|Open Innovation Workshop|
October 22 & 29, 2020 | 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Rockdale Innovation defines Open Innovation as proactively engaging external subject matter experts in the definition of tough business challenges, identification of potential solutions, and implementation of the best solution approach. We have spent the past four years helping to introduce Open Innovation best practices to a cohort of 24 organizations in a collaborative program sponsored by the Scottish Government. This hands-on workshop will share some of the common barriers we encountered to the adoption of Open Innovation, and recommendations on how to overcome them. We will also provide practical tools and approaches for conducting an Open Innovation Challenge.
In this highly interactive, hands-on workshop, you will learn:
Who Should Attend
Innovation Managers responsible for deploying Open Innovation best practices into their organization.
* All times U.S. Eastern Time
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Open Innovation Overview
10:15 AM–12:00 PM
Open Innovation Roadmap
Session 1 Close
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Recap of Session 1
Landscaping Best Practices
10:15 AM–12:00 PM
Conducting an Open Innovation Challenge
Session 2 Close
About the Facilitator
Wayne Fisher, PhD
Wayne Fisher, PhD, founded Rockdale Innovation after spending 27 years as an R&D manager at Procter & Gamble. While at P&G, Wayne created a series of popular innovation workshops for all phases of new product development. During his last six years at P&G, Wayne was a full-time innovation consultant and Creative Problem Solving facilitator at The GYM, an IDEO-inspired design studio that remains a key enabler of P&G’s innovation capability.
Wayne was an early pioneer in the use of Open Innovation at P&G, serving as the first Technology Entrepreneur for their Family Care business. He developed and championed the use of The GYM’s Effective Problem Definition process, which helps scientists and engineers describe their technical challenges in a way that makes it easy for internal and external experts to offer up novel solutions.
"I have been working with Wayne for the past 7 years to build innovation capability across the Stena Sphere, a large family-owned business with worldwide operations. I met Wayne in 2012 at a Product Development and Management Association conference, where he spoke to an overflow crowd on the topic of Tools and Techniques for Maximizing Innovation Effectiveness. I knew immediately that this was what Stena needed to take their innovation practice to the next level.
Wayne has applied his vast experience in the Creative Problem Solving process to a wide range of customer, business, and technical challenges at Stena. He has created a series of Web Based Trainings, sponsored by the Scottish government, to make problem solving accessible across all levels of the organization."
Alan Gordon, Innovation Director, Stena Teknik
"I have worked with Dr. Wayne Fisher, Rockdale Innovation, since 2015 on a number of Open Innovation training workshops. Wayne has provided facilitation on Rockdale’s Open Innovation work process to thirty large organisations in Scotland. As a direct result of the training through the Creative Problem Solving Process, the organisations learned to define and construct technical briefs, undertake landscaping and conduct Open Innovation Challenges, all of which have accelerated implementation of their Open Innovation strategies."
Beverly Wagner, PhD, Professor of Innovation and Supply Chain Management, Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, Scotland
To receive a registration refund, less a $75 processing fee, all cancellations must be received via this form by October 8, 2020 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. No refunds will be granted thereafter. No-shows will not be refunded. Registrations can be transferred to another person within your organization with the same membership status by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.