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Inovo’s 4th annual Innovation Summit was held in Chicago on September 22 – 23rd. It is an annual forum specifically designed to enable a select cross-section of industry innovation leaders (Director level and above) to engage in an intimate, extended dialogue on innovation topics that matter most to them. Inovo moderates two intense half-day sessions with a special mixer event the evening in between.
This year, eighteen innovation leaders from a diverse variety of large, non-competing companies met for a full day and a half in an intense, focused and highly interactive series of sessions to discuss the theory and the practice of innovation, now and in the future. Together we explored complex topics in a series of participatory interactions using a variety of dynamic facilitation styles to wrestle with the most pressing issues facing innovators at large companies.
Each year participants walk away with new insights, expanded networks and a fresh look at their own situation. Inovo is committed to innovating innovation and thereby making this experience one of the hallmark events for innovation thought leaders.
“This is one of the two innovation events I go to each year. I give and receive more practical knowledge at this event than at any other conference or show.”
— Steve Fahrenholtz, General Mills
“Getting innovation practitioners in a room to not only share but become educated on new concepts is extremely valuable. The design of this event was very well thought out and the diversity of people Inovo brought together was great.”
— Cindy Gier, Kelly Services
The participants at this-year’s summit were people leading the innovation efforts at the following companies:
Everyone who attended this year’s summit received this memento. It is a 3D printed sculpture called “The Divine Sailor” by artist Johan Andersson.