pawanjit Singh

Tuesday 11 August

10:00 CEST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Switzerland

Maarten Korz

15:00 CEST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Western Germany

Rob Aalders

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

How to Find Problems Worth Solving: Ask Me Anything with Ash Maurya

Author, creator of Lean Canvas, and founder of LEANSTACK

18:00 CEST / 12pm EDT / 9am PDT
Learning Lab – 60 min

Building Your Innovation Capability – How to Create and Capture Value From Innovation

Jennifer Eltmann & Simon Mawer

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Change makers like you are constantly seeking to find opportunities to create value, but many organizations struggle to build the requisite capabilities to properly capture value through innovation.

Plug & Play created an evidence-based framework wherein we guide organizations through five key components of an effective innovation program – strategy, structure, resources, processes, and measurements. The framework will help you understand your organization’s position within its innovation journey and identify impactful focus areas.

Join our session and engage in conversation to share challenges and best practices. You will come away with actionable insights to develop strong innovation capabilities and structure meaningful innovation initiatives.

14:00 COT
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Colombia

Juliana Sanchez

22:00 CEST / 4pm EDT / 1pm PDT
Learning Lab – 60 min

Impact vs Vanity — How the Right Metric Makes or Breaks Your Big Idea

Brant Cooper

NYT Bestselling Author; Keynote Speaker; The Startup Bluebook, CEO, Moves the Needle

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If you give smart people a wicked problem and the right metric to measure progress, they will find a solution. But finding the right metric is hard. KPIs and OKRs and other “outcome-driven” metrics are great, but they often fail to measure the incremental progress that tells you if you’re on the right path.

Human beings optimize what they measure. If you manage the wrong metric, you will fail to achieve your desired outcome. But It doesn’t have to be this way.

The best skill startup investors have is choosing the right metric. They know that return on investment is years away, therefore they must have the ability to track progress toward the return.

If we can’t measure money and we can’t measure team productivity, what’s left?

In this highly actionable presentation, author and Startup founder Brant Cooper will teach you the VALUE STREAM DISCOVERY TOOL, a step-by-step process for determining the right metrics to focus on. You’ll learn how to evaluate how customers behave throughout their journey, what tactics you might use to elicit that behavior, and how to measure their progress.

Additionally, the framework can be used to measure the progress of virtually any internal project, including innovation programs themselves!

Takeaways
– How to find the right metric to focus on
– Ideas to structure your teams based on the value stream
– How to measure the progress of your innovation program
– How to communicate progress with leadership

Wednesday 12 August

15:00 CEST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Benelux

Rob Aalders

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Trending Topic Talk – 60 min

Intentional Innovation

Jonathan Bertfield

Principal, Modern Accelerator & Snr Faculty, Lean Startup Co.

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Innovating at scale inside large organizations too often relies on stumbling across the next great entrepreneur in our ranks. We place a heavy emphasis on training teams on experiment design and customer-centricity and letting them get on with it, without any corresponding change in leadership behaviour.

In this session, we will discuss how to set our organizations up for success by establishing a new approach to decision making, portfolio management, and strategic planning. We will review examples of growth boards and innovation pipelines inside global corporations over the last 5 years and how being intentional about setting up an innovation ecosystem can lay the foundation for a sustainable pipeline of growth opportunities.

10:00 COT
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Colombia

Juliana Sanchez

Thursday 13 August

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Ask Me Anything: Rita McGrath

Columbia Business School Professor. Thinkers50 top 10 & #1 in strategy. Bestselling author of The End of Competitive Advantage & Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen

10am CDT
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session US Between the Coasts

Michael Docherty

4pm EDT
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session East Coast US

Robyn Bolton

Tuesday 18 August

16:00 SGT / 10:00 CEST
Trending Topic Talk – 60 min

Growing Your Innovation Efforts? How to Structure and Professionalize Your Innovation Lab

Esther Gons

Managing Partner at NEXT.Amsterdam. Co-author of The Corporate Startup

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You are at a point that you have to scale your innovation efforts, while the board is asking to prove your actual value. Recognise this? Then this session is for you.

Esther will talk about the conditions of professionalising innovation. What are common practices? How do you start measuring innovation and report to the board? How do you structure innovation company-wide?

Having worked with both startups and corporate innovation labs world-wide Esther recognises the phases innovation labs go through in setting up a mature process for innovation within their company. What are the prerequisites of professionalizing and structuring innovation ( and your innovation lab) and what are relevant KPI’s to start measuring innovation?

