Building an Entrepreneurial Culture

Sponsored by the Cullman Family
Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. Doors open at 8:30 a.m.
Fawcett Center Ballrooms, 2400 Olentangy River Road

8:30 – 9:00am Breakfast and Networking

9:00 – 9:15am
Welcome - Gail Marsh, Chief Strategy Officer, The Ohio State University

9:15 – 10:15am
Bob Welsh, Vice President of Breakthrough Innovation, Stanley Black and Decker Inc.
Mr. Welsh will share Stanley Black and Decker’s ongoing journey to cultivate a culture of innovation in this multinational organization, including a highly successful product innovation made possible through the support and collaboration of senior leadership, the core business and the breakthrough innovation team.

10:15 – 10:30am Networking break

10:30 – 11:30am
Interactive Panel: Successes and Challenges of Innovation Projects and Initiatives
Companies continually strive to create a collaborative, customer-centric environment to drive growth. Our panel of experts will share their own journeys to build an innovation initiative, followed by roundtable discussions.

Moderated by Dr. Tanya Menon, Associate Professor of Management and Human Resources, Fisher College of Business
Kathy Domer, Senior Manager, Customer Innovation, Safelite
Chris Johnson, Director of Enterprise Innovation and Technology, AEP
Todd Fitz, Principal Engineer, Advanced Materials Research, Honda R&D Americas

11:30 - 11:55am
Student Programs and Student Entrepreneurs
Jake Cohen, Assistant Director, Student Programs

11:55am – 12:45pm Lunch

12:45pm – 3:45pm
Interactive Session with Dr. Aravind Chandrasekaran, Associate Professor in Management Sciences, Fisher College of Business

Strategic Innovation Simulation: Understanding & Managing Sustaining, Radical & Disruptive Innovation
In this session, Dr. Aravind Chandrasekaran will help your organization better identify and manage sustaining, radical and disruptive innovation. Following a presentation, attendees will form teams and engage in a hands-on innovation simulation to learn how to manage innovation investment tradeoffs, address timing and investment across mature and new businesses, and make choices in response to market opportunities and financial and product constraints, all within an environment of uncertainty.

Please bring an iPad or laptop for the simulation.

Concluding Remarks

Register here by April 16, 2018