This promises to be a great event – Bring Innovation into Focus – Executive Workshop with Microsoft & Pcubed

This limited seating Executive event will take place on Wednesday, May 4th, 2011 in Waltham, MA and is targeted at large enterprise customers– primarily those with more than 1,000 employees. We look forward to hosting you!

Register today by sending an email to rsvpmsft@microsoft.com

Let our experts help you manage your organization’s innovation lifecycle!

 

INNOVATIONthe Key to a Business’ Success, today!

According to a recent survey, over 60% of surveyed companies indicated that their organization’s strategy depends totally or largely on innovation. 

However, less than 20% were satisfied in their ability to execute against the key aspects of innovation – including idea identification, development, commercialization and achieving consistent innovation performance.

How does an organization drive a consistent innovation performance which results in greater return on their innovation investments?  

Innovation should be viewed and treated as any other business discipline – requiring tools, processes, systems and people to achieve a consistent high level of performance. 

This session will expose how today’s innovators are:

· Leveraging social networking and enterprise search to enhance the innovation process

· Instilling structure and process to minimize the ad-hoc nature of innovation

· Leveraging rich collaboration and communication technologies to connect internal communities as well as external partners and customers

· Empowering people to contribute and discover new ideas

· Analyzing and optimizing the investment portfolio, and executing with discipline

· Defining and tracking key metrics to enable process visibility and management insight

Agenda:

Please note that this agenda is subject to change. A final event agenda will be sent to those who register, in advance of the event.

8:00 – 8:30 AM

Breakfast and Networking

 

8:30 – 9:00 AM

Welcome and Executive Perspective

  

9:00 – 10:00 AM

Managing Innovation at Microsoft: 

Joe Boggio, Director of Innovation, Microsoft, US Commercial Sector

This session will share techniques and lessons learned from Microsoft’s approach to managing innovation, organizing for innovation and the role that software tools play in enabling innovation at scale.

10:15 – 11:15 AM

Investigate Innovation Strategy and Processes

Dr. Shan Rajegopal, Innovation & Portfolio Management Practice Leader, Pcubed

This presentation will highlight the Pcubed pragmatic approach for organizations to look at and evaluate their R&D and Innovation Capability and how to deploy an IPM process successfully. In order for the IPM implementation to work well, companies need to manage four key uncertainties which are: resource constraint, organizational appetite to manage innovation process in a systematic way whilst expecting a cultural transformation, technical capability and market demand and expectation. The session will also explore other considerations such as feedback to ideas, communication process, filtering and selection process, team doing the selection, rewards and motivations, which are all areas that influence successful execution.

11:30 – 12:30 PM

Envisioning Center Demonstration with Microsoft

  

12:30 – 1:30 PM

Lunch and Discussion with Innovation Experts