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Innovation Peer Group: Kryptonite & Superpowers - The Secret to Building High Performing Innovation Teams

  • IBM Innovation Centre 3600 Steeles Avenue East Markham, ON, L3R 9Z7 Canada (map)

There’s a little-known secret about innovation. When faced with a challenge, research shows we all engage in a universal creative process. We all have thinking preferences for moving through this process which act as an energy wave powering us through, or causing us to stall out. Regardless of the innovation approach you’re using, these preferences have an impact on the thinking and energy you naturally bring to the table.  With awareness of these preferences, you and your team can power up your efforts and engage in innovation much more effectively.

What are your innovation superpowers? What’s the Kryptonite that holds you back? Find out if you are a Clarifier, Ideator, Developer, Implementer, or some combination of these. Everyone has something to contribute to the innovation process and with awareness, you can learn how to overcome your Kryptonite.

This is a research-based, highly interactive and fun session. Discover your superpowers and learn how to liberate yourself and your team from the challenges that come with innovation.

Session outline:

  • How do you approach a challenge?

  • Preference vs. Ability

  • Discover your innovation superpower

  • Overcoming your Kryptonite

  • Thinking preferences across the organization

 Session benefits:

  • Find out your unique contribution to innovation

  • Unlock the universal language that helps move innovation through an organization

  • Learn how to build better teams

Who Should Join?

Presidents, CEOs, CIOs, CFOs, Business Unit Leaders, Innovators, and Entrepreneurs who are responsible for taking their innovation efforts to the next level. Leaders who are looking to de-risk and quicken their technology innovation processes, and have faced some sort of disruption from competitors and/or losing market share will benefit the most from this peer session.

If you think you meet the criteria for this peer group please contact TechConnex Membership Director, Ryan Ellis, at 905-415-4558 to discuss your participation.

Keynote Speaker: Janice Francisco
CEO at BridgePoint Effect


Janice Francisco is the Founder of BridgePoint Effect, a Canadian organizational development and innovation strategy firm that brings decisive navigation to help organizations respond to change and integrate innovation. Janice is a pragmatic integrator who brings tireless creativity and forthright dialogue to a global clientele. She achieved a Masters of Science in Creativity and Change Leadership, is Chair of the Conference Board of Canada’s Council of Innovation and Commercialization, speaks internationally on applied creativity and innovation management.

Facilitator: Jonathan Landon, President & Founder of Connectiv Innovation