Leveraging Innovation Globally
Many HSATM Roundtable meetings over the years have dealt with various aspects of innovation. This should not surprise, for innovation has come to be recognized as the principal engine that drives business and national growth. "Economists and business leaders across the political spectrum are slowly coming to an agreement: Innovation is the best - and maybe the only - way the U.S. can get out of its economic hole." (Business Week, September 11, 2008).
The May Roundtable meeting will begin a series of meetings aimed at investigating how organizations can become more effective at leveraging innovation globally. For our purposes, the terms mean the following:
- Innovation is the creation of value through the implementation of new knowledge and ideas. It embraces idea conception, feasibility assessment, development, and introduction to use, and each of these elements comes with a host of subsidiary activities.
- Leveraging embraces engaging suppliers, customers and other potential partners into the innovation activity to accelerate the value creation process and make it more effective.
- Globally includes transferring an innovation from one organization or function to another, whether across the road or internationally.
We are pleased to have facilitators from two HSATM Partners to help lead our discussion. Erika Vela, an "innovation champion" at Infineum, will discuss some of Infineum's experiences, and Andrea Stevens, an "idea catalyst"mailto: at ARDEC, will share ARDEC's efforts in this area.
The meeting will he hosted by ISO in Jersey City, directions attached. Dress code is business casual. As usual, there will be a light networking lunch from 11:30 - 12:30. The Roundtable will begin promptly at 12:30 and will continue formally to 4:00 PM. If some people wish to extend the discussion, we will continue on until 4:30.
To register, please notify Sharen Glennon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 201-216-5381, and indicate whether you intend to have lunch. Thank you.