Making Your Company More Innovative
September 19, 6:30 PM - 8:45 PM
Mary Drotar, ’94 and Kathy Morrissey, ’98
of Strategy 2 Market, Inc. will help you determine how innovative your company
is and how to stimulate innovation. Learn more.
Event to Outlook
Illinois Institute of Technology -- Wheaton, IL Campus
201 East Loop Road
$4.00 for pizza and soda
6:30 PM Networking & Pizza
7:15 PM Program
630.527.8552, Mary Brown ext. 303
Please register by 4:00 p.m. on day of event
Bill Wentz, ’88 (XP-57)
630.527.8552, ext. 304
Entrepreneurial companies that thrive are usually both adaptive to new situations and innovative in developing new products and services. Are there ways to increase your innovative potential and make your company more creative?
Today, the concept of innovation in business has almost become a craze. Clayton
Christensen of Harvard Business School talks about disruptive innovation and
Eric von Hippel of MIT discusses Lead User Innovation. How do you make sense
these approaches to developing profitable new products, services and business
Mary Drotar, ’94 and Kathy Morrissey, ’98,
of Strategy 2 Market, Inc. will help
* Understand the concepts of innovation
* Evaluate how innovative your company is
* Discuss the characteristics of highly innovative companies
* Show you ways to become more innovative
Companies that practice innovation capture more market share and are more successful as a result. Learn how to position your company to benefit from successful innovation.
An MBA from the University of Chicago and a certified New Product Development
Professional by the PDMA, Mary Drotar, ’94 has worked in the customer
experience, strategy, business model, product, and service development fields
for over 20 years, with such companies as Ford, Volvo, Omron, Staples, Sears,
Cost Plus, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Reliant Energy, TXU Energy, British Energy, and American Express.
Kathy Morrissey, ’98,
has two decades' of experience in the application of quantitative techniques
to business issues for companies such as CNA Insurance, Household International
and Ameritech. She has an MS in Statistics from Carnegie-Mellon University and
an MBA from Chicago GSB.