Innovation Disrupted…Challenges to Delivering Innovation in Large Corporations

Innovation Roundtable

June 2, 2009: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Daniel Eckert, HSBC Card & Retail Services, will discuss the hard reality of innovation for most large companies – particularly the multi-divisional ones – the difficulty to sustain innovation efforts to fully realize them. Competing divisional interests, power struggles, and frequent leadership changes can all work to disrupt innovation efforts – well before they have a chance to take hold in the market place. For innovation professionals, this adds significant complexity and risk to the process of innovation delivery. This roundtable, led by financial services innovation veteran, Daniel Eckert, Senior Vice President, HSBC, will explore these complexities, the challenges and pitfalls associated with practicing innovation in the large corporate arena, and some lessons learned on how to position oneself for success if found in an innovation role within a large organization.


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

Event Details

Attendees may register here.


No Charge


6:00 PM-6:30 PM: Registration Check-in

6:30 PM-7:45 PM: Presentation and Q&A

7:45 PM-9:00 PM: Midway Club

Speaker Profiles

Daniel Eckert (Speaker)
Senior Vice President, Payment Products, Business Development & New Ventures,, HSBC Card & Retail Services

Daniel presently leads the payment products, business development, and new venture organizations for HSBC’s Card & Retail Services organization, the 6th largest issuer of consumer credit and debit cards in the United Sates. Prior to HSBC, Daniel led JPMorganChase’s Large Corporate Market Development & Strategy practice for consumer-related payments. He was Founder and Managing Director of Vestient Capital Services, a Consultant at Accenture Ltd, and an Officer in the United States Marine Corps. Daniel holds a B.A. from the University of Michigan (Class Honors), and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (High Honors).


Mary Drotar