Beyond the Metrics: Lessons Learned From Improving Innovation

Phil Watson & Adrienne Brown, Commodore Innovation
Wednesday May 12, 2021 12:00pm

Effective innovation measurement includes choosing the right metrics for the context, yes, but can also involve educating the C-suite, navigating multiple software systems, and mitigating unintended consequences. This webinar will highlight successes and cautionary tales from innovation leaders’ efforts to improve how they measure and report innovation performance at the project, portfolio, and/or organizational levels. There will be time for discussion, so bring questions—and 1 or 2 lessons you’ve learned about measuring innovation performance. If you’d like to submit in advance, please e-mail Commodore Innovation’s interactive webinar will draw on research, firsthand accounts from innovation leaders, as well as their own experience advising clients—they have focused exclusively on innovation measurement for large organizations since their founding in 2018. Co-founders Phil Watson and Adrienne Brown have designed measurement systems for Merck, Ball Aerospace, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

About the Speakers: 

Phil Watson has 19 years of experience in innovation management consulting, strategy consulting, and national and international policy. In addition to helping companies improve innovation measurement, he has advised clients like PPG, Kraft, and Air Products on commercialization, go-to-market strategy, and innovation processes.

Adrienne Brown has 25 years of experience in innovation and strategy-centered roles in corporate R&D and economic development. She has advised clients like PepsiCo, Johnson & Johnson, and USAID on new product/ service development and process/ culture change.