May 2012

Invista Performance Solutions Launch Event in Tacoma, WA - May 1, 2012

Innovation Speakers Braden Kelley and Praveen Gupta will be speaking at a launch event luncheon in Tacoma, WA on May 1st. Is your company on the path to innovation excellence? Does your business need to innovate to stay competitive in the marketplace? Invista Performance Solutions, a Partnership of Northwest Colleges dedicated to corporate learning, invites you to join thought leaders for an engaging conversation on business innovation. Join other executives for a strategic discussion about leadership and creating a culture of innovation, creating an innovation framework, and assess your company's readiness to innovate. Register now.

Innovation Executive Breakfast in Mercer Island, WA - May 2, 2012

Innovation Speakers Braden Kelley and Praveen Gupta will be speaking at an executive breakfast near Seattle, WA on May 2nd. Is your company on the path to innovation excellence? Does your business need to innovate to stay competitive in the marketplace? Invista Performance Solutions, a Partnership of Northwest Colleges dedicated to corporate learning, invites you to join thought leaders for an engaging conversation on business innovation. Join other executives for a strategic discussion about leadership and creating a culture of innovation, creating an innovation framework, and assess your company's readiness to innovate. Register now.

FREE Virtual Event - Pipeline 2012 - May 10, 2012

Innovation Excellence will be a media partner for Planview's - Pipeline 2012 virtual conference on May 10, 2012. Click the link to see the great speaker lineup. Register now.

Discount on Front End of Innovation 2012 in Orlando, Florida - May 15-17, 2012

Innovation Excellence will be a media partner for IIR's - the Front End of Innovation 2012 conference in Orlando, Florida on May 15-17, 2012. Speakers will be announced soon.

Save 20% - As a value-added service to our Innovation Excellence readers, if you register with discount code "FEI12BRADEN" you will save 20%. Register now.

March 2012

Discount on Ideas Economy: Innovation Event in Berkeley, CA - March 28, 2012

Innovation Excellence will be a media partner for The Economist's - the Ideas Economy: Innovation Event in Berkeley, California on March 28, 2012. Speakers are scheduled to include Clayton Christensen, Vijay Govindarjan, Beth Comstock, Laura Tyson, Don Tapscott, Andie Grace, Naveen Jain and more.

Save $500 - As a value-added service to our Innovation Excellence readers, if you register with discount code "NV-EX" you will save $500. Register now.

February 2012

Global Innovation Summit 2012 in London, UK - February 22-23, 2012

Global Innovation Forum is a dynamic meeting that brings together professionals with diverse backgrounds, great experience and knowledge. It creates the perfect opportunity to build a strong professional network, obtain new insights and share business practices. The event is inspiring and offers “hands-on”, innovative suggestions on how to find practical answers and generate own successful innovation strategies.

Register now.

Discount on Front End of Innovation Europe in Zurich, Switzerland - February 27-29, 2012

Innovation Excellence will be a media partner for IIR's - the Front End of Innovation Europe conference in Zurich, Switzerland on February 27-29, 2012. Speakers are scheduled to include Alex Osterwalder, Alberto Alessi, Christian-Andre, Jean-Marie Shields of Starbucks, Patrick Warnking of Google, and more.

Save 20% - As a value-added service to our Innovation Excellence readers, if you register with discount code "FEI12BRADEN" you will save 20%. Register now.

December 2011

Strategic Planning Innovation in New York, NY - December 8-9, 2011

Effective strategic planning is central to business success. In the modern business environment, the increase in globalization and technological developments has created unparalleled opportunities for businesses to expand their markets. But new opportunity has opened the door to new challenges.

As competition intensifies, businesses have never been under as much pressure to consistently provide the products their customers want, when and where they want them. Shifting customer expectations and the increasingly global nature of the business environment place formidable demands on strategic planning, as the number of relevant variables balloons and the predictability of data becomes increasingly uncertain.