At some point just letting startups be creative no longer works within the processes of the company. The board will want to see some progress after having invested for some time now and they play by different rules than you do.

After a short introduction on the topic and how to structure innovation effectively, you can introduce your own specific hurdles in professionalizing innovation.

21:00 SGT / 15:00 CEST / 9am EDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Innovation Accounting: Ask Me Anything with Dan Toma

Author of The Corporate Startup.

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Innovation, and a culture of innovation, are both precious attributes for any company to nurture and exploit. The question becomes, how do you measure, value, and manage these intangible assets for value creation? Even more relevant, how do innovation managers justify their budgets to CFOs when intangible assets are not on the balance sheet of corporations?

Join this AMA session with your questions on this topic to get practical, proven solutions that will help you change the discussion at your company about the importance and value of innovation.

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Ask Me Anything: Nick Davis

Faculty Chair of Corporate Innovation at Singularity University. Author of Future Ready.

17:00 CEST / 11am EDT / 8am PDT
Trending Topic Talk – 60 min

How to Solve Big Problems Faster With Remote Design Thinking

Adam Billing

Founder at Treehouse Innovation and Sprintbase

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Organizations are facing unprecedented challenges right now, and in many cases the only way to tackle them is remotely. In this session we’ll explore how you can use remote design thinking to find truly innovative solutions quickly to big business problems, and how running design projects virtually can lead to even better results than doing so face-to-face.
We will:
– Explore the advantages of doing innovation work virtually, and how to make the most of them.
– Demonstrate how you can run end to end design projects remotely like the pros.
– Share examples of organisations who have achieved amazing results with remote design thinking

Wednesday 19 August

16:00 SGT / 10:00 CEST
Learning Lab – 60 min

Growing Your Capability for Innovation – How You Can Choose and Communicate the Right Innovation Strategy

Peter Glasheen & AJ Kennedy

Australia MD / Director, Innovation Management & Ideation Specialist at Innovation 360

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How do I grow faster with less risk?

Honestly, we would have to get to know you to be able to answer this question, as every organization and situation is unique. But having the right innovation strategy and communicating it effectively will help.

To build innovation strategy, you need to identify your opportunity space and analyze your capability to execute on the opportunities you find. We have developed a framework built on the last 100 years of peer-reviewed science in Innovation Management and assessing over 5,000 organizations in 105 countries, which enables us address the most important part of innovation – the “innovation capabilities” needed to carry out an innovation process and a governance model to execute a specific strategy with optimum effort and low risk.

In this interactive Learning Lab session, we will delve into today’s opportunity spaces for innovation and by using our framework, workshop how to choose the right innovation strategy and how to communicate the strategy choice with leaders and how to start.

Your key takeaways include:

  • Understand and map the innovation strategy (why you innovate), the types of innovation (what you innovate), and measure your innovation capabilities (part of how youinnovate).
  • How to work in the 3 horizons – ‘build the now’ & ‘search for the new’
  • Identify & build the right capabilities and leadership for each horizon
  • How to align innovation strategy with capabilities & with corporate strategy
  • Understand leadership styles for innovation and communicate effectively

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Trending Topic Talk – 60 min

We Can’t Build Tomorrow Using Yesterday’s Tools: The Evolving Face of Change

Scott McDonald

Co-founder at Modern Accelerator

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So much has changed lately in the worlds of product design and innovation that many leaders aren’t fully aware of the new possibilities.

We will review recent advances in teams, tools and techniques, and how they’re coming together to create a new world of possibilities for organizations. We’ll conclude with a real-world case study of modern innovation in action.

17:00 CEST / 11am EDT / 8am PDT
Learning Lab – 60 min

Cracking the Code to Better Cross-Functional Collaboration

Janice Francisco

Founder & CEO at BridgePoint Effect

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Anyone engaged in innovation knows it’s a team sport that needs cross-functional collaboration.

But why is collaboration so hard?

It turns out collaboration isn’t as much about the innovation tools you use as it is about how you engage people in problem solving. And, after a year-long global research study with Innov8rs, it turns out innovators approach problems differently than pretty well everyone else in the organization.

Join us to find out how to avoid the collaboration mistakes most innovation teams make and a simple and proven approach that guarantees better collaboration.

Thursday 20 August

18:00 AEST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Australia

Natasha Facci and Gabrielle Martinovich

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Trending Topic Talk – 60 min

Framing the Case for Change in 1-2-3

Carolina Rossi Wosiack

Managing Director EMEA at CI&T

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You need to make a case for change more than ever in the midst of uncertainty and a rapidly changing market landscape, I know.

