The rate of change and innovation in digital is staggering. Brands that take an iterative approach to innovation are quickly falling behind and risk destroying significant shareholder value. Exemplar brands are building systems, processes, and cultures that support experimentation and innovation in digital as part of the way in which they conduct business.
This full-day workshop is designed to give managers and senior marketers tools, best practices, and tactics to unlock and signal innovation within their organizations and drive a culture that rewards risk taking, rapid prototyping, and continuous learning.
Peter Golder joined the Tuck School in 2009 as Professor of Marketing. Previously, he was Professor of Marketing, George and Edythe Heyman Faculty Fellow, and marketing department doctoral program coordinator at New York University’s Stern School of Business. He has also held one-year faculty appointments at UCLA and Peking University’s Guanghua School of Management.
Peter’s research focuses on innovation and global marketing strategy. He is the co-author of Will and Vision: How Latecomers Grow to Dominate Markets, which won the Berry Book prize as the best book in marketing and was also selected as one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by Harvard Business Review. His research has won five best-paper awards and been featured several times in The Wall Street Journal, as well as in The Financial Times, The Economist, Advertising Age, and many other publications. His research was recognized with the first Award for Early Career Contributions to Marketing Strategy research. He has appeared on CBS, CNN, and the Nightly Business Report to comment on business news stories.
Peter has six years of professional experience in the aerospace and oil industries and has consulted in other industries. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and his Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Luke Williams is a leading consultant, educator, and speaker specializing in disruptive innovation. For more than a decade, he has worked internationally with industry leaders like American Express, GE, Sony, Crocs, Virgin, Disney, and Hewlett-Packard, to develop new products, services, and brands.
Williams is a Fellow at frog design, one of the world’s most influential innovation companies, and Adjunct Professor of Innovation at NYU Stern School of Business. He has been invited to speak worldwide, and his views have been featured in BusinessWeek, Fast Company, and NPR (National Public Radio). Williams is the author of Disrupt: Think the Unthinkable to Spark Transformation in Your Business (FT Press, January 2011). He lives in New York.
Luke Williams of Frog Design uses visual charts to represent feedback of competing ideas and to identify weaknesses and strengthen concepts. He uses the charts with clients to gauge which concepts perform best according to desired value attributes. Williams argues that plotting visual feedback trumps "a whole list of bullet points from market research feedback."
In technology, an improvement to something already existing. Distinguishing an element of novelty in an invention remains a concern of patent law. The Renaissance was a period of unusual innovation: Leonardo da Vinci produced ingenious designs for submarines, airplanes, and helicopters and drawings of elaborate trains of gears and of the patterns of flow in liquids. Technology provided science with instruments that greatly enhanced its powers, such as Galileo's telescope. New sciences have also contributed to technology, as in the theoretical preparation for the invention of the steam engine. In the 20th century, innovations in semiconductor technology increased the performance and decreased the cost of electronic materials and devices by a factor of a million, an achievement unparalleled in the history of any technology.