Ride the Wave of Open Innovation this October in Chicago at the Open Innovation Summit

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Innovation Enterprise are delighted to be hosting the Open Innovation Summit, taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Chicago on October 30 & 31. Over 150 senior innovation executives will attend to share best practices and forge new business partnerships.

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This summit is the ideal platform to learn from successful innovators from Fortune 500 companies and network, forging new business partnerships with key decision markers.

Since Henry Chesbrough coined the phrase, open innovation has been one of the key initiatives that businesses have been pursuing, allowing them to further enhance their innovation processes. Open innovation brings external and internal ideas together in collaboration. As much as it’s a collaboration of organizations, it’s also one of technology and those who enter into open innovation share the risk as well as the reward. Essentially, it enables companies to reach their objectives more efficiently.

Due to knowledge now being widely distributed, companies no longer rely entirely on their own research and now they access inventions or intellectual properties through others, but how do businesses come into collaboration with these companies?

The Open Innovation Summit in Chicago brings together leading professionals from Fortune 500 companies to share their success stories in research and product development. Amongst the 25+ presentations are innovators from Sears, Luxottica, GlaxoSmithKline & many more.

Olga Patel, the Senior Manager of Open Innovation at Mattel will be speaking to this challenge. She will be discussing how companies can build new innovation partnerships. Focusing on Mattel’s open innovation program and processes that they used to spark, find and nurture their legacy. Olga will be joined by Clorox, Sanofi & many more who will be sharing their open innovation journeys.

“This summit is the ideal platform to learn from successful innovators from Fortune 500 companies and network, forging new business partnerships with key decision markers,” said Gabrielle Morse, International Events Director. “With open innovation playing a vital role in organizations, I am looking forward to hearing about what challenges leading organizations are facing and how they aim to overcome them”.

For a complete list of speakers, presentations and registration details for the Open Innovation Summit visit: http://theinnovationenterprise.com/summits/open-innovation-summit-2014

About Innovation Enterprise:

Innovation Enterprise, a CFO Publishing company is an independent business-to-business multi-channel media brand focused on the information needs of Senior Finance, Operations, Analytics, Big Data, Strategy, Digital, Innovation & Sports executives. Products include IE.Summits, ieOnDemand, ieWebinars, ieWhitepapers & more.

Whether it's delivered online or in person, everything Innovation Enterprise produces reflects the company's unshakeable belief in the power of information to spur innovation.

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