How do creative ideas grow to become innovations? As companies have increased their focus on discovering and creating new ideas they have created a backlog of opportunities that seem to stagnate and get no traction. Innovation leaders understand how to create the structures, practices and processes to move good ideas through all phases of the innovation lifecycle by creating and operating innovation labs and incubators. A key to success in this part of the innovation operating model is to understand the type of innovation you seek (incremental, breakthrough, or radical) and structuring your innovation lab to realize its potential. This webcast will include strategies to help you move your backlog of opportunities to the forefront and towards potential competitive advantage.
Join Christopher Wasden from PwC for the November 1, 1:00-2:00pm CST Webcast, where you will learn:
Define an Innovation Lab and Incubator
Describe their objectives and structures through examples
Outline the structures, practices and processes necessary to operate them
Meet the Speaker:
Christopher Wasden Managing Director, Growth and Innovation Chris Wasden is a Managing Director at PwC and the Global Healthcare Innovation Leader. Prior to PwC he led nine startups that include corporate ventures, venture financed startups, incubators, and family owned businesses. He is a named inventor on 20 issued and pending patents. He has authored over 20 reports and papers on innovation that have outlined his philosophy and approach for successful innovation. His Innovation Cycle, based upon Chaos Theory and NeuroScience, indicates that a failure to innovate is a failure of leadership and describes how leadership must harness social tensions to drive and enable the innovation throughout their entire organization. He leads innovation engagements with large and small organization to help leadership enable transformational change that gets innovation into the DNA of the culture and thereby driving greater growth and success on a sustainable basis.
Meet the Moderator:
Jerel Walters Jerel Walters is a new product development professional with extensive experience in product development management, engineering management, product portfolio planning, voice-of-customer ideation, product verification and validation, product launch, product management, marketing, and sales. He has a proven ability to improve profitability and success of new products through implementation of best-practices, team-oriented leadership, and effective project management
Released: September 26, 2012, 10:15 am