Hot Issues on Tap for Signposts of Innovation Panel

How can companies create a culture of creativity? Economist Bart Van Ark will lead a conversation about the future of innovation with Fortune 1000 leaders at Microsoft, IBM, Sabre, and Blue Cross Blue Shield on Oct. 3.

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What does innovation mean to your organization? What does it mean to you?

These “signposts of innovation” will be discussed by an expert panel of Fortune 1000 innovators led by economist Bart van Ark. On Oct. 3, van Ark will be in Dallas to lead the discussion on the future of innovation. Leaders from Microsoft, Blue Cross Blue Shield, IBM, and Sabre will discuss how to measure innovation — and innovation potential — within an organization.

Innovation is a top-five “critical challenge” in every region of the globe, according to a CEO Challenge 2015 report by The Conference Board.

Van Ark, who’s in charge of strategy development and  new initiatives at The Conference Board (TCB), heads a team of more than 20 economists in New York, Brussels, and Beijing. Innovation is a top-five “critical challenge” in every region of the globe, according to a CEO Challenge 2015 report by TCB. Van Ark will talk about TCB’s work on digital transformation and lead the panel conversation in Dallas before heading to the Unconference in Brussels, Belgium, where he will speak on the New Digital Economy.

Panelists include Paul Hain, market president of the North Texas region at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, Lane Sorgen, general manager of Microsoft for the South Central U.S., Mark McSpadden, head of Sabre Labs, and Cindy O’Shea, director of the IBM Global Solutions Center. IBM’s innovation center is housed in North Texas. 

Topics for the panel include building people-driven organizations, managing and assessing innovation activities, and handling the challenges and opportunities that come with innovation.

The event will be hosted by the Dallas Regional Chamber with a Dallas Innovates reception to follow. Dallas Innovates will celebrate the top stories of the year. 

The Conference Board (TCB) is a global, nonprofit business membership and research company. TCB aims to arm organizations with knowledge to deal with the critical issues of our time, improve performance, and better serve humanity. As a research and data provider, TCB supports innovation strategy, from traditional R&D to new ways of using big data to an organization’s cultivation of creativity.

WATCH: How the experts measure innovation from The Conference Board.



TIME: Registration and networking will begin at 3:30 p.m. A panel discussion will be from 4 to 5 p.m., with reception to follow from 5 to 7 p.m. celebrating some of Dallas Innovates’ top stories of the year. 
DATE: Oct. 3
PLACE: 500 N. Akard, Suite 2600, in Dallas

Register for Signposts of Innovation

Tickets range from $20-40 and can be purchased online here
Dallas Innovators can use the promo code LAUNCH for a 25% discount.

For additional information, go here.

Updated on Sept. 23, 2016

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