This summit will focus on the solutions offered by innovative strategic planning experts. The Summit will comprise of learning objectives, illustrated intermittently with a number of illustrative case studies

Register now.

FREE Webinar - Harnessing the Global Talent Pool to Accelerate Innovation - December 13, 2011 at 2PM EST

As more industries become commoditized and innovation becomes more of a focus, organizations are being forced to move beyond a talent ownership mindset to a talent attraction and engagement mindset.

In this webinar, we will explore how organizations can utilize open innovation and crowdsourcing resources as an essential talent management strategy to harness the growing numbers of retired scientists, unemployed experts, and underemployed talent around the world to generate ideas, solve problems, and further the goals of the business. The webinar will also explore how individuals can bolster their incomes and credentials by participating in open competitive challenges.

Three things you'll learn:

  • Why having an external talent network strategy is becoming increasingly important
  • How leading organization manage their open innovation and crowdsourcing efforts
  • Strategies for attracting and engaging talent to your organization's innovation efforts

Register now.

November 2011

Predictive Analytics Innovation in Boston, MA - November 3-4, 2011

The Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit brings experience and leadership from the industry together for a summit acclaimed for its interactive format and active participation from delegates.

Constantly evolving technological development in an increasingly global marketplace creates both new opportunities and challenges for modern businesses. With the line between success and failure being judged on narrower margins, investment in innovative and effective predictive analytics represents the key area where a clear and crucial advantage over competitors can be drawn.

Through more sophisticated business intelligence, predictive analytics can solve the challenges posed by increased competition in all markets and rapidly shrinking margins for error in relation to quickly identifying new and niche markets and retention of vulnerable customers. Predictive modelling becomes increasingly complex as shifting customer expectations and new markets created by recently globalised industries also create a greater range of variables to analyse.

This summit will focus on the solutions offered by innovative predictive analytics, demonstrated with learning objectives and illustrative case studies.

Register now.

Financial Forecasting & Planning Innovation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands - November 22-23, 2011

Only the Financial Forecasting & Planning Summit brings the intelligence, innovation, and leadership of the industry together in one place at one time. The Summit is known for its interactive format, encouraging audience interaction and participation.

Effective financial planning & analysis is central to business success. In the modern business environment technological developments and the advances of globalization have created unparalleled opportunities for businesses to expand their markets. But new opportunity has opened the door to new challenges.

As competition intensifies, businesses have never been under as much pressure to consistently provide the products their customers want, when and where they want them. Shifting customer expectations and the increasingly global nature of S&OP and partnerships place formidable demands on planning, as the number of relevant variables balloons and the predictability of data becomes increasingly uncertain.

This summit will focus on the solutions offered by innovative financial planning and business forecasting. The Summit will comprise of learning objectives, illustrated intermittently with a number of illustrative case studies.

Register now.

Predictive Analytics Innovation in Amsterdam, The Netherlands - November 22-23, 2011

The Predictive Analytics Innovation Summit brings experience and leadership from the industry together for a summit acclaimed for its interactive format and active participation from delegates.

Constantly evolving technological development in an increasingly global marketplace creates both new opportunities and challenges for modern businesses. With the line between success and failure being judged on narrower margins, investment in innovative and effective predictive analytics represents the key area where a clear and crucial advantage over competitors can be drawn.

Through more sophisticated business intelligence, predictive analytics can solve the challenges posed by increased competition in all markets and rapidly shrinking margins for error in relation to quickly identifying new and niche markets and retention of vulnerable customers. Predictive modelling becomes increasingly complex as shifting customer expectations and new markets created by recently globalised industries also create a greater range of variables to analyse.

This summit will focus on the solutions offered by innovative predictive analytics, demonstrated with learning objectives and illustrative case studies.

Register now.

October 2011

Wharton Women in Business Conference in Philadelphia, PA - October 7, 2011

The 13th Annual Wharton Women in Business Conference is this Friday, October 7th! This year’s Conference, entitled “Transformative Leadership: From Vision to Impact” will showcase a diverse group of female leaders and the distinct professional and personal paths they have taken to become influential in many different fields. Please visit www.whartonwomen.org/conf2011 for more information.

