The Conference Board – Innovation Master Class

The Conference Board Innovation Master Class is now in its fourth year helping senior-level practitioners drive innovation by exposing them to advanced discoveries, leadership strategies, and new processes and tools.

Taking place in 3M’s renowned Innovation Center, this gathering is big enough to ensure breadth of industry, function, and topic, but small enough to encourage candor and camaraderie. It’s truly a class of masters, with presentations from Fortune 1000 firms and other experts, small group discussions, and the kind of networking that can super-charge your innovation capabilities.

Inovo is pleased to be a sponsor of this event and to host both a pre-conference workshop and a ‘deep-dive’ on the topic of Innovation Strategy.

Join us at The Conference Board Innovation Master Class Conference. If you, or one of your colleagues, are interested in attending, we can share with you our Sponsor discount of 20% off. Just mention code INOV when registering here:

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07 June, 2016  — Pre-Conference Seminar: Innovation Strategy: Fixing Your Growth Gap

Most companies face a persistent growth gap – the gap between the growth that your current portfolio will deliver and the growth that investors desire and your strategy assumes. Research has shown that, on average, you are only 20 – 30% accurate in predicting the success of your growth opportunities. Why is the growth gap so persistent and what can be done to close the gap? This workshop will address these questions and provide you with a tested approach for creating an innovation strategy that will fix your growth gap and protect your business from unseen and unexpected forces of disruption.

Inovo, an expert in innovation growth strategies, will present the results of a benchmarking survey of this conference’s participants that identifies the various innovation strategies used by different companies and how these strategies are created. Inovo will synthesize the survey results and develop key insights for discussion at the workshop. Attendees then will have the opportunity to engage with the workshop facilitators and with each other in a “how to” session that will start you on the road to developing a comprehensive and robust innovation strategy for your company.

All conference-goers are invited to attend this free workshop.  To get the most value from this session, plan to complete the survey that will be sent in advance of the conference.

08 JUNE, 2016  — Innovation Strategy Deep Dive

Companies with a specific and comprehensive innovation strategy that complements their strategic planning process and overall business strategy are closing their “innovation growth gap”—the gap between the growth expected from innovation and actual results.

This deep-dive session will address the needs and opportunities that are specific to conference goers, based on findings from a pre-conference survey and the pre-conference workshop. A summary of those findings will be followed by a snapshot of current thinking on this topic, creating a springboard to a discussion centered around the following questions:

  • What is innovation strategy and why should you have one that is distinctly separate from your corporate business strategy?
  • What are the key components of a comprehensive innovation strategy?
  • How can a detailed innovation strategy be used to help a company manage future uncertainty?

The answers to these questions will be illustrated using high-profile case studies presented by Inovo, an expert in innovation growth strategies. The session will discuss how you can develop an innovation strategy using methods like Futuring, Wisdom-of-Crowds, Iterative Deepening and Mind-of-the-Company™. For those conference attendees who are looking for fresh approaches and new information on innovation strategy, we recommend attending both Inovo’s pre-conference workshop and this session.


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