Thursday, April 4, 2013

Back End of Innovation Call for Submissions Deadline 4/5/13


SUBMISSION DEADLINE REMINDER - CALL FOR PRESENTERS:
Back End of Innovation 2013
Email kschram@iirusa.com by THIS Friday, April 5th.

November 18-20, 2013
Santa Clara, CA
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INDUSTRY ALERT: OFFICIAL CALL FOR PRESENTERS

IIR, the producers of the annual Front End of Innovation event are proud to announce the third annual

BEI: Back End of Innovation
November 18-20, 2013 * Santa Clara, CA
www.iirusa.com/bei

Business week said “making innovation work is the single most important business challenge of our era.” While there are no shortage of ideas on the front end of innovation, the new challenge becomes how to optimize the back end of the innovation process. Once ideas are generated, what happens next? How do we build a system to continually drive innovation?

How to Get Accepted:
Priority will be given to presentations that highlight NEW case studies OR to presentations that are delivered as a hands-on activity for the group. ONLY corporate/client-side speakers will be considered. If you are a consultant, solution provider, technology provider, analyst, please see contact details below for sponsorship/exhibit opportunities.

Event Goal:

The Back End of Innovation event ensures organizations have a systematic enterprise capability for pushing the best ideas forward through commercialization. Thematic areas covered include:

• Return on Innovation
• Go to Market Strategies
• Managing the Idea Portfolio
• Pricing
• Leadership & Management Infrastructure
• Process & Tools
• People & Skills
• Culture
• Organizational Values
• Managing Change
• Business Model Innovation
• Funding & Partnership Models

Who Attends:

The only 360° destination where R&D/product development, innovation, strategy, marketing, business development, and entrepreneurs all come together to ensure the best ideas are continually driven from the ideation stage through to commercialization.

Speaker Benefits: Speakers receive FREE admission to the conference as well as any pre-conference activity such as workshops or symposium.

How to Apply: For consideration, please e-mail kschram@iirusa.com with the following information by Friday, April 5th.

• Proposed speaker name(s), job title(s), and company name(s)
• Contact information including address, telephone and e-mail
• The main theme you plan to address
• A brief summary: Please indicate what is NEW about the presentation
• What the audience will gain or learn from your presentation (please list 3-5 deliverables)

Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities: If you are interested in sponsorship or exhibit opportunities please contact Elizabeth Hinkis at ehinkis@iirusa.com.

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