Discount on Business Innovation Conference in Wheaton, IL - October 10-12, 2011

Braden Kelley will be a keynote speaker and Blogging Innovation will be a media partner for the Business Innovation Conference 2011 in Wheaton, IL (which is near Chicago) on October 10-12, 2011.

The Business Innovation Conference is a premier educational and networking event bringing together leading innovation experts and practitioners from business, academia and government to exchange experiences and explore and learn the science of innovation.

Traditionally, innovation has been viewed as an art, a flash of genius, or rare strokes of brilliance -- expensive and unpredictable to manage. In the 21st century, we now have the tools to master innovation so that we become continual thinkers, capable of innovating on demand, and managing innovation teams to predictable outcomes. These are the core learnings of the Business Innovation Conference!

Over three exciting days you will have the opportunity to attend four workshops, 18 presentations, and five keynote speakers from diverse industries and domains – in addition to making invaluable new connections and opportunities to share ideas and experiences with other accomplished innovators from around the US and the world.

Save 20% - As a value-added service to our Blogging Innovation readers, if you register with discount code "cfvgj" you will save 20%. Register now.

European Innovation Summit 2011 in Brussels, Belgium - October 10-13, 2011

Knowledge4Innovation (K4I) and its partners are organizing for the third time the European Innovation Summit (EIS). This year’s summit is taking place from 10 to 13 October in two parts: in Brussels, for which President Jerzy Buzek has granted the patronage of the European Parliament, and as a Ministerial Conference and one of four flagship Polish Presidency events, in Warsaw.

Under the motto “Towards a European Innovation Ecosystem” the 3rd EIS will be organised in two major events. In Warsaw the focus will be on adapting EU research and innovation policies to national and regional contexts, and on increasing synergies between different policy areas. In the European Parliament in Brussels, participants will discuss the role of people and talent as well as the role and contribution of business and have a “fresh debate” on the future of innovation in Europe. A particular focus will be on “Transatlantic Innovation Cooperation in a Globalised World”.

Following the success story of the last two years, when more than 200 speakers, including the Presidents of the European Parliament and the European Commission, and some 2000 innovation stakeholders from Europe and beyond engaged in the debate, we expect more than 500 stakeholders, policy makers, practitioners and academics to join and discuss on how we can successfully build a ‘European Innovation Ecosystem.'

Attending the summit is free of charge but only after invitation. One can sign-up here: http://www.knowledge4innovation.eu/EIS/SitePages/eis2011_registration.aspx

Discount on Back End of Innovation in San Diego, California - October 17-19, 2011

Blogging Innovation will be a media partner for IIR's - the Back End of Innovation conference in San Diego, California on October 17-19, 2011. Speakers are scheduled to include Rowan Gibson, John Kao, Donna Sturgess, Debby Hopkins of Citi, and more.

Save 20% - As a value-added service to our Blogging Innovation readers, if you register with discount code "BRADEN2011" you will save 20%. Register now.

September 2011

Mayo Clinic Center for Innovation - Transform 2011 - September 11-13, 2011

Mayo Clinic — the world's largest and first integrated nonprofit medical practice — is pleased to once again host our Transform symposium on September 11-13, 2011 in Rochester, Minnesota.

Blogging Innovation will be a media partner for this exciting event.

This premier multidisciplinary event focuses on innovations and designing solutions to transform the experience and delivery of health care. We expect the audience of approximately 1,000 attendees from around the world to participate in person — thousands more will engage online. There will be ample opportunities for networking and collaborations, numerous surprises, and incredible talks from world renowned experts in their field.

Our audience will be a dynamic mix of innovators, leadership and decision makers from health care organizations, information technology, Web 2.0, policy makers, designers, and entrepreneurs across many fields that touch health care; and thought-provoking spaces that are not — but perhaps should be — part of the conversation.

