Enterprise Development Group, Inc.
Perfecting and Pitching Your Brilliant Ideas
|In today’s dynamic and highly competitive economy, innovation is a necessity for business success and the demand for innovators is at a premium. Being able to develop creative new ideas and present them effectively are essential skills for any person or organization looking to invent a better future. For leaders who want their employees to become intrapreneurs and champion bigger, bolder, and better ideas, they need to teach them how.
Participants will learn two of the best innovation techniques for developing high potential ideas and have a chance to apply them to their own projects. The session will highlight the CO-STARTM method, an innovation technique perfected in Silicon Valley, which is now being used to launch business breakthroughs in 39 countries.
- CO-STARTM enables you to turn your brilliant ideas into powerful value propositions.
- CO-STARTM then provides a “proof of concept” template you can use to gather intelligence on the desirability, feasibility, and profitability of your ideas.
- Finally, CO-STARTM enables you to create a winning pitch to communicate effectively with your sponsors, your collaborators, and your customers.
Author of Innovation Tools; The Most Successful Techniques to Innovate Cheaply and Effectively
|Managing Innovation Is Managing Risk
As more and more companies try to become innovative, we are seeing masses of people become disillusioned with what can be achieved with innovation. Companies are launching hundreds of innovation projects and failing because they are not properly managing the most important driver of successful innovation: risk. In this workshop users will look at risk reducing frameworks such as the ISO 31000 and Lean Startup approaches and put meat on these framework bones by learning the tools investigated in the best selling book Innovation Tools. These tools were developed to minimize risk when developing and launching a new disruptive product or service. When combined with the aforementioned risk management processes, the tools give the user a powerful toolkit to manage risk. Participants will:
- Learn which risk management framework is right for you?
- Learn what are the six tools investigated in the book Innovation Tools and what are examples of their usage?
- Apply these tools to problems currently faced by the participant and receive help in applying them.
CEO & Transformational Coach, Nason Group
|The Journey to the Consumer: How and Why We Build Consumer-Centered Organizations!
||If you build it, they WON’T come willingly!
Let us take you on an Alice in Wonderland experience walking through several real-world examples of building consumer-centered organizations. Your journey with us will include what we achieved, where we failed, and what we will continue to do to help others on their journey to the consumer.
By the time you leave our session, you will:
- Realize that building a consumer-centered organization is about leadership, culture, and the willingness to trudge through a marathon of mud.
- Explore the misperception that only innovative people, designers, and otherwise creative folks are the only ones that can thrive in consumer-centered organizations.
- Develop your plan to build, expand, or even shut-down your consumer-centered organization
Consultant, speaker, and author of Building Smarter Organizations
|Leading totally-innovative organizations
||Having an innovation program in your organization just isn’t enough to survive our volatile, complex and digitally-transforming world. The entire organizations must be innovative. Yet so many of our companies seem to stumble around and follow the crowd like zombies.
In this interactive workshop you will learn why that is and how to calculate your organization’s “Z”ombie score. You will see why making bets is the most important thing your company does; and you introduced to the three things your organization needs to be totally innovative:
- An open mindset that fosters innovation and employee engagement
- Fast-flow communications with visual work management
- Accelerated, collaborative, decision-making
Your workshop leader, Gordon Vala-Webb, has written the book on Building Smarter Organizations. Come join us to see what is in his anti-zombie kit full of practical steps you can take to transform your organization.
|Professor Paul Mugge
Executive Director, Center for Innovation Management Studies (CIMS), Poole College of Management, NC State University,United States
|Patterns of Digitization
||Since the introduction of information technologies and process automatization, no other development has had greater impact on entire industries then digital transformation. Digital transformation is forcing companies to rethink the role, and value, data has in their business models. Some companies have achieved front-runner-status, while others are lagging behind. The question is why? Why do some companies succeed while others are in danger of failing?
We are currently conducting an ambitious international survey to address the topic in detail. The objective of this survey is to obtain answers to the most important question. We are looking for the best practices and patterns for different types of companies and industries, including the identification of state-of-the-art approaches at both the corporate and functional level. For example, one intriguing question is how companies start these journeys to a digital business and which change strategy they choose?
In the workshop, participants will be provided access to the Paterns of Digitization Survey which they, and their collegues not in attendance, may take. For the respondents that take the survey, CIMS will provide a benchmarking report that describes not only the present state of this global movement, but also the specific strategies, structures, and tools being employed by organizations to organize and manage digital transformation.