Many organizations are recognizing the power of involving much larger and diverse groups in enterprise innovation. Some company cultures react well to the initiative, others are much more cautious. Building a sustainable culture where everyone’s happy to share ideas and contribute to company challenges can be tough for innovation professionals. In this session we explore how to create engagement from every corner of the enterprise to help your organization reach its innovation potential.

The expert panel discusses how to remove barriers to participation and engagement in online enterprise innovation programs, including:

  • Cultural, process, management and structural blockers to engagement
  • Tactics for removing those blockers
  • Generating a sustainable culture of engagement

About the Experts

Colin Nelson is Director of Strategic Consulting at HYPE Innovation. Colin is a subject matter expert and thought leader, helping clients engage their enterprise to support existing or newly established programs on innovation, cost reduction and business transformation. Recent clients include Abbot Labs, BASF, General Mills, Metso & Swisslog.

Rebeca L. Rivera is the Head of Innovation and Kaizen for Casa Pellas Group. She is responsible for making innovation everybody’s business at Casa Pellas, developing the processes and tools to create an innovation culture that drives both continuous improvement and radical innovations. Rebeca holds a BA in Business Administration from Ave Maria University in Nicaragua and a MSc. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Universiteit Twente in The Netherlands.

Laurent Letourneux is Innovation Manager at Bombardier Transportation. His responsibility is to define, roll out and monitor the strategy, tools and processes that allow 36.000 minds in 60 countries to efficiently collaborate. He has been leading Bombardier’s recent Open Innovation initiative YouCity. He holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering and a Master of European Business from the ESCP Europe School of Management.

About HYPE Innovation

HYPE Innovation is a global leader in enterprise social software for idea and innovation management, with over 11 years of project experience and best-practices expertise with customers around the globe. Their powerful software provides the backbone for innovation and helps drive long-term, repeatable success for theirclients. The flexible, enterprise-class software platform enhances ideation with employees and opens innovation in a smart, secure environment to partners, suppliers, customers, and the external community. HYPE supports the entire end-to-end innovation process from idea to market, enabling customers to transform ideas from the crowd into revenue for their business.