Weekly Member Update - Monday, October 5, 2020

IRI & Case Western Reserve University's Digital Futures 2020 virtual conference starts next week!

Have you registered for Digital Futures? This year's exclusive conference dedicated to Digitalization and Digital Transformation, in partnership with Case Western Reserve University, has moved entirely online. Join us virtually next week for "Digital First" Strategy creator Youngjin Yoo's keynote on the 3 questions you must ask when managing your firm's digitalization efforts; Nobel Laureate David Wineland's acceptance of IRI's 2020 Medal; panel discussions on digital leadership & strategy, digital enablers, and finding talent for your digital team with innovation leaders from The Wikimedia Foundation, Philip Morris, IBM, and more; case studies from legacy companies including LEGO, Siemens, DuPont, and more; and "contactless" virtual networking opportunities through facilitated Happy Hour discussions with fellow attendees!

Click here to view the schedule.


Register now to watch these case studies from knowledgable presenters

From Plumbing to Digital Water: Moen
Plumbing hasn’t changed much in the last 2000 years since the Romans invented it, Moen is changing it. In this talk, learn about this product evolution, its digitization, and the approaches Moen has been using to drive innovation.

Presented by Moisés Noreña, Vice President of Innovation, Moen



Digital Transformation Journey:  Procter & Gamble R&D Products Research
With the rise of the digital ecosystem, the explosion of E-commerce, and Procter & Gamble’s declared Irresistible Superiority strategy, Products Researchers (PR) in R&D faced an inflection point in its digital transformation journey.  In the past year, through a series of deliberate interventions systemically and culturally, the global PR community (20% of R&D) shifted from ~80% only aware of the role that digital plays in driving irresistibly superior innovation (but not yet putting into practice) to now >75% applying digital to their specific business challenges and truly “Living Digital.”
Presented by Jennifer Nienaber, R&D Director, Digital Products Research Transformation Leader, Procter & Gamble
New Mobility Building Solutions: Goodyear
Learn more about Goodyear's journey building solutions for new mobility, and the role and impact of their strategy on Goodyear’s culture and technology.  Join Erin Spring (Director, New Ventures) and John Wright (Senior Director of IT, Global Technology) from Goodyear as they discuss how their teams have been collaborating together, what has worked well thus far and their perspective on how Goodyear will continue to grow in this digital arena.

Presented by Erin Spring, Director, New Ventures; and John Wright, Senior Director of IT in Global Technology, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company


Apply what you've learned to your organization's digital efforts

On the last day, Case Western Reserve University professor, Dr. Ron Fry, is teaching a workshop that will offer participants direct experience in applying principles of Appreciative Inquiry to assist in preparing for back-at-work conversations following this conference to accelerate your Digital Futures agenda. This workshop will leverage the power of questions and story-telling to create generative connections--or conversations that matter--with your colleagues. These conversations can help to reconnect with embedded strengths you can exploit to assist in the digital transformation process to find shared preferrered future images with a critical mass of stakeholders, and to build momentum for co-designing the ideal Digital firm of the future!



Complimentary Registrations are included with your IRI membership! Companies with Standard Memberships receive 8 complimentary registrations, Silver Memberships receive 16, and Gold Memberships receive 24. Additional registrations are $245 for all IRI members. Please contact Erika Toman if you have questions about complimentary registrations and membership levels.


Join IRI's Sustainability Pulse Check Conversation

If you are interested in sustainability, you are invited to join your IRI peers for a conversation scheduled for Wednesday, October 28th at 11am EST.  The goals of this conversation are to: 1) cast a net to see who has similar interests in sustainability, 2) have a facilitated discussion led by Laura Buen Abad of Sonoco and 3) determine next steps.  To receive the dial in details for the call, please email Erika Toman.


RSVP to our free virtual presentations and discussions every week by checking out our event calendar below!