Technically Speaking Series

Business as Unusual: Teaming to Innovate Versus Execute | Technological Leadership Institute

Series Event Date: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 5:30pm

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 7:30pm

Location: McNamara Alumni Center | 200 Oak St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 | Johnson Great Room

Speakers: Kirk Froggatt, TLI Gemini Chair and Santiago Vallejo, Minnovation Co-Founder and TLI Student

This free workshop will explore the following questions in a combination of large and small group discussions:

  • Why is teaming to innovate different from and more challenging than teaming to execute?
  • What are five key success factors for innovation teams from best practice literature? Which two of these success factors are most important and challenging for you?
  • What insights and best practices can we learn from our collective experience?

The goal of the workshop is to help participants turn a 2-hour investment of time into 2+ new ideas/insights to help them lead innovation teams and 2+ connections in their corporate innovator network.

Click here to see a flyer for this event. We encourage participants to bring 1+ colleagues! There is no cost to attend.

About the Speaker

Kirk Froggatt, TLI Gemini Chair: Kirk Froggatt holds the Gemini Chair in Technology Management at the University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute. Prior to joining TLI in 2012, Kirk spent 27 years in senior talent management, leadership development and organization effectiveness roles at HP, Silicon Graphics, Yahoo!, Agilent Technologies and Ecolab. The common theme throughout Kirk’s career has been helping technical professionals become more effective innovation leaders who can build teams to translate technical ideas into customer solutions and business models that generate profitable growth.

Santiago Vallejo, Minnovation Collective Co-Founder & TLI Student: Santiago leads the Innovator-in-Residence program at U.S. Bank, working to innovate and accelerate the validation of transformational ideas at the bank. He has a growing range of contributions to the innovation community as co-founder of Minnovation Collective, a community of corporate innovators from the top Twin Cities companies, and as a judge for the MN Cup High Tech division. Santiago is a graduate student in TLI's M.S. in Management of Technology program (class of 2018).

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