Thursday, September 13, 2012

Reminder: Innovation Activities Next Week!

Next week will be a big one for BEI: Back End of Innovation activity. Please save the date for our two upcoming free events!

Register now for "F/A-18 to the Robots: Stewarding Technical Innovation in Complex Ecosystems" a complimentary webinar featuring BEI: Back End of Innovation speaker Joseph W. Dyer. This exclusive one hour event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT.

Join us for a unique opportunity to dialogue with ret. Vice Admiral Joseph W. Dyer, who throughout his distinguished Naval career stewarded many complex innovation efforts – as the Navy’s Chief Test Pilot, F/A-18 Program Manager, and helping align the supply chain for the business of Naval Aviation as the chief engineer and systems command commander. Upon retiring he helped grow iRobot from MIT spinout, through IPO, and into a successful publicly traded company. As Chief Strategy Officer for iRobot, Dyer has stewarded the transformation of robotics from an emerging technology to an innovation platform.

Joe Dyer leads strategy development at iRobot. He comes to iRobot from a career in the U.S. Navy. Dyer last served as the commander of the Naval Air Systems Command, where he was responsible for research, development, test and evaluation, engineering and logistics for naval aircraft, air launched weapons and sensors. His naval career also included positions as naval aviation's chief engineer, commander of the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division and F/A-18 program manager. Earlier in his career, he served as the Navy's chief test pilot. Dyer holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in finance from the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, California. He is an elected fellow in the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and the National Academy of Public Administration. Dyer chairs NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel.
 
Register here.
Please use priority code M2414W1Blog when registering.

Plus, Wednesday, September 19th, 2012 marks the date of our BEI: Back End of Innovation book club discussion of Reinventing Corporate Growth by Dr. Gene Slowinski. Slowinski will be joining us on LinkedIn to respond to your questions, so make sure to join our group now to participate.

Add the book club to your calendar

I look forward to connecting with our innovation community next week! As always, if you wish to join us at BEI: Back End of Innovation this October, visit the website to register. Readers of this blog can save 15% with code BEI12BLOG.

Michelle LeBlanc is a Social Media Strategist at IIR USA with a specialization in marketing. As part of the FEI team at, she tweets at @BEI_innovation and is the voice behind BEI:Back End of Innovation on Facebook and LinkedIn. 

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