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Accelerating Open Innovation

Mastering the Art and Science of Innovation and Growth

8-9 Oct 2019
NBC TOWER | Chicago, IL, United States of America

Why You Should Attend

Accelerating Open Innovation

Successful open innovation begins with realizing the need for an all encompassing program to move business forward.  Innovation is often underestimated as just a process of developing new, cool ideas. Innovation goes beyond new: it means differentiation, improvement of existing products and solution of the kind in the market.  As a solution, it should tackle an issue or improve a present condition. This course shows an approach to a customer-focused innovation model that enables businesses to implement an optimal product creation process to provide customers with creative solutions. Attendees will also receive Gerald “Solutionman” Haman’s award-winning KnowBrainer Toolkit.

Key Topics

  • Your Innovation Toolkit
  • Innovation Dream Teams
  • Ways to Increase ROI (Return on Ideas)
  • Goals, Challenges and Real Problems
  • Efficient and Effective Processes
  • Previous Attendees Include

    Alcatel-Lucent, Bank of America, Beam Suntory Inc., Campbell Soup Company, Capital One, The Coca-Cola Company, Comcast Corporation, Covidien, GE Capital, The Hershey Company, Intuit, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oréal, Mattel Inc., NFL Players Inc., Pfizer, PNC Bank, Praxair, Procter & Gamble, Sherwin-Williams, Skullcandy, Starbucks Coffee Company, Unilever, WhirlPool Corporation

    Why Choose marcus evans?

    marcus evans specialises in the research and development of strategic events for senior business executives. From our international network of 63 offices, marcus evans produces over 1000 event days a year on strategic issues in corporate finance, telecommunications, technology, health, transportation, capital markets, human resources and business improvement.

    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.

    Practical Insights From

    Gerald "Solutionman" Haman
    Founder of
    Solutionspeople,, and the THINKubator, Solutionman is the #1 Most Connected Innovator in the World on Linkedin. He was an executive at P&G, Arthur Andersen and a Northwestern University professor. Over 1,000,000 innovative people belong to Solutionman's 50 Innovation Groups on Linkedin. Haman was recognized as one of the “Most Influential People Online” by FAST Company. He created the award-winning KnowBrainer Thinker Tool that increases creativity by over 530%. Haman is recognized by clients as “Solutionman” because of his ability to help people quickly develop breakthrough solutions. He has facilitated the creation of over 3,000,000 ideas that produced an ROI of $2,000,000. Solutionman set the world brainstorming record by facilitating 8,000 people in a THINKathon at the Singapore Stadium to generate 454,000 ideas in less than 60 minutes.

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    Voice of Our Customers
    • "Was a wonderful conference, both in caliber of attendees, and accommodations and organization by the ME group. Highly recommend!" - Nationwide
    • "Enjoyed the event. There was something learned from each speaker which made it valuable & a good investment of my time." - Wyndham Worldwide Corporation
    • "Wonderful event and timely conference I'll come back in a heartbeat." - Nickelodeon
    • "Very informative event, great for networking and I took home many new ideas which I plan on incorporating into my activities." - Bombardier Aerospace
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    Event Contact

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

    Emily Jones

    marcusevans, The NBC Tower
    455 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
    Chicago, IL 60611

    312.540.3000 x6714
    Fax: 312.894.6304