Weekly Update - Monday, August 24, 2020

Virtual i101: Managing Innovation

Get your innovation team up to speed quickly with these two virtual i101 sessions entirely online! The IRI Virtual i101 course is designed to provide an introduction to topics of managing corporate innovation and split into two parts. In each part, the participants will learn both the essential tools for managing innovation and how to deal with organizational issues. We will be holding Part 1 Essential Tools for Managing Innovation on September 23, and Part 2 Organizational Issues in Managing Innovation on September 30.

This course is designed for both researchers who have recently assumed a team leadership role and for individual contributors who seek to lead an innovation team in the future. It is designed for those who want to broaden their knowledge of innovation management and to learn more about the practical aspects of key innovation topics and tools. It is also appropriate for an innovation team member who wants to develop a broader understanding of innovation practices. This course can be viewed as a springboard to the participant’s professional advancement.

September 23 - Part 1 Essential Tools for Managing Innovation will cover:

  • Defining innovation
  • Design methods and Customer Insight
  • Idea Generation and Open Innovation
  • Risk Management
  • Stage-Gate and Agile systems
  • Lean Startup


September 30 -  Part 2 Organizational Issues in Managing Innovation will cover:

  • The challenges to innovation and how to address them
  • Building support for your ideas
  • Managing creative people
  • Overcoming organizational resistance
  • Portfolio management


Registration fees are $295 for each session for employees of IRI member companies, and $395 for non-members.
*Silver & Gold IRI members may use up to two complimentary registrations. To register using a complimentary registration, please contact Victoria Kanevsky (kanevsky@iriweb.org)


Did you know that your IRI membership includes access to our Networks Conference?

The groups below are part of the IRI Networks Program and are designed to bring together innovation professionals to benchmark, discuss the latest trends, and develop solutions to challenges in your field. This unique program emphasizes peer-to-peer collaboration in small groups, where members can share ideas and offer suggestions in a highly interactive environment. All session topics and meeting agendas are curated by its members and explored through peer presentations, roundtable discussions, member hackathons, and guest speakers.

These Networks meet individually for virtual roundtables and webinars throughout the year and at the multi-network conferences each spring and fall. All three will have sessions at the upcoming virtual Fall Networks Conference, September 14-18.



Registration for Digital Futures 2020 is now open!

Learn how other legacy companies are implementing digital strategies, navigating challenges around talent and culture, and making productive partnerships at the 2020 Virtual Digital Futures Conference in October!

What: Virtual Conference Hosted by IRI and Case Western Reserve University
When: Monday October 12 at 11:00am EDT - Thursday October 15, 2020 at 3:30pm

Get the help you need to take the next steps in your digital journey with:

  • Case studies from legacy companies;
  • Interactive learning sessions focusing on key practical issues; and
  • Thought leaders focused on real world applications.

View the agenda!

Complimentary registrations are available for each level of membership for the 2020 Virtual Digital Futures Conference.
IRI members: Use your complimentary registrations (Standard members – 8 registrations; Silver members – 16; Gold – 24) or pay the member rate of $245.



Upcoming Webinars

Presented by Dr. Irene Petrick, Senior Director of Industrial IoT & Innovation, Intel
When: August 26, 2020 at 2 PM (ET)
Presented by Dr. Irene Petrick, Senior Director of Industrial IoT & Innovation, Intel
When: September 2, 2020 at 2 PM (ET)
Presented by Dr. Irene Petrick, Senior Director of Industrial IoT & Innovation, Intel
When: September 9, 2020 at 2 PM (ET)
Presented by Amanda Parker, CEO of eNthusaProve
When: October 2, 2020 at 12 PM (ET)

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