Innovation Principles and Practices
Tuesday, March 17
9:30AM - 10:30AM
110 E 2nd St
Rapid innovation lessons from the US military and NASA, based on my book FIRE (How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation - HarperBusiness, 2014). The book blends pop-culture and history with engineering insight and delivers funny, practical guidance to help innovators deliver best-in-class capabilities using minimal resources.
This core conversation will use stories about advanced tech development projects to introduce a set of practices and tools that foster high-speed, low-cost innovation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the nature and role of simplicity in organizational and technical design.
Dan Ward Consulting LLC
Dan Ward is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force with three engineering degrees and 20 years experience designing, testing, and delivering advanced technologies. His assignments include the Pen...Show the rest
Dan Ward is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force with three engineering degrees and 20 years experience designing, testing, and delivering advanced technologies. His assignments include the Pentagon, the Air Force Research Lab, and the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan. In 2012 he received the Bronze Star. He also managed to print a series of superhero-themed comics in the Defense Acquisition University's flagship magazine, then used PowerPoint to create a non-superhero comic which earned him the title "The Picasso of Procurement" from Time Magazine's Mark Thompson.Hide the rest