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10 March, 2015 | (01 hr)

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Innovations that matter happen in operations, processes, marketing, finance, brand, organization design, and more—in addition to inventing new products and services. In all cases, innovation has to get past the reputation of being too intangible, too slow, under forecast or over cost. Getting better results for innovation investment is one key way to continue investments for unleashing continual business growth. Efficiency and effectiveness, then, are essentials. Hear some approaches and tools that help build the innovation and commercialization muscle at Boeing, 3M, and Raytheon.

Who should attend: Senior and mid-level executives charged with delivering innovation within their company, discipline, business unit or across multiple disciplines: business process, finance, human capital, product development, technology, customer experience, organizational culture



Julia Costello

Julia Costello
Lean Six Sigma Commercialization Specialist
3M Company

Julia Costello has made a career at 3M.  With an educational background in Chemical Engineering and Statistics, she has worked in product development across all businesses.  Julia helped launch both DMAIC and DFSS at 3M and remains active coaching and teaching teams at all stages of dev...Full Bio

Pam Sanford

Pam Sanford
Lean+/Capturing the Value of Quality Initiative
The Boeing Company

Pam Sanford is a senior manager at the Boeing Company leading the Enterprise Lean+ Integration organization.  In this role she is responsible for the  development and implementation of new productivity tools and methodologies across the company.  Pam has spent the last year deployi...Full Bio

John P. Bergeron

John P. Bergeron
Director, Raytheon Six Sigma Engineering, Technology & Mission Assurance
Raytheon Company

John Bergeron is director of Raytheon Six Sigma™, Corporate Mission Assurance for Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN). He assumed the leadership role within Engineering, Technology and Mission Assurance in September 2010. Raytheon Company, with 2014 sales of $23 billion and 61,000 employees worldw...Full Bio

Rita Shor

Rita Shor (Moderator)
Program Director, Product & Services Development Council, Co-Program Director, Innovation Leadership Council, and Applied Innovation Council
The Conference Board

Rita Shor is co-leader of the Innovation and Digital Transformation Institute, program director for the Product and Service Development Council, and co-directs the Innovation and Applied Innovation Councils at The Conference Board.

Past work for The Conference Board includes co-directi...Full Bio

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