DTU Business cordially invites you to an inspiring afternoon where you can sit in on a lecture from a leading American innovation expert and learn more about our Executive MBA program, MMT — Master in Management of Technology, from our program director.
Innovation Lecture & Introduction to DTU’s Executive MBA
Lecture with Gina O’Connor: Breakthrough Innovation as a company capability
Program director, Mads Christoffersen, introduces the content, teaching models and focus areas of DTU’s Executive MBA.
A DTU Business alumni will talk about his own experiences with the Executive MBA program and how it has affected his career.
Refreshments and a tour of DTU Business. You will have the chance to network and to ask further questions regarding DTU Business and the Executive MBA Program.
Place: DTU Business, Building 421, 2800 Kongens Lyngby
Date: Wednesday, 21st March 2012
Time: 15.30 – 18.00
All participants must sign up for the lecture on LinkedIn: http://linkd.in/xyBJr2
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More about the Breakthrough Innovation lecture:
Innovation as a distinct management discipline is moving from an academic concept into real-world practice, as many companies progress from a project-by-project approach to a more holistic management system. For a company to grow and renew itself, it must move beyond incremental innovation and build a sustainable capability for innovation. But how do you get started?
In this presentation, Dr. Gina O’Connor shares insights gained from 15 years of research on how to evolve from an ad hoc, hit-and-miss approach to innovation, to a portfolio of options tied to a company’s strategic intent. This presentation discusses ways to create a more strategic, systematic approach to innovation, and how to orchestrate innovation capacity in response to both favorable and constrained business conditions. Topics covered include:
- Why a common language for the front end of innovation is critical
- Elements of an effective innovation system
- Which competencies need to be developed in Discovery, Incubation and Acceleration
- How to recognize innovation system imbalances and set appropriate system-level metrics
- Why Incubation is the missing link, and the importance of reducing uncertainty in resource and organization areas, in addition to market and technical dimensions
- Implications for job design and talent management
More About Gina O'Connor
Professor O’Connor has published more than thirty journal papers, twenty-five conference papers, and more than 10 books and book chapters. She has been named one of the top twenty five scholars in the field of innovation in a study recently published in the Journal of Product Innovation Management. Her most recent book, Grabbing Lightning: Building a Capability for Breatkthough Innovation (Jossey Bass, 2008) describes a research program she has led for five years that focuses on how firms can develop management systems for innovation, leading to Innovation as a business function in companies.