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Defining Innovation Presents2018-08-09T17:06:26+00:00


Blue Ocean Shift with Renée Mauborgne, April 6, 2018

Author of Blue Ocean Strategy discusses the humanness needed in innovation, focusing on design + tech.

The Startup Way with Eric Ries + Adam Grant, October 16, 2017

Ries and Grant discuss how organizations, big and small, can use startup techniques to drive growth and adapt quickly in today’s fast-changing world.

Hustle For Hire with Chris Guillebeau + Gretchen Rubin, September 27, 2017

Guillebeau shares his personal story of being a “side hustler” and is joined by Rubin for a conservation about how innovation and entrepreneurship benefits in-house talent at companies of all sizes.

A New Urban Future with Richard Florida, April 13, 2017

Florida investigates the challenges facing American cities as rapid growth continues in urban areas as well as proposing solutions through investment in infrastructure and education.

Own It: Sallie Krawcheck on the Power of Women at Work, January 25, 2017

Krawcheck hightlights women’s natural ability to take a broad perspective, to have a healthy attitude toward risk, to experience great creativity, to exercise long-term focus, and practice deep empathy.

Defining Innovation Speaker Series

Our Defining Innovation Global Speaker Series increase Inspiration and Connectivity for leaders and teams across the region, enabling them to develop the creative advantage necessary to innovate. Defining Innovation global thought leaders share cutting edge new work, raising awareness of the possibilities driving innovation and a motivation to excel. These events also engage a network of diverse organizations to convene and connect around designing the modern workplace and workforce.

Each event features an interview with our speaker(s), a keynote presentation, and a Strategy Salon, in which two to three company executives, local entrepreneurs, or civic leaders join our speaker(s) on-stage after the keynote and interview portions of the program, for a series of short conversations discussing an idea, initiative, or trend in the innovation space.

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