2014 Schedule
Interactive: March 7–11  •  Film: March 7–15  •  Music: March 11–16

A Playbook for the New Chief Innovation Officer

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As shareholders continue to demand growth year-over-year, our largest public companies are facing diminishing returns on cost-saving and margin-enhancement initiatives. In this continuous struggle to satisfy shareholder demand, many companies are committing to consistently deliver meaningful growth from innovation—a promise few are prepared to deliver. Without a clear innovation strategy and roadmap, these companies, and those held accountable for their results, are doomed to fail.

Enter the Chief Innovation Officer, the fastest growing executive role in recent memory. While there are many new Chief Innovation Officers, there remains a great deal of ambiguity in the responsibilities of this position. This presentation introduces a four phase transformation approach that arms innovation executives with a scalable toolkit of structures, strategies, capabilities, and processes to successfully define and execute their growth strategy.



Bill Poston

Founder & Managing Partner


Bill Poston is a recognized thought leader, frequent speaker, and author on corporate innovation transformation. He is a founder and the current Managing Partner of Kalypso, the world’s premier innovation consulting firm, and brings more than 24 years of professional experience to clients.

Bill’s mission is to help leaders fully harness innovation to drive sustainable growth across their organization. His work with CEOs and executives in many different industries provides him with a unique perspective to share with audiences around the world. As the leader of the world’s premier innovation consulting firm he has extensive experience in helping companies improve the return on their investments in innovation through better alignment of strategy, broad-based process change, improved decision making and the application of technology.

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