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      December 6, 2013

      Friday   8:45 AM - 12:15 PM

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      The People Side of Innovation - Silicon Valley

      The People Side of Innovation

      These days, there is much talk about open innovation, business model innovation and innovation culture these days. These are important topics, but the most significant element to anything related to innovation will always be people.

      It is people that make things happen and this is you, your colleagues, your customers and other external partners that you engage with to bring innovation to market.

      It is not that long ago that a good innovator was considered to be a good engineer or R&D person. However, things have changed big time over the last 5-7 years as the open innovation and business model innovation movements continue to rise while companies have failed to upgrade their innovation capabilities during the financial crisis.

      In this session, Stefan Lindegaard will explain the consequences of these changes as he looks into the skills and mindset that are required to be a good innovator in this era of “modern innovation,” which is driven more by openness and business models than internal R&D and patents.

      The topics include:

      • 7 critical personal competencies for innovation success
      • an overview of the types of people and functions you need for a strong innovation team
      • insights on the key elements for corporate innovation training programs
      • a view on why some people kill innovation – and how to deal with them

      This will be a fast-paced session with plenty of time for questions and answers.

      About Stefan Lindegaard:

      Stefan Lindegaard is an author, speaker and strategic advisor. His focus on open innovation, innovation culture and communication for innovators has propelled him into being a trusted advisor to many large corporations. He believes open innovation requires a global perspective and he has given talks and worked with companies on open innovation in Europe, South America, the U.S. and Asia. 

      Stefan Lindegaard has written three books: Social Media for Corporate Innovators and Entrepreneurs: Add Power to Your Innovation Efforts (August 2012), Making Open Innovation Work (Oct 2011) and The Open Innovation Revolution (May 2010). His blog is a globally recognized destination on open innovation. You can read further at


      08.45 – 09.00: Coffee and networking
      09.00 – 09.15: Objectives and introductions
      09.15 – 10.15: Open innovation today – and in the future (talk and exercises)
      10.15 - 11.15: The skills and mindset needed for the future of innovation (talk and exercises) 
      11.15 - 12.00: Building and sustaining a strong innovation culture (talk and exercises) 
      12.00 – 12.15: Reflections and closing remarks

      Who should attend?

      The session is primarily for corporate innovators. Entrepreneurs, consultants, and academics with an interest in innovation will also benefit from the session.


      The participant fee is USD 199. Corporate discounts are available when more than 3 persons from the same company attend.

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      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.
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