Tag Archives: BEI

Creating Innovation Cocktails at #BEI13

Great conferences are a lot like great cocktail parties. We had two kinds of cocktails at the IIR Back End of Innovation in Santa Clara in November. Real-deal parties hosted by Tito's Vodka, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and Vision Services Program, and also by Roche to toast Vivek Wadwha on his new book: Innovating Women. And then a parallel cocktail party stream which lasted for 72 hours and not a drop of liquor was served, because...it was the whole conference...exponential stories and bumper-car meet ups with people who were doing stuff you wanted to know more about...here are a few of the great one liners that suggest why!

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Field Trip! You + Intuit

See Intuit For Real at Back End of Innovation, Nov 19, 2013 It's all too rare that we get to go behind the scenes, witness and experience what makes a company that is SYNONYMOUS with innovation tick, especially one that has been doing it continuously for thirty years. As a strategic partner to the Back End of Innovation (BEI) conference, we are happy to be giving the IX community early notice that BEI is including on-site experiential learning in the form of BEI Field Trips to three innovation powerhouses (Intuit, Xerox Parc and PayPal.) #BEI13

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7 Ways Conferences Cause You to Innovate

One of the fastest ways to convert your CEO, your team, your CEO, your skeptics is to get them out of their four walls to a conference. Conferences represent communities of interest. In this piece Innovation Excellence Co-Founder Julie Anixter shares her insights about the ways that conferences cause us to innovate.

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Seven Reasons Conferences Matter

This October, I have the pleasure of representing Innovation Excellence -- our audience in particular - and chairing the Back End of Innovation, Oct 9-11 in Boston, IIR's new bookend to FEI (the Front End of Innovation) and response to the perennial 'what do you Monday morning with all this appetite for and talk about innovation?"

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