10 - 11 June, 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.

 

In collaboration with
3M
Sponsored by
Venture2
Inovo Group
BrightIdea
Marketing Partner
brandchannel
Innovation Excellence
10 - 11 JUNE, 2015
3M INNOVATION CENTER,MAPLEWOOD, MN
10 - 11 June, 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.

 

Scheduled Speakers 10 - 11 June, 2015

Scheduled Speakers 10 - 11 June, 2015
  • Bill Aimutis, Ph.D., Director, Global Food Research, North America, Cargill
  • Ingrid Blair, Vice President, Business and Marketing, Drug Delivery Systems Division, 3M
  • Brian Christian, Managing Partner, Inovo Group
  • Peter Coffee, VP of Strategic Research, Salesforce.com
  • Joe Damassa, Vice President, Corporate Strategy, IBM
  • Ralph Dimenna, Senior Vice President and Director, Global Incubator Program Office, Michelin Group
  • Michael E. Docherty, CEO, Venture2 Inc.
  • Jamil Ghani, Vice President of Enterprise Strategy, Target Corporation
  • Josh Gitlin, General Manager, Gladiator Garageworks, Whirlpool Corp.
  • Sanjay Gupta, Director of Operational Excellence, SWM International
  • Richard P. Hegeman, Director, Verizon Design and Innovation
  • Renee Hopkins, Community Engagement Leader, Business Innovation Factory
  • Eileen Hsu, Sr. Manager, Sales Enablement, Cisco
  • Bryan Janeczko, CEO, The Fresh Diet
  • Thomas G. Kinisky, CEO and President, Saint-Gobain, Performance Plastics Division
  • Pam Moret, CEO, brightpeak financial, Senior Vice President, Strategic Development Thrivent Financial
  • Raj Rao, Vice President, Global eTransformation, 3M
  • Jill Renslow, Vice President of Business Development & Marketing, Mall of America
  • Larry Schmitt, Managing Partner, Inovo Group
  • Emily Shannon, Digital Marketing Manager, Mall of America
  • Stephen Shapiro, Innovation Evangelist, Author, Best Practices Are Stupid
  • Kieran Smith, Innovation Director, Eastman Chemical Company
  • Christina Karapataki, Venture Principal, Schlumberger
  • Byron Trotter, Manager, Advanced Design, 3M
  • Wim Vandenhouweele, Executive Director, Emerging Markets Commercial Innovation, Merck

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