Save $300 - As a value-added service to our Blogging Innovation readers, if you register with discount code "SPECIAL" you will save $300. Register now.

Sales & Operations Planning Summit - September 15-16, 2011

Effective planning is central to business success. In the modern business environment technological developments and the advances of globalization have created unparalleled opportunities for businesses to expand their markets. But new opportunity has opened the door to new challenges.

As competition intensifies, businesses have never been under as much pressure to consistently provide the products their customers want, when and where they want them. Shifting customer expectations and the increasingly global nature of S&OP and partnerships place formidable demands on planning, as the number of relevant variables balloons and the predictability of data becomes increasingly uncertain.

This summit will focus on the solutions offered by innovative S&OP strategy, demand planning and business forecasting. The Summit will comprise of learning objectives, illustrated intermittently with a number of illustrative case studies.

Register now.

marcus evans - 2nd Annual Process Driven Innovation Conference - September 20-21, 2011

The marcus evans 2nd Annual Process Driven Innovation Conference is a highly intensive, content-driven event that includes presentations and panel discussions over two days. This conference aims to bring together senior executives from all industry sectors involved with innovation, R&D, technology, product development, insights and planning, and marketing in order to provide an intimate atmosphere for both delegates and speakers.

This is not a trade show; our 2nd Annual Process Driven Innovation Conference is targeted at a focused group of senior level executives to maintain an intimate atmosphere for the delegates and speakers. Since we are not a vendor driven conference, the higher level focus allows delegates to network with their industry peers.

Innovation Excellence will be a media partner for this exciting event.

Save 10% - As a value-added service to our Blogging Innovation readers, if you register with discount code "PDI2011" you will save 10%. Register now.

Discount on World Innovation Convention in Cannes, France - September 28-30, 2011

Blogging Innovation will be a media partner for the World Innovation Convention 2011 in Cannes, France on September 28-30, 2011.

World Innovation Convention is a three day vibrant event designed to inform and connect leaders from key industries to collaborate on this dynamic platform. We strive to keep you up-to-date on the latest issues affecting your field. New emerging trends and markets are given a special focus. We look at things from the broader perspective in order to spark a thought provoking debate, create a breeding ground for new and fresh ideas.

Speakers from major innovative brands are selected following a very stringent criteria to ensure seniority and authority. Conference features a dynamic blend of keynotes, case studies, interactive workshops and discussions to transform the strategic knowledge. Gaining deeper insights, learning through practical examples on how to successfully plan, implement and manage your innovation efforts to achieve your business objectives.

Save 10% - As a value-added service to our Blogging Innovation readers, if you register with discount code "WIC10BD" you will save 10%. Register now.

August 2011

Discount on Open Innovation Summit in Chicago, Illinois - August 10-12, 2011

Braden Kelley will be the chairperson and Blogging Innovation will be a media partner for World Research Group's - the 3rd annual Open Innovation Summit conference in Chicago, Illinois on August 10-12, 2011. Braden Kelley will also be leading a panel of open innovation leaders from Kraft, P&G, and Colgate Palmolive on Open Innovaiton in Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG). The scheduled agenda includes Open Innovation leaders from companies like Qualcomm, Overstock.com, Cisco, Clorox, Pfizer, Whirlpool, PepsiCo, Intuit, and more.

Save $300 - As a value-added service to our Blogging Innovation readers, if you register with discount code "BBX642" you will save $300. Register now.

June 2011

Pipeline 2011 - FREE Virtual Event - June 1, 2011

Innovation Excellence will be a media partner for Pipeline 2011 - A FREE virtual event online June 1, 2011. Get smart strategies for speeding time to market, strengthening brand position, and driving market share.

What is PIPELINE 2011? A virtual meeting ground for experts and colleagues to promote the knowledge and practices of innovation, product development, and product portfolio management. This free, one-day online conference on innovative product development features top industry speakers presenting real-life lessons that you can put to use immediately. Drive more effective, productive, and profitable product development in your organization, with learnings from presentations covering topics that matter to you.

