Innovation leaders in businesses are facing an ever greater threat of disruption in today’s fast-paced world.

However, it does not have to be a challenge that they face alone.

Recognising the opportunity for companies to benefit from internal and external forces for business transformation, Innovation Enterprise has been conducting the Chief Innovation Officer Summit in Shanghai since 2015 to bring together the best practices in innovation from leading global and Chinese companies.

The summit offers a space where participants can come together to learn from and share insights with their peers, with over 100 senior level attendees from large organisations (34% of attendee business is above US$500 million).

Attendee profile for the Chief Innovation Officer Summit in Shanghai.

What should you look out for?

In a mixed format of presentations, panels, workshops and breakout activities; executives are able to explore different strategies that can increase their innovation intelligence, optimise their business as well as establish new collaborations.

Topics are spread out over two days and cover aspects such as product innovation with a focus on user-centric design and tech trends in the mobile industry.

Sustainable innovation is also of key interest with a presentation from Hanergy, a Chinese renewable energy company, on a solar-powered future led by design that can drive the benefit for end users.

Last but not least, organisational transformation also factors into the innovation process with large companies like McDonald’s and Intel talking about integrating design thinking into their business and encouraging intrapreneurship respectively.

Who should you meet?

With the diversity of industries and leaders present at the summit, participants are spoiled for choice.

Here’s who we can suggest as a starting point.

Xin Liao, CEO at Haier Linkcook and General Manager of Ecosystem Innovation at Haier, as he will be sharing about the Chinese consumer electronics company’s corporate transformation and its rise to become one of the most consumer-engaged brands in China.

Budianto Hariadi, Director, Project Management Office at LEGO, with his insights on launching a transformation project and how multi-disciplinary teams comprising of both core functions and project teams are working together to make an impact. It showcases the integration of Business Transformation as a new corporate function in the LEGO Group with a focus on developing a new business model and building the organization’s capabilities for the future.

Kevin Guo, GM, Marketing Innovation at Ctrip, who will be sharing more about the value of interactive marketing communication in the mobile age and the critical role that content plays in maintaining that connection with the customer.

So do not hesitate to sign up for the invaluable insights that the event has to offer!

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