Brussels, Belgium (PRWEB) April 26, 2012
Innovation leaders from Philips, Nokia, GlaxoSmithKline, Weyerhaeuser and other leading companies will share challenges and successes in developing open innovation strategies at the European Open Innovation Summit, May 23-24 in Brussels, Belgium.
Increased transfer of ideas and information are key components of successful innovation and development in today’s complex global market. However, when it comes to business operations, open innovation is far easier for companies to conceptualize than to put into practice. The two-day summit, organized by World Research Group, will feature sessions designed to address the many complex facets of open innovation strategy.
In a special presentation, “Jumping on the Open Innovation Band Wagon: Oh, What a Tune It Plays!”, award-winning columnist Mike Rainone of Product Design and Development Magazine will reflect upon his 20 years of open innovation experience and discuss some of the advantages and drawbacks of open innovation in both Europe and the U.S. Other prominent innovation experts, including Erik Hansen, LEGO’s Senior Director of Technology and Open Innovation, and Linda Beltz, Director of Technology Partnerships for Weyerhaeuser, will also share insights and experiences.
Additional featured presenters include:
- Nicole Russell, Manager, Open Innovation, GlaxoSmithKline
- Todd Boone, Director, Open Innovation, Psion
- Nicolas Bry, Senior VP, Innovation Marketing Group, Orange Vallée
- Jason Berns, Director, Open Innovation, Under Armour
- Katja van der Wal, Director, Open Innovation, Philips Consumer Lifestyle
- Kamel Chida, Associate Director, Open Innovation Europe, General Mills
Featured sessions include:
A keynote address on effective strategies for increasing innovation amid the current financial crisis.
A case-study from LEGO Co. on how the company has built up its open innovation toolbox for business success.
A panel discussion on how to develop an internal culture that promotes open innovation.
A presentation on mitigating trust issues that inhibit open innovation.
A case-study on how Nokia’s crowdsourcing initiative, Ideas Project, has benefited from open innovation.
A live debate on the market for open innovation platforms and deciding when and where to invest.
A presentation on how social media tools can impact and drive innovation efforts.
WHAT: World Research Group’s European Open Innovation Summit
WHEN: 23-24 May 2012
WHERE: Renaissance Brussels Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
About World Research Group
World Research Group (WRG) http://www.worldrg.com is a US-based conference and training development company focused entirely on providing strategies, tactics and solutions to help individuals become more successful in their professional life. We believe that there is no substitute for face-to-face learning to truly share ideas and best practices to help your organization reach its goals. Through producing more than 50 annual events, our responsibility is to create a high-quality learning and networking environment that is designed around today’s professional.