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Steve currently serves as the Deputy Director of NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation (CoECI), which is working to infuse challenge and crowdsourcing innovation approaches at NASA and across the federal government. CoECI focuses on the study and use of curated, crowdsourcing communities that utilize prize and challenge-based methods to deliver innovative solutions for NASA and the US government. Steve has a Mechanical Engineering degree from Rice University and has worked at NASA’s Johnson Space Center for 30 years.
Keynote Presentation: Innovation and the Crowd
This speech will provide an overview of crowd-sourced “open innovation” methods that NASA and other organizations are using to stay relevant and competitive in a rapidly changing landscape. It will explain how these new methods are effective and will include a number of examples where they have provided impressive value. NASA has been working over the past 10 years to implement open innovation methods with both internal (employees) and external (public) crowdsourced challenges. This speech will include lessons from this experience that includes executing over 400 challenges. Finally, it will provide a brief summary of the emerging trends around “open labor” (such as the freelancing and the gig economy) that are promising to change the very nature of work.
Gavin McClafferty is an enthusiastic professional, with a record for delivering game changing solutions to business challenges. A 2013 MBA graduate with a research interest in agile ways of working. He works as the Open Innovation Lead for Subsea 7, running a first in industry programme focussed on searching for, acquiring and integrating technology into the organisation. He has worked for Subsea 7 since 2012.
Keynote Presentation: Game Changing Supply Chain Solutions
Unlocking the future
explores a view beyond a traditional supply chain. It outlines some of the
fundamentals required to accelerate and find game changing solutions, the
difficulties which organisations may face and highlights some of the results
which are possible.
Tim is the inaugural Dr John C Taylor Professor of
Innovation at the University of Cambridge, Head of the Institute for
Manufacturing (IfM) and Head of the IfM’s Centre for Technology Management
(CTM). His research, teaching and engagement activities are focused on the
links between manufacturing, innovation, and skills. Tim is a Fellow of
Churchill College Cambridge, and a member of the board of directors for IfM
Education and Consultancy Services Ltd and St John’s Innovation Centre Ltd. He
is a member of the IET's Innovation and Emerging Technologies Policy Panel, and
the UK Made Smarter Commission’s Expert Panel.
Keynote Presentation: Innovating across technology,
management and policy boundaries
This is an extraordinary time for all those involved in
innovation. Political and economic uncertainties coupled with ever more complex
and fast-paced technical change present numerous challenges for organisations
of all sizes and in all sectors. Many of these challenges can only be addressed
through innovation across boundaries. This talk will explore why collaborative
approaches to innovation are now so critical for us all, and how barriers to
successfully managing collaborative approaches can be overcome. Case studies
from the world of digital manufacturing and cyber-human systems will be used to
show the critically of collaboration across technological, management and
Riccardo Fini is Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship and
Innovation Management at the University of Bologna and a Fellow at Imperial
College London. He serves as Director of the Entrepreneurship Hub and of the
Master in Entrepreneurship at Bologna Business School. Before joining the
University of Bologna, he researched at Mines Paris, Case Western Cleveland,
and University of Bozen. He is a two-time recipient of the EU Marie Curie
fellowship (IEF2010; CIG2012) and one-time recipient of the IT IRI Management
Fellowship (2008). His research interests include entrepreneurship, science
commercialization and impact. His work is published in the Academy of
Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, Entrepreneurship Theory
& Practice, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Management Studies
and Research Policy. As principal investigator, he has been awarded €350.000
and he's currently serving as Associate Editor for the Journal of Technology
Transfer. He is on the Editorial Board of Entrepreneurship Theory &
Practice and Journal of Management Studies, and has been appointed to the
Membership Committee of the Entrepreneurship Division at the Academy of
Management. His research was featured in Il Sole24Ore, Nature, Times Higher
Education and The New York Times.