3rd Annual Innovation Master Class

Join top innovation executives as they discuss how they are leading teams and companies to new levels of innovation performance.
JUNE 10 - 11, 2015 | 3M INNOVATION CENTER | MAPLEWOOD, MN

June 10 - 11, 2015

2013 & 2014 Events Were Sold Out!  - Register Early to Reserve Your Spot

“ This conference helped us address the challenge of innovation projects growing too big on paper. It helped us think about practical ways to break down ideas and gain market insights sooner through testable assumptions, as well as ways to avoid a culture of perfection, so that learning can happen in weeks versus months.”

 —Sarah Hunt, Director, Strategic Development, Thrivent

Download the Agenda

The 3rd Annual Innovation Master Class will focus on the drivers of innovation mastery, while offering a uniquely immersive experience at the inspirational 3M Innovation Center. With an audience of advanced practitioners across all aspects of innovation, the Master Class fosters priceless directed and spontaneous exchange between attendees and speakers. Amplify the innovation in your company – and craft a personal ecosystem of support for new ideas – through world-class content, small group discussions and networking sessions.

Learn how to transfrom your company's culture to spark new ideas and ensure effective commercialization including how to:

  • Make the transition from occasional innovator to serial innovator
  • Streamline the innovation path from ideas to launch
  • Increase the “hit rate” of commercialization
  • Understand financial and business case considerations
  • Enhance customer experience through imaginative approaches and use of social media
  • Use systems and practices for sustaining innovation
Hear from: IBM, 3M, Target Corporation, Merck, Whirlpool Corp., Cisco, Mall of America, Cargill, Eastman Chemical Company and more!

What makes us Unique?
The conference setting is 3M’s Innovation Center, where you’ll gain first-hand exposure to 3M’s distinct approach to innovation.   Our main meeting room is in the company’s executive forum.  This tiered room is designed for dialog, with microphones within easy reach of all participants, fostering a robust exchange of perspective, experiences and ideas during the sessions.  And, you’ll be able to build your connections—your innovation ecosystem—through smaller-group discussions and networking sessions that are also part of this conference.  For those who want to develop or get feedback on their action plans, there is a post-conference session facilitated by “Best Practices are Stupid” author Stephen Shapiro.

For more information download the agenda 

Register by 4.24.15 and SAVE $200

For SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES please contact Rita Shor at rita.shor@conference-board.org or Anne Greer at anne.greer@conference-board.org.
For SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, please contact Michael Felden at michael.felden@conference-board.org

Plus don’t miss the upcoming webcast on March 10thLean & Commercialization Tools for Innovation Success, as well as the entire Innovation Webcast Series.  We are offering complimentary registration so you can start to learn more now.

 

LOCATION

Space at each of the workshops is limited. You must pre-register to secure your place.

Conference Location

3M Innovation Center
2350 Minnehaha Avenue
Maplewood, MN 55144
Tel 651 733 4431
Official Website: www.3m.com

Hotel

Sheraton St. Paul Woodbury
676 Bielenberg Dr.
Woodbury, MN 55125
651-209-3280
Room cut-off date: May 26, 2015

IN COLLABORATION WITH
3M
SPONSORED BY
Venture2
Inovo Group
BrightIdea
MARKETING PARTNER
brandchannel
Innovation Excellence
JUNE 10 - 11, 2015
3M INNOVATION CENTER,MAPLEWOOD, MN
June 10 - 11, 2015

2013 & 2014 Events Were Sold Out!  - Register Early to Reserve Your Spot

“ This conference helped us address the challenge of innovation projects growing too big on paper. It helped us think about practical ways to break down ideas and gain market insights sooner through testable assumptions, as well as ways to avoid a culture of perfection, so that learning can happen in weeks versus months.”

 —Sarah Hunt, Director, Strategic Development, Thrivent

Download the Agenda

The 3rd Annual Innovation Master Class will focus on the drivers of innovation mastery, while offering a uniquely immersive experience at the inspirational 3M Innovation Center. With an audience of advanced practitioners across all aspects of innovation, the Master Class fosters priceless directed and spontaneous exchange between attendees and speakers. Amplify the innovation in your company – and craft a personal ecosystem of support for new ideas – through world-class content, small group discussions and networking sessions.