FREE - You can register for this all-day virtual event for FREE. Register now.

Discount on InnoTown in Alesund, Norway - June 8-9, 2011

Innovation Excellence will be a media partner for InnoTown in Alesund, Norway. 500 decision makers from more than 20 countries will meet at InnoTown to exchange experiences and ideas in an intimate, relaxed and informal ambience. They come from very diversified, professional backgrounds and environments. The common denominator is the willingness and guts to look up and away from the comfortable (?) status quo and the traditionally ´tried and tested´ - to let their minds be moved for the benefit of positive change, both personally and professionally. Register now, and become a member of the global InnoTowner group of innovation hungry, passionate professionals with a wish to make a difference. We would simply love to surprise you!

Save NOK500 (about $100) - As a value-added service to our Blogging Innovation readers, if you register by going to this special URL you will save NOK500. Register now.

Discount on The Conference on Social Product Development & Co-Creation in Phoenix, Arizona - June 27-28, 2011

Blogging Innovation will be a media partner for The Conference on Social Product Development & Co-Creation in Phoenix, AZ. Engaging Customers and Communities to Innovate and Grow Together. This groundbreaking event developed by the Product Development & Management Association (PDMA) in partnership with co-creation pioneer, Local Motors, will bring together an unprecedented group of thinkers, makers and doers to help you understand and apply co-creative approaches that drive breakthrough results in product development and innovation. Social Product Development is rapidly having a major impact on the way companies are innovating now and into the future.

Save 10% - As a value-added service to our Blogging Innovation readers, if you register with discount code "INNOVATECC" you will save 10%. Register now.

May 2011

Braden Kelley to speak at Second Line in New Orleans, Louisiana - May 2-3, 2011

Braden Kelley will be speaking about innovation at the Second Line Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 3, 2011.

The inaugural Second Line is an interactive conference celebrating the New Economy successes and strategies with disruptive innovation, value creation, and sustainable social impact. Set in New Orleans, they are bringing some of the world's leading innovators to demonstrate how design, experience, strategy, and technology can be applied to create new markets, exponential growth, and sustainable social impacts. This is not about intellectual theory, but rather about learning and sharing extraordinary work experiences with those who are actually doing it, around the country and around the world. They will compliment the more global perspectives with our local innovators who have fueled the renaissance for New Orleans.

Discount on Front End of Innovation in Boston, Massachusetts - May 16-18, 2011

Braden Kelley will be speaking and Blogging Innovation will be a media partner for IIR's - the Front End of Innovation conference in Boston, Massachusetts on May 16-18, 2011. Other speakers are scheduled to include John Kotter, Don Tapscott, Jonah Lehrer, Terri Kelly of WL Gore, Carlos Dominguez of Cisco, and more.

Save 20% - As a value-added service to our Blogging Innovation readers, if you register with discount code "BRADEN2011" you will save 20%. Register now.

April 2011

Discount on 5th Annual Open Innovation Conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - April 11-13, 2011

Blogging Innovation will be a media partner for Marcus Evans' event - the 5th Annual Open Innovation conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 11-13, 2011. Speakers are scheduled to include Steve Faktor of American Express, Stephen Hoover of Xerox, Deborah Arcoleo or Campbell Soup Company, and more.

Save 10% - As a value-added service to our Blogging Innovation readers, if you register with discount code "OPENI2011" you will save 10%. Register now.

March 2011

Discount on Front End of Innovation in Berlin, Germany - March 2-4, 2011

Blogging Innovation will be a media partner for IIR's - the Front End of Innovation conference in Berlin, Germany on March 2-4, 2011. Speakers are scheduled to include Gert Hildebrand of Mini Cooper, Paul Excell of BT, Julian Birkinshaw of London Business School, and more.

Save 20% - As a value-added service to our Blogging Innovation readers, if you register with discount code "BRADENI2011" you will save 20%. Register now.

