LUNCH KEYNOTE: STRATEGIC INNOVATION – BUILD? BUY? PARTNER? OR INVEST?
Labs. Corporate venture. Challenges. Incubators. Accelerators. Partnerships. M&A – And more.
Strategic innovation has become more complex in an age where accelerating technology and consumer adoption cycles have increased the threat of disruption and compressed the exercise of strategic planning and corporate development. What are the respective roles of incubation, corporate venturing, academic partnerships, start-up ecosystem engagement, and M&A as the cycles of innovation only continue to accelerate? Does a single enterprise need technology scouts and an incubator and a lab and a corporate venture unit and corporate M&A to understand the rapidly evolving technology innovation landscape and stave off disruption? Should you build? Buy? Partner? Invest? Or all of the above?
Robin Bienfait to Speak at CDX Atlanta Open Innovation Summit
The 2019 CDX Atlanta Open Innovation Summit – set for November 7, 2019 – will focus on how leading brands from across a range of industries and verticals are leveraging external open innovation best practices and operating principles to stay competitive and drive corporate innovation and strategic digital transformation. The theme for the event is “Innovation @ Scale”. With the final agenda set, is was announced that Robin Bienfait will join the panel to discuss Strategic Innovation. As a pioneer in innovation with companies like AT&T, Blackberry, Samsung and now Atlanta Tech Park, this will be an excellent opportunity for Robin to share her experiences that span her 30+ year career in the innovation sector.