Back End of Innovation

The fate of your innovation rests at the back end – THE most critical part of the innovation process.  The 2017 Back End of Innovation event is where serious innovators go to roll up their sleeves and get to work. Designed around interactions, we’ll work together to solve the common challenges that face all of us innovators as we attempt to cross the business chasm and ensure flawless innovation execution, every time.

Join SmartOrg, innovation executives, managers and marketing leaders to share challenges, lessons learned, and best practices to solve your innovation issues October 22-23, 2017. From mobilizing teams, to optimizing the idea portfolio, to aligning the right internal and external stakeholders, BEI helps you OVERCOME resistance and find creative pathways to successful innovation execution.

David Matheson from SmartOrg will lead an interactive learning lab to “Pivot Your Portfolio“.  David will be joined by Business Case Study Speakers Rich Novak of USAA and Lorrie Vogel formerly of Nike. Learn how to pivot your portfolio profitably towards success. You cannot pick the winners in your portfolio; but you can drive your projects and portfolio towards winning. This interactive session will let you try out tools for understanding uncertainty, directing learning efforts, and dynamically prioritizing your portfolio.

Key Take-Aways:
• Key tools for making uncertainty your ally
• Compare to and learn from peers
• Assess your portfolio’s power to drive profitable growth