Creating an office of innovation, one that strikes with disruptive new ideas and insights on a regular basis, is a task rapidly rising on CEOs’ lists for 2013. According to latest research from the Conference Board, CEO Challenges 2013, innovation is among the top three challenges faced by CEOs in 2013. The report goes on to identify top five strategies to address innovation, one of which entails the creation of culture of innovation by promoting and rewarding entrepreneurship and risk-taking.
As CEOs embark or continue on their innovation journey, they are dedicating teams and whole departments to lead their organizations toward change, improvement and growth. The Chief Innovation Officer may be a new addition to corporate staff but the role has a familiar charge: To guide the organization toward new ways of thinking, working and acting that produce a palpable and profitable shift in the way everyone works.
For the past three years the Innovation Leaders Forum (ILF) has connected the innovators charged with bringing about this organizational change and the resources and peers who can help them. On April 23 the ILF returns to Boston for a day of workshops and discussion to help create an enterprise innovation function.
Moises Norena will share his experiences building a global innovation function at Whirlpool, while Lorna Ross from Mayo Clinic will speak about transformative innovation. Phil Swisher from Brown Brothers Harriman will show you how to make the case for the right Chief Innovation Officer and Jim Euchner, VP of innovation at Goodyear, will explore enterprise innovation best practice. Innovation columnist Scott Kirsner of the Boston Globe will then join the speakers for a panel discussion.
This daylong conference and networking event brings together the best minds in collaborative innovation, and this year’s presentations will spark new thinking in how enterprise innovation is built and systematized in your organization. We hope you can join us for the day.
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Bryan Mahoney is the business writer and content editor at Imaginatik, an innovation management consultancy and software company based in Boston.