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Invited Industry Talks and University Lectures

Come and see us! Following is a list of links and announcements to upcoming presentations, workshops and lectures, as well as those we’ve recently given. For some, there are audio and video links that you can access.

Upcoming Events:

“Beyond the Champion: Roles and Responsibilities for an Innovation Function,” to be presented

to the Boston Chapter of the Product Development and Management Association,

June 21st, 2017.

Past Events:

“Beyond the Champion: Roles and Responsibilities for an Innovation Function,”  presented

to the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Product Development and Management Association,

Pittsburgh, PA, December 2, 2016.

“Managing for Breakthrough Innovation,” keynote talk at Herman Fellows Reunion, University

of Chicago Booth School,  November 2016.

“Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation: Roles for an Innovation Function,”

Innovation Summit (corporate conference), Chicago, Illinois, September 19-20, 2016.

“Challenges Companies Face in Retaining Innovation Expertise,” presented at the Innovation

Roundtable Summit, hosted at W.L. Gore and Co.,   Philadelphia, June 1-2, 2016.

“Gamechangers do not Happen by Chance Alone,” Keynote presentation, International Society

for Professional Innovation Management, Boston, Ma  March 13-15, 2016.

“Applying the Lean Start-Up Method in a Large Company Setting,” presented at the Innovation

Roundtable Summit, November 2015. Copenhagen, Denmark.

August 6-9, Academy of Management conference, Montreal, Canada. (Gina)

September 28-29, Danish Technical University Certificate in Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. (Gina)

October 16-19, 2010, Product Development and Management Association panel on Breakthrough Innovation, Orlando, FL. (Gina)

October 20, 2010, Thought Leadership Institute, Workshop on Breakthrough Innovation. Atlanta, GA. (Gina)

October 26-28, 2010, Industrial Research Institute meeting, Chicago, IL. (Gina)

June 3-5, Lally School of Management and Technology Corporate Entrepreneurship conference
Institutionalizing Innovation as a Business Function: A Longitudinal Research Program (Gina)

May 19, Management Roundtable Webinar, Breakthrough Innovation Guru Series (Gina)

April 12-13 Front End of Innovation Conference, Boston, MA. “If Everyone Owns it, Nobody Owns it: Innovation as an Emerging Business Function” (Gina)

Feb 24, 2010:Keynote address- Workshop on Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation for the Thought Leadership Institute in Philadelphia, PA.(Gina)

Feb 19, 2010:Workshop on Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation in Lansing, Michigan for the Product Development and Management Association, Western Michigan chapter.(Gina)

February 9, 2010: “Assessing your Firm’s Innovation Capability” Product Development and Management Association of Western Michigan. (Gina)

Dec 7-8,2009: International Society for Product Innovation Managers ,New York (Gina)

November 1,2009: “Breakthrough Innovators: It May Take More Than Creativity and Job Knowledge To Ensure That Game Changing Innovation Happens” Product Development and Management Association conference, Anaheim California. (Gina and Ph.D student John Cocco).

October 21,2009: “Innovation in the Business of Health Care” Lally School, RPI, as part of the Women in
Entrepreneurship celebration. (Gina)

October 14-15,2009: Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship Executive Overview, Lally School of Management and Technology, Troy, NY. “Building an Innovation Management System: Executive Overview” (Gina)

September 29, 2009:Masco’s Leadership Development Program, “Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation.” (Gina)

September 22-23,2009: Certificate of Entrepreneurial Leadership program at Danish Technical University, Copenhagen. “From Business Opportunity to Market Experiment.” (Gina)

September 15-17,2009: “Developing and Organizing an Innovation Capability,” to be presented at Collaboration & Innovation 2009 conference, sponsored by Department of Leadership and Supervision, College of Technology, Purdue University. (Gina)

August 22-24,2009: “New Product Development and Breakthrough Innovation,” Renmin University China. (Lois)

July 15, 2009:Accelerating your innovation Pipeline(Gina)

June 15, 2009: “Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation” address and panel moderator for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers Spring meeting, Palm Desert, Calif. (Gina)

June 11, 2009: “Organizing for Breakthrough Innovation” Address to Strategy Research Institute’s conference “Revitalizing Innovation in America” Michigan State University, Troy, MI.(Gina)

June 7,2009: Guest on “Circles of Change: Conversations with Dr. Zara Larsen on Change
Leadership and Career Fulfillment”AM 1330, Tucson, Az and webstreamed at Thelarsengroup. (Gina)

June 5, 2009: Industrial Research Institute sponsored brown bag luncheon seminar to discuss O’Connor, Gina, “Sustaining Breakthrough Innovation” (Research-Technology Management, May-June 2009).

May 20, 2009:“Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation,” Lunch and Learn address to the Industrial Research Institute’s spring meeting. Boston, MA.(Gina)

March 11, 2009:“Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation” Address to Industrial Research Institute’s Business development network, Baltimore, MD.(Gina).

January 29, 2009:“Innovation as an Emerging Business Function” Keynote Address at the Connecticut Technology Council’s Women of Innovation Awards Ceremony, Southington, CT.(Gina)

November 17, 2008 :“Breakthrough Innovation as a Dynamic Capability in Large Established Firms” presented at INSEAD-Lally-CEDEP Research Seminar.(Gina)

Nov 12-13, 2008:“Innovation: an Emerging Management Discipline” keynote address at Entrepreneurship,
Innovation and Growth conference, Boston, Mass.(Gina) .

October 2008:“Breakthrough Innovation: Building a Dynamic Capability” lecture at Syracuse University’s
Whitman School, Faculty and Ph.D students.(Gina)

June 2008:“Non-Traditional Academic Career Paths,” presented at UIC/AMA conference on Marketing
and Entrepreneurship, Stockholm, Sweden.(Gina)

May 2008:“Managing Highly Uncertain Projects,” talk presented to Project Management Council, Corning
Inc.(Gina)

May 2008:“Management Systems for Innovation: Structure vs. Serendipity,” debate panel, Front End of
Innovation conference, Boston.(Gina)

May 2008:“Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation,” webinar presented to R&D Leadership of
Frito Lay, Inc.(Gina)

May 2008:“Building a Capability for Breakthrough Innovation,” talk presented to Innovation community at
Ashland Corporation.(Gina) .

April 15, 2008:“Building a Corporate Capability for Breakthrough Innovation,” presented to Berkley
Innovation Forum.(Gina)

January 10, 2008:“Organizing for Radical Innovation” (with Richard DeMartino), lecture given to the PDMA
Western NY chapter in honor of the Best Paper of the year Award.(Gina)

May, 2007:“Building a Sustainable Breakthrough Innovation Capability: Lessons Learned” co-presented with Mike Giersch, Vice-President, Corporate Strategy, IBM Corp. at the IIR/PDMA Front End of Innovation conference, Boston. (Gina)

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