Start with a small strategic problem to solve, test in reality, measure the metrics that matter and tell a story of tried and true results.

In this session, I will offer a framework and examples of how small experiments can make a case for change, moving people from opinions to data-driven decisions, resulting in business impact in 90-day cycles.

17:00 CEST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session North-Germany

Claudia David

18:00 CEST / 12pm EDT / 9am PDT
Learning Lab – 60 min

Financial Modeling: From Fuzzy Early Stage Project to Scaling Up

Tristan Kromer

Innovation Coach & Founder at Kromatic

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How can we judge early stage projects without a business case? Customer empathy sounds great, but where are the numbers?

Mapping empathy into a spreadsheet is hard. Early stage innovators and the finance team need to come together to help map qualitative data into business cases that can be used to make go / no go decisions.

But instead of just creating two worst / best case scenarios, we can represent uncertainty and use it to guide our product experimentation. This workshop will walk through how to create a financial model from fuzzy data.

Friday 21 August

16:00 JST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Japan

Takeru Kawashima

Tuesday 25 August

12:00 AEST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Australia

Natasha Facci and Gabrielle Martinovich

16:00 SGT / 10:00 CEST
Trending Topic Talk – 60 min

The 6 Pillars to Build a Machine That Launches Better Products Faster

Misha de Sterke

Partner at Innoleaps & Author ‘10X Growth Machine’

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It remains a challenge to successfully deliver innovation within large organizations. That’s partly to blame on the innovators themselves: their projects are too small in terms of addressable market.

The Innovators Dilemma taught us that resources are always allocated to projects with the clearest ROI. And as such, despite lofty statements about innovation, most resources are invested in the core business. How can you as innovator use this fact?

The key to success is going where resources are invested at this very moment. By using lean startup methods to launch new products with the potential to scale, through existing channels, could for once and for all solve the famous innovator’s dilemma.

Join this session to understand what this means in practice and how you can get started right away.

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Ask Me Anything: Alexander Osterwalder

Co-founder at Strageyzer. Author of The Invincible Company.

11:00 EDT
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Canada

Iain Montgomery, Alexandra Nuth & Nick Sherrard

13:00 COT
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Colombia

Juliana Sanchez

Wednesday 26 August

16:00 NZST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session New Zealand

Kerry Topp & Midu Chandra

17:00 JST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Japan

Takeru Kawashima

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Trending Topic Talk – 60 min

Diplomatic Rebels – Disrupting Large Organizations From Within

David Gram

Intrapreneur in Residence | Ex-LEGO | Co-Founder of Diplomatic Rebels

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How to challenge status quo with disruptive and provocative new ideas and projects – without losing the support and respect from colleagues and management.

This is a difficult balance and many intrapreneurs either give up and do as they are told, or they burn out and leave. To overcome this, you need to balance the rebel nature of the innovator with the diplomatic skills of the corporate navigator.

Join this session to understand the 5 habits of high impact intrapreneurs and discover how to become a Diplomatic Rebel. Learn how to foster and train these skills and how to build and lead an organization of diplomatic rebels.

David Gram has worked with radical innovation in large organizations his entire career and thus learned the hard way what it takes to become a successful and impactful intrapreneur, or as he calls it, a Diplomatic Rebel. As such he was Head of innovation at SAS, Senior Innovation Director in LEGO’s famous Future Lab and recently Head of Venturing, EMEA at LEGO Ventures. He has co-founded the company Diplomatic Rebels, which helps companies become more intrapreneurial and intrapreneurs become more impactful.

11am EDT
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session East Coast US

Robyn Bolton

Thursday 27 August

14:00 SGT / 08:00 CEST
Learning Lab – 60 min

Venture Pivot Workshop

Sebastian Müller

Co-founder & COO at MING Labs

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Pivoting is never easy, and often a venture only has one shot at getting it right. Nothing should be left to chance, and all influencing factors should be weighed. Whether you are working at a corporate venture lab, running a venture, or are responsible for a venture portfolio – this is a session for you.

In this session, Sebastian from MING Labs will introduce their framework for successful pivoting and provide input on COVID-19-related megatrends, making pivots relevant. Following the introduction, there will be hands-on work with prepared Miro boards to help you evaluate your ventures’ pivot potential.

