The IRI Virtual i101 course is designed to provide an introduction to topics of managing corporate innovation. In it, the participants will learn both the essential tools for managing innovation and how to deal with organizational issues. We will be holding a two-part course on May 21 and 26th. Part 1 of the course will cover traditional topics, such as the Stage-Gate methodology and Voice of the Customer as well as more contemporary topics such as design, risk management, open innovation, and lean startup. Note, that while the two parts of this course have some themes in common, neither is required for the other, and they can be taken independently.
Design methods and Customer Insight
Idea Generation and Open Innovation
Stage-Gate and Agile systems
Each session will include break-outs to work with the tools and techniques and build connections with the other participants.
Who should attend this course:
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.
About the Instructors
Jim Euchner is Honorary Professor at Aston Business School (UK) and Editor in Chief of Research-Technology Management, a peer-reviewed journal for practitioners of innovation, technology and research management. He was previously Vice President of Global Innovation at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, where he led the development of new businesses and helped launch five businesses on three continents. Prior to his work at Goodyear, Jim held positions as Vice President of Growth Strategy and Innovation at Pitney Bowes, Inc. and Vice President, Network Systems Advanced Technology at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon).
Jim has worked in the field of intelligent systems for over 25 years. In his consulting practice, he helps companies to implement businesses enabled by emerging technologies, including AI, the Internet of Things (IoT), automation, and predictive analytics. He helps companies to move quickly and in a disciplined way from concept to cash. Areas of focus include the use of lean startup approaches in large organizations, business model innovation, and the challenges manufacturers confront in moving to services-led business models.
Jim is a member of the Scientific Advisory Council for the Nissan Autonomous Vehicle program and industry co-chair of the Aston Advanced Services Partnership. He is also a co-founder of the MIT Innovation Laboratory, a consortium to nurture innovation in organizations. Jim has published and spoken extensively on innovation and technology management. His google scholar page can be found at http://tinyurl.com/google-scholar-JimEuchner
Jim received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in mechanical and aerospace engineering and his Master of Science degree from Princeton University, where he was a Guggenheim Fellow. He also holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University. He has received several awards for his work in AI, including two selections as Innovative Applications of AI, the Carnegie Mellon University/AMS Award for Managing Information Systems, and the Franz Edelman Award (finalist).
Dr. Spencer Pugh is an executive with 35 years of experience in technology development, product commercialization, and business management. He is the Principal of Prospect Ridge Consulting, LLC, and serves on the Board of Directors of the start-up MagPlasma. Most recently, he was Vice-President, Research and Development, for Michelman, a specialty chemical company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. His global R&D team developed coatings and additives for printing, packaging, and composite applications. From 2005 to 2015, Dr. Pugh was with Battelle in Columbus, Ohio, where he was the Vice-President and General Manager of the Energy and Environment Global Business Unit. With offices and laboratories in the US and the UK, his 300+ person team delivered R&D results in oil and gas exploration and production; alternative energy systems; electric grid management; environmental assessment, monitoring and remediation; environmental chemical analysis; and agrochemical formulation and evaluation. Before coming to Battelle, Dr. Pugh was a Senior Laboratory Head in Research and Development with Eastman Kodak in Rochester, New York. His team developed new products for enhanced performance, improved manufacturability, and reduced cost for Kodak’s manufacturing plants in China, France, and the U.S. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry and Physics from The College of William and Mary and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Stanford University. Dr. Pugh is also a Six Sigma Black Belt and a Certified Licensing Professional (CLP), licensed by the Licensing Executives Society. He has been active in the Innovation Research Interchange (IRI) for 15 years and has served on its Board of Directors twice.
*IRI Members: $295
Non Members: $395
*IRI Members can use complimentary registrations to attend this event
Due to limited seating, we request that you cancel at least 48 hours before a scheduled class. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. However, if you do not cancel prior to the 48 hours, you will lose the payment for the class.
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