F-A/18 to Robots – Stewarding Complex Technical Innovation

F-A/18 to Robots - Stewarding Complex Technical Innovation If you’re looking for some real world wisdom and insight into how to think about leading technical innovation in complex environments,  you’ll want to catch this Webinar with Vice Admiral Joseph W. Dyer (US Navy, ret.)  Dyer completed his distinguished naval career by leading the business side of Naval Aviation at NAVAIR,  Naval Aviation Systems Command.  After retiring from the US Navy he joined iRobot where he is currently the Chief Strategy Officer. Dyer will be continuing on this topic in his keynoting the Back End of Innovation in Boston on October 8.

During his time in the U.S. Navy. Dyer had plenty of opportunities to steward innovation. As the commander of the Naval Air Systems Command, 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.

For more information or to register for Back End of Innovation, October 10-11 in Boston, please visit this page.

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Julie Anixter is Chief Innovation Officer at Maga Design and the executive editor and co-founder of Innovation Excellence. The co-author of three books, she’s working on a fourth on courage and innovation. She worked with Tom Peters for five years on bringing big ideas to big audiences. Now she works with the US Military, Healthcare, Manufacturing and other high test innovation cultures that make a difference.

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