Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Announcing the Front End of Innovation EMEA Webinar Series

In our continuous efforts to distribute original, quality content to our FEI community, we are pleased to announce the Front End of Innovation EMEA Webinar Series!

Free to the public, this four-part series will present thought leadership from some of our esteemed Front End of Innovation speaker faculty.

Register today for each session to reserve your space:

Session 1: "Socially Synergistic Enterprise: Balancing Internal and External Collaboration to Improve Innovation" presented by Marcel Baron, Senior Marketing Manager, Innovative Marketing, IBM

Wed, Nov 14, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM EST / 3:00 PM GMT

Register here: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/yj2aw559g47u 

Product and services development have evolved, this presentation explains how IBM integrates clients, customers and other stakeholders in the development of products and services. It provides examples on how new product development strategies are influenced to support innovation that matters, for the company and for the world.

Session 2:"How to Take Advantage of the Sustainability Trend and Innovate into the Future" presented by Faith Taylor, SVP Sustainability and Innovation, Wyndham Worldwide

Tue, Nov 20, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM EST / 3:00 PM GMT
Register here: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/p0f9v6g7lfx0

Over the years there have been mega trends that have impacted our society and changed how we work and do business globally. The first trend was quality and then it was technology and now it is sustainability and globalization. We are living during times where ongoing changes will be a way of life. How do you take advantage of this and make it work to your advantage.

In this session you'll learn:
· How to spot trends
· How to leverage trends
· Learn tools and ways to develop best practices, programs and changes that can make far reaching differences

Session 3: "Organisational Breathing: Embedding an Innovation Rhythm" presented by David Thomas, Global Innovation Leader, MOS Program Manager (Innovation for Growth), Mars Incorporated

Wed, Nov 28, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM EST / 3:00 PM GMT
Register here: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/b7a9c8b0fh0w

For many organisations, Innovation is an engaging strategy for growth, pivotal to future success and prosperity. Unfortunately though, it comes with few guarantees, is loaded with risks of all kinds, and whatever you do, and however well you do it, you will be wrong (somewhere). This is not necessarily always a problem, and through learning we can correct the mistakes. Innovation and learning are not separate entities, they are, an inseparable rhythm, just like breathing. This session explores how Mars has set about embedding new innovation approaches in the organisation, sharing some of the learning’s along the way.

Session 4: "Siemens Smart Grid Innovation Contest" presented by Michael Heiss, Principal Open Innovation and Scouting, Siemens AG
Mon, Dec 10, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM EST / 3:00 PM GMT
Register here: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/t4myk3vqcfbo

Open Innovation contests are more challenging the more complex the topic of the contest is. A topic can more easily be socialized if the ideas are of the type WhatYouSeeIsWhatYouGet (WYSIWYG). TThis talk presents the lessons learned of Siemens with its global Open Innovation contest in the complex field of smart grids.

The contest was performed in two phases:
Phase 1: the public idea contest: everything was visible to everybody in the world;
Phase 2: the Call-for-Research- Proposals for Universities only: confidential “closed-room”.

To learn more about the Front End of Innovation EMEA event, visit our website and download the 2013 brochure. 
Or join the FEI EMEA community:
Find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fei_innovation
Hashtag: #FEIEMEA
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Front-End-Innovation-41615/about
Or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrontEndofInnovation 

Michelle LeBlanc is a Social Media Strategist at IIR USA with a specialization in marketing. She can be reached at mleblanc [AT] iirusa [DOT] com with any questions about this webinar series.

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