Learn how to transfrom your company's culture to spark new ideas and ensure effective commercialization including how to:

  • Make the transition from occasional innovator to serial innovator
  • Streamline the innovation path from ideas to launch
  • Increase the “hit rate” of commercialization
  • Understand financial and business case considerations
  • Enhance customer experience through imaginative approaches and use of social media
  • Use systems and practices for sustaining innovation
Hear from: IBM, 3M, Target Corporation, Merck, Whirlpool Corp., Cisco, Mall of America, Cargill, Eastman Chemical Company and more!

What makes us Unique?
The conference setting is 3M’s Innovation Center, where you’ll gain first-hand exposure to 3M’s distinct approach to innovation.   Our main meeting room is in the company’s executive forum.  This tiered room is designed for dialog, with microphones within easy reach of all participants, fostering a robust exchange of perspective, experiences and ideas during the sessions.  And, you’ll be able to build your connections—your innovation ecosystem—through smaller-group discussions and networking sessions that are also part of this conference.  For those who want to develop or get feedback on their action plans, there is a post-conference session facilitated by “Best Practices are Stupid” author Stephen Shapiro.

For more information download the agenda 

Register by 4.24.15 and SAVE $200

For SPEAKING OPPORTUNITIES please contact Rita Shor at rita.shor@conference-board.org or Anne Greer at anne.greer@conference-board.org.
For SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, please contact Michael Felden at michael.felden@conference-board.org

Plus don’t miss the upcoming webcast on March 10thLean & Commercialization Tools for Innovation Success, as well as the entire Innovation Webcast Series.  We are offering complimentary registration so you can start to learn more now.

 

Mr. Michael Docherty, CEO, Venture2 Inc.

Mr. Brian Christian, Managing Partner, Inovo Group

Mr. Larry Schmitt, Managing Partner , Inovo Group

Ms. Kendra Theriot, TBD , Inovo Group, LLC, The

Mr. Michael Docherty, CEO, Venture2 Inc.

Ms. Leslie DePol, Co-Founder & CEO , Polarity Partners

Mr. Bryan Janeczko, Founder & CEO , The Fresh Diet

Mr. Stephen Shapiro, Innovation Evangelist Author, Best Practices Are Stupid, Steve Shapiro

Mr. Joseph Damassa, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, IBM Corporation

Mr. Jamil Ghani, Vice President, Enterprise Strategy, Target Corporation

Mr. Josh Gitlin, General Manager, Gladiator Garageworks, Whirlpool Corp.

Mrs. Eileen Hsu, Director, Sales Enablement , Cisco Systems

Mr. Raj Rao, Vice President, Digital Business Model Innovation, 3M Company

Ms. Ingrid Blair, Vice President, Business and Marketing, 3M Drug Delivery Systems, 3M Company

Mr. Sanjay Gupta, Continuous Improvement Leader - Waterford, Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.

Mr. Brian Christian, Managing Partner, Inovo Group

Mr. Ralph Dimenna, Senior Vice President Global Incubator Program, Michelin North America, Inc.

Ms. Renee Hopkins, Director of Engagement , Business Innovation Factory

Mr. Wim Vandenhouweele, Executive Director, Emerging Markets Commercial Innovation, Merck

Ms. Jill Renslow, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Mall of America

Ms. Emily Shannon, Digital Director , Mall of America

Mr. Peter Coffee, Vice President for Strategic Research , salesforce.com

Ms. Ingrid Blair, Vice President, Business and Marketing, 3M Drug Delivery Systems, 3M Company

Mr. Kieran Smith, Innovation Director , Eastman Chemical Company

Mr. Richard Hegeman, Director, Design and Innovation , Verizon

Mr. Byron Trotter, Manager, Advanced Design Systems , 3M Company

Mr. Bill Aimutis, Global Director of External Innovation, Cargill, Incorporated

Mr. Thomas Kinisky, President and Chief Executive Officer (Saint-Gobain’s North American holding company), Saint-Gobain Corporation

