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Innovation Day - Oct. 29
Since the 2008 recession, organizations are pushing their research and development departments to the brink, seeking the same, or greater, levels of innovation at the same, or lower, amounts of funding. At the same time, an unprecedented level of connection across the global supply chain has brought competition to a frenzied peak, pushing companies to the brink and forcing them to efficiently work with global teams.
In this “new normal” for R&D, how can managers meet the demands of top-rung leadership and the market itself?
The Center for Operational Excellence is partnering with the Fisher College of Business Department of Managing Sciences to host award-winning Prof. Aravind Chandrasekaran (right) on Wednesday, Oct. 29, for an “Innovation Day” workshop. Prof. Chandrasekaran will share the results of his years of collaboration with top global innovators in a range of industries, presenting original research that answers critical R&D questions, chiefly:
Agenda (subject to minor changes):
Registration to open Sept. 29
Lean Into Agile Conference - Nov. 7, 2014
COE teams with the Central Ohio Agile Association for a one-day conference geared toward bringing new insights to information technology professionals pursuing process improvement.
Professional Development Meeting - Dec. 5, 2014
Morning Presenter: Kevin Nolan, GE Appliances
Afternoon Presenter: Rebecca Bach, Global Director, Continuous Improvement, Anheuser-Busch InBev
Leading Through Excellence summit - April 8-10, 2015
Site: Fawcett Center, 2400 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH
COE's third-annual three-day summit once again will feature a fantastic line-up of keynote speakers, breakout sessions, plant tours, workshops, and networking events. Next year's featured keynote will be announced Sept. 26, 2014, with registration set to open Dec. 8!
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The following COE events are scheduled with more details to come, though dates are subject to change. Check back on our events page or look for an e-mail invite closer to the event.