January 2010



The BreakAway Advantage --- equipping people to tackle the BIG GROWTH challenges

Doug Berger
Managing Director
doug@innovate1st.com

  The Thought Column . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Rolf Smith, author, speaker, thinking expedition leader
He is the author of The 7 Levels of Change, a field guide for thinking different, adopted in 2008 as a textbook by Disney University. Rolf founded the School for Innovators in 1988 and is the inventor of the Thinking Expedition concept.  Rolf spent 24 creatively controversial years with the U.S. Air Force and NATO.

Charlie Prather, author, speaker, creativity leader
Charlie’s second book, A Manager’s Guide to Fostering Creativity & Innovation in Teams was published in 2009. His first book, Blueprints for Innovation was published in 1995. He is Senior Fellow of the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park. 


    
Interviews and Articles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Dan Schulman
CEO
Virgin Mobile

Dan joined Virgin Mobile USA as founding CEO in September 2001.  The Company went public in 2007 and was acquired by Sprint Nextel in November 2009. Previously, Dan was CEO of Priceline.com and president of ATT's $22 billion consumer long distance business.

Dr. Alan Palkowitz
VP, Discovery Chemistry Research & Technology
Eli Lilly & Company

Alan is accountable for the discovery of drug candidates targeting Cancer, Neurological, Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases. He leads research sites in Indianapolis, San Diego, Spain, the UK, and China.

Dr. Ward Peterson
SVP, Scientific Affairs
Inspire Pharmaceuticals

In recent years, he has developed a keen interest in using decision analysis tools to support strategic decision making at the R&D, business development, and commercial levels.

Mike Hess
VP, Innovation Excellence
Medtronic

Mike leads the Medtronic R&D council, which is primarily focused on R&D productivity. Mike also leads activities focused on improving the culture of innovation and collaboration at Medtronic, and serves as the primary sponsor of internal technical employee organizations.  Mike is a Medtronic Technical Fellow.

 


Regular Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

INNOVATE Speaks
Webinar: BreakAway Innovation --- click to view
Webinar: The One Hour Breakthrough --- click to view

 

The INNOVATE Resource Library
- The One Hour Breakthrough by Doug Berger (excerpt)


Innovation Conferences

- Front End of Innovation 2010 Europe | February 8-10

- BRITE: Brands, Innovation, Technology | March 31 - April 1
- Marcus Evans: 4th Annual Open Innovation | April 6-8
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Frost & Sullivan: Global Innovation in New Product Development | June 6-8


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