IMD and the IMD Alumni Club in Italy are pleased to invite you to a Business Forum in Milan on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Palazzo Clerici, Via Clerici 5, Milano. The Forum will be held in collaboration with GEA, Consulenti di Direzione.
"The growth factory: building an innovation engine inside your firm"
With the world changing every moment, there is a need for new groundbreaking innovations and ideas to keep the business sustainable and at par with the changing trends. Yet, successful innovation requires more than market insights and great dreams.
Join Prof. Howard Yu on November 13th, 2014, in Milan to discuss how leading companies spot opportunities, design solutions, test and learn, and then scale beyond the traditional boundaries.We will discuss how corporate leaders can effectively mobilize the rest of the organization to act swiftly on real insights, overcoming the binding inertia that plagues many large firms. And, most importantly, we will explore how to build an innovation engine inside your firm.
- provide executives with a framework that guides the innovation effort;
- learn to see the competitive landscape beyond your existing product categories;
- anticipate barriers to innovation effort and to develop a system that effectively move different kinds of initiatives ahead.
We are delighted to have Antonio Miyakawa, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Style & Product, Luxottica, as our keynote speaker, and who will talk about Innovation in the eyewear business and the meaning of Innovation in Luxottica.
17h00 – 17h30 : Registration and Networking
17h30 – 17h45: IMD Global Leader Index, by Stein Jacobsen, Corporate Development Director – Team Europe at IMD
17h45 – 18h30: "The growth factory: building an innovation engine inside your firm", by Howard Yu, Professor of Strategic Management and Innovation at IMD (see his bio here)
18h30 – 18h45: Q&A session, Fabrizo Tellarini, Partner at GEA Consulenti di direzione
18h45 – 19h15: "Innovation in eyewear: not only fashion", by Antonio Miyakawa, Executive Vice President of Marketing, Style & Product at Luxottica (see his bio here)
19h15 – 19h30: Wrap-up and Q&A session, by Fabrizo Tellarini, Partner at GEA Consulenti di direzione
19h30 – 19h35: Final Remarks by Stein Jacobsen, Corporate Development Director – Team Europe at IMD
19h35: Networking cocktail
For further information about this event, please contact:
Ms. Argelia Abascal at IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland at :
Tel: +41 (21) 618 03 09