10:00 CEST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session France

Maike Strudthoff

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Trending Topic Talk – 60 min

Lean Experimentation: The Fastest Way To Go From Idea To Revenue

Narjeet Soni

Product Strategist and CEO at Lean Apps

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In this sessions we will be talking about the complete journey of an idea to revenue generating product. We will cover:

1. How to structure an idea in problem, customer and solution
2. How to test underlying assumptions, via lean experiments
3. How to validate solutions using Design Sprints
4. How to build an MVP in 10 weeks
5. How to use data analytics to achieve product-market-fit
6. How to generate revenue via growth hacking experiments

In our follow up session, we will go deeper into lean experimentation and how to implement that in your company.

10:00 COT
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Colombia

Juliana Sanchez

Tuesday 1 September

11:00 MSK
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session Russia

Ekaterina Petrova

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Fireside Chat – 60 min

How Bayer Scaled up Lean Experimentation For New Innovations

Narjeet Soni

Product Strategist and CEO at Lean Apps

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Innovation at Bayer is the best case study of scaled up innovation that generated 1 Billion € potential revenue. They implemented lean experimentation in their innovation program to support 100s of ideas per year.

In this session, we will learn from them:
1. How they plugged in experimentation at different stages of innovation
2. How they scaled up idea testing to choose winning ideas in just 12 weeks
3. How they are now on their way to democratizing experimentation in the complete company

Join us for inspiration and a good conversation.

4pm EDT
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session East Coast US

Robyn Bolton

Wednesday 2 September

16:00 SGT / 10:00 CEST
Fireside Chat – 60 min

The Intrapreneurship Imperative

Damian Dugdale
Lead Consultant at WDO Innovation

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From pursuing ‘new entrepreneurial’ opportunities (H1) to creating ‘new organizations’ (H3), intrapreneurship is wide ranging and challenging, but there is also a roadmap and rules to follow.

You’ll not be surprised to learn, hopefully, that people are at the very core and that every organization has the ability to make intrapreneurship work.

During this fireside chat, we’ll discuss what has worked and what hasn’t and why the dreamers are as equally as important as the doers.

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Ask Me Anything: Duncan Wardle

Former Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney.

23:00 SGT / 17:00 CEST / 11am EDT / 8am PEDT
Trending Topic Talk – 60 min

Our Intrapreneurial Journey To Save Babies’ Lives

Roelof Berg

Berg Solutions

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As an intrapreneur I invented a wearable babyphone that also measures the breathing movement and alarms when the movement pattern is not well. Over three years our team brought this product from idea to a successful market launch. The novel product is now available in major baby stores and on Amazon with a 4.5 star ranking.

We did this in a big company and came to speed by founding a quick and flexible corporate startup, and by following modern intrapreneurship methodology like the Adobe Kickbox.

I want to share what enabled us to launch a product for the B2C market out of a B2B company. There will be the opportunity to ask questions about our success factors, and I will be honest about the difficult parts as well, because that’s where you can benefit most.

Thursday 3 September

14:00 CST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session China

Jade Hsiao

16:00 SGT / 10:00 CEST
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Lean Scaleup: Set your Corporate Startups / Ventures up for Success

Frank Mattes

Founder and CEO at innovation-3. Author of Scaling Up Corporate Startups

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85-90% of corporate startups fail. There seems to be a “Valley Of Death” after MVP.

Together with more than 20 of his clients – companies like Airbus, bp, Robert Bosch, Merck Philips and Telefonica – Frank has developed and implemented a framework that increases the odds for success.

This framework is called The Lean Scaleup.
It is the piece that complements the Lean Startup and finds more and more traction among companies across many industries.

In this session, Frank will provide a short insight into the framework and then provide the opportunity to discuss your questions in the context of “how to increase the business impact from innovation”.

15:00 CEST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session North-Germany

Claudia David

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Trending Topic Talk – 60 min

The Two Biggest Pitfalls in Corporate Innovation Are Not About Innovation

Arent Van ‘t Spijker

Partner at BlinkLane Consulting. Author of Continuous Innovation.

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Corporates that excel at creating value through innovation have two things in common that most other corporates lack: focus on Innovation Flow and Transfer of Ownership.

In this dynamic presentation Arent van ’t Spijker, author of the book ‘Continuous Innovation’, explains why Flow and Ownership are inevitable to succeed but often form the biggest, invisible obstacles to success.

He demonstrates structural solutions to embed them in your innovation process, using examples from his own experience in corporate innovation.

