How Intrapreneurs Drive Innovation in Government and Beyond
Thursday, Dec. 7, 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Room: Ballroom A
Have you ever identified an important problem, but weren't sure how to start fixing it because it didn't come as a mandate from management, or it isn't a part of your "job description"? Do you want to learn how to navigate organizational roadblocks to solving real problems in your work? In this interactive and practical workshop that's part playbook and part case studies from Dr. Ahuja's research plus stories from stories of intrapreneurship from your peers at Hennepin County, we'll create a roadmap that will inspire you and help you get to begin driving innovation on Monday morning. Whether you're a wanna-be intrapreneur or leading the way, this session will give you actionable insights to accelerate your pathway to success.
Simone Ahuja, Author and Founder, Blood Orange
Dr. Simone Ahuja is an author and founder of Blood Orange, an innovation and strategy consultancy. Headquartered in Minneapolis with global teams, Blood Orange helps firms address disruption and behave more like agile startups through a fast and frugal innovation methodology that moves ideas through to execution.
She is an HBR.org columnist and serves as an advisor to MIT's Practical Impact Alliance. Simone provides consulting services, interactive innovation labs, and keynotes to organizations including 3M, Procter & Gamble, Target Corp, Medtronic, Stanley Black and Decker, and the World Economic Forum.