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Mobile Technology Development:  Trends and Opportunities

Audio Session: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 1:00pm

With the pervasiveness and rapid growth of mobile technology, product developers from all industries should be aware of the opportunities, threats and challenges presented. Led by industry expert Adam Towvim, Senior Director of Business Development, Jumptap, this timely and important session will provide an insider's perspective on what's coming down the pike.

Open Innovation vs. Open Source: Choosing the Right Intellectual Property Strategy for your Organization

Audio Session: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 1:00pm

A 90 minute audio session with noted innovation expert Eric Von Hippel of MIT on the IP strategy of open source vs. open innovation

Innovation Mojo: How to Get (and Keep) it Going

Audio Session: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 1:00pm

A 90 minute audiosession/webinar on “Innovation Mojo: How to Get (and Keep) it Going.” During this session you will learn: • Identify exactly where your product is in its lifecycle • Restore equilibrium, re-ignite confidence, and move forward • Adopt practices in the organization that bring sustained predictable success

Eric Von Hippel Interview on Social Media, Innovation and the Future of Product Development

Audio Session: Wednesday, July 21, 2010 12:00pm

In this one hour interview, leading innovation authority, Eric von Hippel and social web expert, Deborah Schultz discuss the issues and challenges of using the social web to fuel innovation

Innovation and Social Media: Openness vs Control - What’s Your Strategy?

Audio Session: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 1:00pm

A 90-minute audiosession and discussion on Open Leadership for Product Innovation: How to Create an Effective Social Technology Strategy

Breakthrough Innovation 2: Opportunity Engineering

Audio Session: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 1:00pm

Opportunity Engineering (OE) is a straightforward tool that will enable you to engineer the risk out of uncertain opportunities so that you can pursue more high-payoff innovations. Alex van Putten and Ron Pierantozzi will draw on their combined research and industry experience to explain how.

Breakthrough Innovation Guru Series

Audio Session: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 1:00pm

a two-part series which looks at how to apply Discovery Driven principles, both organizationally and financially. In two 90-minute sessions held a week apart, Gina O'Connor, Alex Van Putten and Ron Pierantozzi, colleagues of Rita Gunther McGrath, will discuss: How do you capture true breakthrough opportunities? What processes must be in place to realize the full potential and earnings from new discoveries, services, and technologies? How should you manage innovation platforms and the functions that support them? How do you escape the mindset that limits investments to low-impact innovations so you can pursue serious growth opportunities? These two sessions will provide real-world, practical insight into building organizational capability and using decision criteria to ensure high-payoff innovation.

Breakthrough Innovation 1: Building Organizational Capability

Audio Session: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 1:00pm

Gina Colarelli O’Connor, Ph.D, renowned innovation guru and author of "Grabbing Lightning," will discuss how to build organizational capability for breakthrough innovation. To be sustainable, innovation must be recognized and managed as a business function. It is not just a process, nor is it a cultural element of an organization, the responsibility of a strong senior leader or an impassioned champion, but rather requires a management system of its own.

Leading Second Generation Lean – Challenging the Orthodoxy of Product Development

Audio Session: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 1:00pm

Today, leading companies are using different lean methods to suit an environment of innovation and uncertainty. In this exclusive session, foremost authority Don Reinertsen will discuss the logic behind this second generation approach and how it overcomes the inherent limitations of a simplistic adoption on lean manufacturing ideas.

Innovation through Alliances - Integration, Ecosystems, ‘Compartnering’

Audio Session: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 1:00pm

More than 2,000 strategic alliances are launched worldwide each year and this number increases about 15% annually. More than half fail and only about 9% of the companies "build alliances well." Of these, Cisco Systems has been one of the most successful. As head of alliances at Cisco, Steve Steinhilber will draw on his experience to describe the key tools and processes that lead to this success.

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