Creating an Innovative Culture

Innovation Roundtable

December 2, 2008: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jerry Groen, Vice President, Innovation Center, Hospira, will share his experiences in identifying the processes, culture and change necessary to heighten the company’s focus on innovation.


Gleacher Center
Room 100
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

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Event Details

Jerry Groen, Vice President, Innovation Center, Hospira, will discuss how Hospira is identifying and developing the process, culture and change necessary to drive innovation and heighten the company’s ability to create and deliver new customer value in the marketplace. His presentation will include the importance of driving innovation in support of Hospira’s business strategy and guiding principles, and accelerating innovation through functional and geographic collaboration at all levels, functions and locations of the company. Jerry will speak about his experiences in establishing the Innovation Center and its sub-teams, engaging employees in year one, implementing a customer-centered approach, and anticipating how the Innovation Center’s purpose and objectives will change in the years to come.


No Charge


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Deadline: 12/2/2008

Speaker Profiles

Jerry Groen (Speaker)
Vice President, Innovation Center, Hospira

Jerry Groen, Vice President, Innovation Center, Hospira a global specialty pharmaceutical and medication delivery company dedicated to Advancing Wellness.™ In his position, Jerry is responsible for identifying the processes, culture and change necessary to heighten Hospira’s focus on innovation to create and deliver new customer value in the marketplace. Prior to assuming his current position in late 2007, Jerry was director, Strategic Programs, a role he held since the company’s spin-off from Abbott Laboratories in 2004. Jerry has held a variety of roles during a 32-year career. He has worked in Information Technology, Operations, Research & Development and Human Resources, gaining significant experience in change management, process improvement and program management. Jerry has used his experience to teach courses in each of these areas and is a frequent speaker on topics including new product development, project management and teams, and new product development metrics. Jerry is a new product development professional (NPDP) through PDMA. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics at Fairfield University, and a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University.


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Other Information

6:00 - 6:30 PM - Registration Program 6:30 - 7:45 PM - Presentation and Q&A 7:45 - 9:00 PM - Midway Club