10am CDT
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session US Between the Coasts

Michael Docherty

22:00 CEST / 4pm EDT / 1pm PDT
Fireside chat – 60 min

Don’t Fear Disruption: Develop Your Own Innovators

Suzan Briganti

Founder, CEO & Head of Product at Swarmvision

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Many organizations know they are at risk of disruption from the outside, yet they struggle to drive internal innovation. The US Navy shared this problem.

In today’s session, you will hear how the Navy partnered with Swarm Vision to:
• identify the innovation talent they already have
• develop it 10-20% in 8 weeks
• fill their pipeline with more transformational proposals; and,
• increase the “throughput” to funded projects.
In less than six months.

In this fireside chat, meet Dr. Robert Blizek from the Navy’s Advanced Science and Technology division; and Suzan Briganti, CEO of Swarm Vision, the innovation system from Silicon Valley.

Tuesday 8 September

16:00 SGT / 10:00 CEST
Learning Lab – 60 min

Tracking and Measuring Innovation for Better Decision Making

Esther Gons

Managing Partner at NEXT.Amsterdam. Co-author of The Corporate Startup

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If your internal innovation process is maturing, you will understand the need to start making decisions based on data rather than gut feeling or pretty pitches. Making innovation manageable, measurable and visible for everyone.

-You will evaluate the framework of your own innovation process by plotting stage relevant assumptions
-You will practise decision making based on real data of startups in our portfolio
-You will learn how to start doing this in your company

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Ask Me Anything: Howard Yu

LEGO Professor of Management and Innovation at IMD. Author of LEAP: How to Thrive in a World Where Everything Can Be Copied.

18:00 CEST / 12pm EDT / 9am PDT
Learning Lab – 60 min

Innovation Leadership Habits

Nick Noreña

Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic – Lean Coaching & Innovation Ecosystem Design

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I know how to lead, why is leading an innovation project so much harder? How can I get my team to deal with uncertainty better?

We can become a better leaders by identifying the habits we’ve built in our regular work, that don’t work in startup environments.

We’ll go through a peer review exercise to help identify our own bad leadership habits and design better habits that will work for innovation teams. Then we’ll create a plan for collecting feedback on your behaviors and break our bad habits for good.

Wednesday 9 September

16:00 NZST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session New Zealand

Kerry Topp & Midu Chandra

16:00 SGT / 10:00 CEST
Learning Lab – 60 min

Growing Your Capability for Innovation – How To Identify and Build the Right Capabilities for a 90-day Innovation System

Peter Glasheen & AJ Kennedy

Australia MD / Director, Innovation Management & Ideation Specialist at Innovation 360

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Want to add strategy and structure to your planned innovation initiative without killing it?

HBR published an interesting article in 2014 describing an innovation governance system that goes hand in hand with our experience at Innovation 360 group: the Minimum Viable Innovation System (MVIS). As the name implies it is inspired by the concept of the Minimum Viable Product (MVP) popularized by Eric Ries in the book The Lean Startup.

The 90-day innovation system or MVIS includes a minimum framework to ensure the success of your innovation initiative, less administration, while setting the stage for you to add more functionality in future iterations.

Essentially, in 90 days you can implement all four parts of the framework and shepherd some new ideas all the way through the innovation process. We have experienced both the pace and the implementation of real ideas as critical success factors for MVIS implementations. The 90 days pace sets a good momentum in your innovation initative, helping you avoid attempts of doing everything right the first time.

However, before approaching an MVIS you need to identify and understand the most important part of innovation – (the right) “innovation capabilities” needed to carry out an innovation process and a governance model to execute a specific strategy – so this is where we will start.

In this interactive Learning Lab session, we will share our framework to identify and build the right capabilities for a minimal viable innovation system and exactly what is needed to build up your ability to deliver on an aligned aspiration for innovation.

Your key takeaways include:

  • Understand and map the innovation strategy (why they innovate), the types of innovation (what they innovate), and measure their innovation capabilities (part of how they innovate).
  • How to link to a higher purpose
  • How to work in the 3 horizons – ‘build the now’ & ‘search for the new’
  • Build the right capabilities and leadership for each horizon
  • Align innovation strategy with capabilities & with corporate strategy
  • Take a MVIS approach to innovation management
    critical success factors for MVIS implementations

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Collaborative Innovation: Real, Efficient and Impactful

Manuel Tanger

Co-Founder & Head of Open Innovation at Beta-i

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Putting different perspectives together to solve present and future challenges are part of the entire collective human history.

