Formulate-to-Innovate: Strategies to Accelerate Innovation in Marketing, Sales and New Products

Consulting Roundtable

August 30, 2007: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Innovation is the lifeblood of the US economy and fundamental to successful companies. While B-schools, books and prestigious business journals, the business airwaves, among others, [seemingly] endlessly proclaim the vital role innovation plays, do you know how you and your company can foster innovation? Come hear Gerald Haman, CEO of SolutionPeople, and learn what many of BusinessWeek’s top 30 most innovative companies have from his courses: innovation processes, tools, and methods. This interactive presentation will help you learn, among many other things, the 4-Stage Accelerated Innovation® Process and the 36 strategies to design an innovative culture. Attend this session and become an innovation maven.


Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

“Innovate or die,” “leading-edge techniques,” “breakthrough approaches” – the business world is fixated on innovation. Indeed, innovation is the lifeblood of the US economy. What sets many successful companies apart from their less successful competitors is the former’s unwavering commitment to innovation – to inventing new concepts and products, processes, and benefits for their customers. But how do companies foster innovation? How do they create an environment in which innovative approaches flourish? Is there a formula for innovation and, if so, what is it? In this interactive session, Gerald Haman, founding partner and CEO of SolutionPeople, will offer a toolbox of proven processes, tools, and methods to increase innovative thinking. Specifically, Gerald’s presentation will help attendees learn: 1. 4Brain-WholeBrain™ Innovation Model 2. 4-Stage Accelerated Innovation™ Process 3. Six Phases of Continuous Innovation™ 4. Six Essential Innovation Ingredients™ 5. Formulate-to-Innovate™ Mixer: 36 Possible Elemental Ingredients 6. Chicago Thinkubator™ Experiences: How to Decorate-to-Innovate™ 7. Questionate-to-Innovate™ Method: How Question Banks Inspire Innovation


No Charge


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Register By Phone: 312.335.1536

Deadline: 8/22/2008

Speaker Profiles

Gerald Haman (Speaker)
Founder and CEO, SolutionPeople and The Chicago Thinkubator

Gerald “Solutionman” Haman is founding partner of SolutionPeople®, developer of the Chicago Thinkubator®, creator of the Innovation Tool of the Month and editor of Formerly with Procter & Gamble and Arthur Andersen, Haman is the inventor of the KnowBrainer innovation tool that has proven to increase creativity by over 500% over traditional flip chart brainstorming. He also created the world’s first innovative thinking program for the iPod (the PodBrainer) and the iPhone. SolutionPeople has worked with over 150 of the Fortune 500 companies and customers in 26 countries. More than 50% of BusinessWeek’s Top 30 of the “World’s Most Innovative Companies” have used SolutionPeople’s innovation products and services. Along with IBM and Southwest Airlines, SolutionPeople has also been profiled for its innovative business practices in the book, Creating Customer Evangelists by Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba.


Laraine Spector or Rachel Patterson 

312.335.1536 or 312.861.7998

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