Thursday, August 7, 2014

Embark on the holistic innovation journey - from the Front End through the Back End

This September 29-October 1st, your innovation, R&D, and product development peers and competitors will be joining together at The Front End of Innovation Toronto to embark on the holistic innovation journey-from the Front End through the Back End.

Though the event is called "Front End", we realize the pivotal importance of the execution phase. That's why FEI Toronto has a full day focused on the "back end"- from strategy, to scalability, to commercialization- where the real work happens. Immerse yourself in these sessions and get insights on how to truly get ideas to cross the business chasm.

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Featured sessions include:

The Need for Speed: "Applying a Flexible Approach to Innovation"
- Bill Morris, Innovation Effectiveness Manager, Corning Inc

Corning Incorporated is the world leader in specialty glass and ceramics. Drawing on more than 160 years of materials & technology experience, Corning creates and makes keystone components that enable high-technology systems for consumer electronics, mobile emissions control, telecommunications and life sciences.

Gain insights on the trends and continuous evolution of Corning's Innovation approach to adapt to these trends. Learn how Corning is applying a flexible approach based on experience and judgment and customized their process to meet the specific needs of their new product teams

* Listen to this Podcast: REALLY Rapid Prototyping: Corning Tries to Cut Time to MVP by Half! Tips from an Innovation Process Pro to Get a Minimum Viable Product Faster featuring Laura Bissmeyer, Corporate Innovation Manager at Corning Incorporated

Successfully Bridging Operational Management and Real-Time Innovation
- Mike Steep, EVP Business Innovation, PARC, a Xerox Company

Innovation is everywhere. It has to be. Almost every tech invention becomes obsolete, or at least outdated, every couple of years. As a result, most companies have put innovation at the heart of their corporate culture. But, three things remain true about innovation today:

  1. Pervasive disruptive technologies are reshaping entire industry business models for NON-technology companies; 
  2. Disruptive technologies have become out of control despite technologist pledges to "do no evil;" and 
  3. Proven companies, even famous innovators, know little about managing innovation in the context of technology disruption. 

Steep walks the audience through a few case studies, showing how successful organizations innovate in the real world.

Discover how to make innovation a reality through insights research and testing. Hear examples from others in the trenches to evaluate what worked, what didn't, and why.

Plus, your registration to Front End of Innovation gives you access to Consumer Insights Canada! - that's DOUBLE the content, double the speakers, double the insights, for just ONE conference investment.

Consumer Insights Canada focuses on the power of insights in motivating smarter decision making, and in honor of its host country, the 2014 event will shine a particular lens on the local flavor of shopper and consumer insights in Canada.

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