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Innovation Evolution Central 2017

Strategic Organizational Transformations, Process Improvements, and Internal Ecosystems Developments to Empower Continued Growth through Innovation

7-8 Jun 2017
Chicago, IL, United States of America

Why You Should Attend

Innovation Evolution Central 2017

Innovation as a core capability serves an integral role to drive growth, ROI, and continued development in the global arena. Each day in the new product development space is a fight—to thrive, to survive, to disrupt, fix, or renovate. Innovators need a battle plan: scalable, repeatable processes to achieve growth through innovation. Executives need an army: highly collaborative, cross-functional employees to design new products, to meet customer needs and seize market opportunities, to generate new and creative opportunities to grow.

This marcus evans conference will fortify the corporate innovation arsenal. A holistic approach, the meeting will explore the strategic organizational considerations, operational improvements, and internal system and ecosystem developments that drive continued growth through new and “next gen” product development. The delegation will return equipped with the processes, tools, and strategies to eliminate innovation inertia and maximize growth.

Key Topics

  • Build an innovation enterprise to amplify growth through innovation throughout the business
  • Transform operations, strategies, and processes to permeate innovation silos and barriers
  • Cultivate an active, collaborative innovation ecosystem to reduce the costs, risks, and time invested to innovate
  • Generate reliable, repeatable innovation through an advanced, enhanced pipeline strategy
  • Evolve new product and innovation models to achieve higher throughput
  • Previous Attendees Include

    ACS, a Xerox Company, Air Products & Chemicals, Alcatel-Lucent, Boeing, The Coca-Cola Company, Comcast Innovation Labs, ConAgra Foods, Eli Lilly and Company, Energizer Holdings, Ericcson, GE Ecomagination, General Mills, Georgia-Pacific, GlaxoSmithKline, Hallmark Cards Inc., The Hershey Company, Honda R&D Americas Inc., IBM Corporation, Intel Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, The L'Oréal Group, MeadWestvaco, PepsiCo International, Procter & Gamble, Sanofi US, The Sherwin Williams Co., Tate & Lyle, Under Armour Inc., Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Whirlpool Corporation

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    Above all, marcus evans provides clients with business information and knowledge which enables them to sustain a valuable competitive advantage and makes a positive contribution to their success.

    Event Partners

    Practical Insights From

    Michael Hauser
    Head of Emerging Business Opportunities

    Marian Cook
    Chief Strategy Officer, Department of Innovation and Technology
    State of Illinois

    Shirley Drazba
    Corporate Vice President of Product Line Strategy & Innovation
    IDEX Corporation

    Nic Copley
    Vice President – Technology & Innovation, Automation Group
    Parker Hannifin

    Gus Hoffman
    Senior Director - Commercial Technology Strategy and Innovation
    Kellogg Company

    Jerry Gross
    Executive Director, Technology & Innovation

    Santhi Ramesh
    Director, Global Innovation
    The Hershey Company

    Anthony Lambrou
    Director, Corporate Strategy & Innovation

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • “An outstanding conference packed with ideas and tools that I can and will apply.” – General Motors
    • “This conference is invaluable for my business and personal development.” – Nickelodeon
    • “Up to date, stimulating, and interactive meeting. Enthusiastic audience and high-quality speakers!” – Shire Pharmaceuticals
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    Event Contact

    For all enquiries regarding speaking, sponsoring and attending this conference contact:

    Amanda Pink

    NBC Tower, 9th Floor
    455 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago
    Chicago, IL 60611

    312-540-3000 Ext: 6310
    Fax: 312-540-3000 Ext: 6327