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Register for 3rd Annual Business Innovation Conference 2010

LISLE, IL- Praveen Gupta, Adjunct Industry Professor for Business Innovation and Co-Chair for the 3rd annual Business Innovation Conference 2010 being held at Illinois Institute of Technology's Rice Campus in Wheaton, IL, October 4-6, 2010, announced that registration is open for attendees.

This years’ conference builds on the success of last year’s Business Innovation Conference 2009, and will be limited to 150 registrations.

The 3rd annual Business Innovation Conference 2010 is a premier educational and networking event bringing together leading innovation experts and practitioners from business, academia and government to exchange experiences and learn more about the science of innovation. The conference focuses on the tools we now have to master business innovation so that we become continual thinkers, capable of innovating on demand, and managing innovation teams to predictable outcomes.

According to Praveen Gupta, “This conference is dedicated to promoting the science and engineering of business innovation – bringing management rigor to a formerly largely uncontrolled and misunderstood discipline -- in order to transform innovation into a standard business process.” He continued, “The workshops, presentations, keynote addresses and networking sessions are all focused on enhancing the participants’ command of innovation science and ability to manage the innovation process.”

Keynote speakers for this event include:
  • Hardik Bhatt, CIO, City of Chicago
  • Chris Galvin, CEO, Harrison Street (former Chairman/CEO Motorola)
  • Gerald Haman, Founder, The Thinkubator Innovation Center
  • Jean Holley, CIO, Tellabs
  • Steve Shapiro, former Worldwide Partner for Accenture’s Global Process
    Excellence Practice, and author of 24/7 Innovation: A Blueprint for Surviving and Thriving in an Age of Change

    Attendees of the 3-day event will have the opportunity to attend six high-impact workshops, 18 outstanding speaker presentations, and 5 compelling keynote addresses from a diverse range of industries and domains - but all focused on delivering practical tools and methods to dramatically enhance your ability to generate and manage innovation. In addition, attendees will also make invaluable new professional connections and have opportunities to share ideas and experiences with other accomplished innovators from around the U.S. and the world.

    Presentation and workshop topics for the Business Innovation Conference 2010 include:
  • Producing Healthcare Innovations
  • Producing Manufacturing Innovations
  • Producing Technology Innovations
  • Social Networking for Innovation
  • Deploying Controlled Idea-Generation and Idea-Management Processes
  • Advancing Design Innovation: Driving Design Thinking into an Organization
  • Creating Disruptive Innovations
  • Google’s 9 Notions of Innovation
  • The Innovation Roller Coaster

    The conference is being co-sponsored by Illinois Institute of Technology, Accelper Consulting, Gantec Corp., Pugmarks, Nexvu Technologies and Pragmaxis LLC.

    For more information, including registration instructions and sponsorship opportunities, please visit
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