UNLEASHING THE POWER OF INNOVATION
IRDG ANNUAL CONFERENCE
27TH OCTOBER - THE HELIX, DCU, DUBLIN
“All organisations need one core competency: innovation.” – Peter Drucker
Driving innovation is a key job for top management, the CEO and the C-Suite.
The ability to innovate and thereby sustainably create value for the business is becoming the defining competitive advantage for companies which want to thrive in a globalized economy.
The days when innovation was the preserve of R&D have gone. Successful companies recognise that innovation is a mainstream process, which brings together frontline teams, customers and a range of different partners from beyond the organisation. At the heart of these developments is the realisation that how you innovate determines what innovations you deliver.
Dealing with this ‘how’ question is one of the biggest challenges companies face.
- How to create a culture and environment of intrapreneurship?
- How to welcome creativity and allow room for experimentation and learning from failure?
- How to develop a willingness towards open innovation and collaborate?
- How to be ready to challenge the accepted business norms and facilitate some chaos?
These are just some elements of a culture that supports and embraces innovation, a culture which by necessity starts at the top.
This year’s IRDG Annual Conference will expose you to current best practice from international innovation experts as well as other businesses who are successfully addressing these challenges so that you too can really ‘Unleash the Power of Innovation’ in your organisation.
This day will be full of inspiration and ideas you can apply to your business. It will be extremely valuable for CEOs, Executives and Leaders in all functions who are responsible for Business Growth, Innovation, Culture and People.
Remember, the future belongs to those who challenge the present!
WHO IS SPEAKING?
Executive Director Innovation at ESB
JOHN HALLIGAN T.D.
Minister for Training, Skills and Innovation
Innovation Programme Manager at Virgin Media
CEO & Technical Director at Systematic Innovation
DR. MARC SNIUKAS
Global Expert on Strategic Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship
Transformation Director at Morgan McKinley
Vice President, Global Parts Operations & Limerick Site Leader at Dell EMC
ROEL DE VRIES
Innovation Program Manager at Liberty Global
Chief Operations Officer at Netwatch System
R&D Director at InnaLabs®
Technical Director and Co-Founder at Action Point Technology Group
DR. JOHN MCKEON
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Allergy Standards Ltd
Managing Director at Silver Pail Dairy
Enterprise Development Manager at LIT
Director of Innovation at DCU
Neurotechnology leader at Stryker
VENUE – THE HELIX
The Helix, well known venue for ‘The Voice of Ireland’, becomes host to ‘IRDG – The Voice of Business Innovation’ for our biggest gathering of 2016
Fully secure multi-story car park conveniently located directly opposite the main building – flat fee of €4 per day
Short drive from Dublin city centre, Dublin airport, and the M50 (Ballymun Exit) and M1 motorways. The campus is bordered by Ballymun Road and Collins Avenue.
BOOK YOUR PLACE
- Employees of IRDG member companies only.
- All interested parties other than employees of IRDG Member Companies.