November 13 Member Update


Interactive Roundtables

Take a seat our alongside your peers

IRI Monthly Digitalization and AI Roundtable

Join your fellow practitioners for an open discussion on how they are implementing AI in their organizations. This month, we will also cover the processes that organizations use to determine who gets access to what tools (AI or other digital tools in general) and techniques people have for encouraging staff to add (yet another) new tool to their workday.Friday, November 22 at 11:00 a.m. EST.

Contact Lee Green for the calendar invitation.

Dynamic Learning Opportunities

Level up your knowledge

Workshop: Portfolio Management in Innovation
Wednesday, December 6, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

This workshop provides an introductory dive into research and development portfolio management, covering both strategic and financial project valuation and multiple project prioritization methods. Key concepts such as product pipelines, life cycles, and horizons are explored, along with a critical analysis of commonly used metrics like risk-adjusted net present value and internal rate of return. The workshop emphasizes aligning portfolio processes with a company’s decision-making culture, while also delving into scenario analysis and product roadmaps. Practical illustrations and hands-on sessions enhance participants’ confidence in applying these concepts, enabling them to play active roles in portfolio planning, ultimately adding value to their organizations.


Fresh Perspective

IRI’s most popular digitalization stories

Technology Intelligence and Digitalization in the Manufacturing Industry

Storytelling is critical to innovation success, yet most innovators are not equipped to wield it effectively. In this study, we assessed the impact of storytelling on innovation success. Our study revealed that innovators spend 30 percent of their work week storytelling, yet most don’t do so efficiently or effectively. This article presents the importance, impact, return on investment, and best practices of innovation storytelling, which companies can leverage to increase strategic alignment, team collaboration, and market success.

Industry Recognition

2024 IRI Innovation Excellence Awards
Looking for a way to enhance your company’s reputation, boost employee morale, and inspire future innovation? Submit a nomination for the IRI Innovation Excellence Awards. These prestigious awards honor outstanding organizations and individuals who are impacting lives today and shaping the industries of tomorrow.

The IRI Innovation Excellence Awards are more than a trophy on the shelf. They are a great opportunity to document your successes, recognize your team, and position your company as an industry leader. Click the button below to see all categories and learn how to apply.

Companies may submit up to 5 nominations, take advantage of our extended complimentary nomination period ending Wednesday, November 15th!