Empowering Corporate Innovation

Silicon Valley Innovation Center Presents: Thought Leaders’ Talks Series
One day hands-on workshops, each featuring 4 top Silicon Valley experts on a given topic, which take place every 4th Monday of the month.

February 27th 2017, San Mateo
“EMPOWERING CORPORATE INNOVATION: LESSONS ALL COMPANIES CAN LEARN FROM SILICON VALLEY INNOVATORS & ENTREPRENEURS”

– Practical knowledge you won’t find in any book.
– Meet top Silicon Valley experts and ask them questions
– Learn how to innovate from 4 top-tier speakers
– A day, full of insights, inspiration and break-through ideas
– A workshop that will bring your business to a new level
– Everything you need to know to empower innovation and become a change maker

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Corporate executives, CEOs and founders, HR executives & business development managers, business consultants, team leaders, startup teams

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
What are the key elements, types and drivers of innovation which any company can adopt?
Who are the innovators? And how can you identify these change leaders inside your company?
How do you create an innovative culture and ecosystem for entrepreneurship inside any organization?
How to make the right investments in innovative ideas, products and services that your company needs?
How to lead innovation inside your company and manage corporate innovators and entrepreneurs?
Get a set or practical instructions, methods and tools to catalyze and scale innovation inside your company.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE AND STRUCTURE:
8.30 – 9am Welcome coffee, Opening remarks from SVIC
PART 1: 9 am – 11 am
HOW TO GET BETTER AT INNOVATION (RICK RASMUSSEN)
The concept of Innovation; Types of Innovation; Drivers of Innovation
The mechanics and technologies of corporate innovation
The key elements of innovation (Corporate VC, R&D, Accelerators)
Challenges of Internal innovation and transformation

PART 2. 11 am – 1 pm
OUTSOURCING INNOVATION (ROBERT WINTER)
Strategies of corporate Investment
Structure of corporate VC groups
How to invest in startups / due diligence
Key principles of working with startups
Lunch break: 1 pm – 2 pm

PART 3: 2pm – 4 pm
INNOVATING FROM INSIDE: BUILDING AN INNOVATIVE ECOSYSTEM AND CULTURE (BILL REICHERT)
– Innovative ecosystems and what makes them effective
– How to inspire, create and develop innovative culture inside your organization?
– What are the lessons that all companies should learn from Silicon Valley startups?
– Basics of corporate acceleration: how can a company grow internal startups and successfully manage them?
– How to inspire intrapreneurship and facilitate your company’s growth and change?

PART 4: 4pm – 6pm
BECOMING AN AGENT OF CHANGE: LEADING INNOVATION AND & INSPIRING CORPORATE ENTREPRENEURS (MARK COOPERSMITH)

A CEO as an Entrepreneur: What it takes to be an innovative leader of your company? What skills do you need?
Discovering corporate innovators: how to find, mentor and develop them?
Strategic alignment, stakeholder recruitment and management, effective execution
How to motivate your team to be innovative ?
What are the lessons that all companies should learn from Silicon Valley startups?

6pm – 6.15 pm. Closing remarks, SVIC

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