Serial Innovators: A Briefing

June 26, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT


Join us for a special FREE webinar about innovation:

For over 30 years, both business practice and research on innovation have taken the perspective that new product and process development can be managed like any other (complex) process of the firm. While a highly structured and closely supervised approach is helpful in creating incremental innovations, our experience, supported by a decade-long study of numerous companies across many industries reveals that it is not conducive to creating breakthrough innovations. In today's economy, businesses must rethink how to nurture and thrive on their innovative workforce.

This webinar’s presenter, Bruce Vojak, a leading authority on Innovation, will explore a “people” perspective of innovation. The approach will help organizational decision-makers zero in on the cutting-edge individuals who repeatedly create and deliver breakthrough innovations in mature organizations. These employees solve problems and substantially (and disproportionately) contribute to the financial value to their firms. They are referred to as “Serial Innovators”.

Webinar participants will learn who these Serial Innovators are, how they develop novel products and processes and how they navigate mature companies. Based on numerous interviews with Serial Innovators and their co-workers, Bruce will review how to identify, understand, support, and manage these unique and important individuals for long-term success.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Please call Kevin Hogan at (630) 505-0500 ext. 228 if you have any questions.

About the Presenter:

Bruce Vojak is a leading authority on breakthrough innovation, enabling companies to survive and thrive. His broad and deep experience and expertise include industry leadership in strategic new product and process development and academic research addressing both managing advanced technology and innovation practice. He currently is Managing Director of Breakthrough Innovation Advisors, LLC and a consultant with Illinois BIS. Bruce formerly held positions as Associate Dean and Adjunct Professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Bruce holds B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA, with concentrations in finance and marketing, from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.