February Innovation Events

by Braden Kelley

February is going to be a busy month, with two planned public appearances (and possibly two more).

I will be speaking at two great innovation events in New York City in February:

  1. Imaginatik’s Innovation Leaders Forum
  2. IESE’s Innovation Architect

1. Imaginatik’s Innovation Leaders Forum

Imaginatik Leaders ForumIf you’re an innovation leader and would like to catapult your innovation efforts in 2011, come join me for the keynote at the complimentary Imaginatik Innovation Leaders Forum at the New York Stock Exchange.

This all-day event on February 16, 2011 will kick off 2011 with a theme of “Getting innovation RIGHT before recovery.” I will talk about finding your innovation catapult and then, author and innovation guru Rowan Gibson will lead us in a conversation on how to focus on the human side of innovation and produce success.

Also, innovators from the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, the New York Stock Exchange, and the U.S. General Services Administration will share stories of their own innovation journeys. We will also dive into Innovation as a Service, what’s new with Idea Central, and numerous case studies to aid your 2011 “build-up” efforts in innovation.

2. The Innovation Architect: Creating Breakthrough Companies

I will be a special guest at this IESE executive education course February 28-March 1, 2011 that will change the way you think about innovation and creativity in your organization. In this highly intensive two-day program, you will learn how to progress from having isolated initiatives to forging a powerful culture of continuous innovation.

IESE Innovation Architect

The program helps participants tap into pockets of innovation in their companies and equips them with strategies for stimulating creativity throughout the organization. It is not an introductory course on innovation.Rather, it is designed for managers who have struggled to foster innovation and experienced first hand the hard realities of driving change.

Key Takeaways:

  • An understanding of how to implement dynamic innovation strategies in teams, departments and companies
  • A view of the newest theories and trends, such as crowdsourcing, choice architecture and open innovation
  • A tailored innovation strategy for your organization that balances breakthrough and incremental initiatives
  • A game plan for increasing buy-in, support and participation by driving through organizational resistance and innovation fatigue
  • The ability to create a breakthrough company by aligning and integrating culture, structure and processes

Register now and get a $250 tuition credit if you mention our 4,500 member Innovation Excellence LinkedIn group

Media Opportunity

If you would like to interview me while I’m in New York City for your blog, radio show, TV show, or other media outlet, please contact me.

Book Signing

Attend either of these events and I will happily sign your copy of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire.


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Braden KelleyBraden Kelley is the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons. Braden is also the editor of Blogging Innovation and founder of Business Strategy Innovation, a consultancy focusing on innovation and marketing strategy.

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