Discount on Ideas Economy: Innovation Event in Berkeley, CA - March 23-24, 2011

Blogging Innovation will be a media partner for The Economist's - the Ideas Economy: Innovation Event in Berkeley, California on March 23-24, 2011. Speakers are scheduled to include Aneesh Chopra (Chief Technology Officer of the United States), George W Buckley (CEO of 3M), Ravi Venkatesan of Microsoft India, Elon Musk of SpaceX, and more.

Save 20% - As a value-added service to our Blogging Innovation readers, if you register with discount code "BLINN" you will save 20%. Register now. Early bird discount ends January 14, 2011

February 2011

Blogging Innovation Signs Innovation 360 Institute as EMEA Partners

Innovation 360 Institute is an innovation management and operation advisory firm that works with private and public organizations to bridge the gap between strategy and execution. We help organizations devise innovative strategies, explore creative business models, develop new products and services, implement sustainability and social innovation practices, realize operational innovation and increase creativity and leadership competencies. For more information, visit Innovation 360 Institute.

Braden Kelley to keynote Imaginatik's Innovation Leaders Forum - February 16, 2011

Braden Kelley will be speaking at Imaginatik's latest Innovation Leaders Forum in New York City at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 16, 2011 as part of a day devoted to getting innovation RIGHT before the recovery. This event is FREE to a limited number of participants.

Rowan Gibson and client speakers from Bombardier, NYSE, GSA, Chubb, and Medco will be joining Braden on the program at this must attend event. You may even have a chance to win a signed copy of my new book at the event - Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire.

November 2010

Braden Kelley to speak at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto, Canada - November 9, 2010

SOLD OUT - Braden Kelley will be speaking at the Rotman School of Management in Toronto on November 9th. He will be signing copies of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire and speaking about some of the following topics from the book at the event:

  • The Power of Simplicity
  • Creating a Common Language
  • Identifying and Removing Barriers to Innovation
  • Rediscovering Your Innovation Superpowers
  • Creating and Maintaining Innovation Alignment
  • The Nine Roles of Innovation

Braden Kelley will deliver the keynote at Pipeline 2010 - November 10, 2010

Braden Kelley will be speaking at a unique online FREE event called Pipeline 2010 as part of a day devoted to connecting to innovation and discovering your potential. There will be nearly a dozen speakers sharing smart strategies for speeding time to market, strengthening brand position, and driving market share.

I will be closing the event so make sure you don't miss my session at the end of the day. As an added incentive, you'll have a chance to win one of three signed copies of my new book - Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire.

March 2010

Value Engineering and Innovation - Friends or Enemies

Braden Kelley presented a webinar on March 25, 2010 for SAVE International titled Innovation versus Value Engineering - Friends or Enemies to discuss and share information about how the innovation and value engineering disciplines can work together for business success.

You can still purchase a PODcast of this webinar here.

October 2009

Braden Kelley Signs Innovation Book Deal with John Wiley & Sons

Braden Kelley has signed a book deal with leading publisher John Wiley & Sons for an innovation book project to tentatively be published in 2010.

Press Mention - Inc. - "Innovation Nation"

Braden Kelley was interviewed by the nice people at Inc. for an article titled "Innovation Nation" for Dell Partner Direct. I encourage you to click through and check out this article.

September 2009

Building Innovation Strategy and Capabilities

Business Strategy Innovation worked with Millicom International Cellular, also known as Tigo, to analyze their African operations' current state of innovation readiness. In addition, working with the regional leadership team, we created an innovation strategy for Tigo Africa, defined an initial portfolio of innovation projects, and outlined an innovation capabilities development plan.

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Innovation Authors - Braden Kelley, Julie Anixter and Rowan Gibson

Your hosts, Braden Kelley, Julie Anixter and Rowan Gibson, are innovation writers, speakers and strategic advisors to many of the world’s leading companies.

“Our mission is to help you achieve innovation excellence inside your own organization by making innovation resources, answers, and best practices accessible for the greater good.”