Harnessing the Power of Serial Innovators
How Individuals Create and Deliver Breakthrough Innovations in Mature Firms
Raymond L. Price -- College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
For past 25 years, research on innovation has taken the perspective that new product development can be managed like any other (complex) process of the firm. Dr. Price’s new book, co-written with new product development experts, Abbie Griffin and Bruce A. Vojak , finds that although this approach may be helpful in producing incremental product innovation, it is not conducive to creating really big, breakthrough innovations.
Dr. Price will present the results of their pioneering study, in which they discover Serial Innovators are organizational powerhouses who solve problems and substantially contribute to the financial value to their firms. Creating a distinction between the Serial Innovator and a Serial Inventor, or a Serial Entrepreneur, is just the first step. Serial Innovators are a rare breed and we need to understand their nature and how to manage them for corporate success. Dr. Price will layout how they are able to develop novel products, to solve real consumer problems ranging from salt-free seasonings to improved electronics at companies such as Alberto Culver, Hewlett-Packard, and Procter & Gamble.
About the Speaker
Raymond L. Price holds the William H. Severns Chair of Human Behavior in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is the Co-Director of the Illinois Foundry for Innovation in Engineering Education. He has held management positions at Allergan, Boeing, and Hewlett-Packard. Price is co-author of The HP Phenomenon: Innovation and Business Transformation.
Agenda (October 11, 2012):
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM - Student run tours of Segal Design Institute
6:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Networking and Refreshments
7:00 PM to 7:15 PM – Announcements /Introduction
7:15 PM to 9:00 PM - Featured Speaker with Q&A
Early-Bird/Pre-Registration/Door registration by October 7th/10th/11th
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Segal Design Center, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
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