Ms. Pamela Moret, CEO , brightpeak financial

Mr. Kieran Smith, Innovation Director , Eastman Chemical Company

Mr. Jesse Singh, Senior Vice President, Marketing and , 3M

Ms. Robin Torgerson, Vice President, U.S. Sales Excellence , 3M Company

Mr. Stephen Shapiro, Innovation Evangelist Author, Best Practices Are Stupid, Steve Shapiro

Ms. Melody Roberts, Senior Director, Digital Global Brand Group, McDonald's Corporation

Ms. Lisa Lavin, Chief Executive Officer , Anser Innovation LLC

Dr. Alexander Cirillo, Vice President, Retired , 3M

Mr. David Williams, Chief Innovation Officer , North Star

Mrs. Sharon Wong, Director, Business Development , Cisco Systems

Mr. Dale Wahlstrom, Chief Executive Officer , LifeScience Alley and BioBusiness Allian

Mr. Don Branch, Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer Marketing and Sales, 3M Company

Mr. Larry Schmitt, Managing Partner , Inovo Group

Mr. Stephen Shapiro, Innovation Evangelist Author, Best Practices Are Stupid, Steve Shapiro

Dr. Ataman Ozyildirim, Director, Business Cycle and Growth, The Conference Board, Inc.

Ms. Christina Karapataki, Venture Principal , Schlumberger Ltd.

Mr. Bryan Janeczko, Founder & CEO , The Fresh Diet

Mr. Michael Docherty, CEO, Venture2 Inc.

Workshops:

Collective Disruption: New Partnership & People Models for Breakthrough Innovation

Companies searching for new sources of growth must learn how to pursue higher risk, transformative innovation outside of their core. And they need to do this within organizations that are optimized for a focus on sustaining today’s business. The collective disruption model brings together the best of corporate and entrepreneurial approaches for transformative growth. This workshop provides corporate leaders with a framework and tools for organizing and leading breakthrough innovation efforts within organizations that traditionally struggle with risk and uncertainty. You’ll learn how to successfully apply entrepreneurial methods within the enterprise and how to partner in new ways with startups to co-create breakthrough new businesses. Workshop participants also get free access to an easy-to-administer online readiness assessment for you and up to 10 of your internal stakeholders prior to the workshop.  

In this session:

  • Apply the Collective Disruption Polarity Assessment to your own business to assess readiness and identify key opportunities and barriers for transformative innovation
  • Learn how to organize internally to undertake transformative innovation, addressing key success factors including leadership, autonomy, and integration
  • Explore new incubation models that leading companies are using successfully, including co-creating with startups and entrepreneurs
  • Identify the actions you can take to dramatically improve your ability to build a balanced portfolio of core, adjacent and transformative innovation 

Michael Docherty, author of Collective Disruption and CEO of Venture2 Inc.

June 9, 2015
01:00 PM - 04:30 PM

Strategic Innovation

This late afternoon workshop focuses on and using key insights and synthesized results of a strategic innovation survey. Participants will generate specific ideas about addressing the survey’s implications around strategic innovation challenges. Hearing experienced perspectives from the high-level conference attendees will jumpstart each of us in building new approaches. All conference attendees are welcome to attend. The greatest value will be derived by those individuals who also complete the survey sent to all those pre-registered.

Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served as well.

Brian Christian, Managing Director, The Inovo Group

Pricing:
Registration for this afternoon workshop is FREE for attendees also registering for the pre-conference seminar - the $50 fee will be taken off when registering.  For attendees of the conference only, the add-on fee is $50. If you will be attending please sign up during registration.

 

June 9, 2015
04:45 PM - 06:45 PM

The Future Begins Now: In-Depth Debrief and Action Planning

This post-conference workshop is designed to convert lessons learned into tangible action plans. Starting with a round-robin review of conference insights and highlights, participants will then share their action lists and get feedback and ideas from others.  The priceless payoff? Participants leave this Master Class with a solid plan for advancing and enhancing   innovation within their organizations - not to mention a newly minted network of innovation experts to help them as they implement.

The fee for this optional activity is included in your conference registration fee. If you will be attending please sign up during registration.

June 11, 2015
03:15 PM - 05:00 PM

In collaboration with
3M
Sponsored by
Venture2
Inovo Group
BrightIdea
Marketing Partner
brandchannel
Innovation Excellence