Sunday, May 16, 2010

Agenda for the TechColumbus Summit on May 27

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Registration Opens - Networking - Continental Breakfast Available


Conference Begins


E. Gordon GeeWelcome by OSU President E. Gordon Gee


Conference Introduction


Definition of InnovationDefinition of Innovation
By Michael Bills and Michael Leiblein, OSU Fisher College of Business

What you will learn:
Can innovation really be defined? Customer driven innovation vs. think-tank. There are no silver bullets, but there are many ways to enhance business innovation.


Bob Irwin from Sterling CommerceFeatured Corporate Speaker: Bob Irwin, CEO Sterling Commerce

What you will learn:
Innovation at Sterling Commerce. How Sterling Commerce used an "open innovation" culture to drive creativity, new products, and sales.

10:15am Networking Break


Pamela Springer of Manta.comOrganizing an Innovative Company
The pro’s and con’s of top down and bottoms up approaches.

Moderated by Pamela Springer, Founder of

With Panelists:

  • Russell Glass, CEO of Bizo
  • Jeffrey Rodek, Senior Lecturer, Fisher College of Business

What you will learn:
Participate in a debate over top down vs. bottom up innovation management.


12:30pm Morning Review and Introduction to the Afternoon


NeeliInnovation Models and Types

Moderated by Neeli Bendapudi, OSU professor

With Panelists:

  • Dimitri Arges, founder and CEO of NuDyn Technologies - Product Innovation
  • Ed Lando, founder and CEO of GoHow - Business Model Innovation
  • Vice Admiral Keith Lippert - Process Innovation

What you will learn:
The various innovation models and types. Join in the conversation with our distinguished panel during this informative and interactive session featuring experienced speakers.


Networking Break


Daniel PinkKeynote: Making Innovation Your Business with Daniel Pink

What you will learn:
How to overturn the conventional wisdom about human motivation and offer a more effective path to high performance. Tapping the creativity of individuals inside and outside the organization. Insights into motivation.


Closing Reception in the Ballroom


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