Open Innovation (OI) is evolving; so are the skill sets and expertise required for these initiatives to succeed. We are entering the next generation of Open Innovation, with OI champions now in business development, marketing, sales, finance and human resources capacities. The concepts, the goals and even the face of open innovation are rapidly changing: what do you need to know to stay ahead of the curve?
In order for OI to be a competitive differentiator, you not only must learn the latest in proven strategies for both the front end and back end of open innovation but also engage your fellow innovators to exchange ideas and drive the latest trends in OI. The 4th Annual Open Innovation Summit will:
Identify best practices to serve as the foundation for refining OI programs
Analyze new OI trends and patterns in order to map out the future of open innovation
Illustrate how to achieve and sustain positive ROI
Outline the critical steps to developing an OI Social Media Road Map
Deliver real world solutions to real world challenges, directly from your peers
Most importantly, this program is an opportunity to collaborate with fellow innovators to exchange ideas, share war stories, and build synergies. And if you’re new to field, there is no better way to become a leader in this field than meeting and learning from the trailblazers. As such, new to 2012, we are introducing enhanced and highly productive networking activities to connect you with collaborators and potential partners. Whether you have attended in the past or are new to the conference, this is an event not to be missed.