Now, this convergence is a proven framework to manage and achieve innovation between startups, corporations, private and public organizations and other innovation ecosystem stakeholders. A contemporary journey of win-win results, impact and personal mindset transformation. Join this session to learn how that works in practice.

23:00 SGT / 17:00 CEST / 11am EDT / 8am PEDT
Learning Lab – 60 min

Innovation Managers: What is Important Now?

Carlos Mendes

Co-Founder at InnovationCast – Innovation Management Software

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“Historically, pandemics have forced humans to break with the past and imagine their world anew. This one is no different. It is a portal, a gateway between one world and the next.” Arundhati Roy

Here and now it is difficult to see what good can come of this. But human nature and ingenuity will help us to get through these difficult times.

I want to invite you to reimagine the role of the innovation manager profession and its future.

Join this session if you want to team up with peers to explore new possibilities and demands for the role of innovation managers. Let’s do our best to find ways for us, and our institutions, to emerge stronger out of this, together.

Thursday 10 September

10:00 CEST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session France

Maike Strudthoff

22:00 SGT / 16:00 CEST / 10am EDT
Ask Me Anything – 60 min

Platform Strategy: The Critical Enabler for Success in the Digital Economy

Simon Torrance

Senior advisor. Author of How to Win in the Digital Economy With Platforms, Ventures and Entrepreneurs

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Platforms are the most powerful business models on the planet, operated by the world’s most valuable companies and 70% of all Unicorn startups.

Highly suited to our hyperconnected world, platform-enabled businesses have continued to grow rapidly during the Covid crisis while other business models have come under increased pressure.

McKinsey forecasts that 30% of all global economic activity ($60 trillion) will be mediated by platforms within new digital ecosystems by 2025.

Yet less than 2% of corporates have effective platform strategies today.

In this session we will discuss topics such as:

· Exactly how do platforms create and capture value? What are the different types of platform plays that companies can adopt?

· How can traditional companies create or improve platform strategies, in ways that positively impact the fundamental economics of their business?

· What are the 5 key steps that any company needs to take to renew its business model and grow like Amazon, Apple, Alibaba or Google?

· How to create compelling investment cases for senior execs?

Simon Torrance, one of the world’s foremost experts on platform strategy and execution, will share with you his latest research and practical hands-on experience of working with some of the world’s leading companies.

11am EDT
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session East Coast US

Robyn Bolton

18:00 CEST / 12pm EDT / 9am PDT
Learning Lab – 60 min

Learn and Practice Design Thinking Fundamentals in 90 Minutes With Sprintbase

Adam Billing

Founder at Treehouse Innovation and Sprintbase
London, United Kingdom

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Right now, the ability to mobilize remote teams to innovatively solve strategic problems is a critical survival skill, and promises to be a lasting source of competitive advantage for the future.

In this session, you’ll experience the Sprintbase JUMPSTART – a fast-paced 90 minute workshop where you’ll be “parachuted into” a realistic virtual design project, learn innovative methods and collaborate in real-time to tackle a challenge.

You will:

  • Experience a multi-week project in just 90 minutes
  • Try out practical design thinking methods and tools
  • Learn how to engage remote teams in solving real problems
  • Use the Sprintbase platform in the context of a realistic project

Friday 11 September

10:00 NZST
Regional Session – 60 min

Regional Session New Zealand

Kerry Topp & Midu Chandra

In the final week, you’ll join one or more facilitated peer group calls to wrap up with other participants matched by topics and/or regions.

"Innov8rs is unlike any conference. It’s the only place were corporate innovators and intrapreneurs get vulnerable and real about the challenges facing disruptors today and work together on creating breakthrough opportunities.This is my tribe of lifelong learners and do-ers."

"I am blown away with learnings, reflections and new insights. Such an amazing crowd with a true sharing mentality.I have gathered so many cases for best practice on how to run innovation, how to measure it, how to fuel itrapreneurship etc. Further, most people I have met are really down to earth, pragmatic and no-bulshit kind of people that are creating real impact in the companies they work for."

"What a great event! I'm amazed by the format, how open, honest and authentic it was. You rarely ever get that with these types of events - well done!"

"Sometimes working at the front-end of innovation can be a lonely place, especially in a large 100-year-old company. Connecting with so many other innovation professionals acted as a shot of adrenaline reigniting my drive to transform our organization. This was a refreshing reminder that we're not alone."

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