CEC Meeting ArchiveSome Recent Events
We are zeroed in on specifically addressing the topics of concern to our members, such as how to:
- Establish innovation as credible business function within your company
- Manage Project and portfolio governance and metrics
- Engage leadership, the c-suite and business unit leaders
- Collaborate with startups, VCs and others entities
- Create, and manage, innovation labs, incubators and accelerators
- Most effectively balance your innovation teams connection to the broader company while still maintaining independence
- Commercialize, and scale, a promising idea
Upcoming CEC Meetings
Hosted by Munich RE
Summer August 3, 2020 • Will be a virtual event
Hosted by Unilever
Date TBD • May be a virtual event
Archive of Events
ONLINE / ZOOM — August 3-5, 2020
Munich RE – Virtual
While our in-person, member hosted events are always special, by all accounts our virtual meeting was a huge success. A special thank you goes to Jean, John and the entire team at Munich RE for all of their planning, and for candidly sharing their work building an innovation program across Munich RE. From our guest speakers, to the inside view of the Munich RE Incubator 2.0 — all of our collaborative discussions covered important topics and gave us all the opportunity to learn from each other.
Wilmington, DE — March 10-12, 2020
DuPont – Delaware
A special thank you to Tyler Ames and the entire team at DuPont. The dialogue and camaraderie, including the deep dives we covered, were truly exceptional. These trusted and caring interactions are what makes the CEC unique. As we work through these challenging times, the value of our community has never been more apparent. It has been tremendously rewarding for the CEC team to see our members support each other as we navigate through new unchartered territory.
Copenhagen, Denmark — September 12-13, 2019
ALM Brand – Copenhagen
A special thank you to Kristian and the entire team at ALM. Brand. Your willingness to share the work you are doing, the successes, the challenges, how you are deploying an intricate digital transformation touching multiple business units throughout ALM is what makes our community a unique, valuable learning tool for our members.
New York, New York — July 23-25, 2019
Moody’s – New York
It was a fantastic couple of days helping each other work through the challenges of leading innovation in our large complex organizations.
Lima, Peru — April 23-24, 2019
Interbank – Peru
Berlin, Germany — February 12-13, 2019
CEC Meeting – Berlin
We had a fantastic couple of days getting to know our new European Chapter members, learning about their companies, and the successes and challenges of leading innovation in large complex organizations. The first official meeting will be hosted by Unilever in London this spring
Las vegas, NV — November 15, 2018
CEC Meeting – Las Vegas
Coinciding with Eric’s annual Lean Startup Conference, this meeting focused on updates and accomplishments of our members, planning for 2019, and deep dive open Q&A with Eric. Key take-away – Eric’s insights on the importance of, and best practices to, build cross-functional teams to accelerate innovation. We were also pleased to welcome new member – DuPont and learn about their innovation journey.
Pittsburgh, PA — October 9-10, 2018
In partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, TechTrek was a unique CEC opportunity to learn about some new technologies and their role in disrupting alost every industry. We learned about Blockchain and cryptocurrencies, AI, robotics, and autonomous vehicles from the experts who created them. And from some of the companies that are part of the burgeoning innovation ecosystem in Pittsburgh.
Philadelphia, PA — August 8-9, 2018
Vanguard Innovation Studio
Our meeting in Philadelphia at Vanguard’s new Innovation Studio was focused on creating a culture of innovation at a large, complex company in a highly regulated industry. Our discussions focused on how to build an innovation studio, from location to staffing, and how to manage its relationship with the broader company to create revenue generating products and services.
Cincinatti, OH — APril 11-12, 2018
P&G Global HQ
A rare and unique opportunity to learn about P&G, its history and how it is relentlessly fine-tuning its innovation processes, governance and culture. We heard from senior P&G leaders from different business functions about their relationship to the innovation teams and how they support innovation initiatives, across multiple business units and geographies. Our meeting was hosted at their Clay Street Innovation Studio and in P&G’s historic Boardroom.