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10 - 11 June, 2014  — The Innovation Master Class Conference
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10 - 11 June, 2014

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"I’ve attended dozens of innovation conferences over the years. And the Conference Board’s Innovation Masterclass was by far the most insightful. No speakers with fully/abstract content. No presentations by vendors looking to sell you something. Only solid content that inspires and educates.”

Stephen Shapiro, Author, Best Practices Are Stupid

Think you’re doing a lot to innovate? You probably are—but not necessarily the way you should be. It used to be that incremental improvements and changes were sufficient to stay ahead. Nowadays, though, as competitors disrupt your business on a daily basis, you need to find new ways and models to drive growth. You to develop innovative approaches to innovation itself! 

The Innovation Master Class conference will give you the tools you need to innovate and pull ahead of the pack. You will discover useful ways to turn your aspirations into reality from leading organizations like 3M, Intel, McDonald’s, FedEx, ExxonMobil, Singularity U, United Healthcare Group, Jarden, Venture2, and Inovo Group.

Over the course of three days, you’ll have an opportunity to:

  • Solve your own organization’s problems through approaches that help you recognize impractical ideas early and focus on viable, ROI-boosting solutions.
  • Learn what it takes to transition from a traditionally technically-driven, product-development business to a market-inspired, experience-driven company.
  • Gain rare and unparalleled access to 3M’s Innovation Center via customized, hands-on demos.
  • Brainstorm strategies to develop breakthrough approaches toward optimizing interactions with other businesses and consumers.
  • Figure out how to design compelling brand experiences for your customers.
  • Exchange ideas with fellow colleagues to solve innovation challenges.

Session Topics Include:

  • To Be Different, Think Differently
  • Intel’s Journey to Better Innovation
  • Accelerating New Business Models through Entrepreneurial Approaches
  • Transforming Impossible Into Possible: Experience the 3M Innovation Center
  • Defining Experience: An Integral Part of McDonald’s Innovation Capability
  • Mini-Business Case: Creating Spaces for Venture Growth
  • Discussion: Resourcing Innovation Projects – What Works, What Doesn’t
  • Strategy Direction Setting That Delivers Bigger, Bolder Results
  • Building Ecosystems Required for Growth in Faster-Paced Business Environment
  • Innovation Begins With Your People
  • Culture Creation – What Works, What Doesn’t
  • Customer Connections that Fuel Innovation
  • Challenge-based Innovation: How to Seed New Ventures
  • NASA: Evolving the Space Exploration Culture to Catalyze Innovation Today
  • Peer-Assist Panel: Solutions to Your Biggest Challenges
  • Jumping into Exponential Growth Technologies and Businesses-Leadership Options

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Who should attend?

Executives responsible for delivering innovation—especially those accountable for: business processes, business models, people strategies, organizational culture, and technology

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact michael.felden@conference-board.org.


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Greater MSP

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Society of Women Engineers

Academic sponsor

UST Opus College of Business
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