IRI offers hands on learning led by real world experts with our Pre-Conference Workshops that take place the first day (April 29, 2019) of the Annual Conference. Can’t attend the Annual Conference? You can still attend one of these workshops to gain valuable insights and applicable knowledge for your Innovation Projects.
This practical one-day workshop is designed for professionals new to R&D, high potential employees with the capacity to become managers within a few years and persons interested in learning effective innovation leadership concepts. Led by former Praxair CTO and former IRI chair Steven Lerner, and Lux Research senior analyst, Matthew Wagner, Students will gain a broader perspective on innovation designed to help them on-board more rapidly, perform better, and create more value for their organizations. Each section will start with a posed question to stimulate engagement and thought, and to understand the current state of innovation in participants’ firms. We will then move to a discussion of best practices/principles with group exercises. Additionally, students will be assigned to a mentor who will be available to help apply the learnings of the workshop to their future projects, and how the content of the Annual Conference applies to and builds on them.
Wondering what artificial intelligence, autonomous robots, and smart systems will mean for you, your company, your industry, and even society as a whole? Wishing you had a structured way to think about the future of these technologies and help your company plan for how to leverage them? Did you miss SPRINGBOARD last fall and are you interested in learning more about foresight? In this pre-conference workshop, SPRING program leaders Jim Redden and Tom Culver will teach you how to use basic SPRING foresighting tools, provide an overview of trends in intelligent systems technologies, and help you explore the implications of emerging intelligent systems trends for your organization. Through hands-on learning, you will immerse in the drivers of change shaping the future of intelligent systems, use critical uncertainties to create alternate future scenarios, and uncover critical insights about the impacts of possible futures for your organization.
The Aston Skills for Servitization course is designed to help manufacturing companies understand the potential for moving from a product-led to a services-led business model. It is based on over a decade of research at Aston University on advanced services. We will introduce frameworks for thinking about advanced services and use interactive exercises to help participants think through the strategic and tactical issues for their corporations. The specific learning objectives are:
You may register for any of these workshops by visiting our registration page. These workshops require a separate registration fee from the Annual Conference.